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Riga by Canal

| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
+371 25 911 523
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This sightseeing tour of the canal was a bit disappointing. It lasts for 1 hour and takes you from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marsaline
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
very enjoyable

I went on a boat trip from the quay in the park by the Freedom Monument. We went along the canals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
claireym50
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Helston, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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Thank Marsaline
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on a boat trip from the quay in the park by the Freedom Monument. We went along the canals and the river then back to the quay along the canal. The boat was small enough not to get too crowded and it was...More

Thank claireym50
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed seen during the boat trip. Have a nice trips in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a way to see Riga from a different perspective. With an informative recorder commentary, on a dry and sunny day, there's nothing better than a slow meander along the canal and river circling the old town. Definitely recommended!

Thank r0manmr
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your opinion! It's always nice to hear that our offer has liked and satisfied the expectations. Have a beautiful journeys in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a busy morning visiting other attractions in Riga we made our way to Riga by canal. The small boat we went on was one of the newer ones which is electric driven. No noise at all as we glided along the canal section, apart...More

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed our boat with the electric engine. All our boats are equipped with these engines to allow customers to enjoy the city's atmosphere. Have a nice trips in the future!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

A lovely tranquil trip along the canal on to Devaga river, plenty to see from one end of Riga to the other.

Thank irenegarden2016
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad, that you liked the boat trip. Have a nice journeys in the future!

Reviewed 1 September 2017

I decided to do the hour boat tour but was a bit upset to find there was no commentary on board or even a prerecorded one that would have given me an insight into what I was looking at. I was a solo traveler and...More

Thank Samantha S
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the review. Since this season we have often encountered a problem with auto guide or unable to connect to it, we are determined to look for a better solution as we have now. We are sorry that you did not hear the...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We used the Riga Sightseeing Hop on - Hop-off Bus Tour which was probably not essential as most places are easily reached on foot but it was good to orientate yourself and excellent for anyone with reduced mobility. The best part of that tour was...More

Thank Wilkia33
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for choosing our offer and we are glad that you enjoyed the ride with one of our boats through the canal and Daugava river. Have a beautiful travels in the future!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

The canal and river cruise,costing 18Euros a head could be so much better with a pre record commentary. Our boatman had very limited language skills. A commentary could include history politics as well as the sights but just drifting slowly along just looking for sights...More

Thank Johncon13
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We have pre recorded commentary on our ships. They are available through your smartphone using our Wi-Fi. The guidance is on the ticket back side. We are sorry that you did not succeed in listening to them. But thank you for the review, we will...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Navigating over the calm Canal of Riga is a good experience. Quite short but complete tour (1 hour) to see the town from a different perspective, tightly liked to Riga's being a sea city. Frequent trips, one of the boats is historical. Very relaxing and...More

Thank roseglobe
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad, that you enjoyed the boat trip. Our boat Darling is historical. It was built in 1907. We are proud to be able to ride our customers with such a special boat.

Reviewed 3 August 2017

The small wooden boats are quaint, sturdy, and have plastic flaps that can be pulled down if it is raining. The sun came out just enough to have an enjoyable hour on the water. Tour lasts about an hour and costs 18 euros. The staff...More

Thank Adam P
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for the review! And thank you for such a comprehensive description about trip with one of our boats. We hope, it will be useful to others.

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