watercraft specifically used on rivers rather than open water such as oceans or seas; often have a specific function; not used for sport or recreation

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Raft trip down a river

As many of you may already have figured it out from simply reading the title, the inspiration to undertake a raft trip came to me when I first read Huckleberry Finn many years ago. I am a young adult ...
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How do I rent canal boat in the UK?

Canal boating is one of the most famous tourist activities in the UK. However, usually the boat comes with a pilot, and it may be expensive to travel with many people. Is it as easy to rent a canal ...
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Boats from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia?

I've heard of and met a few people who have done this route, and I hope to do it at the end of this year or early next year. However, the descriptions were mostly sketchy, and I'm wondering if it's a ...
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Overview (map) of Russian long-distance river regular passenger ships in regions too remote for roads or railways

It appears many of the big Russian rivers have passenger ships going along the river, in areas where roads and railways do not reach: PassazhirRechTrans on the Yenisey Ust-Shugor to Vuktyl at the ...
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Where can you rent watercraft to explore the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay?

Hereafter, I write '30,000 islands' to mean the many islands that compose the Georgian Bay shoreline: from Bayfield Inlet, to Killbear Provincial Park (west of Parry Sound), down to Midland, ON. ...
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Boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in April

Just wondering if it is possible to do this route in April or is it too dry then/is the weather OK? Also, where are agents in Phnom Penh I can book this? I've heard very mixed stories about ...
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How to go boating in the Ganges?

I am in Varanasi and want to take a short boat tour in the Ganges. How can a book a small boat to use for a short tour. I would prefer a guided tour. Where can I get this and for what price?
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“Doon the watter” in Glasgow

I shall be going to Glasgow with my family this summer and I would like to take them on the traditional cruise "Doon the watter" (Down the river) on the Waverley steamer or similar. There are many ...
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Riding an Abra at Night (Dubai)

Abras are small Arabic fishing boats and I am informed that Dubai has a cottage industry of using these boats to transport visitors across the Dubai Creek. Is it reasonable to expect one or more boat ...
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Is it feasible to buy a small boat in Leticia and travel down the Amazon? [closed]

Boating the length of the Amazon a big dream, but it just occurred to me that it might not be that difficult. There is a public passenger boat that travels from Leticia to Manaus in four days. That is ...
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Riding on a narrowboat in London

I think it would be interesting to ride on a narrowboat for maybe an hour or two. Unfortunately, I do not know how one would go about arranging this. Ideally I'd like to be able to leave from London ...
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Is there a way to do a river cruise in Hamburg on the cheap?

Hamburg is located on the River Elbe, and has a lot of interesting buildings, parks and artwork located in and around the river and docks. All the guidebooks seem to suggest taking a cruise/tour along ...
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Washington DC to Hampton / Newport News by Ferry

I wonder if it is possible and how much it would cost to travel from Washington DC to Newport News (or somewhere near) by boat along the Potomac River?
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Besides Portage and Opeongo Stores, where can a layperson rent watercraft in Algonquin Park?

On 2015 October 20, for three nights (and 4 days), my uncle will drive to see autumn foliage in Algonquin Park with my grandparents, but will lodge in Huntsville, Ontario. Important assumptions: ...
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Bangkok Ayuttahaya by boat?

What are the most interesting options to take a boat trip from Bangkok to Ayuttahaya? What should I check / worry about? [Edit] I like to be slightly comfortable, not too posh, it is for my family ...