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6° Cair


Excursion Boat “Hercogs Jēkabs” Opens the Season
Wednesday, 1. May — Thursday, 31. October. Promenade of Ostas Street

On May 1, passenger boat “Hercogs Jēkabs” begin another season, it will carry passengers every day until the end of the tourism season – October 31.

In May, September and October, the passenger boat will offer the traditional 45-minute long route – from berth to Venta bridge, then to sea gate and back. The extended route to the  Rowing Centre “Dampeļi” will be offered twice a day from June 15 to August 31 and the trip will last a little over an hour.

Boat Trip Schedule

May and               


Working days

10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

10:00 a.m, 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.


Jūnija, jūlijā, augustā

Working days

10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon*, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.*, 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays, Sundays              

10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.*, 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.*, 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.


Every day            

11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.


*from June 15 to August 31, extended route to “Dampeļi”, duration of trip – 1h 05 min.

Ventspils Freeport Authority notifies that the trips can be canceled or the schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances, severe wind or fog.

The passenger boat leaves berth No. 18 (crossing of Tirgus and Ostas streets). Tickets are available at the booking-office next to the berth. 45-minute boat trip for adults costs EUR 1.60, for pupils, students and senior citizens (by presenting identification cards) – EUR 0.70; however, the trip is free of charge for pre-school children. Children under age of 10 are allowed to use the boat only accompanied by adults.

Organized trips can be booked between the scheduled times. Cost for one booked group trip – EUR 125.00, for the extended trip – EUR 145.00.

Preliminary tour applications are accepted only from tourism companies by phone + 371 26353344.

Opening hours

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5);

10:00-16:00 (6)

10:00-16:00 (7)



Address: 6 Darzu Street, Ventspils, LV 3601
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226

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