Jun 24, Jul 1, Aug 3, Sep 7, 2020
4 dates Only
4-hour Tours
@ 11AM

Lunch at Sandbar
Lunch at Sandbar
Price: $185.00
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This is by far our best tour, designed to give you the absolute finest experience. Building on our popular Weekend Afternoon tour, we designed this tour to let you see amazing sights along the Ottawa river AND experience the anchoring at a local sandbar only boaters can get to, where you can dip into the river AND also enjoy Ottawa’s best deli sandwiches and platter food – for a full 4 hours. This is truly how boating is meant to be enjoyed! Offered only 4 days in the summer, on holidays. Catch one of these, you’ll be happy you did!


  • You should be at the Marina Jacques Cartier AND ready to board 10 minutes before departure.
  • If you are late, departure time cannot be change to respect other guests on board in time and because of the fireworks’ time.
  • If you are late and the yacht departs without you, a refund cannot be provided.


  • board at the Marina Jacques Cartier
  • navigate west under Alexandria Bridge
  • to behind Parliament Hill for a stunning view of the Hill, Parliament Buildings, Chateau Laurier, and Rideau Canal Locks
  • turn east to pass under Alexandria Bridge and MacDonald-Cartier Bridge
  • short pause near the Rideau Falls
  • continue east until Upper Duck Island where we will drop anchor
  • an amazingly delicious, catered lunch is served
  • change in the cabin to put on bathing suit
  • step off the back ladder or jump off the bow, and cool off in the river, waist deep, the river bottom is all soft sand
  • raise anchor and navigate behind Parliament Hill a second time
  • return to disembark at the Marina Jacques Cartier

The sandbar at Upper Duck Island is like no other place on the Ottawa river, minutes from downtown, where only local boaters can go, and where you can you stand in the river on soft sand, hanging out under the sun with music and drink and friends or new acquaintances. There is really nothing like it.

what to bring~~~

  • Camera – for great photos, selfies & bragging rights
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Food & drinks you may want
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Food & drinks you may want

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