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“A wonderful start to our Montreal Trip!”
Review of Le Petit Navire

Le Petit Navire
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Charlottesville
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A wonderful start to our Montreal Trip!”
Reviewed 27 July 2012

My wife and I took out two daughters (18/22 years) for an early July trip and after many emails with Le Petit Navire and choose this boat to see the fireworks. It was what I like in a trip. Lines small. The owner and his kids working hard. Comfortable. Peaceful. Small boats without tons of people, noisy engines or chaos. It was quiet and peaceful.

We ordered a nice bottle of wine on the dock and it was served on the boat with great litle racks that held the wine glasses without spillage.

No fuss or muss. The accents were strong but I kinda liked this as we were looking for a small touch of Europe on our short time out.

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Eco-friendly tour”
Reviewed 9 November 2011

While sitting on a patio, looking through a stack of tourist brochures I grabbed on the way out of our hotel I came across one tour that looked interesting. It was a tour of the St. Lawrence river on a tiny electric powered boat. Having been on other river tours in other cities I was hesitant to book with a large boat, they tend to be crowded and you spend more time in line for drinks than actually looking at the scenery. The tickets were very inexpensive, around $20 per person. The boat itself held about a dozen tourists, the Capitan and the tour operator. The seats were comfortable and there were tables in the middle. The tour operator gave a running commentary as we toured around the old port of Montreal, she was very knowledgeable. There were many excellent photo opportunities throughout the trip. My favorite part was when we ventured out of the calm water of the port into the open current of the river. The river is very fast and the ride got exciting, but not at any point unsafe or too rough. There is no food or drinks offered on this tour but you can bring your own, including beer. At the tours end we were told that the boat was electric powered and used less power than a couple of hair dryers.

Visited October 2011
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Nice ride but poor captain-guide”
Reviewed 1 September 2011

This is a nice boat tour to hear about the city. The price is fair and the lenght of the tour is good. The boat is fun. The stats mentionned by the guide are interesting. However , we did not like two aspects: (1) the English of the captain-tour-guide is very poor; his pronounciation is far from ideal; (2) he adds way too many side comments in French about his personal views about politics and the state of the city. This is coming out as very unprofessional and he talks down against the city way too much. The captain-guide comes across as someone who has done this for way too long and is blazé.

Visited July 2011
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