Pleasure boat ‘’Hercogs Jēkabs”

The Freeport of Ventspils, pleasure boat "Hercogs Jēkabs", tourism, leisure, river Venta

One of the city’s most popular tourism and leisure attractions is the pleasure boat Hercogs Jēkabs of the Freeport of Ventspils. From May to October it departs 5-7 times per day from the pier on the cross of Tirgus and Ostas streets. During the 45-minute-long trip you have the chance to see the estuary of the river Venta, the old city, the industrial area of Ventspils Freeport and the sea gate. Audio guides are also available. Seats on the boat – 150.

Hercogs Jekabs departure schedule

May and September

workdays:  10.00 11.00 13.00 14.00 15.00 17.00 19.00
weekends and holidays:  10.00 11.30 13.00 14.30 16.00 17.30 19.00

June, July, August

workdays:  10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 19.00
weekends and holidays:  10.00 11.30 13.00 14.30 16.00 17.30 19.00
every day: 
11.00 13.00 15.00 17.00 18.00
*Tours may be cancelled or rescheduled due to unforeseeable circumstances, strong wind or fog.

Hercogs Jekabs ticket prices

Adults 1,40 EUR (Ls 1,00)
Students, pensioners (with ID cards) 0,60 EUR (Ls 0,40)
Preschoolers free of charge

Ticketing and conditions:

Tickets can be purchased only for the current day from 9.00 at the Box Office (located next to the pier on the crossing of Tirgus and Ostas streets).

Children under 10 years of age are allowed to use the boat only accompanied by adults.

Organized trips can be submitted at schedule breaks. Fee: EUR 106.70 (Ls 75.00) per hour.

Preliminary applications accepted only from tourism firms with guides: (+371) 26353344.

For additional information: (+371) 26353344; (+371) 63622586.