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Richmond Canal Cruises

139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
+1 804-649-2800
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Historical 45 minute tour

This is a 45 minute historical tour done in a boat traveling the Richmond canal. Very informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert P
via mobile
Interesting and Scenic

I'm a Richmonder and I had done the cruise once before, but this was the first time for my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DN008
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Richmond, Virginia
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
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“boat ride” (11 reviews)
“blue heron” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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139 Virginia St, Richmond, VA 23219-4123
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+1 804-649-2800
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"turtles sunning"
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"history lesson"
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"flood wall"
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"past and present"
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"interesting history"
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"great guide"
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"kids and adults"
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"shockoe bottom"
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"captain"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 45 minute historical tour done in a boat traveling the Richmond canal. Very informative and a nice ride, the captain/tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. If you like trains, You probably will see a few on overhead bridges.

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a Richmonder and I had done the cruise once before, but this was the first time for my granddaughter. The narrator gave interesting facts and stories as we moved slowly along the canal. It was fun, but certainly the excitement level was pretty low....More

Thank DN008
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time on the tour. It lasts 40 minutes, but has a nice overview of the history of Richmond. Our captain was knowledgeable and was very interesting. We saw a number of turtles and a blue heron. It was fun to learn...More

1  Thank Bonnie5901
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Pleasant hour with a tour guide on this canal. Loved the wild life! Baby Mallards learning to navigate the waters, turtles sunning on logs and Herons lurking in the brush for that perfect bite.

1  Thank Traveler61111
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The ride itself was underwhelming but the history was interesting. The canal is very small and not picturesque. Small children may enjoy the boat ride but you’ll mainly take this tour for the history lesson.

1  Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Want a good overview and orientation to Richmond? Find your way to the canal cruises right downtown. We had Captain Rusty who spent 40 minutes showing us his town from the water. Kids and adults will like the pace, and you might see some wildlife...More

1  Thank Travelmom66658
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the Richmond Canal Cruise. We have visited many historical sites in various cities and this kind of tour was a first for us. Our guide was knowledgeable, but difficult to hear. Someone kindly asked the him to turn up the volume and he...More

2  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Enjoyed the canal cruise with a group of 18 senior citizens. Beautiful day. Parking was a little challenging for 2 full-size vans at mid-day.

3  Thank ahalleck
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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.

2  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.

3  Thank eyedrkris
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Renee M
28 June 2018|
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Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
Hi Renee, We accept all major credit cards and i think the minor ones too! The cost for adults is $8 per person. Thank you for reaching out.
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nonniedb
17 June 2018|
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Response from Alexander D | Property representative |
Hello, We accept all major credit cards and can process debit as well. THanks for contacting us we hope to see you on a tour!
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Catherine W
23 September 2017|
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Hi! All our tickets are sold on a first come first served basis from our ticket kiosk. No reservations are needed or required. If you have a large party and it is a busy day, I recommend showing up early to make sure we have... More
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