I was interested in taking a boat tour on day 1 of our trip in May. I see that there are a lot of options and one of the most popular was the Bateaux Mouches and Bateaux Parisiens. I understand that the BM offers dinner...but do they also offer just the cruise portion if I was not interested in dining there? Any opinions on why you would prefer one over the other? Also, if you have any other recommendations I would appreciate it.
Is this something that would need to be purchased in advance or could we walk up to where the boats are and purchase tickets then? I assume this would vary depending on whether or not you decide to go on a boat with dining options.