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Richmond Canal Cruises

139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
+1 804-649-2800
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Very nice!

Relaxing!!!You get to hear some of Virginia story, beautiful ride , and if you are lucky as us get... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Anne M
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Great Intro to Richmond and History

I took the 12noon ride with boatman "Cotton" because of his hair. He was excellent. He had a good... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
eyedrkris
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139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Relaxing!!!You get to hear some of Virginia story, beautiful ride , and if you are lucky as us get to see some of the turtles getting some sun that day.

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I took the 12noon ride with boatman "Cotton" because of his hair. He was excellent. He had a good mix of humor, history, and friendliness. At one point, he did a great reenactment of Patrick Henry's most famous speech.

Thank eyedrkris
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

easy to find parking, $8, the boat left a few minutes late but it was very interesting and I learned a lot about the history of Richmond and the river locks. Narration was great with stories and all the facts were given in a easy...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I tried out the canal cruise since I live in Richmond. It was okay for me. We have such young history in the United States compared to other parts of the world. So, I think this was a let down for me. The tour guide...More

Thank T D
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had a Blast on the Sunset Cruise Mixer, snacks and music provided 75 minute trip was well worth the money !!!

Thank Shaun K
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A relaxing way to spend approximately 45 minutes touring in a private canal boat and learning about Richmond's history. The boat accommodated our group of about 30 adults and children with chairs and bench seating. The boat route takes you under train trussels, beside flood...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

It was $6 for Seniors and $8 for Adults. I was surprised by how good of a tour it was. The captain of the boat did a continual running commentary of the history of the canal and what is along it as you go. It...More

Thank John J
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Guide, Mr. Cook, was very entertaining explaining the history of the locks and surrounding areas as we traversed the water way. 8$ well spent for 45 minutes.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Continuing with our Pack Up & Go experience, a private canal boat tour was reserved for us. Thus meant that a boat that would have otherwise accommodated 35 people was ours alone. Our guide was an enthusiastic historian, who piloted us along the historic canal...More

Thank Henry S
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent family adventure. The tour guide was very informative with the history of Richmond. There were many birds and turtles to see.

Thank Mike H
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Catherine W
23 September 2017|
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Response from Shaun K | Reviewed this property |
The Sunset Tours sellout quickly, they are a bit longer and provide music & snacks on board. The historical Tours are generally open availability. For more info FB @: Sunset.Cruise.Mixers.RVA
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Pat2016c
2 August 2016|
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Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
Hi Pat, The Courtyard and Residence Inn Hotels are within two blocks of our location and the Omni and Berkeley Hotels are within 4 blocks. There are man many more hotels within 15 blocks of our location. Thanks for the... More
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Carie H
3 March 2016|
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Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
I am afraid not Carie! The Riverfront Canal Cruises do not allow dogs onto the boat.
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