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Riga by Canal

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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...

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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A pleasant hour sightseeing

We boarded the Rebeka for our boat trip and spent a pleasant hour being taken along the canal and then out onto the river before looping back again. Music played throughout and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Bethany B
County Durham, United Kingdom
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English first
County Durham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We boarded the Rebeka for our boat trip and spent a pleasant hour being taken along the canal and then out onto the river before looping back again. Music played throughout and there is an English voiceover which describes the major sights along the way which was both informative and witty in parts. After walking for miles this was a... More 

2 Thank Bethany B
Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Good way to see Riga and well priced. On a sunny day, make sure you have drink with you cause it can be hot. This was also good with children, eventhough is lasts 1 hour, because there was quite a lot to see.

Thank SaiJoh
Stamford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We enjoy boat trips and were happy to spend 18 Euros each for a 45 minute trip, as it includes both the Riga canal and part of the Daugava river. We boarded the 11a.m. boat from the landing stage near the Bastejkalns (Bastion Hill). Our boat was Rebeka, a small (17 person capacity), electrically driven (quiet) boat. There were only... More 

3 Thank andy M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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.

Thank scothernite
Lucerne, Switzerland
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16 reviews
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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.

Thank Patricia R
Tavernspite, null, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Cathie O
Brussels, Belgium
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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

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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.

Thank SE s
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 

1 Thank gemwho
London, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank Rosemary L

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