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Availability : May - October
A choice of 3 private charter boats
Max People : 90 - 350
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Private Party Venue in the Centre of Ottawa

We all enjoy a good celebration with family and friends. To make the celebration extra special, why not choose a unique and memorable event venue?

Ottawa Boat Cruise is Ottawa’s only cruise company that specializes exclusively in private charters. You, your family and friends can celebrate in style aboard your private charter boat as you sail along the Ottawa River past many famous landmarks of the National Capital. We have ample free parking at the quayside and your choice of two charter boats. Just think of us as your private floating banquet hall!

Some Private Party Event Ideas

We hold private parties for all kinds of celebrations including:

  • Birthdays
  • Wedding anniversaries
  • Bar Mitzvahs
  • Bachelorette and bachelor parties
  • Retirements
  • Teachers’ socials
  • Speed dating events
  • Casino night (table linen are available)
  • Student parties
After-prom parties

Ottawa Boat Cruise is a favourite After-Prom party venue for all student age groups. We host After-Prom parties for graduates from college, high school and junior school. If your guests include under 18’s, we use a wrist-band system to make sure that alcoholic beverages are consumed only by the over 18 year-olds.

Let our Event Coordinators help you organise a safe and secure After-Prom Party that will be enjoyed by everyone.

Planning your private party

You want your family, friends and colleagues to have a great party. But if you are tasked with the organisation, it can be a bit of a headache. But, with Ottawa Boat Cruise, you will work with one of our Event Organisers. He or she will help you plan your event down to the last detail. They can advise you on seating arrangements, food choices and entertainment, making your party planning a breeze.

Then, on the day of your event, you will have a dedicated Event Manager on hand to deal with any last-minute issues. Our managers have been know to fix any problem from helping to solve a parking issue to locating a broom stick so the guests could enjoy an impromptu limbo dance!

Check out our wide selection of on-board catering choices to decide what kind of food you would like served at your event. You guests can enjoy sushi, hot or cold hors d’oeuvres or a full 3-course meal. You can even choose to hold a barbecue on the quayside before or after your cruise.

If you’d like your party on a specific date and time, hurry and reserve your boat now! You will have up to 7 days to guarantee your preferred boat and schedule. Call our office at 819 246 3855 or send us an email at – julia@ottawaboatcruise.com & we’ll get back to you at the earliest. 

If you’d like to learn more, tell us your party plans and one of our Event Coordinators will get back to you to discuss your special event. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Hors d'oeuvres


• Beef Tartar = $5.20
• Avocado herbed cream cheese with smoked salmon and roasted red pepper on crisp baguette = $3.90
• Gazpacho shots with crab and garlic pesto = $3.90
• Foie gras torchon with pear, Vidal onion and calvados jam topped with toasted pecans. = $5.20
• Smoked salmon slaw with celery root, sesame and wasabi aioli served on crispy wontons = $3.90
• Mixed Greek olive tapenade with roasted red peppers and feta = $3.90
• Thousand island shrimp salad in phyllo cups = $3.90
• Caprese salad skewers with aged balsamic glazed and fresh basil = $3.90
• Scallop ceviche with green apples and fennel = $5.20
• Twice smoked bacon, herbed cream cheese and wilted spinach canapes = $3.90
• Duck confit with apple chutney topped with pork rinds = $5.20
• Chicken Mediterranean bites with cherry tomatoes, capers, onions and feta = $3.90
• Heirloom tomato bruschetta with aged balsamic fresh basil and feta = $3.90
• Fresh yellow fin tuna tataki with enoki mushrooms and wasabi aioli = $5.20
• Smoked salmon, crepes with dill and chive cream = $5.20
• Salmon tartar with mango and Thai chilies = $5.20
• Speck ham wrapped asparagus with curry aioli = $3.90
• Curry chicken salad with toasted peanuts raisons and cilantro on toasted naan bread = $3.90


