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Address: Rio Negro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Phone Number: 09221234350
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Different way of life

Our guide Milton stopped the boat at a floating dock to get gas in Manaus, and I must say it's an interesting experience to say the least! To see other boats line up to get gas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Our guide Milton stopped the boat at a floating dock to get gas in Manaus, and I must say it's an interesting experience to say the least! To see other boats line up to get gas and watch workers get on the boat to pump the gas is a world unique to the concrete jungle (somewhat larger city) I live... More 

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Thank Tigerman777
Beijing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

It's a dock that floats and there are boats hooked up to it. The dock can rise and fall considerably based on the river's flow, but a 5 minute look and that's it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Never seen something like this before so that alone makes it special. I really like the way it is maintained.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The floating dock is an interesting site, given that the Amazon rises 30 or more feet during rainy season.

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Thank Les L
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were docked along side all of the trucks unloading and boats being loaded for their trip up the Amazon. The workday started around 7AM and continued way into the night time hours with truck after truck carrying everything imaginable to be loaded on the small river boats. The men working on the dicks had a very hard day of... More 

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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I loved the way the port administration takes care of it now. I remember 10 year ago it was mentioned by Lonely Planet how it was dangerous and dirt , but with the time it going better Now it is jungle a wonderful place..

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I spent two days at floating dock on a Holland American Cruise Ship, Maasdam. There is no doubt that this is dark side of Manaus. Apparently there are some very nice areas far from the docks. I did not see them. The dock area is congested, dirty, and smelly. But it was a real slice of life and interesting. I... More 

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manchester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Dont believe any of the guide books Manaus is as safe as houses and the people are lovely but the city is terrible unless I suppose you can helecopter in to the Opera House Square and stay at the Hilton, I believe they are everywhere. Down town Manaus is quite simply terrible, the river floods so sandbags and plank and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Only passengers with tickets can enter the dock/pier. Has some bars and restaurants, and few shops. Not so much to see and experience.

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marin county, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

In the Amazon, most people travel by the river, therefore in order to get gasoline, they have all these floating docks that are gas stations for the army of river boats. When you book a space on one of the larger boats, it is really just space to hang your hammock and it takes 3 days to get from Santarem... More 

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