Saint Petersburg is located on the shores of one of the largest rivers in the north-west Russia (Neva River). Quite natural that there are widely used opportunities of the Neva river as a transport line. You can arrive in St. Petersburg on riverboats or go from St. Petersburg on excursions to cities of northwestern Russia along rivers and canals by cruise ships. Through St. Petersburg pass ships, boats and yachts traveling from the Baltic Sea in the Ladoga and Onega lakes and back. Such routes serve Riverport of St. Petersburg.
The River Station complex of buildings was built in the period from 1962 to 1974 and was located at: "Prospekt Obukhovskoy Oborony", 195 (on the left Neva Rive bank, near the Volodarsky Bridge). There were a pier, passenger terminal and hotel. The complex of buildings and constructures "Riverport of St. Petersburg" was intended to serve the river boats tourists. The building of the river station and the hotel was demolished in 2012.
From St. Petersburg depart ships to: the island of Kizhi, Petrozavodsk, the island of Valaam, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities on the Volga River.
River cruise ships serve following piers:
- Marinas located on the left bank of the river, on the avenue Obukhovskoy Defense, 106. (It is located near "Volodarsky" bridge).
- Marinas located on the right bank of the river Neva "Utkina Plant", Oktyabrskaya embankment, 31. (It is located near "Cable Bridge").
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- Sea cruise ships serve the passenger port of St. Petersburg.
- You can buy short trips on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg at many berths in the center of St. Petersburg. For example: near the Winter Palace, on the Griboyedov Canal, on the embankment of the river "Moika".
- Speed ships depart in Peterhof from the pier near the Palace Bridge.
- Berths for parking boats and yachts in St. Petersburg, services for lovers of yachting provides "Yacht Port Hercules".