Down the river

Ust-Kamenogorsk residents escape the heat on a river boat, which started cruising the Irtysh River in May and have become very popular place of citizens. It is worth noting that pleasure boats have not sailed for almost 25 years.

New is long forgotten old. Quite recently, the Irtysh was navigable. There were hydrofoils: «Meteors» and «Rockets», and on weekends vacationers went on river trips in small boats.

For almost 25 years, river picnics were forgotten. But a group of entrepreneurs decided to revive a popular form of recreation. Three boats were restored. Despite their advanced age, they meet all the characteristics and safety standards. Thanks to the draft, the vessel is able to sail even where the water level is no more than a meter.

Vacationers say that it is easier to endure heat on the water. Since mid-April it gets a heat wave in Ust-Kamenogorsk. The rainy days in summer could be counted on one hand. But on the boat you just rest your body and soul.

Due to the pandemic, the river tram runs only once a day. You can go on an exciting journey at 8 PM from the River station. Prise point - 2000 tenge. And don't forget warm clothes!

Dmitry Kryukovich
Photo: Ermek Imangazinov