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Address: Andrejostas Iela 4, Riga Lv-1045, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 29 333 032
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Water sightseeing adventure in the city centre! Get insight of the Riga...

Water sightseeing adventure in the city centre! Get insight of the Riga from completely different viewpoint. Explore Riga while paddling with a canoe through the Riga’s historical channel, cross the biggest river of Latvia and uncover the non- tourist nature spots within urban area or wait until sun sets down and Riga's channel covers in romantic lights and emotions. Feel the adventure!

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A good tip to take a break and to enjoy nice views of Riga

An hour (up the Daugava) or two-hour trips (to the gulf) will give you some rest after visiting old Riga. Reasonable prices and a good view to take pics, to chat to breathe air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AlexeySafonkin
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Saransk, Russia

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Saransk, Russia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An hour (up the Daugava) or two-hour trips (to the gulf) will give you some rest after visiting old Riga. Reasonable prices and a good view to take pics, to chat to breathe air wile enjoing nice views of the old city and surroundings

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Tallinn, Estonia
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If the weather is not awfully windy and rainy you should try the boat trip on Daugava. It takes only one hour, but with friendly staff and possibility of some good drinks you do not even mention the time passing by. You can have a river side view of both banks of Daugava, the islands and if you are really... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

For 10 euros a person, we were allowed to take the kayaks out for as long as we wanted. The gentleman gave us a quick lesson and we were off! We paddled across the Daugava and around Kipsala, which is a great way to see the old fishing village. We made sure to go close to dusk so that we... More 

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Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this review

Dear Natalie! Thank you very much fo your exhaustive review. We appreciate! We are now looking forward to our next season. More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went down to the port to hire a kayak. Lovely chap told us it was 12 Euro for however long we wanted it for, no hassle or time pressure, we were given a map of a suggested good route to take along with a watertight container for our personal stuff. No deposit or anything required, and just pop it back... More 

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Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this review

Dear Rich S, We are getting ready for our next season and I just read your review from August 19, 2015. Thank you for finding time to write the review, for all good words and making our day! :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Very pleased with the experience we had with Riga Boats. A lovely alternative way to see Riga. Friendly staff, easy booking and very good equipment. Highly recommend, would definitely come back.

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Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this review

Thank you, alibuli101, for all these good words! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Well organised by a team leader with a team building mission. Material was in adequate shape. Tour through canal and Daugava river took 2,5h. Made a lot of fun, the way besides the canal was well prepared, through the canal plenty of fountaines, guide took pictures, being sent to email adress. To be recommended.

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Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this review

Dear af-holiday, Thank you for your review about guided tour! I guess, other travelers will appriciate ir a lot. More 

Madrid, Spain
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Un plan genial para un par de horas , ida por el tranquilo canal y vuelta por el río Daugava. Si tienes algo de experiencia en kayak es un plan genial . Great plan for a trip in kayak. There are some diferent routes for diferent levels. The instructor was charming! Good information and very helpful with us! Totally recomended!

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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nothing but praise for the man running the show (christophs?) a good way to spend a couple of hours in the sun in Riga, though I hear it's even better at night

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Lima Region, Peru
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60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our group rented kayaks for an evening trip around the Daugava and through the canals. The boats/life jackets/paddles were in good repair, the staff were friendly and the pre trip briefing was clear and easy to understand. We received maps to help guide our way as we went on our own. I would rent from them again.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

An hour ride on the river will be a great time on a nice day, but get ready for a workout! Maybe, I just haven’t been on a paddle boat in a long time, but I was exhausted halfway through this paddle boat ride (I am also a marathon runner). But don’t do what I did. Instead, remember paddle boats... More 

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