Riga Canal & Riverboat cruises

09 Sep 2020
Riga Canal & Riverboat cruises are a great way to see the city from a unique perspective. A leisurely boat tour of the River Daugava or Riga canal is indeed a must when in town, but unfortunately this is only possible from April - mid-November as both waterways usually freeze over in winter.

Canal boats 
Climb aboard a unique 100-year-old wooden launch (or a replica) and take a one-hour tour of the city from an unusual perspective - the Riga Canal and Daugava river. You can start your journey at Bastion Hill and the boat trip takes an hour before it returns to your original embarkation point. Price: adults €18, children (5 - 14) €9, children under 5 free. Contact Riga by Canal more information.
Riga by Canal
Riga by Canal

River Cruises offers a variety of nautical activities from river and canal boat cruises to rowboat rental in Riga. Its Vecrīga riverboat departs 11.novembra krastmala on the edge of Old Riga at 10:00 (Sat, Sun) 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00 (sunset 2.5-hour tour €20) for only €10. The cruise lasts one hour and drinks and snacks can be bought onboard. Their canal boats depart frequently and the roughly one-hour tour costs €15 (€8 children under 10). Rowboats can be rented at the Riga canal near I-3, Radio 1 by the KasDārzā café.
The Vecrīga cruise ship on the River Daugava
The Vecrīga cruise ship on the River Daugava


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