We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Exceptional kayaking experience in Riga.

I had a great experience paddling with Riga Boats. The boats are great, safety and comfort... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Simas P
,
Vilnius, Lithuania
NIght ride in winter

Amazing experience! I could not imagine myself getting in a small kayak late in November, but... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Karlina Anna R
Read all 31 reviews
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Water sightseeing adventure in the city centre! Get insight of Riga from a completely different viewpoint. Explore Riga while rowing in a two-seated and safe kayak through through Riga’s historical channel, cross the biggest river of Latvia and uncover the non-tourist nature spots within urban area or wait until sun sets down and Riga's channel covers in romantic lights and emotions. Feel the adventure!
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“daugava river” (2 reviews)
“old town” (2 reviews)
“equipment” (4 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Riga 1010, Latvia

Similar Things to Do in Riga

Write a ReviewReviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"daugava river"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 2 reviews
"equipment"
in 4 reviews
"paddling"
in 2 reviews
"kayak"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I had a great experience paddling with Riga Boats. The boats are great, safety and comfort equipment are right and staff is professional. Make sure you check the islands of Daugava river if the water is calm. Canal is just a pure pleasure to paddle...More

Thank Simas P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Amazing experience! I could not imagine myself getting in a small kayak late in November, but they've got all the equipment to keep the water away from sinking into clothes. Though it was almost freezing, we did not get cold as the paddling movements kept...More

Thank Karlina Anna R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We rented 2 kayaks and went around the channel circle tour in about 2 hours which was really nice and lots of fun. We were lucky with the weather, too. The communication with them was easy, they were really friendly and helpful! Great way to...More

1  Thank Bluecy5120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016

An hour (up the Daugava) or two-hour trips (to the gulf) will give you some rest after visiting old Riga. Reasonable prices and a good view to take pics, to chat to breathe air wile enjoing nice views of the old city and surroundings

Thank AlexeySafonkin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 September 2015

If the weather is not awfully windy and rainy you should try the boat trip on Daugava. It takes only one hour, but with friendly staff and possibility of some good drinks you do not even mention the time passing by. You can have a...More

1  Thank Märt K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 August 2015

For 10 euros a person, we were allowed to take the kayaks out for as long as we wanted. The gentleman gave us a quick lesson and we were off! We paddled across the Daugava and around Kipsala, which is a great way to see...More

Thank Natalie A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Dear Natalie! Thank you very much fo your exhaustive review. We appreciate! We are now looking forward to our next season.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Went down to the port to hire a kayak. Lovely chap told us it was 12 Euro for however long we wanted it for, no hassle or time pressure, we were given a map of a suggested good route to take along with a watertight...More

Thank Rich S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Dear Rich S, We are getting ready for our next season and I just read your review from August 19, 2015. Thank you for finding time to write the review, for all good words and making our day! :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Very pleased with the experience we had with Riga Boats. A lovely alternative way to see Riga. Friendly staff, easy booking and very good equipment. Highly recommend, would definitely come back.

Thank alibuli101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Thank you, alibuli101, for all these good words!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Well organised by a team leader with a team building mission. Material was in adequate shape. Tour through canal and Daugava river took 2,5h. Made a lot of fun, the way besides the canal was well prepared, through the canal plenty of fountaines, guide took...More

Thank af-holiday
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kayaking_in_Riga, General Manager at Riga Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Dear af-holiday, Thank you for your review about guided tour! I guess, other travelers will appriciate ir a lot.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Un plan genial para un par de horas , ida por el tranquilo canal y vuelta por el río Daugava. Si tienes algo de experiencia en kayak es un plan genial . Great plan for a trip in kayak. There are some diferent routes for...More

Thank Gustavobenitodiez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Riga
Hestia Hotel Jugend
729 reviews
.47 km away
Monika Centrum Hotel
659 reviews
.51 km away
Rixwell Terrace Design Hotel
229 reviews
.59 km away
ElizaBetes Nams
8 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Vincents
905 reviews
.47 km away
Restaurant Portofino
128 reviews
.19 km away
Aqua Luna
289 reviews
.22 km away
Antica Roma
235 reviews
.51 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jugenda Stila Nami
348 reviews
.66 km away
Alberta Iela
1,265 reviews
.65 km away
Musee Art Nouveau
840 reviews
.68 km away
Pauls Stradins Medicine History Museum
151 reviews
.77 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Riga Boats staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit