Boat tour

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Boat tour on the River Nile near Luxor in Egypt
Lowell National Historical Park boat tour in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Boat tour on Loch Ness in Scotland

A boat tour is a short trip in a relatively small boat taken for touristic reasons, typically starting and ending in the same place, and normally of a duration less than a day. This contrasts with river cruising, yacht cruising, and ocean cruising, in larger boats or cruise ships, for any number of days, with accommodation in cabins.

For boat tours, usually a sightseeing boat is used, but sometimes adapted amphibious vehicles or purpose-built amphibious buses. Boat tours are often on rivers and lakes, but can be on canals as well.[1][2] Sustainability is an increasing issue,[3] since there can be an impact on the environment.[4]


Example boat tours include:

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  1. ^ Mehran, Javaneh; Olya, Hossein G.T.; Han, Heesup; Kapuscinski, Grzegorz (2020). "Determinants of canal boat tour participant behaviours: an explanatory mixed-method approach" (PDF). Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. 37 (1): 112–127. doi:10.1080/10548408.2020.1720890. S2CID 213511176.
  2. ^ Mehran, Javaneh; Olya, Hossein G.T. (March 2020). "Canal boat tourism: Application of complexity theory" (PDF). Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. 53: 101954. doi:10.1016/j.jretconser.2019.101954.
  3. ^ Reynolds, P.C.; Braithwaite, R.W. (1997). "Whose yield is it anyway? Compromise options for sustainable boat tour ventures". International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. 9 (2): 70–74. doi:10.1108/09596119710164803.
  4. ^ McFaddena, Tyler N.; Herrerab, Alejandro G.; Navedoa, Juan G. (December 2017). "Waterbird responses to regular passage of a birdwatching tour boat: Implications for wetland management". Journal for Nature Conservation. 40: 42–48. doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2017.09.004.

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