Riga at Night Kayak Tour
Kayak along the Daugava River and the Riga canal at night when the city’s landmarks are beautifully illuminated. This tour is a perfect mix of relaxation, picturesque views, a dreamy atmosphere, and good company. Join us and experience Riga from the water!
Reviews from travellers (49)
We followed the map from the website and ended up waiting outside the wrong side of St Peters For a bit...the guide didn’t seem too happy we were late 🙊
But we got there eventually!
It’s a nice interesting way to spend a few hours in a new city!
You should definitely add this to your to do list whilst in Riga.
The tour was great and the tour guide was even better. My boyfriend and I took the tour last Monday evening and it was a great time. You can paddle at your own pace and the guide will stop throughout the tour and wait for everyone to get there and talk about different locations. However, the tour guide does have a dry humor and some people might not get it. We would give this tour 10/10 -would definitely recommend.
At first the guy wanted to go ahead and still do the tour, but we declined.
We were able to reschedule for free to do the tour the next day.
The day after the weather was much better so we went on the kayaktour.
The instruction was really long and way to detailed.
The tour it self was quite nice with beautifull lights!
We were provided with free lifejackets and drybags to put our stuff in.
The tour was nice, but our instructor was a bit grumpy and negative but knew a lot about the city and kayaking.
The tour is friendly towards beginner and new kayakers. Keep in mind that the tour does take a couple hours, so be prepared for an arm workout. That being said, the pace of the tour adjusts to the speed of the participants, so there is no pressure to race through.
All in all, I would highly recommend Riga Night Kayak Tour to anyone looking for a unique tour of Latvia's capital.
The tour is an adventure but because of the bad organization nothing for big groups or student tours.
With nice lights on the Daugava river through the city.
I recommend to do this tour.
After arriving on the other side and entering the channels of Riga's oldtown a very exclusive feeling came up. Honestly, it is awesome to look into the city this way.
Definately recommendable! Whenever we'll be back in Riga, we gonna repeat this.
The tour guide was funny and friendly and the beautiful light at night made the tour really special! I highly recommend going!
* service: the tour guide we had turned out very lovely and very nice; however, if you are only used to American-style tourist tours with a lot of professional service smiles from the very, very beginning, be aware that this is not the US. In Riga, locals need to get to know you before exchanging heartfelt pleasantries; but once you have won/earned them, you have found a friend for real!
* if you have never taken out a Kayak before, call the tour guide beforehand such that your group is homogeneous in terms of starting experience.
* strength of voice: this is the only disadvantage and the reason I did not give 5 stars. Our tour guide had the tendency to fall back into speaking with a low voice.
All in all a great experience I can very well recommend!
Would definitely do this again.
The guide was good in telling use what to do and providing use with a good amount of information about the sites in Latvia we visited, however he could improve by being more friendly as when we asked him question his attitude was sometimes not the best.
Only problem, it is an 8km route, towards the end it gets really hard and your shoulders suffer a lot (simple because you are not used to this kind of exercise).
I would really recommend to do some shoulder stretches before starting and definitely afterwards in order not to be too stiff the following day.
I got pretty wet during the course, though to be fair, I obviously was not rowing properly. My daughter came out dry, so be prepared for either option.
I would rate it a 4,5 star. The only reason for not giving a 5 is because there could have been even more history breaks and it was sometimes hard to hear the guide talk out on the water. Apart from that, it was an great experience. 3 hours passed in no-time!
Other than that it was a fun experience and i liked the ride. The price was suitable also. Thanks
We loved the peaceful and very different way to see the city. Thought 8 KM for us newbies in a kayak would be too much, but was no problem. Got good info and intro to how to kayak.
Loved the fact that it was done at night but would also be a nice trip at day, I guess.