March 7, 2018

Riverfront Canal Cruises Opens for the 19th Season

RICHMOND, VA – 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, flat-bottomed 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 at

Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC is a subsidiary of Venture Richmond, Inc.

Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC, 200 S. Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219










Venture Richmond is a non-profit organization formed to engage business and community leaders in partnering with the City to enhance the vitality of the community, particularly Downtown, through economic development, marketing, promotion, advocacy and events. Venture Richmond provides enhanced property management services for both the Downtown and Riverfront including; the Clean & Safe program, beautification and landscaping projects and management and maintenance of Brown’s Island, the Canal Walk and Belle Isle parking lot. Venture Richmond Events produces Friday Cheers, the 2nd Street Festival, the Richmond Folk Festival, and partners with the Richmond Sportsbackers to produce Dominion Energy Riverrock. Venture Richmond also operates Riverfront Canal Cruises. Both Venture Richmond Events, LLC and Riverfront Canal Cruises, LLC are subsidiaries of Venture Richmond, Inc. For more information visit

Media Contact: Alexander Dahm

Program Manager

Riverfront Canal Cruises

Venture Richmond

Tel: 804.788.6459

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