Commewijne full-day boat tour
Activities

Commewijne full-day boat tour

Language: English , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Feel your body relax as you drift along the Suriname river
  • Ignite your curiosity at the Fort Nieuw Amsterdam open-air museum
  • Perfect for having fun spotting dolphins
  • Visit the plantations of Rust and Werk plus the restored Frederiksdorp
  • Admire Commewijne from a different angle
What to expect

Come along on this wooden tent boat eight-hour journey through the waterways of the Commewijne district, known for its many historic plantations.

Admiring the white picturesque homes starts off the day as you travel via the Anton Drachtenweg, a wealthy neighborhood of Paramaribo, towards Leonsberg. Once there, you'll board your wooden tent boat to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam for a peek at the historic open-air museum. Hear the story of how the fort was built by Dutch settlers to protect the underlying plantations against the English and French.

This leads to exploring these green history-rich plantations such as the Rust and Werk plantation where you'll find a picturesque fishing village and the old colonial coffee and sugar plantations. After getting acquainted with the simple way of life of the offspring of the contract workers, the next stop is to the old coffee plantation Frederiksdorp. Here, admire how the buildings have been beautifully restored to now serve as hotel rooms and indulge in lunch. On the way back, seeing the Johanna and Margaretha plantation, which grows various crops, such as cassava, bananas and peppers completes the day.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Tickets can only be purchased online
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    • Drinks
    • Lunch
    • Guided tour
    • Water
    • Snacks
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased on site)
    • Tips (optional)
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Please choose one of the following meeting points: - Joah Inn Apartments, Keizerstraat 91 at 08.00am - Purity Tours & Services, Heerenstraat 15 at 08.15am - Torarica Resort, Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein 1 at 08.30am - Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54 at 08.45am
    What to remember
    • Please note there is a choice of pickups from 4 locations, which are:
      • Joah Inn Apartments, Keizerstraat 91 at 08.00am
      • Purity Tours & Services, Heerenstraat 15 at 08.15am
      • Torarica Resort, Mr. L.J. Rietbergplein 1 at 08.30am
      • Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo, Anton Drachtenweg 50-54 at 08.45am
    • At checkout, please write your choice of pick up from the 4 locations above so the local operator is aware
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat or cap for the sun, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a poncho and take your camera
    • The minimum number of adults that can be booked is 2 and a maximum of 15
    • This activity is available in English and Dutch
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    Provider
    Purity Tours & Service
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 70% refund if you cancel up to 21 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 14 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund. If you cancel up to 5 days before, you can still receive a 25% refund. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 10% refund.

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