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Riga Sightseeing Tour by Canal Boat

Activity provider:Rigabycanal
Water activity

Riga Sightseeing Tour by Canal Boat

Activity provider:Rigabycanal
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From US$ 18.20 per person

Likely to sell out

Take a 1-hour cruise along the Daugava River and Riga City Canal on board an eco-friendly boat and see the most popular sights of the historic city center, including the Freedom Monument and Latvian National Theatre.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
English, German, Latvian, Lettish, Russian


  • Cruise along Riga City Canal and the Daugava River
  • Discover the historical center from a different perspective
  • Benefit from the flexibility to use your ticket when it suits you
Full description

Climb aboard an eco-friendly canal boat to see the sights of Riga from a different perspective as you cruise along the Daugava River. Escape the crowds of the city center as you set sail from the pier by the Freedom Monument at the 18th-century fortifications known as the Triangula Bastion (Bastejkalns). Glide gently under historic bridges and see landmark attractions such as the elegant home of the Latvian National Opera, Europe's largest market and bazaar at Riga Central Market and the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Spīķeri Quarter.  Get amazing views of the Vecrīga district (Old Riga) as you cruise towards the Riga Passenger Terminal and Yacht Club Andrejosta. Make your way back towards the departure point and get stunning views of Kronvalda Park and the Latvian National Theatre.

  • 1-hour sightseeing tour by canal boat
  • Audio guide on board is available (please bring along a smartphone and headphones to listen to the audio guide)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Board the boat at the pier next to the Freedom Monument on the Bastion Hill (Bastejkalns)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Boats depart every 20 to 30 minutes
  • The operation of the boat is subject to the wind. If the wind reaches more than 18-20 meters per second, it will not operate
  • The route and schedule is subject to change due to bad weather, such as rain, strong winds or high water levels

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 250 reviews

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The tour with one of the boats is totally decelerating. At first you feel almost like in the Spreewald and then outside the city on the big river almost like in Amsterdam. You get to see and hear a lot and are visibly relaxed for 1 hour.

July 13, 2022

A very nice round trip in bright sunshine and little wind, half of it through the canals of Riga with a very well-kept park landscape, but the other half on the river Düna with great views of the panorama of the city with many historical buildings. An ideal relaxing complement to exploring the city by bus or on foot, opening up very nice new perspectives.

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July 3, 2022

We went just before lockdown and almost had a private tour. It was very worthwhile. The captain was really hard working and hospitable! The boat was closed with protective films through which you could look well but not be able to take pictures flawlessly. This was opened especially briefly for us and then closed again due to the wind! Really great!

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October 23, 2021

Product ID: 133029