Riverfront Canal Cruises will return this weekend giving history lovers and Richmonders another season of historical tours along the river.
Now in its 18th season, the popular Venture Richmond attraction features 40-minute narrated tours of the James River and Kanawha Canal designed by George Washington, in flat-bottomed boats.
Those aboard will get a chance to learn about Richmond’s rich history from Chief Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric streetcar.
According to the news release, attendees will also get to view the railroad Triple Crossing, Tobacco Warehouses that have been converted into lofts, the Virginia Capital Trail, the Low Line gardens and wildlife.
The boat tours travel along downtown Richmond’s historic Canal Walk every hour and can take up to 35 passengers.
Kicking off April 1, the tours will operate seven days a week from May through September with varying hours in April, October and November. The tours will come to an end November 12.
Riverfront Canal Cruises leave from the Turning Basin at 139 Virginia Street and cost $8 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, $6 for seniors and free for children 4 and under.
Children (5 – 12 years old): $6.00
Private charters cost $100/hour.
All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 804-788-6466.