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Something fun to do when the weather warms up, James River Canal Cruises

From Riverfront Canal Cruises:

Riverfront Canal Cruises kicks off the 2018 season on Sunday, April 1 and runs through Sunday, November 11. This popular attraction features 40-minute, historically narrated tours of
the James River and Kanawha Canal designed by George Washington, in authentic, covered, flatbottomed boats. Hear about centuries of Richmond’s history, from Chief Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric streetcar in the world. See the railroad Triple Crossing, Tobacco Warehouses converted into trendy lofts, the Virginia Capital Trail, the Low Line gardens and James River wildlife.

The boat tours travel along downtown Richmond’s Canal Walk every hour on the hour and accommodate up to 30 passengers. The schedule has been recently expanded to operate seven days a week from May through September, with varying hours in April, October and November. Please check the website for specific schedule details. Tours depart from the Turning Basin at 139 Virginia Street, and all boats are handicapped accessible.

A favorite for schools, churches, clubs, and business groups, private charters are available and offer extended historic narration, dining table and music options. Private parties on the boats are available for celebrating birthdays, weddings, engagements and other milestones.

Historic Tours:
Adults: $8.00
Children (5 – 12 years old): $6.00
Children 4 and under: Free
Seniors (65 years and up): $6.00

Private Charters:
$150/hour with a discount available for non-profit educational and senior citizen groups On-board dining is an option for private charters.
All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 804-788-6466.

More detailed information, including the monthly schedule, can be found on our website

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