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Floating Dock

Rio Negro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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Amazon Cruise

Those floating docks in Manana are mostly floating Gas Stations. You need to have everything... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Burlington, Canada
a novel sight

these floating gas stations are an amusing sight but are a necessity for the many river craft which... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Ges R
Bourne, United Kingdom
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15 May 2017
“Amazon Cruise”
15 Feb 2017
“a novel sight”
Rio Negro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Those floating docks in Manana are mostly floating Gas Stations. You need to have everything floating on the Rio Negro because of the high Tides.

Thank Cruiser_D_R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

these floating gas stations are an amusing sight but are a necessity for the many river craft which ply these waters. they are to be seen on other major river waterways.

Thank Ges R
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Imported from Europe in the last century it is a marvel of technology and still in use today. In the rainy season the Rio Negro water level goes up by 12 to 15 meters and the dock rises accordingly allowing non stop berthing of ships.

Thank JeromeMarrelGoa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Interesting site and worth visiting to see the floating houses on the River Negro. Some even have satellite dishes. The small enclave includes a bar. Some boats have air conditioning (rare) and outhouses. Interesting site.

Thank george s
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place has the old charm. I was here many years ago and things have changed quite a bit. The floatíng dock is still used by little boats and littel companies, depending on the water level you might get wet feet.

Thank mopetersen
Reviewed 25 November 2016

As part of a river tour, we stopped at the floating gas station to give people a chance to buy snacks, water, beer and whatever else. Nice bit of local color.

Thank MARTINKalfatovic
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Another riverine oddity ! u can get fuel, phone , exchange money , pay your bills and buy your grocery in the middle of the river!

Thank Aristotelis K
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our guide Milton stopped the boat at a floating dock to get gas in Manaus, and I must say it's an interesting experience to say the least! To see other boats line up to get gas and watch workers get on the boat to pump...More

Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 12 January 2016

It's a dock that floats and there are boats hooked up to it. The dock can rise and fall considerably based on the river's flow, but a 5 minute look and that's it.

1  Thank mamava
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Never seen something like this before so that alone makes it special. I really like the way it is maintained.

Thank Muriël G
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