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gas station on water

these are kind of fun to see. Imagine a full service gas station with colorful attendants and a... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
Almost goes unnoticed

This feat of engineering (by a Scot) to allow for massive changes in water level and built during... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Simon H
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Mar 6, 2018
“gas station on water”
Feb 22, 2018
“Almost goes unnoticed”
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

these are kind of fun to see. Imagine a full service gas station with colorful attendants and a small convenience store that take credit cards

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Continent8
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This feat of engineering (by a Scot) to allow for massive changes in water level and built during the rubber boom could almost be missed by users of the docks facilities. It's possibly best seen (and understood) whilst docking (see photo). It has stood the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Simon H
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We saw this on an excursion from our cruise ship. It was so interesting to see the floating petrol stations and shops which are built like that to cope with the regular flooding of the Rio Negro.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I saw this from a cruise ship docked alongside it last week. The idea came from UK in the days around 1900when Manaus was in the grip of a rubber boom and one of the richest places on earth.it simply allows for the different heights...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GBeef
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Those floating docks in Manana are mostly floating Gas Stations. You need to have everything floating on the Rio Negro because of the high Tides.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Dieter R
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Ges R
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JeromeMarrel
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank george s
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mopetersen
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MARTINKalfatovic
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