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Capital Cruises

The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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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” (8 reviews)
“fun cruise” (2 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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"fun cruise"
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"friendly crew"
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"boat ride"
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"tour guide"
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"rideau falls"
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"parliament hill"
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"lots of fun"
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"ottawa river"
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"captain"
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"commentary"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the ticket counter to the staff on the ship to the tour guide, everyone was pleasant, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. Even the history buff in our group was surprised to learn some things. We loved our adventure, and will recommend it highly!

Thank Heather N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great trip down the Ottawa River before the fireworks on Canada Day, and had a great view of the show... Other than the extreme heat that weekend, the cruise was great!

Thank N8792OUchristiang
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

'The best seats in the house' if you love fireworks, are from this boat with an open top deck. It was a sweltering record breaking hot day and the snack selection included Freezy bars which sold out fast. An unexpected bonus was a wonderful musician...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can not say enough good things about this cruise . staff is very friendly and welcoming . extremely professional. Our Captain , Captain Logan was so kind and friendly even posed for a picture . Evan was our narrator and she was on point...More

Thank Heather W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my husband, his parents with limited mobility, and his aunt. The staff were so kind, informative and friendly. The boat was immaculate and the washroom could not have been better kept. Only issue but not a complaint was they didn't have any...More

Thank Pat E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kelly-Lee R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

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

Thank andrejso
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

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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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