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Address: Rio Negro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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09221234350
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a novel sight

these floating gas stations are an amusing sight but are a necessity for the many river craft which ply these waters. they are to be seen on other major river waterways.

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ges R
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

these floating gas stations are an amusing sight but are a necessity for the many river craft which ply these waters. they are to be seen on other major river waterways.

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Thank Ges R
Goa, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Imported from Europe in the last century it is a marvel of technology and still in use today. In the rainy season the Rio Negro water level goes up by 12 to 15 meters and the dock rises accordingly allowing non stop berthing of ships.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Interesting site and worth visiting to see the floating houses on the River Negro. Some even have satellite dishes. The small enclave includes a bar. Some boats have air conditioning (rare) and outhouses. Interesting site.

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Thank george s
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place has the old charm. I was here many years ago and things have changed quite a bit. The floatíng dock is still used by little boats and littel companies, depending on the water level you might get wet feet.

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Thank mopetersen
ARLINGTON
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

As part of a river tour, we stopped at the floating gas station to give people a chance to buy snacks, water, beer and whatever else. Nice bit of local color.

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Thank MARTINKalfatovic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Another riverine oddity ! u can get fuel, phone , exchange money , pay your bills and buy your grocery in the middle of the river!

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Thank Aristotelis K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our guide Milton stopped the boat at a floating dock to get gas in Manaus, and I must say it's an interesting experience to say the least! To see other boats line up to get gas and watch workers get on the boat to pump the gas is a world unique to the concrete jungle (somewhat larger city) I live... More 

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Thank Tigerman777
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

It's a dock that floats and there are boats hooked up to it. The dock can rise and fall considerably based on the river's flow, but a 5 minute look and that's it.

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Thank mamava
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Never seen something like this before so that alone makes it special. I really like the way it is maintained.

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Thank Muriël G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The floating dock is an interesting site, given that the Amazon rises 30 or more feet during rainy season.

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Thank Les L

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