Riverfront Canal Cruises launches a full season of historic tours and private charters on Saturday, April 1. The 40-minute, historically narrated tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal operate from April to November with varying hours.
The boat tours travel along downtown Richmond’s historic Canal Walk and review centuries of Richmond’s history, from Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric streetcar in the world, all while traveling in authentically styled boats. Visitors will see the unique railroad Triple Crossing, tobacco warehouses that have been converted into trendy lofts, the Virginia Capital Trail, the Low Line gardens and James River wildlife.
Tours depart on the hour from the canal’s Turning Basin at 139 Virginia Street, in Downtown Richmond. Boats can accommodate up to 28 passengers and are handicap accessible. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis at the Turning Basin’s ticket kiosk, and online up to 18 hours in advance.
Canal Cruise private charters are also available as one- or two-hour private boat tours that are a favorite for family reunions, celebrating birthdays and engagements, corporate retreats, business groups, churches, clubs, and many more group outings. Private charters may be scheduled for any day and time during the season but must be reserved a minimum of two weeks in advance. All reservations must be made online. To book a private charter for your group, please visit Venture Richmond here and click on buy tickets.
Please visit the NEW Instagram account here and Facebook here. For more detailed information about Riverfront Canal Cruises and to purchase tickets for hourly historic tours or private charters, visit Venture Richmond.