• Boconcini stuffed veal meatballs with chimichurri sauce = $5.20
• Spinach and feta spanakopita = $3.90
• Asian pork stuffed won-tons = $3.90
• Curry chicken satays with peanut sauce = $3.90
• Beef satays with walnut pesto and beer aioli = $5.20
• Stuffed mushrooms with spinach artichokes and cream cheese = $3.90
• Mini stuffed baked potatoes with truffle oil and parm = $3.90
• Lamb kofta with cilantro and tandoori yogurt = $5.20
• Baked peaches wrapped with prosciutto sharp cheese and honey drizzle = $3.90
• Bison sliders with pickled onions and brie = $6.50
• Vietnamese spring rolls with sweet chili sauce (Hot or Cold) = $3.90
• Mini grilled cheese with smoke Gouda, pancetta, green apples and roasted tomato aioli. = $5.20

Taco Bar

Taco bar *$9.25/per taco (Will come with the following).

• Grilled teriyaki steak strips
• Garlic chorizo sausage
• Chili and lime sliced chicken

Vegetarian options upon request:
• Vegetarian ground tofu
• Sautéed vegetables
• Stewed black beans

• Hot sauce
• Pico de gallo
• Avocado crema
• Sour cream
• Pineapple salsa mild
• Grilled corn salsa mild

• Lettuce
• Onions
• Radish
• Cheese
• Tomatoes
• Pickled onions
• Pickled Jalapeños
• Red cabbage

*Choice of Hard or Soft Tacos

Boards and Platters

Harvest chacuterie board – $16.60 per person.
European smoked meats, marinated vegetables, olives, fresh fruit, mixed nuts, artisan breads
and assorted cheeses.

Cheddar platter – $10.40 per person
Variety of locally sourced cheddar.

Fruit platter – $13.00 per person
An assortment of seasonal fresh fruit.

Vegetable platter – $10.40 per person
Assorted fresh crisp garden vegetables with house dip

Cold Buffets

Option #1 = $31.20 /Per person
• Traditional baby red potato salad with creamy Dijon dressing
• Crisp green salad with our signature balsamic dressing
• Pasta salad
• Vegetable platter with dip
• Cold cut sandwiches on artisan bread
• Assorted pasties

Option #2 = $36.40 /Per person
• Caprese pasta salad with heirloom tomatoes, boconcini cheese, basil pesto and fresh lemon dressing
• Roasted baby red potato salad with lardons and capers
• Artisan garden salad with crisp greens, assorted vegetable and our house made dressing
• Assorted cold cut sandwiches
• Cheddar cheese platter
• Assorted pastries

Option #3 = $30.45 /Per person
• Mixed beet salad with local goat cheese, sprouts, heirloom tomatoes and honey Dijon vinaigrette
• Caprese pasta salad with tomatoes, boconcini cheese, basil pesto and fresh lemon and herb dressing
• Fresh kale Cesar salad w/crisp parmesan chips, lardon and crunchy capers in a creamy garlic dressing
• Assorted artisan sandwiches with mixed meats
• Cold cut meats and cheese platter
• Assorted pastries

Hot Buffets

Option #1 = $46.80/Per person
• Assorted Artisan breads and butter
• Artisan salad with crisp baby greens, seasonal vegetables, sprouts and Dijon maple vinaigrette
• Homemade creamy mac and cheese casserole
• Vichy carrots with fresh mint
• Smooth garlic and truffle mashed potatoes
• Chicken Florentine
• Assorted pastries
• Coffee and tea

Option #2 = $49.40/Per person
• Assorted artisan bread with butter
• Caprese pasta salad with heirloom tomatoes, boconcini cheese, basil pesto and fresh lemon dressing
• Spinach and bean sprout salad with toasted peanuts and soy, ginger vinaigrette
• Baked corn and roasted red pepper casserole with kale artichokes and Brussel sprouts
• Truffle mashed potatoes with smoked salt
• Roasted pork loin with pear, panko and chorizo sausage served with curry tarragon sauce
• Baked chicken thighs in a roasted red pepper sauce
• Assorted pastries
• Coffee and tea
[Substitute chicken or pork meal for fish alternative (in a creamy dill sauce)]

