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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Overview

See the sights in Canada’s Capital from the Ottawa River during this narrated tour onboard the Paula D. Look out at Canada’s Parliament Buildings from the river and snap photos of the spectacular city views. Marvel at the mix of natural beauty and modern, urban development while enjoying refreshments or cocktails from the boat’s canteen.
  • Sightseeing river cruise along the Ottawa River
  • Views of Ottawa landmarks and natural beauty
  • Narrated by a tour guide in French and English
  • Snack, drinks, and alcoholic beverages available from the boat’s canteen
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Hotel pick up & drop-off

Departure Point

1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6, Canada

THE OTTAWA DOCK - 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa Located at the foot of the Ottawa Locks, behind the Chateau Laurier Hotel, passed the Bytown Museum. Please walk along the left side of the Canal Locks. No close parking at this location.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

160 Rue Laurier, Gatineau, QC J8X 3W1, Canada

THE HULL MARINA Gatineau, Quebec side of the Ottawa River,  located in Jacques Cartier Park, adjacent to the Canadian Museum of History and the Interprovincial bridge. Please note that the Hull Marina (Gatineau) is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There is paid parking at this location.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 210 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ottawa Boat Cruise Inc.
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ottawa River Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Ottawa River Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa River Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Ottawa River Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa River Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ottawa River Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Ottawa River Tour.

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  • "It’s a nice way to view the city from the river and relax at the same time." See review

Reviews

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253 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-3
Nice leisurely ride but taking too much time waiting around.
Yvette_S
, Oct 2021
Seeing the Prime Ministers house. Seeing nice views of the fall colours of the trees. Waited for passsengers to board from Gatineau for a long time. Didn’t like the part of picking up & dropping off other passengers. Half an hour was taken out of our one and half tour picking up and dropping off Gatineau passengers.
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star-4
A lovely way to spend an hour and a half
Rudy_S
, Oct 2021
The very knowledgeable guide. The amazing sceneries, especially of the Rideau Falls. The beauty of the landscape.
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star-4
Lovely evening views of...
Karleen_K
, Oct 2021
Lovely evening views of both sides of the river , and great information from friendly, informed guides.
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star-3
Not worth planning around.
Herb_E
, Oct 2021
Boat was late. Actually trip is less than 1 hour. There are a few things worth seeing from water, but much of what is highlighted is "meh" and can barely find what it is. If you have a couple of hours to kill sure, but from. Y perspective don't bother making room for it.
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star-4
Our guide was...
Marcia_V
, Oct 2021
Our guide was knowledgeable & entertaining. Very relaxing. Best to do when the weather is nice. Best view is from the right hand side of boat.
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star-3
Good - if the weather is agreeable
JOHN_M
, Oct 2021
This was a nice supplement to the hop-on, hop-off experience because we got to see some of the buildings that were concealed by trees. The boat spent more time away from the downtown area so there are only a few minutes to get pictures of the skyline.
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star-5
The lady who introduce...
Ella_T
, Oct 2021
The lady who introduce during the whole tour is a great guide. I just forget her name, sounds like start with A...
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Boat tour
Viktoriya_Z
, Oct 2021
Very good tour, worth the money we spent and more. The tour guide spoke both languages that makes it slightly confusing, she changed from English to French too fast. Otherwise it’s excellent experience.
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star-1
Not allowed in boat
Valeria_B
, Sep 2021
Was not allowed on tour because did not have vaccination card with us. The Viator website ticket info did not indicate this was required. The operator said they had told Viator to update website. Not clear if I will get refund.
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star-3
Disappointed
Peter_S
, Sep 2021
The boat was late by 2:30 we left Quebec loading area and were back there by 3;30 not much for a 1.5 hour cruise very disappointed!! Sites were ok the guide was nice and frienfly
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