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The River Thames is technically navigable as far as Lechlade, a few miles upstream from Oxford. However the river narrows significantly just above Oxford and is not used, as far as I know, by cruise boats. Boat cruises are available from Oxford going downstream - this Google search will give you a start point. This page and website will give you links to ...


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If you specifically mean a holiday on a canal narrow-boat, you need to do some research into your planned route. You can get advice, maps, etc, from the hire company. Bear in mind that the maximum legal speed is 4 miles per hour, and most hire boats will not exceed that my much even if you disregard the law. Also, you need to allow time for going through ...


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Canada has hundreds of rivers suitable for your trip in most ways. Canada, especially Northern Canada, is famous for its waterways, and for Canadians navigating them in one way or another. Of course the most normal way to do it is by canoe or kayak, but there is as far as I know nothing to stop you using a raft if you feel like it. In fact, depending on ...


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The main agencies are Blakes and Hoseasons, although most of the individual boatyards are now on the internet, and you might get a better deal if you contact them directly. Google 'boatyard' plus the region or the name of the waterway that you're interested in. You are allowed to drive the boat yourself and you don't need any kind of permit. If you haven't ...


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As far as I know there is no such super-site that covers all river routes, since there is no monopoly in river transportation in Russia (unlike train transportation like RZD.ru where you can find and book almost everything related to trains). If you are looking for regular passenger ships then you should search on sites that belong to local river ...


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I just found an answer on yahoo anwsers (Portuguese). There are boats that take you from Manaus to Leticia. You just buy the ticket directly in the boat, there are no agencies. The schedule is a bit irregular but as a rule of thumb they go out every other day. The journey takes around 5 to 7 days. If two boats depart on the same day (apparently it can ...


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Yes, there is! And it's well worth doing! Almost all the commercial river tours leave from the piers at Landungsbrucken, which is on the S-Bahn just south of the city centre. Also leaving from there are a number of local ferries that are part of the HVV network, which accept normal HVV tickets including day tickets: The quieter option is to take the 72 or ...


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While the WPSA website doesn't have a timetable, the Transport for London website does. It looks like it takes about an hour and a half. (For comparison, it would take about 50 minutes by rail - either the District Line or a train from Waterloo. So not that much slower...)


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How to take a boat from Iquitos to Santa Rosa/Laticia/Tabatinga Where to get up-to-date information iPeru provides information. In Iquitos, their office is at the location marked with (i) near the main square (Plaza de Armas). They can explain the boat companies and where to take the boats (boat to Manaus as well). L-S means Lunes/Monday - Sabado/Saturday ...


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As a rule of thumb, any board, if not written with chalk or easily editable, is outdated. I have found this site with prices (in Portuguese): Porto de Manaus Agency Also there's this trip's tips site describing the travel (in Portuguese): Viaje na viajem You can compare those prices with a regular airliners prices (in Portuguese): Decolar.com Note ...


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One of the more famous tours is run by the Canal Museum: Summer Canal Boat Tours Travel by boat through Islington tunnel on the Regent's Canal, opened in 1820, and around three quarters of a mile in length. When it first opened boats had to be pushed through by a process of "legging" where men lay on the boat and pushed against the walls with their ...


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The 30,000 Islands is a big area (as the name kind of implies). A paddle boat or rowboat is not going to cover more than a tiny fraction of them. However if that's OK for your uncle, then there are several places you can rent boats in the 30,000 Islands area. Essentially you need to look for a marina on Georgian Bay rather than some other lake. Two places ...


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I tried to get an answer to this question by e-mailing The Friends of Algonquin Park as mention in the comments by pnuts. The answer I got was that the outfitting services that are in or ner the park usually all close by the Monday of thanksgiving weekend. Which this year is the 10th of October. Moreover they also replied that the majority of stores only ...


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From everything online (blogs, wikitravel, and websites) the ferry as you know is best in the wet season, when the river is high (June to November, usually) However, as the dry season approaches or ends, it's debateable. If the rain comes early, you could be ok. However April is quite well into the dry season, but still over a month before the rains - it'...


