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Capital Cruises

The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-8811
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Ottawa River Historic Sightseeing Cruise
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Capital Cruises and the Empress of Ottawa invite you to cruise the Ottawa River. Daily sightseeing tours with full live commentary, and evening cocktail cruises complete with live music await you.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-8811

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The major downside of the cruise is that the person providing the commentary was not familiar with the script and did not speak good English.

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Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Cruise is just down from Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau. Limited parking down by the dock. Parking available around the Park. There is a commentator who describes the history and all the buildings on both sides of the river. Best to get on the top...More

Thank 454debbieg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best weather today for this boat tour. It left and returned on time. It was very smooth sailing down the river. The captain eased very close to the falls. Bilingual commentaries were informative and interesting.We got a good deal with Groupon. Worth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful afternoon on the river!! Started on the beautiful top deck and when it got a little warm were able to move downstairs to a cooler one. The tour guide, Andrew, was phenomenal! Very informative and enjoyed answering the guests questions along they. Would...More

Thank Mattmcintyre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderfully guided tour. Staff was pleasant and very informative! I would recommend this voyage to anyone looking for a little history of Ottawa and area!

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Thank lizG4538AU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the sunset cocktail cruise as a present from friends. Turned out to be a really nice tour on the Ottawa river. You will see the Major sights like parliament, the locks, rideau falls and a short excursion to Gatinau. Cocktails and beer where...More

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Thank Holger B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the weather was a little overcast the cruise was great. The host was nice and spoke well in English and French. We especially enjoyed coming close to the fall.

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Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great! Beautiful views. Very pleasant live music for most of the trip. 3 decks to sit on - one outdoor, two indoor. Washrooms fine. Snack bar and alcohol available for purchase. Own snacks allowed. This is an entertainment cruise not a sightseeing one...More

Thank Ivona_Kolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it fun and informative. We only had one complaint and that was being asked to 'tip' at the end. Didn't seem appropriate - we got what we paid for, a tour with info guide. We did tip at bar where we purchased cold Cokes.

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Thank Liddy24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 18 of us took the evening cruise to celebrate a military reunion. We all had a tremendous and memorable evening. Most of us danced the night away as the music was excellent too!

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Thank Marlene M
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Questions & Answers
21 May 2017|
Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Hello! At this time the Ottawa dock is flooded. We will resume service at this location once the water levels have returned to normal. In the mean time, a full schedule and cruise information can be found on our website.
Thomas B
7 September 2016|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Yes, Capital Cruises will be operating until the Thanksgiving long weekend. Please check out the website for the schedule.
28 August 2015|
Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our sightseeing tours are approximately 75 minutes and include 55 minutes of sightseeing. You can find details about our sightseeing tours on our website under the Sightseeing section.