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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
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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

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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Stafford, Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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