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DISCOVER OTTAWA ON BOARD THE QUEEN ELIZABETH DR. NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST CERTIFIED 100% ELECTRIC PASSENGER BOAT. Our cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow's lake to the Ottawa River. Be surprised by the richness and...more
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was a great way of spending a rainy late afternoon/early evening. It was interesting to listen to the story of how the canal was built - the trials and triumphs over nature and other challenges.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank aprilledawn
Reviewed October 28, 2018

What could have been an enjoyable boat tour was hijacked by overly theatrical tour guides. They did a great job keeping the kids entertained but that seemed to be the only focus. Five minutes in I instantly regretted booking this and also regretted asking another...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sneakyright
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very entertaining tour guide with humorous, sometimes far-fetched, stories. Great fun while slowly cruising the old Rideau Canal through the beautiful riverside parks in Ottawa

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob T
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The Rideau canal cruise meanders down the canal through downtown Ottawa and through residential parts of Ottawa. You see walking trails, bike paths, residential homes, lands down park. The commentary was fun and enjoyable. The river cruise would be more interesting

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank haileythegolden
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The most unpleasant part of the tour was trying to find where it launched. I would guess that in high season signage is better. After the boat arrived and we boarded it was a wonderful experience. The boat was not crowded so we had our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John A. G
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Not sure about the spelling of the tour guide's name, but there is no mistake about how entertaining he made the tour. He is the best tour guide I have experienced. Not only was he informative, he was also very funny. I'm sure he has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Traveler2AM
Reviewed September 6, 2018

There is a ton of cultural activities to experience in Ottawa. I never thought about doing a cruise on the Rideau Canal, but it was actually a unique way to view the city from another perspective. Rideau Canal Cruises invite you to travel back in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
13  Thank kelledstyle
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived early to get a good seat after being seated where we wanted to be realizing they were overbooked we were told someone had reserved our seats this was just to squeeze more on this made us sit in less than good viewing seats...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Went to Ottawa for some work and decided to take the cruise impromptu. One of the best cruises ever done. The guide was amazing. Even after a full day of 5 tours he as brimming with energy and cracking jokes. Very lively and entertaining cruise....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vishal s
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I did the canal and river cruise as a combo for 47 cad. Although the routes were not that wow , the guide on the canal cruise made his best to make it enjoyable, he deserves credit for this. The river cruise i think it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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