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“Enjoyable, scenic and informative boat tour thru Brugges”
Review of Canal Boat Tours

Canal Boat Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed June 29, 2013

There were a lot of people crammed into the boat, but the tour wasn't very long and we were too busy looking at the sights to worry about seating space. Our tour guide was a local and he knew a lot of information, was cordial, and enjoyed telling a few deadpan jokes. We saw and learned a lot of history that we wouldn't have known otherwise and covered the majority of the old Brugges area. It was even charming to see the dog sleeping in the window as we went by, such a charming place. The sun was out while we did the tour and it was very pleasant.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I was firstly surprised to find that the canal boat tours were not really expensive, so I took the ride. I thoroughly enjoyed this very quick alternate way to see much of Bruges within 30 minutes. The "captains" are very good with commentary, in almost any language. They ask their patrons, what language they speak before starting off. We powered under so many bridges and covered the whole canal network before returning to the starting point. It was a good way of finding new places that could be reached on foot afterwards. Although the boats were always fully loaded, this didn't impair the viewing along the way. There are many lovely historic buildings along the route as well as recreational areas.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

The boat seats are fairly comfortable and all have a seat back. The guides speak English and provide interesting commentary as you travel along the man made canals. Don't expect an in-depth history lesson, it focuses more so on smaller details that are quite funny! Costs $7.60 euro per person and lasts for a half hour, running from 10:00am to around 5:00pm.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

My wife and I were here for 4 days and had the boat ride early on, which was a good idea as it helped us find places to go back to and explore....we had an interesting driver and commentary as he was quite philosophical about life...I got some really great photos from a different angle to walking round....highly recommend this and quite a cheap half hourtrip

1  Thank Andrew G
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

If you want a quick over view of Bruge try a boat trip along the canals. It really is informative. Its only 30 minutes but well worth the effort to get a flavour and then visit the places on foot

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