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Ottawa River Tour provided by Paul's Boat Lines

Ottawa River Tour
4.5
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£19.52
per adult
Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
210
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    210
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Our Ottawa River tour offers the finest views along the Ottawa River. This 1 1/2 hour tour is the most thorough tour available on the water. Departures from the Hull Marina in Jacques Cartier Park, and the Ottawa Dock at the foot of the Ottawa Locks. Both tours have live bilingual commentaries.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60236P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bilingual commentaries
  • Entry/Admission - Paul's Boat Lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 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.
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 210 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bilingual commentaries
  • Entry/Admission - Paul's Boat Lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick up & drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
  • 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.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 210 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Aug 2021
A note from Ottawa River Tour
When boarding one of Ottawa Boat Cruises there will be changes implemented to our operations following the Public Health Agency of Canada's recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you aboard this year! Contact us if you have any questions!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Paul's Boat Lines
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    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.
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    Pass by
    National Gallery of Canada
    Nepean Point
    Canadian Museum of History
    Supreme Court of Canada
    Parliament Hill and Buildings
    Royal Canadian Mint
    Rideau Falls
    Prime Minister's Official Residence
    Rockcliffe Park Pavillion
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Alexandra C
1 contribution
Thank you Sandy for being a great tour guide. She was kind, knowledgeable and entertaining! I would definitely return!
Written 9 October 2021
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wildcolours62
Calgary, Canada27 contributions
I felt very unsafe in this boat - rules, cleanliness, etc. Cruise was offered for 90 minutes but the boat left 10 minutes late, drove to Hull to pick up more passenger & finally started tour 30 minutes later! WOW. Tour was only 60 minutes & not impressed with the commentary especially from the person behind the wheel.  I would NOT recommend this tour at all. 
Written 6 October 2021
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Irina S
1 contribution
The veiws were great, but information non useful and not organized. Would be great to hear interesting highlights of the places
Written 15 September 2021
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Sandra K
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada29 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Beautiful sunny breezy fall day and perfect for the river. The kind of of activity suitable for your kids and taking the grandparents . Brennan and crew great job
Written 12 September 2021
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Lindsay B
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Very disappointing. The boat came 30 min late. Everyone was waiting and a guy shows up and starts to check everyone in and there is still no boat. He argues with the customers saying it leaves at 4 but everyone’s ticket says 330. He says it’s a one hour tour even though the ticket says 1.5 hours. Then we get on the boat and it’s dirty. The bathroom was disgusting. The staff member Brennan that is doing the tour was so rude and made fun of customers thinking it was a joke. The only positive was the bartender Magnus. He was the only staff member that HD good customer service. Not worth the money. Take the water taxi for way less and then you don’t have to deal with the rude staff and you see the same stuff.
Written 12 September 2021
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Sightsee672522
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
Taya was a great host. The experience was easy. The tour was informative and I had a great time. Will try the canal next time.
Written 11 September 2021
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Jess P
London, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Melodie was an excellent tour guide! Lots of information about local landmarks and also a good sense of humour! Would definitely recommend!
Written 10 September 2021
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KHarrington54
Oakville, Canada278 contributions
We took a lovely tour on the Ottawa River in September. Fabulous views of the historic buildings along the river on both sides - our on board tour guide (Jayce) was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We were fortunate enough to get perfect weather for our cruise so all good!
Written 8 September 2021
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Danish K
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Family
I'm in love. 💕, Site amoung the skies, woods as old as age, city owned to it's potential, where have I been, memories to be seen
Written 5 September 2021
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JeremV
Paris, France27 contributions
No mask wearing enforcement. A year and a half into a worldwide pandemic, it’s a shame. People are not wearing masks at their seat or while walking around. Worst is my tax paid for the time they closed
Written 5 September 2021
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Alan T
Alan T
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Terrible
We booked the tour 1 week beforehand. When we arrived there was no boat, no signs and no-one around. When we got
Dave T
Dave T
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Good Historical Tour
This was a very interesting tour with lots of history about the canal and the sites along it. The guide was very g
Vaishali V
Vaishali V
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Not worth it
It was not as interesting as we had expected. The guide talked a lot and told us to stop talking and listen to him
ZhenyiL12
ZhenyiL12
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Terrible sales representative
I am leaving a review on Ottawa Boat Cruise my family took on Aug 26, 2021. The cruise trip matched our expectation
normad956
normad956
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Parking lot Issue
We took the cruise last weekend from the Hull dock. The cruise itself was good, the guide was hilarious and this w
Raymanb1971
Raymanb1971
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Relaxing Cruise Along he Canal
This was a very relaxing cruise along the Canal which was very scenic. The guide was very informative and kept us
jacknguyentuan
jacknguyentuan
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Thanks Brennan
His guide completely blew my mind. Hilarious (without the cringe) and informative. Excellenct price for a tour guid
gabdarv
gabdarv
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Funny and relaxing !!
The tour was really nice, our guide Rose was both really funny and interesting. She managed to point out most of th
Heather F
Heather F
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Canal Cruise is Informative and Funny...Once You Find the Dock
Informative and funny. It was well worth the price. WARNING: the dock does not indicate that its Paul's Boat Lines
WinHo21
WinHo21
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Brennen is the best tour guide ever!
Brennen our tour guide is the best! His introduction to all the scenes are informative as well as funny! He cares
M5241NPmartins
M5241NPmartins
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The Brennan show is 5 stars!!!
We can recommend this cruise 100%! Brennan was funny and so entertaining. He made 90 mins feel like 20mins. We prom
andrewmZ1054IB
andrewmZ1054IB
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Great Ride of the River
Went with the family on this leisurely boat trip. Staff was polite and friendly. Our tour guide - Kat - was extrem
LegoDad77
LegoDad77
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Awesome
We got on in Hull, then set sail along the Ottawa River, we found the hostess knowledgeable and insightful. I rec
707sharin
707sharin
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Watch out for the eel!
Very entertaining sightseeing tour!! I agree with other posts in that the entry to the tour is VERY difficult to fi
965tarat
965tarat
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Very professional staff
Brennan was an amazing guide. The staff were very professional and handled a difficult customer situation professio
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