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Riga by Canal

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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...more
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| Bastion Hill Quay, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's was a good trip unfortunately when we arrived at the dock the dock was closed because the water on the canal was too high so we had to walk 1/2 hr to the port. An e-mail or txt would have helped.More

Thank Flyer724778
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for the tolerance! After an unusually hot summer, autumn also surprises us with the weather. The weather conditions changes literally in an hour, when the level of the water in the canal...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do the Riga Canal tour in the afternoon. It was one of the best decisions we made in Riga. The late afternoon light so pleasant for photos. We realaxed our tired feet while enjoying the scenery. The tour lasts about an hour....More

Thank Gul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Riga you have to do this! Very relaxing and amazing views. Very reasonably priced too.

Thank cmhbtn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a leisurely trip through the canals and by the port. Perfect for those of us who are shutterbugs! You see everything up close to take great photos and relaxingly treasure the city. You buy the tickets along the canal, right by the boats....More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a leisurely circular tour of the canal and part of the river. There is a commentary on board which was in English and we passed under 3 interesting bridges and by many popular attractions. You can buy your ticket on board and the...More

Thank MAN1938
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I used the service when I was in Riga with same spare time on my hands. I read about it before and decided to give it a go. I do not regret it; it was my best experience at Riga. The boat was nice (old...More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

A informative tour by water, the captain played the audio in English . The boat was made from timber giving it a romantic feel. Highly recommended.

Thank EKBrisvegas
Reviewed August 28, 2018

WE took a tour by the canal. There was suppose to be a guide on the mobile phone through a separate service but this was not functioning that well. Anyhow the views was good and if the mobile phone service could be improved then this...More

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RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! It's important for us, that you share your experience. You have not mentioned more precisely what the problems were with listening the audio guide, we try to check the system every morning, but of course there are always unexpected situations...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

After a whole day of walking through the old town, before returning back to the hotel, we decided to do this boat cruise. Was a nice boat, safety standards are taken seriously with this company too. Took an hour to do, going through the canal,...More

Thank Eman G
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Depending on what you’re looking for, this tour can be a disappointment, or perhaps just okay. It’s a silent boat ride through the manmade canal (historically made by the Swedes for invasion reasons), out to the river and back to starting point. The tour is...More

Thank Fawwaz A
RigaByCanal, Manager at Riga by Canal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review! A boat ride is slow and relaxing to see Riga from a different point of view and rest your legs after a walk around the city. The ride lasts about an hour, it depends on wind direction, during which you...More

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Hayley S
November 5, 2017|
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Response from RigaByCanal | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for the question. It is possible that all boat trips in Riga will not work in January, as it is very possible that it will be cold and the river and City canal will be covered with ice. We are sorry that we... More