We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riga by Canal

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns) Quay, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 25 911 523
Website
Improve this listing
Description: 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 51 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
See the sights by water

The boat travels along the canal, and then on to the river and back. It is a good way to familiarise yourself with the city. Not cheap though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
scothernite
,
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The boat travels along the canal, and then on to the river and back. It is a good way to familiarise yourself with the city. Not cheap though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lucerne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If the tour companies could be better organised this would be so much easier to do. The trip itself is charming and enjoyable but organising a combined ticket and then getting to get some sense of definite timings is another matter completely. We would still recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tavernspite, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There seem to be several companies offering trips travelling along the canal in the park, looping onto the river, and then re-joining the canal. We picked our boat up from the jetty by the kiosk. The trip cost 15 Euros each, which was quite expensive for an experience that lasted under an hour. There was absolutely no spoken commentary and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want to see Riga from riverside take Riga by canal boat and you get really exelent service with nice view on Old Riga

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
1,080 reviews
598 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The canal trip combined with the hop on hop off bus is the better way to see the sights of the city.After the bus tour you can go on this boat ride.After the tour there are lots of restaurants to have dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Think this is the first proper bad review I've done but needs must! I lover river/canal cruises so thought this looked great, a way to see Riga from the water. At 18 Euro it was more than I've paid in other European cities but I was happy to pay it! The boat is quite nice but was packed, there were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A lovely and relaxing way to get an overview of the old town. You catch the boat in the park on the canal and it takes you out into the large river and back again through one of the many beautiful marinas. There is no commentary, so take your guide book to identify the buildings and landmarks. Sadly there is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston
Level Contributor
174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are tired of walking, this is a great option to see the main sites by boat. Don't expect narration or interaction with the captain...it is just a pleasant ride

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Tour is via WiFi on your phone. As boats WiFi didn't work and I had no reception...I only had a nice e boat ride. I was surprised when I question lack of WiFi the captain, didn't speak English and therefore had no way to correct problem. I was never informed beforehand that tour would be via wifi. The girls selling... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Me and my other half did the boat ride on our last day. we were informed that it was half price (€9) because of the European summit they couldn't do half of the tour as they were forbidden to go in a certain area. We decided to do it anyway and still had a lovely time, it was a warm... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Riga by Canal also viewed

 

Been to Riga by Canal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Riga by Canal staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?