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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Susanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour. Our commentator was very lively and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed her presentation!

Olga Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice!

JLynnePR United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a lovely way to learn about and see the history of Montreal. A perfect day for being on the water. The drinks were great and staff was pleasant.

Jill B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Good price for what you get. The boat was not crowded so getting a seat on the upper deck and drink/food service was great. Comfortable and informative!

Lafama Dominican Republic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was great!

Siddharth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fabulous tour. All the cruise staff was super friendly and professional. Cruising on the beautiful St. Lawrence river was a great experience, must recommend.

jstringer5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great narration about the City of Montreal.

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very nice tour and historic update.
Comfortable, clean boat.
Definitely worth the money.

Linda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved the cruise. Great way to get an overall look at the city and history.

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.

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