Riga at Night Kayak Tour

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30 EUR

Paddle down waterways that are illuminated by Riga’s city lights as you explore the Latvian capital from the water. This night kayak tour takes you along Daugava River, past landmarks and monuments, and then down Riga canal. You’ll see the city from a very different point of view!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Russian
Had a great time, thank you very much to our guide!
Some useful comments:
- Likealocal confirmation email gave a meeting address near the the church, which was a little confusing. You should meet at the front of the church. Check the website of the actual tour company if you are uncertain.
- Don't be nervous about the workload, even having zero experience and arms like twigs, being in a 2 person kayak wasn't any hassle at all, it was light work between two, with no arm aches or anything the next day (but then maybe my girlfriend was doing all the work! haha!)
- You get offered two choices of paddle - twisted or simple. Don't feel bad if you want the simple one, I tried both, but preferred the simple one for sure :)
- Saw some reviews about anti-bug spray - there were no mosquitoes on our trip, but we had sunny days, but perhaps they spring up after rainy weather.
- They provided a wetbag to safely store some items, but it didn't get wet at all inside the boat, apart from the occasional splash if you are really clumsy with your paddle :D
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Reviewed by John

Highlights

  • Enjoy panoramic views of Old Riga from the water
  • Cruise past the eerily illuminated Riga Port
  • See Riga’s monuments and bridges dazzling with light in the night sky
  • Admire the city’s sights from a totally different perspective

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Description

Our Riga at Night Kayak Tour is not only popular with visitors, but also with our guides!

Join us on the water and admire the city from a totally different perspective. We’ll kayak along the Daugava River and down the Riga canal at night.

You’ll see illuminated bridges and fountains, lovely parks, famous Riga landmarks – and if you’re lucky you might even spot a beaver or two.

Breathe in the fresh air. Soak in the sparkling-night sights. Enjoy the physical rush of paddling 8 kilometres along Riga’s waterways. And have a tonne of fun!

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional guide
  • Transport from St Peter’s Church to the starting point and back
  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag for your belongings
  • Double or triple seated kayaks and paddles

Meeting point

St Peter's Church entrance (Skārņu iela 19, Centra rajons, Rīga, Latvia)

Reviews from travellers (75)

4.6/5

Nachtelijke kayaktour in Riga
Leuke kayaktocht in het donker op het kanaal rond Riga, eerst op de rivier Daugava dan op het kanaal rond de stad.Mooi parcour onder verlichte bruggen. Enthousiaste gids die veel interessants over Riga te vertellen heeft. Bever gezien!
Cool experience!
Night kayaking was incredible! An experience I will never forget. I wish I would have received an email with a breakdown of what to expect but the rest was great. I felt well prepared and had a blast.
A wonderful experience
We had a great time. We saw things that we wouldn't normally have the chance to see. (Unfortunately we didn't see a beaver, but other people on the tour saw them). Riga at night from the river is beautiful.
Just GREAT, make sure you plan this in your trip!
After pick up we went to the kayak place and had a quite long explanation... maybe this can a little bit faster and less into details, since most of it is self explaining.
`when in the water, you float 2 hours with just stunning views. Starting in the Daugava River and continuing on the canals.
Make sure to bring a camera and take the time to take gorgeous pictures from the buildings.
Awesome Riga Tour on water
We loved the tour on the river, first we thought that it will be too hard for our hands but eventually it was fun and interesting. The guide was professional and had lot of interesting facts to tell us. Loved the jokes about Estonians and Latvians :) I know that some people have told that the tour was to long for the, yes we finished 1:20 but it was worth it, we loved every moment of this tour. So if you are going to book this tour, to not tell your friend that you are coming to the club with them ;)

Best regards
Lauri

This operator has 7 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Segway tour
Very good guide tell us a lot about Riga.
Toms is a great tourguide with interesting stories
During the segway tour we enjoyed the stories about the history of Riga.
After that we spend the rest of the day and evening with Toms. We had a drink on the terras, visit a hockeygame and had a bite to eat. Toms recommended some great places in the City and made our stay in Riga so much more fun!
M
Fun, exciting and different experience
I booked the daytime kayaking trip for my boyfriend's birthday. It ended up just being the two of us on the trip - really appreciated the guide still running it given we were such a small group! He picked us up at the church and drove us to his dock, where he explained about paddles (letting us try them out), water traffic rules and how to get the most out of the experience. And then we were out on the water! He would paddle ahead or behind of us to take photos of us, letting us get into the rhythm of it and have our own conversation. At points, we'd paddle up to his boat and he'd hold onto us while he told us about the history of the city. He was great, and the experience was wonderful - really different and fresh and good to get out of the old town too. Would very much recommend this!
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