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.

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:

Tickets can be purchased only for the current day from 9.00 at the Box Office (located next to the monument to "Seamen and Fishermen").

The excursion boat berth and ticket office can be found here: 

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 300 per 45 min.

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

For additional information: (+371) 26353344.