Riga Daytime Kayak Tour - in Riga - LikeALocal Guide

Riga Daytime Kayak Tour

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30 EUR

Not only is kayaking our favourite activity in Riga, but it’s also that of our guests! Join us on the water and admire the capital from a completely different angle. We’ll cruise along the Daugava River and the canal during the day when the city's streets are buzzing with life.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
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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Reviewed by Marli

Highlights

  • Admire Riga’s sights from a completely different angle
  • Embrace nature in the very heart of the city
  • Enjoy some fresh air and a bit of physical activity

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Description

Not only is kayaking our favourite activity in Riga, but it’s also that of our guests!

Join us on the water and admire Riga from a completely different angle. We’ll cruise along the Daugava River and the canal during the day when, unlike on our night tour, the city’s streets are buzzing with life.

You’ll see beautiful bridges and fountains, many lovely parks, the National Library, the National Opera, the Freedom Monument, Bastion Hill, the Central Market, and much more.

It’s a perfect way to embrace nature in the very heart of Riga. Fresh air, a bit of physical activity, and stunning surroundings are guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and recharged.

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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
  • Kayak and paddles
  • Life jacket
  • Waterproof bag for your belongings
  • A good mood at the end!

Meeting point

St Peter's Church entrance (Reformācijas Laukums 1, Central District, Rīga, Latvia)

Reviews from travellers (1)

5.0/5

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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4.6/5

Great tour and guide! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a different way to experience Riga!
Amazing!
We had a great time. Our tour guide was funny, gave great facts, was knowledgeable and kind. Overall such a once in a life time experience!
Great easy going trip
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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30 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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