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CREWED
OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

PRIVATE CHARTER

Like a good novel, a charter tour is an all-inclusive cruise adventure that allows your mind to escape the everyday. With one of our three unique charter packages, you're sure to find the escape you need. Our Daily and VIP tours can also be chartered privately. Call 343-550-0175 or click Book Now.

A crewed private yacht charter is a truly unique and magical experience.

It is tailored to your desires and your needs.

You'll be first in line for everything, from access to food and beverages, to white glove service with front row space on the bow.

Our private yacht charters offer a variety of activities that are for the enjoyment of the charterers only.

You will have crew that works tirelessly to ensure that you have everything you need to have a fabulous charter.

We can anchor in one location, then navigate to anchor in another, from Kettle Island to Upper Duck Island — where only the locals go, which we know are the best places on the river.

Or, maybe you'd like to do some sightseeing.

Your captain can take you to several locations in one charter.

Escape from all of the other sightseers and enjoy the perfect place to soak in the sun right on your own deck.

INCLUDED — EXCEPTIONAL
  • Licensed Captain
  • Skilled First Mate
  • Fuel
  • Dock boarding / disembarking fee
  • Free complimentary 1st drink
  • Free unlimited bottled water
  • Bluetooth stereo
  • Sound system
  • Amazing playlists
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Refrigerators
  • Glassware
  • Dishware & utensils
  • Fully equipped washroom
  • Cell charging USBs
  • Ice
RESTRICTIONS
  • Glass items
  • High heels
  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • You own alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Animals
  • Toddlers
  • Confetti
  • You own alcohol
SAFETY

We provide a complete safety briefing before each tour.

Our yachts are fully equipped to ensure passenger safety and security.

Our Captains are fully trained & qualified (Transport Canada approved SVOP & MED3A certifications).

Our First Mates are fully trained and qualified (Transport Canada approved Marine First Aid certification).

We have a life vest for every passenger and crew.

We have a complete First Aid Kit.

We regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, gear & equipment between use.

Our crew regularly wash their hands.

We encourage contactless payments for tours, add-ons, and gratuities.

pickup & drop off

Gatineau Marina Jacque Cartier
across the street from 883 rue Jacques Cartier, in Gatineau, Quebec

Map Pinclick here for Google maps location

Port de plaisance Jacques-Cartier
at wharf next to Hull Marina, in Gatineau, Quebec

Map Pinclick here for Google maps location

 
Returning Times

Vary depending on departure time and duration of tour chartered. No later than midnight.

Disembarking & Leaving Docks

So that we may have enough time to prepare a yacht for the next tour, and welcome the next guests, we thank you for disembarking the yacht and leaving the dock with the least delay possible.

To bring
  • Valid photo ID.
  • Passport, if non-Canadian nationals.
  • Camera — for great selfies & bragging rights.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing.
  • USB phone charging cable.
  • Your playlists, if booking a private charter.
  • Cash, if you'd like to give a gratuity.
To know

Accessibility is not universal on our yachts.

Alcohol is sold on our yachts. The 1st drink / passenger is free. Must be 18 years or older. Valid photo ID required. You may not bring your own alcohol. Self serve is not permitted, we will serve. Dolce far niente, permit 10168963. The Everly, permit 10168989.

Animals are not permitted.

Bare feet should be the norm. Always remove your shoes & socks before boarding, unless told otherwise. Heels can dent decks, black soles leave scuffmarks, socks are slippery. If touring later in the season when it's colder, shoes may be allowed, but should be soft-soled boat shoes.

Cancellation — depends on when you tell us:

  • If you cancel more than 3 days before your tour: a full refund will be provided.
  • If you cancel within 48 to 72 hours before your tour: we will issue a 100 percent credit towards another tour.
  • If you cancel in less than 48 hours before your tour: a refund or credit will not be provided.
  • If you are late for your arrival and the boat had to leave without you: no refund or credit will be provided.

If we cancel due to weather or some other matter beyond our control, a full refund will be provided.

Childcare is not offered by the crew.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Confirmation will be sent at time of booking.

Crew members should be respected & kept informed, the correct way to deal with any problem is via the crew.

Dry bags to protect cell phones in case of emergency are available.

Fees for service and/or cleanup may be charged; e.g., for large groups that require food & drink service, and cleanup.

Food from our affiliate partners may be ordered through us on public tours. Food from home may be brought onboard.

Garbage should never be thrown overboard.

Gratuity is not included, and customary on yacht tours — a hospitality industry, and should be regarded as a thank you for a job well done, based on the satisfaction level of the entire experience.

Hotel pick up & drop off are not provided.

Illicit activities aboard will not be tolerated, for the safety of all guests and crew.

Life jackets must be worn when the Captain deems it necessary and during weather warnings.

Parking is available nearby.

Reminder will be sent prior to a tour.

Safety briefings are given before every tour; please listen, we make it fun.

Weather deemed by Ottawa Yacht Tours as unfavorable before your tour may lead to your booking being altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded at our discretion.

A crewed private yacht charter is a truly unique and magical experience.

It is tailored to your desires and your needs.

You'll be first in line for everything, from access to food and beverages, to white glove service with front row space on the bow.

Our private yacht charters offer a variety of activities that are for the enjoyment of the charterers only.

You will have crew that works tirelessly to ensure that you have everything you need to have a fabulous charter.