Option #3 = $58.50/Per person
• Assorted artisan bread with butter
• Crisp kale salad with prosciutto chips, shaved parmesan and roasted garlic dressing
• AAA Reserve slow cooked prime rib
• Au Jus, grainy Dijon mustard and horseradish sides
• Yorkshire pudding
• Loaded Monte Carlo twice baked potatoes
• Bacon wrapped vegetable bundles
• Assorted pastries
• Coffee and tea

Option#4 = $72.80/Per person
• Assorted artisan bread with butter
• Chateaubriand with sauce chasseur
• Chicken supreme with wild mushroom and roasted garlic cream sauce
• Assorted cured meat and cheese platter
• Baby kale and romaine salad with TGWT dressing, herbed croutons, crispy double smoked bacon shaved parmesan and fried capers.
• Beet salad with spinach, boursin and honey vinaigrette
• Assorted roasted vegetable
• Roasted baby potatoes with truffle oil and parmesan cheese.
• Assorted pastries
• Coffee and tea

(Tax and gratuities not included in prices)

À la carte

Option #1 = $52.00/Per person
• Assorted bread and whipped butter
• Cream of potato and leek soup
• Prosciutto wrapped chicken supreme with a sage cream sauce bacon wrapped vegetable bundles and truffle mashed potatoes.
• Brownie with Bailey’s and chocolate mousse
• Coffee and tea station

Option #2 = $62.40/Per person
• Assorted bread and whipped butter
• Tri color beet salad with honey, sprouts, roasted walnuts and citrus vinaigrette
• Braised beef short ribs with seared Cipollini onions, wild mushroom served with roasted baby carrots, roasted potato medley and finished with a rich demi-glace.
• Chocolate truffle mousse cake with vanilla bourbon caramel
• Coffee and tea station

Option #3 = $53.65/Per person
• Assorted breads and whipped butter
• Summer Caprese salad with fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes and aged balsamic dressing
• Slow roasted AAA beef tenderloin cut into 6oz portions and served with maple goat cheese sweet potato pure and a side of asparagus
• Crème brûlée
• Coffee and tea station

Price breakdown service fee: (minimum 5 hours @ $20.00 per hour)
*Number of serving staff will be determined by the number of people in the group – Gratuities are set @ standard 18%

Brunch Buffet

Brunch buffet Option 1 = $35.10/Per person
• Egg frittata
• Baked oatmeal
• Home fries
• Bacon
• Sausage
• Fruit salad
• Bread with spreads
• Assorted juices and milk
• Coffee and tea

Brunch buffet Option 2 = $41.60/Per person
• Baked Oatmeal
• Egg Frittata
• Home fries
• Yogurt Parfait
• Waffles
• Bacon
• Ham
• Sausage
• Bread with spreads
• Assorted juices and milk
• Coffee and tea

(** Price includes plates, cutlery, cups (coffee), paper napkins, and plastic cups | Linens extra, Plus applicable tax)

Notes = Taxes , Gratuities & Service Fees

*Taxes and gratuities are not included
• Taxes are set at 13%
• Gratuities are set at 18%
• Service fee will be charged on all hot served items
• Service fee is set at $22.00/hour for a minimum of 5 hours.
• Gratuities will be charged on all menu options

Service fee breakdown

Hors d’oeuvre rates
• 30-50ppl = 2 servers
• 50-100ppl = 3 servers
• 100-150ppl = 4 servers
• 150-200ppl = 5 servers

Service buffet rates
• 30-50ppl = 1 servers
• 50-100ppl= 2 servers
• 100-150ppl= 3 servers
• 150-200ppl= 4-6 servers

Service plated rates
• 30-50ppl = 2 servers
• 50-100ppl = 3-4 servers
• 100-150ppl = 4-5 servers
• 150-200ppl = 6-8 servers

*Custom canal menu options can be set up based on number of guests and budget
*Custom menus are available to accommodate the required budget.

Signature Event and Party Boats

Ottawa Boat Cruise offers a choice of three private charter boats for your private party. All cruise boats provide a versatile space that can be arranged to your chosen floor plan.

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Paul's Boat Line

Join us on the Paula D for a memorable evening, as we transport you and your guests to a place where delicious cuisine, attentive service and spectacular Ottawa Rivers views create an event like no other.

Queen Elizabeth Dr.

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