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Rafts

One raft freely holds up to 15 people. Travellers may sit on the convenient benches or at a table, take sunbaths or stroll along a deck. Rafts are very stable and safe. Travelling by a raft you don’t need to tie up at the river bank in order to eat, for example. On a raft you can grill, cook and eat at a table. Journey with a raft is comparatively slow as it has the speed of the stream, thought making your travel convenient and stressless.

Rafts are popular for the one-day journeys among families with children wishing to feel secure and cosy on the river, and among bunches of friends having decided to celebrate some event in an off-beat atmosphere as well as tourists having planned to spend a day on the river leisurely and slowly enjoying landscapes of the Gauja.

One of the main advantages of the rafts is a folding roof. Travellers can be sure that, in case of sudden rain, they will be able to continue the journey not searching for a shelter on the bank. In view of changeable weather of our summers this is an essential plus when you are planning a journey along the Gauja.

If there is such a wish or need, a raft may be steered by a guide who will also accompany you during a journey. It is an additional service which costs 20 LVL per day. Usually it turns about as following: you contact our Boat Centre ( call (+371) 26170074 or e-mail: info@zagarkalns.lv ) and agree on plans and routes. Then you arrive to our Camping situated on the Gauja River bank (see the part "Location") by your car. You leave your car at our parking area and our minibus will drive you to the chosen point of departure where already assembled raft will wait for you. At the place of destination you will be waited by our minibus which will take you to your car at our Camping.

A rafts length is 6 m, width - 3 m, carrying capacity - 15 adults or 18 children.

See part "Prices" for routes' prices. The price includes a raft's rent, equipment, transportation of people and a raft to a point of departure and from a point of destination. In case you don’t need the transportation services, a route's price will be essentially lower. Get more detailed information on prices calling our information centre (+371) 26266266 or (+371) 26170074 or e-mail: info@zagarkalns.lv  

We also offer negotiable prices for getting to other Latvian or neighbour countries' rivers.