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Tour code: 3571M_GUIDED
Set sail for fun with a 1- to 1.5-hour guided cruise near Montreal on the scenic St. Lawrence River, enjoying skyline views and learning about city history as you ride. Step on board your ship, the AML Cavalier Maxim, complete with sunny terraces and a glass-enclosed dining area, passing area landmarks including the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the islands of Boucherville and the scenic shoreline. During your Montreal cruise you’ll hear tales about the city’s founding and role of a legendary French explorer in its settlement.


  • Historic discovery cruise of Montreal
  • Admire the Montreal skyline from the St Lawrence River
  • Hear about Montreal's history through anecdotes from a local guide
  • Enjoy the views from the sunny terraces or the glassed-in dining rooms
  • Snack and cocktail bars
  • Choice of three departure times

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What You Can Expect

Montreal Historic Discoverers Cruise

Admire a Montreal panorama on your cruise

Discover the beautiful river landscapes and fascinating history of Montreal during this 1- to 1.5-hour cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Anyone with a love for geography, historic explorers or that simply enjoys great views will relish this scenic boat ride along the shores of French Canada’s biggest city.

Start your trip from the city’s Conveyor Pier (Quai des Convoyeurs) in either the morning or afternoon. Then cast off for your river ride, journeying 22 miles (35 kilometers) of the river near Montreal. During your cruise you’ll pass famous city sights including the islands of Boucherville, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the city’s picturesque shoreline. 

Make sure to also take advantage of all that your ship, the AML Cavalier Maxim, has to offer during your voyage. Enjoy some sunbathing on the ship’s al fresco terraces, or step inside if you need to warm up in the glass-enclosed dining area. An array of food and drinks, including muffins, salads, cookies, sandwiches, juice and cocktails is available for purchase at the on-board café.

At the end of your 1- or 1.5-hour ride, return back to Conveyor Pier, having gained a new perspective on the city of Montreal and its rich history.

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Customer Reviews

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We did the short up-the-river tour. While the two-language tour audio presentation was odd for someone from the Deep South in the U.S., I understood it was necessary. Boat was clean, easy to move around on and they did a good job of showing plenty of landmarks along the river. Definitely check it out.

Dianne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A lovely way to view Montreal from the water. Excellent commentary. And the weather was good! The length of the tour was just right.

Irene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The trip was relaxing and informative. The boat wasn't filled to capacity so we had many choices of where to sit.

Sandra W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Tour guide was thorough in his presentation.... Although the scheduled tour time changed from 11:00 to 2:00, the wait was worth it.

evelyn d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Margaret K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Great service, views and boat. Really enjoyed the history and the entire cruise.

Arup R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Highly Recommended

Bridget F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Nice tour, good sized boat. Very pleasant way to spend the afternoon.

Alice J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

A very enjoyable cruise with lovely scenery and lots of interestin facts from our tour guide on board.

Carol C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I did 3 tours, all were excellent- Bus drivers fr om Coach Canada were very nice and the guides were great

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