Pleasure boat ‘’Hercogs Jēkabs”

The excursion boat "Hercogs Jēkabs has closed its 2020 season. See you on board in 2021!

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 or 1 hour and 5 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. Seats on the boat – 125.

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
*from June 15 to August 31 extended route to the Rowing Centre “Dampeļi”! Duration of the trip 1h 05 min.
!Tours may be cancelled or rescheduled due to unforeseeable circumstances, strong wind or fog.

Hercogs Jekabs ticket prices

  Trip 45 min Trip 1h 05 min
Adults EUR 2,00 EUR 3,00
Students, pensioners (with ID cards) EUR 1,00 EUR 1,50
Preschoolers, persons with disability and one person accompanying person with disability Free of charge 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 150 per 45 min. and extended route -EUR 170 per hour and 5 min.

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

For additional information: (+371) 26353344.