Perfect for a summer’s evening with the breeze in your own hair and the sun setting in the background will be the Dnipro river cruises. Through the summer months, the boats set sail throughout the day and on evenings and weekends. Visit https://wikitravel.org/en/Kiev for travsel info about Kiev
There are numerous boat trips available, but the most effective one is the 1 and a half hour Kyiv Panorama cruise which goes under the pedestrian bridge, past Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and the Motherland Monument whilst seeing the beaches of Trukhaniv Island and Hyrdropark. On the left you will also see Kyiv’s floating hotel Bakkara which includes romantic views of the river.
There isn’t a guide aboard, so just settle-back and enjoy the views and you should buy snacks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks form the on-board bar.
Later in the evenings and more commonly on weekends for a tiny extra charge you will find disco ships with music and lights. These follow the same route as the Panorama rive cruise.
Other trips add a 3-and-a-half-hour visit to Kyiv Sea (Reservoir) and back, sailing near to Mezhyhirya Residence, the estate of the former president, Yanukovych. It’s quite a distance and there’s little to see along the way except some apartment blocks, some greenery and a visit through a lock, so you are probably best sticking with the Kyiv Panorama tour if you have limited time.
There is also another longer boat visit to the estuary of the Desna River which includes a barbeque lunch and sporting activities on the island. There is a minimum number of 60 persons required and you’ve to book in advance by phone. Visit https://www.tripindicator.com/kiev-top-boat-cruises-sailing-tours/1/22377/N/3 for more information about kiev boat and cruise tours.
The Kyiv Panorama tour usually departs hourly from 11am, but this might vary based on demand (they have a 20 passenger minimum). At night and weekends, departures may well be more frequent as they are very popular times for taking a cruise. The purchase price during the time of writing is 150 UAH for adults and half price for children.