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Address: 139 Virginia Street, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
Phone Number: (804) 788-6466
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Canal Tour

Great tour for $6 and 40 minutes. You get a history lesson and to ride a canal boat up and down the canal that parallels the downtown front. There's some picture opportunities... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The waterfront area of Richmond offers a great canal view of the James River and a view into what use to be the early era of tobacco industry in the downtown area. The city has developed the Riverwalk area into an urban hot spot area where condos and eclectic restaurants have sprung up everywhere. The canal cruise business is over-shadowed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great tour for $6 and 40 minutes. You get a history lesson and to ride a canal boat up and down the canal that parallels the downtown front. There's some picture opportunities because it's a perspective-great for the price!

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you have not tried richmond canal cruise just give it a try seeing the canal and downtown Richmond on the canal is the best way to explore Richmond. It's a unique experience to see a side of Richmond that you can only see it by boat.

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va beach va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Learned a lot about the city of Richmond. Would recommend it a nice trip to find out about the city the past & present.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Cheap way ($6) to spend some time. Lots of interesting information about the canals and Richmond history but you can pretty much walk the short length of the canal tour on your own. Views are nothing special. Quite skippable. Oh, there is no bathroom at the docksite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had a great relaxing and informative time. Lots of interesting facts about the area. Kids loved it. They learned a lot about Richmond and relaxed at the same time.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I took my parents on this ride when they visited. It was interesting. You don't go very far and it is not that much of a scenic view. Just fair warning not what I was expecting from the name. That being said, for the price it is still good. You do hear a about the the history down there which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Two canal boats traverse the James River Canal with tour groups every hour starting at noon. Our tour guide/boat captain was very knowledgeable about the history of the canal and surrounding waterfront. First taking us west toward Tredegar and then east past the Holocaust Museum he pointed out landmarks and talked about their history, and alerted us to turtles resting... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled on this quite by accident. We had wanted to take the trolley tour, which was full for the day. We also had an excellent tour guide! Pretty interesting,we enjoyed the cruise.

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trieste
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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