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Questions tagged [riverboats]

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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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

While researching this answer, I learned that there about 5 times per year between late July and September, there are passenger boats from Yakutsk all the way north to Tiksi at 71°39' north. For ...
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Is there any limitation on foreign nationals travelling by passenger boat Omsk – Salekhard or Salekhard – Antipayuta?

Severflot in summer and autumn operates passenger boats on the Yenisey and Ob rivers, from Omsk in the south to Antipayuta in the north. On this river-forum post, someones writes that Обязательно ...
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Guide on Thames-boat in London

Some years ago, I was traveling with boat on the Thames east, I believe from Embankment to Greenwich. I believe this was on a regular TfL-boat, but I may have either accidentally gotten on the wrong ...
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How to take a boat from Iquitos to Santa Rosa/Laticia/Tabatinga?

How to take a boat from Iquitos to Santa Rosa/Laticia/Tabatinga? This is information for those who plan to do the same, as I could not find solid information.
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How does pricing on the Amazon River boats work?

Last week I went from Manaus to Santarém by boat. I bought my ticket in the Manaus port, from a guy standing around the entrance (he looked shady but the Tourist Police told me he's an authorized ...
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Stops on Manaus - Santarém - Belem boat trip

Is there any way to know where / when the boats on Amazon river will stop? Or does it depend on passengers and where they want to embark / disembark? I found information on some blogs that it stops "...
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Boat from Manaus to Leticia: departure days [duplicate]

I want to go from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia. Are there certain days the boat from Manaus goes to Leticia or is there a boat going everyday?
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Can I take a boat down the Mosel river from the vicinity of Trier to Koblenz

My father remembers travelling by boat from the vicinity of Trier to Koblenz, some 25 years ago. Now he would like to travel by boat again on the Mosel to Koblenz (and maybe back again some days later)...
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How long does it take thames river boats to go from Westminster to Kew Gardens?

According to the Thames River Boats, it costs £17 GBP, but I'm not seeing any mention of times.
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Can I bring a suitcase aboard the riverboat Koln-Dusseldorfer (K-D) Line, traveling from St. Goare to Mainz, Germany?

I want to experience traveling up the Rhine River in Germany but do not want to do a reverse trip in order to get my luggage. Can I take my luggage aboard The Koln-Dusseldorfer (K-D) Line?
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London to Oxford by boat

Is it possible to take a river cruise from London to Oxford? Or better how far up the Thames can one reach on a commercial cruiser?
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Is river travel to Vientiane and Phnom Penh recommended?

I am planning a trip to SE Asia late Sept through Nov. One route idea is fly in to Ho Chi Minh, explore south and delta, road north to Hanoi, fly to Bangkok, road north to Chiang Mai, road to Chiang ...
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Chiang Saen to Jinghong by boat?

There used to be a semi-regular fast boat between Chiang Saen, in northern Thailand, and Jinghong, in southern China, traveling on the Mekong, for some nine months out of the year. Recent reliable ...
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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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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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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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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, Colombia and travel down the Amazon? [closed]

Boating the length of the Amazon is 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 ...
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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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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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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 (...
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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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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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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. What I have found so far: On the Yenisey river via ...
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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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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 safety/...
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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 ...