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Rideau Canal Cruise

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Ottawa, Canada

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 9 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

The Rideau Canal links Canada’s capital—Ottawa—with majestic Lake Ontario. On this tour, cruise in comfort along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed waterway and admire sweeping views over top attractions including the Canadian Museum of Nature, Château Laurier, Dow’s Lake, and the National Arts Centre. Along the way, listen as your guide sheds light on centuries of colorful Canadian history.
  • Rideau Canal cruise in Ottawa, with live commentary
  • Cruise along the UNESCO–listed Rideau Canal with your guide
  • Uninterrupted views over canal-side sites of interest including Château Laurier and Dow’s Lake
  • Gain insight into Ottawa’s rich history and heritage
Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P, Canada
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Audio guide available for download in Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 95 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ottawa Boat Cruise Inc.

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rideau Canal Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rideau Canal Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Rideau Canal Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rideau Canal Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rideau Canal Cruise?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Rideau Canal Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rideau Canal Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 95 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rideau Canal Cruise.

Traveler Tips


  • "Both packed with info but not a lot of views worth while - for that take a bike - close up easier to see the buildings and their historic details." See review
  • "Hard to find but the entrances are near the Château Laurier" See review

Reviews

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Ottawa Getaway
Susan_F
, Sep 2020
The Rideau Canal tour was really scenic and our Guide was very informative and entertaining. It was for 90 Minutes.
star-5
the gentle man and what i stated above
johnogrady
, Sep 2020
Saturday 4:30 pm trip was fun .If it was not for the gentleman on the microphone it would of been a boring trip. He added flare and historical facts and a little fiction to punch up the experience .What ever you are paying him it is clearly not enough
star-5
Rideau Canal Cruise
Larry_G1
, Sep 2020
We found the whole experience quite entertaining and would encourage anyone interested in the Canal Cruise to book early. No concerns adhering to safely protocol. The Guide was informative and amusing in the very best of ways. The captain was awesome as well.
star-5
calm, relaxing boat ride
Luca_C
, Sep 2020
Calm relaxing boat ride along the Rideau Canal. The buildings along the canal have interesting stories associated with them. Highly recommended.
star-5
Beautiful ❗ 🤩 🤩
Rafael
, Sep 2020
Absolutely nice ‼️‼️‼️ All the way is beautiful, houses 🏘, gardens and buildings, but the best is Terry, the hoster ❗❗❗ Thank you for a great experience, we are now in love with Ottawa, ‼️‼️😍😍😍
star-1
Terrible
Marie_M
, Sep 2020
Still waiting for my refund when we got to the address listed we could not find anyone to guide as where we were going and all door were locked . We tried to contact the number on the website and the person I spoke too couldn’t reach the local people we drove in circles and decided to cancel. Still waiting for my refund and haven’t heard anything from anyone
star-1
Worst
Bhargav_P
, Aug 2020
So poor management, never accept calls , improper guidelines, not value for money, just a ride guide person explains good.
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Average
Chitwan_S
, Aug 2020
Boat blocks view... Half of the seats face back side, its very irritating... suggestion: arrive atleast 30 mins prior departure time if you want seats facing front... Its unfair though as everyone is not getting good view...
star-5
😊
Ivan
, Aug 2020
Excellent experience! All the staff are friendly and courteous. We loved the music played on the trip going nack to the dock! 😊
star-5
Rideau Canal Cruise
Mark_B
, Aug 2020
Very pleased with this cruise. Kids enjoyed it. They took social distancing very seriously and we appreciated that.

Product code: 60236P2

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