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If you are starting from Largs then I would suggest going across to Brodick, on Arran, or from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay, on Bute, as both these destinations offer not only a nice cruise, but plenty to do when you get there. They can give a great day out for all age groups - my father in law recently took my kids on the Bute day trip, and they had a great time. ...


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An overview of the river routes I was able to find: European Russia Pechora river On the Pechora river, the company RTK Komi has: Усть-Цильма (Ust-Tsilma) – Уег – Верхнее Бугаево – Окунёв Нос – Крестовка – Медвежка – Новый Бор – Ермица, see timetable Чаркабож – Кипиево – Чика – Няшабож – Пиль-Егор – Щельяюр, see timetable Печора (Pechora) (train station) ...


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Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden) are well suited for this type of activity, with large areas of wilderness yet with some dispersion of villages. However, few rivers in Norway are navigable across long stretches. Klarälven in Sweden, however, is well suited to the type of raft journeys you propose. It even has several operators offering packages, including ...


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I would suggest that the Potomac River meets several of your criteria. Up river is very rural, it passes by Washington, D.C. and ends in the Chesapeake Bay. You would pass by quite a variety of cultural styles. Harper's Ferry, WV would be a good place to put in for a week long trip - further Northwest for longer trips. You can stock up on food and gear as ...


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KD, which you found is large an well known, but to my knowledge does not offer any longer tours over night. http://www.flusskreuzfahrten.de/ seems to be a search site for river cruises, but is not available in english. However, the only organizer for cruises on the Mosel found by this page is https://www.nicko-cruises.de/en (english) They offer an 8-day ...


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It seems to me that Salekhard is neither in border proximity zone nor in the list of territories where international citizens' travel is controlled. Neither is Ob' river waterway. However, Antipayuta seem to be deeply inside the territory where travel is controlled, which means, you will need a permit obtained from FSB to set foot there. It is also in ...


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According to their FAQ (see "Bicycles & Luggage"): There is no luggage office on board or at the wharf, therefore large baggage cannot be transported (max. hand baggage size). The passenger is responsible for transporting their luggage and other items brought on board to and from the ship. The carrier accepts no liability for luggage and other items ...


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There is no long-distance water transportation to or from Washington, D.C. The nearest cruise terminal is Cruise Baltimore. Similarly, there is no long-distance commercial passenger water transportation from Newport News; the nearest terminal is Cruise Norfolk, and the last major cruise line, Carnival, left in 2013. As far as I can tell, there are no ...


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According to Dubai Online: Deira Old Souk Abra Station (Deira) to (Bur Dubai) – 5 am to midnight Sabkha Abra Station (Deira) to Dubai Old Souk Abra Station (Bur Dubai) – 24 hours


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The mighty 1800km (1130 mile) Mackenzie river is one that might suit your purposes. It's not for the faint of heart- a sat phone and survival training would be advisable, and proper research is essential. Most Canadians never get an opportunity to visit the far North- Inuit culture etc. The river empties into the Beaufort sea near Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk on ...


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The Connecticut River might suit your needs; it travels from the more rugged & remote parts of New England through some of its larger population centers (Springfield and Hartford). As one of the major rivers in an area that was settled before the automobile, it has a large number of towns along its length. Conversely, the fact that it has a wide and ...


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Total duration: 3 to 3.5 hours When: All days of the week, starting at dawn. Start time varies depending on weather, so check with us Start Place: Dasashwamedh Ghat, by the Ganga Seva Nidhi office End Place: Phool Mandi Cost: Rs 2000 per person for 2 persons Rs 1500 per person for 3-4 persons Rs 1000 per person for 5-6 persons Rs 800 per person for 7-8 ...


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I went to Tabatinga/Brazil where the boats arrive (to check the boats to sail down the Amazon river to prepare for the next time to sail down). As of 2017 Feb, there are a few operators and boats departing regularly. M Monteiro Comercio e Navegação LTDA The port at Tabatinga where boats by the operators arrive/depart. Before crossing the border to ...


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As others have said TFL do not operate any river boat services in London. MBNA Thames clippers operate regular scheduled services which can be paid for using the oyster/contactless system but are outside of the TFL fare structure (so any caps don't apply). MBNA do offer an app using your phone's GPS explaining the sites along the river: https://www....


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