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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

  • Guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
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Travel across Ottawa’s land and water on this amphibus tour. You’ll learn about the history and architecture of Canada’s capital with a guide, who points out landmarks you might have missed on your own. After a tour of the charming streets, descend on the amphibious vehicle  into the Ottawa River for a rare view of the cityscape. Choose from multiple departure times to best suit your schedule.
What to Expect
The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibus and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau.

Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss.

Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibus descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks.

After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.
Reviews (228)
1 - 5 of 176 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Fun city tours!

The Amphibus was awesome! I don't know of any other tour bus that turns into a boat! If you are looking for a fun family activity, I would definitely recommend Lady Dive tours! Tours are bilingual in French and English. You get to see many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lb892018
Reviewed 5 October 2018
Ottawa bus/boat tour

Fun, interesting and informative. Being on the river gives you a whole new view of Ottawa and Gatineau. Would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean B
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Fun way to get the highlights

I was in Ottawa for business and had an afternoon to kill. Since I've never been to the city I wanted to see all the 'famous' sites. I was lucky enough to get a ticket on this last minute and hop on. It was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lissdawn
Reviewed 2 October 2018
1 if by land, 2 if by sea...

This was great. We've done the "Duck Boat" amphibious tour bus thing in other cities, and it never disappoints. A great way to get a feel for a new place, some history, some trivia, and some views from the water that are spectacular. Ottawa is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank UncleGup
Reviewed 25 September 2018
Rainy Boat Tour

What a lovely time I had on this tour. Caption Peter and Guide Marcel were great. Lots of great info was given, Marcel really knows his stuff about Ottawa. Caption Peter gave us a nice smooth ride on the river. I would totally go back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from NicholasR79 | Reviewed this property |
No sadly this one is not
5 September 2018|
Response from Michael C |
Approximately 55 minutes
5 September 2018|
Response from neilandsue2018 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 1 hour in duration.
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