This package includes a 90 minute tour on the Ottawa River exploring Ottawa from a whole new perspective. Additionally, it includes a 90 minute tour of the Rideau Canal where you will discover Ottawa’s rich history.
The best way to see the national capital region since 1936!
Paul Duhamel, founder of Paul’s Boat Lines Limited started renting out canoes and rowboats at Hog’s Back in 1932. He founded this boat line in 1936 and began with guided tours on the Rideau River. The Rideau Canal tours started in 1949 and Ottawa River tours started in 1952.
Our Ottawa River cruise offers the finest views along the River. With departures from the Hull Marina in Jacques Cartier Park and the Ottawa Dock, located at the foot of the Ottawa Locks, this 1 1/2 hour tour is the most thorough tour available on the water.
The Paula D is ideal for an excursion. You have the opportunity to see the beautiful landscape of Ottawa, and relax and enjoy a nice cold beverage on the large upper deck. In addition, on the lower deck, our passengers will find our canteen and our bar (with permission to sell alcohol). The cruise offers a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was used long ago: as a highway to transport resources. You will also see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain.
In 2016, Rideau Canal Cruises began offering sightseeing cruises on the popular Rideau Canal. Visitors can discover the region, its history and rich cultural heritage while cruising on board a brand new electric vessel.
Our North America’s largest 100% electric passenger vessel is the only one of its kind.
The cruise on the Ottawa River departs daily from 2 locations.
The Hull Marina, 160 Laurier street, Gatineau, Qc (Google Map)
On the Gatineau, Quebec side of the Ottawa River, located in Jacques Cartier Park, adjacent to the Canadian Museum of History and the Alexandra bridge.
Please note that the Hull Marina (Gatineau) is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There is paid parking at this location.
* The 7:00 p.m. tours are available from June to September, upon availability.
The Ottawa Dock, 1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON (Google Map)
Located at the foot of the Ottawa Locks, between Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier Hotel.
* 12:15 p.m. (12:30 p.m.) Shortest cruise of the day.
* The 7:30 p.m. tours are available from June to September, upon availability.
1 Elgin st Ottawa, ON (Google Map)
Departures are on the National Art center side, below the Plaza Bridge (Rideau Street Bridge)
* The 12:00p.m. departure will depart from 1 Elgin st (NAC side) but drop off will be at 11 Colonel By Dr. (Westin Hotel).
* The 6:30 p.m. cruises are only available between June and September inclusively.
Happy Cruising! Season ending October 9th, 2022. Get Booking!
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