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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 and...

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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This was a wonderful way to spend an hour with my husband. The driver was pleasant, the views of town from the river are stunning, and the price is ok. I recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
QuickWhitTravel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was by far the worst tour that we have taken, having visited 30+ countries! First of all, the boat has thick wooden columns that made it very hard to see anything outside. Second, we were hoping to get some information from the city, but there is no audio guide. They told us that we can use the boat's wifi... More 

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Thank Sean_kti
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and clear boats,good audio ,nice description.One hour exelent trip for all kind of travellers

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,611 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful way to spend an hour with my husband. The driver was pleasant, the views of town from the river are stunning, and the price is ok. I recommend it.

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Thank QuickWhitTravel
Riga, Latvia
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61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good way to see Riga from other viewpoint for tourists and locals. Stop can easy to find near the Freedom monument. Very beatifull and quiet wooden motor boat takes you through the Riga canal under the bridges and through river Daugava. Pilot was very friendly and helpfull. I recomend this atraction for everyone!

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Thank Zolbergs
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The canal is one of the highlights of a visit to Riga, and the best way to see it is by boat. Starting at Bastion Hill just a short walk from the Freedom Monument, the boats take you round the canal and along the river past the Central Market, National Library, castle and passenger Terminal. from the canal you can... More 

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Thank AlistairBurrow
Bergen, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beutiful old boat, a very nice canal through a park with lots of flowers, then on the river, and back again in the canal. Calm and relaxing. No comments, but a map where you can follow the route

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Thank Anne L
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The actual boat ride was pleasantly enjoyable and was nice to see Riga by water. Unfortunately though we had to wait around 15 mins sat on the boat whilst they tried to recruit more people and then some passengers got fed up and left furthering the delay (but I don't blame them). The driver was so utterly miserable and rude... More 

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Thank Sophie S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Slow, sedate pace. No commentary or atmosphere of any sort. Wasn't even given the little sightseeing map/flyer. Don't see anything you couldn't just by walking and the different angle from boat doesn't give you better pictures. Overall dull and boring

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Thank CatE1981
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The trip is calm and sedate with no commentary but you can follow the route on a map. Lovely small boats so none of the large crowds sometimes found on these types of tours. Price is slightly on the steep side especially as there is no guide but would still recommend it to visitors.

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Thank Rockhopper17
Aleksandrs R, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this review

Thank You for Your review! We are always happy to receive feedback, in order to take this into account and to improve our offer. We hope that You enjoyed a trip to Riga. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We looked forward to a trip on the lovely boats. We had to wait ages ! Some people walked off. No prices or times shown anywhere. On expensive side but to save money we paid 27 euros each for combined ticket for bus tour. You pay on boat. Trip took us from calm canals to choppy very wide river. I... More 

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