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Capital Cruises

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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-8811
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The boat trip is a great way to see Ottawa from a different perspective. From the back-side of Parliament Hill, to the U. S. Embassy and the Prime Minister's home and a beautiful waterfall. The loading spot is conveniently located at the bottom of Parliament...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to see a lot of the city while not having to walk a step. The tour is guided and you learn a lot about the Rideau canal, many of the government building, and other special spots along the river. You get a...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tour guide well spoken and clear what made trip even more pleasant. In a rather short time a lot of places where shown.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour has been guided by a guy who was well prepared and could also answer unforeseen questions. Tour lastet about 1 Hour. I would definitely recommend to join this Cruise!

Thank Ehndie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening cruise on the Ottawa River with Capital Cruises. Enjoyed a warm welcome and interesting conversation about Ottawa with the ticket collector while waiting for departure, and an informative and entertaining talk by the guide on board. I would definitely recommend...More

Thank HistorybuffCA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a family run business and it was brilliant. Very informative, the guide had a great sense of humor, very comfortable cruise, most relaxing and one of the best ways to see Ottawa from the water. Great value for money.

Thank FrequentFlier813384
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour! Andrew was a lovely guide offering interesting insight into the Ottawa river and the many buildings and sights that border it. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Erik Z
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I have been on this cruise several times with family, friends and my partner. It is definitely a great way to see many key sites in Ottawa at the same time as learning your local history.

Thank JassyD2
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I received a cruise for my birthday. I have always wanted to go, but it's one of those things that you only do if you're visiting another city. I suggest going even if you've lived in the Ottawa area your whole life. The ship was...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice cruise on the Ottawa River. Didn't know there was waterfalls there until we were on the water. Could sit outside on upper level or inside (have set up for wheelchairs and walkers which is good). Even got to use my CAA for a discount-...More

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June 4, 2018|
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!
Ace J
June 1, 2018|
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).
May 21, 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.