We can anchor in one location, then navigate to anchor in another, from Kettle Island to Upper Duck Island — where only the locals go, which we know are the best places on the river.

Or, maybe you'd like to do some sightseeing.

Your captain can take you to several locations in one charter.

Escape from all of the other sightseers and enjoy the perfect place to soak in the sun right on your own deck.

INCLUDED — EXCEPTIONAL
  • Licensed Captain
  • Skilled First Mate
  • Fuel
  • Dock boarding / disembarking fee
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Bluetooth stereo
  • Sound system
  • Amazing playlists
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Refrigerators
  • Glassware
  • Dishware & utensils
  • Fully equipped washroom
  • Cell charging USBs
RESTRICTIONS
  • Glass items
  • High heels
  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Drugs
  • Animals
  • Toddlers
  • Confetti
SAFETY

We provide a complete safety briefing before each tour.

Our yachts are fully equipped to ensure passenger safety and security.

Our Captains are fully trained & qualified (Transport Canada approved SVOP & MED3A certifications).

Our First Mates are fully trained and qualified (Transport Canada approved Marine First Aid certification).

We have a life vest for every passenger and crew.

We have a complete First Aid Kit.

We regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, gear & equipment between use.

Our crew regularly wash their hands.

We encourage contactless payments for tours, add-ons, and gratuities.

Departure Times

Arrive 10-15 minutes before departure.

pickup & drop off
At the Hill Docks

Walk from Chateau Laurier to Hill Docks

A 10-minute walk, 650 meters — Walking person icon click click here for walking directions on Google maps.

Walking Directions

  1. Chateau Laurier — start out front.
  2. Walk along Wellington Street towards the Parliament Buildings.
  3. After crossing over the Rideau Canal Locks, find stairs on your right that will take you down to the Locks.
  4. Once down at the Locks, walk toward the river along the Locks, down Canal Lane.
  5. Cross the canal by walking over one of the Lock doors.
  6. Walk toward the Rideau Canal Celtic Cross.
  7. Once at the Cross, continue walking toward the river; you will walk onto the Ottawa River Pathway.
  8. Once on the Pathway, you will soon see the sign for the Hill Docks.


Walk from Tavern on the Hill to Hill Docks

A 3-minute walk, 210 meters — Walking person icon click click here for walking directions on Google maps.

Walking Directions

  • Tavern on the Hill — start here.
  • Walk out of Major's Hill Park, towards Alexandra Bridge Street, which runs next to the National Gallery of Canada.
  • Before you reach Alexandra Bridge Street, turn left and go down the Trans Canada Trail.
  • Once on the Trail, continue walking, and you will naturally find your way onto the Ottawa River Pathway.
  • Once on the Pathway, you will soon see the sign for the Hill Docks.

PORT DE PLAISANCE JACQUES CARTIER

The port is between Alexandra Bridge and the Hull Marina, in Gatineau, Quebec.


GATINEAU MARINA

The marina, is across the street from 883 rue Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, Quebec.

Returning Times

Vary depending on departure time and duration of tour chartered.


Disembarking & Leaving Docks

So that we may have enough time to prepare a yacht for the next tour, and welcome the next guests, we thank you for disembarking the yacht and leaving the dock with the least delay possible.

To bring
  • Proof of Covid-19 double vaccination.
  • Valid photo ID.
  • Passport, if non-Canadian nationals.
  • Camera — for great selfies & bragging rights.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing.
  • USB phone charging cable.
  • Your playlists, if booking a private charter.
  • Cash, if you'd like to give a gratuity.
To know

Accessibility is not universal on our yachts.

Alcohol is not sold on our yachts. Beverages are provided free of charge. You may bring your own bottle. Self serve is not permitted, we will serve.

Animals are not permitted.

Bare feet should be the norm. Always remove your shoes & socks before boarding, unless told otherwise. Heels can dent decks, black soles leave scuffmarks, socks are slippery. If touring later in the season when it's colder, shoes may be allowed, but should be soft-soled boat shoes.

Cancellation — depends on when you tell us:

  • If you cancel more than 3 days before your tour: a full refund will be provided.
  • If you cancel within 48 to 72 hours before your tour: we will issue a 100 percent credit towards another tour.
  • If you cancel in less than 48 hours before your tour: a refund or credit will not be provided.
  • If you are late for your arrival and the boat had to leave without you: no refund or credit will be provided.

If we cancel due to weather or some other matter beyond our control, a full refund will be provided.

Childcare is not offered by the crew.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Confirmation will be sent at time of booking.

Crew members should be respected & kept informed, the correct way to deal with any problem is via the crew.

Dry bags to protect cell phones in case of emergency are available.

Fees for service and/or cleanup may be charged; e.g., for large groups that require food & drink service, and cleanup.

Food from our affiliate partners may be ordered through us on public tours. Food from home may be brought onboard on private charters.

Garbage should never be thrown overboard.

Gratuity is not included, and customary on yacht tours — a hospitality industry, and should be regarded as a thank you for a job well done, based on the satisfaction level of the entire experience.

Hotel pick up & drop off are not provided.

Illicit activities aboard will not be tolerated, for the safety of all guests and crew.

Life jackets must be worn when the Captain deems it necessary and during weather warnings.

Parking is available nearby.

Reminder will be sent prior to a tour.

Safety briefings are given before every tour; please listen, we make it fun.

Weather deemed by Ottawa Yacht Tours as unfavorable before your tour may lead to your booking being altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded at our discretion.