, where the islanders trade their products and the fruit they harvest on the islands,
and Casino Trillenium are the largest buildings visible from the water.
Leaving the Luján behind, the tour continues along a narrower and more beautiful river: the Carapachay or Angostura (narrowness). Visitors may watch the lifestyle and customs of the islanders (with their houses, schools and commuter passenger or groceries boats) mingled with the picnic sites, the resorts and hotels of international hierarchy or top-of-the-line restaurants.
The Sarmiento River hides most of the history of the area and of our country in its waters. Named after Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, its shores reveal the house dwelled by the former president, one of the greatest and most outstanding characters in Argentina in the XIXth century. That Old River with the Color of the Lion
With these words Jorge Luis Borges defined the huge Río de la Plata
perfectly synthesizing not only the shade of its waters when the sun shines but the untameable character of its surface with the wind blows from the East.
The truth is that in addition to learning about the secrets and most nooks on the islands, some river tours let visitors have contact with the giant river and catch a view of the immensity of the City of Buenos Aires
from the water. Thus, the quietness and the dead calm of the rivers and streams are left behind to get deep into the waterfront channel of the Río de la Plata
The boat begins to copy the tours that follow one another through the waterfront and its various coasts appreciated by visitors with a Buenos Aires getting bigger and bigger in the background. Various nautical clubs follow one another sprinkling the shores of San Isidro
or the port of Olivos, which with its mooring posts, sailing boats and picnic sites give life to the north of the city. Following a course towards the South, the boat gets to the pavilions of the University Campus. At this point, the eyes of visitors look all around. Planes of all sizes take off and land one after another at the Jorge Newbery airfield and for a few seconds they eclipse the constant roar of the river.
A little bit more southwards, the endless pier of the Anglers’ club, along with its majestic coffee-shop and restaurant, gets all the applause from the members of the crew. Hundreds of anglers clap back on the border of the old walls, waiting with their bamboo rods and their intact patience for some large boga
The boat is already aiming at one of the mooring places in Puerto Norte, the place where the tour ends after taking everybody down the giant river with the color of the lion to spot, from the water, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.