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Capital Cruises

The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“top deck” (7 reviews)
“awesome night” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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"fireworks cruise"
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"top deck"
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"awesome night"
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"fun cruise"
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"friendly crew"
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"great sightseeing"
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"boat trip"
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"tour guide"
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"rideau falls"
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"lots of fun"
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"parliament hill"
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"ottawa river"
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Reviewed yesterday

I love boat cruises..this is a good one. start in Gatineau boarded and away we went...was able to see Parliament Hill from the river side, great view when lite up..It was a pleasant evening and the boat was great

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively short -- an hour or so -- boat ride along the Ottawa River between Ottawa on the Ontario side, and Gatineau/Hull on the Quebec side. There is nothing spectacular there -- but, the perspective from the boat is novel and some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful sights, amazing guide (bilingual), very well maintained vessel. They also give certificate to kids for driving the boat. How cool is that!

Thank Yogita R
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Andrew W, Manager at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello We appreciate your comments! We try our best to give everyone a good experience! Charlene

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Easy to find and sail around the two main attractions (waterfall and Parliament Hill) and a little further out. A little more than an hour and with a guide telling about what you see I think this is a must when visiting the city.

1  Thank Jens Peter O
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We took this tour with most of our Northeast Canada bust trip. It was just ok. Our on board guide gave us nonstop memorized historical information, most of which was just too much. I would have preferred less and more highlights. I also would prefer...More

4  Thank JohnandPam
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We decided to try this cruise as we had family visiting from overseas. My recommendation is to go on a sunny day. The history was interesting and the nature beautiful. The kids enjoyed the boat ride. Only negative is that access to the docks is...More

1  Thank kidtripping
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Seeing some of the key city sites from the river adds another viewing option after seeing these buildings from street level A small waterfall provides another highlight to the 1 hour tour on the river

Thank Shane n
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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dpanke
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. Our evening cruises will start June 30. Check out our website (TripAdvisor won't let us put the url here) and see the pages for Rock the River or Sunday Sunset. Hope he has an excellent birthday!
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Ace J
June 1, 2018|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. Yes, we operate 7 days a week from Victoria Day until Labour Day. You can find the departure schedule on our website (unfortunately TripAdvisor doesn't let us post the link).
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Harp78
May 21, 2017|
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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.
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