Pleasure boat ‘’Hercogs Jēkabs”

One of the city’s most popular tourism and leisure attractions is the pleasure boat Hercogs Jēkabs of the Freeport of Ventspils. During the 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.

The 2024 season will start on 11 May. 

Hercogs Jekabs departure schedule

From May to September

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

  Trip 45 min
Adults EUR 5,00
Students, pensioners (with ID cards) EUR 2,00
Preschoolers, persons with disability and one person accompanying person with disability Free of charge

Ticketing and conditions:

Payment for the excursion must be made before the trip. Tickets can be purchased from 9:00 at the ticket office at the intersection of Tirgus and Ostas streets. Payment can be made in cash or by card.

In case a group has been invoiced, proof of payment must be presented at the ticket office before the trip.

Children under 10 years of age are only allowed on board the boat if accompanied by an adult.

Organized trips can be booked outside of scheduled services. The cost of one group-booked trip is 300 euros.

Preliminary applications for excursions are accepted from groups by phone + 371 26353344.

For additional information: (+371) 26353344 or email [email protected]