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Richmond Canal Cruises

139 Virginia Street, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
(804) 788-6466
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Ranked #8 of 22 activities in Richmond
Type: Boat Tours
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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trieste
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

40 minutes seating in a small slow boat maybe suffering from heat . Not too much to say about the history of the Canal so the guide had to talk about Richmond and the civil war. Lovely but I wasn't there because of that.My opinion not too much interesting and you don't muove out to the James.I'd not suggest to... More

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Stafford, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a fun thing to do when friends come to town. The guide really makes it. We had Cotton and he did a great job of teaching history and making it fun.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
50 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Richmond has done a nice job putting this part of the city together. The boat tour is about 40 minutes. It’s very benign. They seat about 35 per boat. There isn’t room to move on the boat. The tour runs up and back along the canal. You don’t move out into the James. Our tour guide, Aaron, was great. Very... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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236 reviews 236 reviews
93 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a slow boat to nowhere. It is a 45 minute cruise down the canal while the driver explains the history of the area. The driver was quite good and it was very relaxing so if you have a little time to spare and are interested in a bit of history, this is not a bad thing to do.... More

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Reno, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Was pretty expensive. Went with family while visiting Virgina. Children thought it was ok. A decent place to visit.

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Riviera, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Four of us friends visiting Richmond took the 45 minute canal cruise. The guide was delightful and charming...and gave us a lot of history about the area. It is probably the best bargain in town as well. It was a hot July day, but being on the water was refreshing. Would definitely recommend for all ages.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This trip is OK if all you want to do is float slowly along the canal. There is not much to see besides elevated train tracks and snapping turtles. The commentary is pleasant but if you know anything about the area, not much historic or new information. However, it is pleasant, it is cheap $6.00 per adult - children and... More

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Rome, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did this tour while touring the Richmond area. We paid six dollars per person and the tour was about 45 minutes long. The parking is plentiful but it does require a fee. The part of town this tour is in doesn't look too safe or inviting, but we had no negative experiences and never felt unsafe. The tour covers... More

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Niceville, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a pleasant scenic and informational canal tour. Our guide was excellent and full of energy. You could tell he really enjoyed what he was doing. I learned a few things about the history of Richmond. Well worth the time.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is an amazing value at $6 per person (less if you are a child or a senior, free if you are under 4). The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave a lot of fascinating information about Richmond in a 40-minute tour. This is very different from your typical downtown bus/trolley tour. You see the buildings (and the train... More

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