Boat tours along HCM City’s Nhiêu Lộc-Thị Nghè Canal, which were expected to make use of the urban waterway to boost water tourism in the city, have failed to attract tourists after two years of operation. In 2015, the first boat tour service was launched on the Nhiêu Lộc-Thị Nghè Canal by the city’s Department of Tourism and Sài Gòn Boat Co Ltd. The tour offered two options for tourists: a Gondola boat, which was able to carry 1-6 passengers or a conventional boat, which carries 10-20 passengers. The 4.5km-tour departed from Thị Nghè Bridge in District 1 and stopped at Chantaransay Pagoda in District 3. Folk art performances were provided during the tour.