“SotKajak Daugavpils” offers boat trips along Daugava River with a “Sikspārnis” boat.
The boat was created by the entrepreneur “SotKajak Daugavpils” from Daugavpils, who has been providing tourist services and offering opportunities for active recreation for several years.
The name “Sikspārnis” (“Bat”) is given in honour of bats that live in the territory of the fortress and are one of the symbols of Daugavpils Fortress. The boat “Sikspārnis” is decorated with various wood carvings, the bat as a symbol, there are shields on one side of the ship, the inscription “I love Daugavpils” is inside, as well as a Viking is depicted in wood carving.
During the trip, passengers can see the Unity Bridge, Daugavpils districts, Daugavpils Fortress and get to know the biological diversity of the river and its coasts. Passengers can enjoy a picnic on the water with food or a hot drink and admire the beauty of the Daugava River.
The maximum number of passengers on the boat “Sikspārnis”: 15.
Trips can be booked by groups for celebrations, hen and stag parties by prior arrangement.
The organised trips are planned at certain times from the pier “Centrs” to the Fortress port (opposite the Nikolai Gate in the Daugavpils Fortress area). The route can be changed at the request of the customers. The time of the trip – 40 min.
The length of the route – 4.5 km.
The duration of the trip – 1 h.
Mo – Sa: by request. Individual orders are possible – excursions, parties and wedding trips.
Adults – 6 euro, children (from 4 to 12 years old) – 3 euro, children under 3 – the trip is free. Price for individual orders – by agreement.
In the future, it is planned to develop the tourism offer and create audio guides, as well as exploratory quests for children.
“SotKajak Daugavpils” offers raft trips both in Daugavpils and “Daugavas loki” Nature Park, a motorboat with driver and fishing equipment rental service, equipped recreation area, as well as several water routes with kayaks (“Daugavas loki”, Daugavpils – Ilūkste, “Dubna”, Laucese, Medumu Lake, Stropu Lake, Kraslava – Daugavpils, Dviete water-meadows). The summer’s special offer is to go kayaking on the Daugava and wait for the sunset.