Meet our Crew

Our professional crew anticipate requests, and continually look for ways to build on the exceptional 5-star reputation we have come to enjoy. We will take great care of you so you can fully submerse yourself in everything yacht life has to offer.

Sara Toupin

Captain, First Mate

Melanie Donnelly

Co-Owner, Captain, First Mate

Stephane Robinson

Co-Owner, Captain, First Mate

Erik J Lupien

Owner, Captain, First Mate

Jacques Drouin


Clinton Marquardt

Captain, First Mate

Gen Le Bel

Captain, First Mate

Louis Belanger


Philip Klaassen

Captain, First Mate



Incredible Sunset Tour Experience

Thank you! From the moment I arrived at the dock to the second I waved goodbye I felt like a VIP! The sunset views were spectacular, the food was delicious, the friendly and attentive crew totally enhanced my experience. Can’t wait for my next tour and to dance into the sunset on your beautiful yacht!

Debbie Johnson / IG @debbie.johnson544

Perfect Date Night

Amazing Yachts and friendly crew. Absolutely the best boat tour on the Ottawa River. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. No better way to spend an evening with an unbeatable view and great company; a romantic sunset yacht cruise was our perfect date night. There's no doubt we'll be back on Ottawa Yacht Tours every summer.

Andrea Bennett & Chris Feist / IG @andreabennett99

A great night

Absolutely loved our experience with Ottawa Yacht Tours. It was a great night for our friends to spend the evening on the river and watch the sunset. The team was so professional and friendly and really made sure we had a great time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great time in Ottawa!

Christine Seguin / Winner — Last 2021 Ottawa Yacht Tour

Always a 5-star event

Another fab evening with Ottawa Yacht Tours. I've been booking OYT for team building, social media nights, and for personal reasons. Erik and his team always make my guests feel welcome & at home; he even tries to learn everyone's first name. Each tour is exceptional; we've done morning, afternoon, and sunset tours. Consistently top-notch service, our requests are met without any hesitation, from cheeseboards to a live DJ event.

Roland Bast / IG @rolandbast

Fantastic tours

My husband and I have taken several tours with Ottawa Yacht Tours and they have all been fantastic! Erik, the owner, is genuine, knowledgeable and most importantly, a great host. We had great conversations and were able to visit some of Erik's favorite places and must-see tourist attractions along the Ottawa River, including unparalleled views of the Parliament Buildings, Fairmont Chateau Laurier and the waterfalls. We highly recommend Ottawa Yacht Tours and look forward to our next visit!

Dr. Mary M. / IG @thechicacademy

Hey, Forever

Come touch the water and discover what the river has to offer. The sights are astounding and can only be seen in style from Ottawa Yachts.

Stephane Robinson / Co-owner & Operator

For you

There's nothing easy about taking two 30+ year old pleasure craft yachts & upgrading them to become Transport Canada approved passenger vessels. But we did it, and now we can share our yachts with you.

Melanie Donnelly / Co-owner & Operator

Nothing but WOW

Ottawa Yacht Tours ... come dance till the sunlight cracks, on a fiery sunlit afternoon, or underneath the stars in the moonlit dark — have it all because you deserve it like that.

Erik Lupien / Owner & Operator