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“Venice on the Daugava? Well, not quite...”
Review of Riga by Canal

Riga by Canal
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

After spending days upon days with Old City walking tours and leisurely museum visits, a view of the city from its canals and river not only offer a welcome respite, This 40 minute ride around Riga offers back views of the 14th, 15th and 16th century buildings, an under view of its most heavily trafficked bridge, and a glimpse into where the rich and famous dock their yachts. The ride is not narrated, and our Captain had limited English, but he was able to identify ships and buildings along the way. All in all, it was a lovely break in trekking across the cobblestones. Price ranges from 4Ls on Monday to 6Ls on weekends, cash only.

3  Thank Dianne S
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

The first trip started at 10am not 9am as advertised but that was no problem. The route was nice, plenty to see but without (audio)guide it lacks some information. For 5 LVL it would be nice to have some guide to back up the sightseeing.

2  Thank Varulla
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

A pleasant cruise in a beautiful wooden boat along the city canal and the Daugava river. You see quite a lot in 45 minutes - city park - central market - river Daugava (nice view of Riga from the water) - ferry terminal and back into the city. But what was missing is some commentary or explanation about what you are seeing. But even so, it is an enjoyable way to see the city.

2  Thank Globetrotter045
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

These people offer cruises through central Riga along the canal and River Daugava using historic wooden motorised boats. The journey was very pleasant (about 45 minutes) but they missed an opportunity to explain what we were seeing - there was no commentary or explanation of any kind. The cost was 5 lats per person. Their website suggests that there are several stops along the way (and even shows them on a map) but our cruise didn't stop at all - it started and ended at what they call "Bastejkalns station" on the canal near the Freedom Monument. It's always interesting to see a city from the water but they need to offer commentary to improve the offering.

2  Thank Susan8552
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