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 Maximize your time in Ottawa and Gatineau with a one-hour sightseeing tour by land and water in an amphibious vehicle! Aboard the outrageous ‘amphibus,’ pass main city attractions like Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the National War Memorial Monument and more. When cruising along the street gets dry, plunge into the Ottawa River to see the city from a different angle. Fun for the whole family!


  • One-hour land and water tour of Ottawa and Gatineau
  • Wind through the streets of Canada’s capital, passing national landmarks like Parliament Hill and the Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Spy lovely bridges and riverside sites as you float down the Ottawa River
  • Hear fascinating history and facts about the area from a bilingual guide
  • Experience the unique ‘amphibus,’ a hybrid land and water vehicle

What You Can Expect

Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

See Ottawa by Land and Water

Customer Reviews

Kathryn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great overview of Ottawa's historical and cultural sites. My husband and I took this tour the first day we were in Ottawa and it gave us a good orientation as to where the museums, etc. were, especially the National Gallery of Canada since that was the reason we were in Ottawa anyway. And the boat tour was a fun experience as we had never been on a transitional vehicle before. And the views from the river were gorgeous!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed our experience, would do it again in a heartbeat, very interesting.

Ramon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great! We enjoyed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016


Anne-Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a fabulous experience!! Great way to get to know the city by land and see before exploring the bits you want to see on foot. Great service great commentary...a must for first time visitors

Evgenii A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

highly recommended!

Ravindra J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A most excellent tour and well worth every cent. Bruno, the tour guide, explained all the sights with perfect timing, seamlessly switching from English to French and also interspersing his commentary with some humorous asides. The amphi-bus itself was very comfortable, with no extraneous engine noise and very stable in the water, with no uncomfortable roll. The 'Wow' moment, no doubt, was when the bus entered the water. Fortunately, the weather turned out to be perfect, resulting in crisp photos. Strongly recommended for all those who don't have the time to spare and wish to see the major sights in Ottawa in just over an hour.

Osmany B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


Shawna H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very informative and interesting with bus going in the water. I would recommend if you don't have much time to spend.

Theresa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was out of this world. The only problem was that there was so much noise one could not hear what the tour guide was saying. Maybe the front view windows need to be closed so that the noise from the engine would be less. I personally had no idea what the places were that were mentioned. Will surely do it again

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