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Address: | Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) Quay, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 25 911 523
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The historical* art nouveau style DARLING built in 1907 or the silent and...

The historical* art nouveau style DARLING built in 1907 or the silent and secure ECO boats REBEKA, LAIMA and MARIA. During the ride on the canal and the River Daugava you will see the most popular sightseeing objects.

* Favourite recreational boat of the Swedish pop band "ABBA".

Length of the ride: ~ 1 hour

Boarding: Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) quay (specially equipped). 100 metres from the Freedom Monument.

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Nice one hour tour of the canal and river.

There is no cometary but you are given a leaflet with all the main sites marked which was fine. We really enjoyed seeing Riga from the water at a relaxing and leisurely pace.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Karen P
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There is no cometary but you are given a leaflet with all the main sites marked which was fine. We really enjoyed seeing Riga from the water at a relaxing and leisurely pace.

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for Your time to write the feedback! We value Your thoughts on our boat trip and service. Have a nice trip in near future again to get to know new countries and cultures! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stumbled across the canal boats, whilst visiting Bastion Hill, and what a find! The trip, lasting 1 hour, takes you on a circular trip along the canal and the Daugava river. The commentary provides useful information about the sights and the skipper highlights other interesting points.

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Thank Mark H
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for Your feedback! We are glad, that You liked the trip with one of our boats. Hope we see You soon again in Latvia! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended boat tour no commentary on the boat which was missed however made the tour peaceful! Took about an hour and travelling in a loop round the city on to the river Pick up and drop point just to the left of freedom monument with gorgeous park surroundings!

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Thank Jimandvic
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for the review! We are glad, that You enjoyed the ride even if there was no commentary. You haven't mentioned if You tried to use the on-line sound system for commentaries, but we have one, and that is how we tell the story about the sights. And we are offering the brochure when the visitors boarding the boat,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was by far the worst tour that we have taken, having visited 30+ countries! First of all, the boat has thick wooden columns that made it very hard to see anything outside. Second, we were hoping to get some information from the city, but there is no audio guide. They told us that we can use the boat's wifi... More 

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for Your comment and opinion! It is not mention with which of our boats You were traveling, but our boat Darling is original, historical boat, but others are made from historical boat examples. Maybe that is why the design is not so suitable for comfortable city viewing, but we offering trips with these boats, because traveling with them... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Very nice and clear boats,good audio ,nice description.One hour exelent trip for all kind of travellers

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for Your feedback! We are pleased that You are satisfied with the offer and our service and we hope to meet You again next time. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful way to spend an hour with my husband. The driver was pleasant, the views of town from the river are stunning, and the price is ok. I recommend it.

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for Your time to write the feedback! We are delighted that we were part of Your family leisure trip. Good luck to both of You! More 

Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Good way to see Riga from other viewpoint for tourists and locals. Stop can easy to find near the Freedom monument. Very beatifull and quiet wooden motor boat takes you through the Riga canal under the bridges and through river Daugava. Pilot was very friendly and helpfull. I recomend this atraction for everyone!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The canal is one of the highlights of a visit to Riga, and the best way to see it is by boat. Starting at Bastion Hill just a short walk from the Freedom Monument, the boats take you round the canal and along the river past the Central Market, National Library, castle and passenger Terminal. from the canal you can... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beutiful old boat, a very nice canal through a park with lots of flowers, then on the river, and back again in the canal. Calm and relaxing. No comments, but a map where you can follow the route

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

We are glad, that You enjoyed relaxing trip with our boat. Thank You for Your feedback and we wish You more nice trips in the future! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The actual boat ride was pleasantly enjoyable and was nice to see Riga by water. Unfortunately though we had to wait around 15 mins sat on the boat whilst they tried to recruit more people and then some passengers got fed up and left furthering the delay (but I don't blame them). The driver was so utterly miserable and rude... More 

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