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Rideau Canal Cruises

Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-317-3919
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Peaceful and relaxing cruise

We went on the very last cruise this season, and we're glad that we didn't miss it as it was a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Tour Cancelled (weather). Disappointing Customer Service to get Refund Processed

We were so looking forward to the boat tour on our 1st visit to the Tulip Festival. We waited in... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Essex, Vermont
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Our cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow's lake to the Ottawa River. Be surprised by the richness and historical landmarks that will offer our cruise!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7, Canada
+1 613-317-3919

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went on the very last cruise this season, and we're glad that we didn't miss it as it was a lovely peaceful and relaxing journey along the Rideau Canal. Don't expect to see dramatic or major sights on this cruise, but do enjoy seeing...More

Thank RetiredBritsAbroad
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We were so looking forward to the boat tour on our 1st visit to the Tulip Festival. We waited in blazing hot sun for over an hour only to be told the tour was cancelled due to strong winds. I followed all instructions from the...More

Thank Mbhjort
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great and friendly staff (who help up the ride for 5 minutes so my parents could get to our scheduled cruise), informative, and relaxing and quiet ride on the canal. Excellent activity for little kids (we had a 3 and a 5 year old), and...More

Thank Patti L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We did this tour after good reviews on TripAdvisor. It takes about an hour and a half and it was a nice little break from walking around town. The guide was very informative and fun but like other reviewers have said there wasn't much to...More

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

First of all, I have to mention that our guide was very enthusiastic, funny and a good story teller. However, there was not a lot to tell about, the channel is nice, but not interesting. The guide had to talk about random irrelevant details to...More

Thank Joost H
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I took this tour with 5 kids. 5 - 12 years old and we all enjoyed the tour. 😊 The Queen Elizabeth Drive(ship) is fully electric and is the only one of its kind in all of Canada. There are even solar panels running some...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I went on this trip expecting to float around on the Rideau Canal and hear boring stories narrated in a monotone voice for about an hour or so. Much to my surprise the guide (Brennan) was absolutely hilarious and made the tour very enjoyable. I...More

2  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This tour was an absolute delight from start to finish. The boat is spacious, clean and comfortable and the tour guide, Brennan was fantastic. He provided historical information on the many sites along the canal in an amusing and informative fashion. It was very relaxing...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Took the family on the Rideau Canal Cruise. Very comfortable ride - lovely and unique view of the city. Great information on the history.More

Thank cin0118
Emmanuelle R, General Manager at Rideau Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

HI there, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Rideau Canal Cruises. Your input, and the feedback from all of our clients is vitally important to us and we always want our clients expectations to be met on our tours. Again, thank...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I will first say that our tour guide was great, and the actual tour was relaxing and enjoyable. We went on a sunny afternoon and had a nice time out on the water sitting back and seeing the sites. However, our departure site was very...More

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