Did you know, with sunscreen, a day in the sun allows our bodies to soak up just the right amount of Vitamin D. So, why not join us for a warm sun-filled afternoon on the Ottawa River, the waterway that separates the border between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.
Come discover for yourself how being near water can naturally help lower anxiety, leading to a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle.
Our 1.5 hour Afternoon tour starts at 2PM and at 4PM.
This is one our Daily tours, offered Wednesday to Sunday, from May 15 to October 15, 2022.
Every Afternoon tour is offered to the public on our two yachts, each accommodates a maximum of 12 passengers.
You may book a Private Charter for this tour, and on one or both yachts.
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Group of 13 to 24 passengers?
Ask us about our 2-yachts discount.
MAKE IT EXCEPTIONAL
Show how you know the ropes: add any of these options after booking your tour – contacting us and let us help you coordinate. Each option requires advance notice, some — like food — more than others.
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.
OTHER DAILY TOURS
Tour #1 — departure time: 2PM.
Tour #2 — departure time: 4PM.
Duration of each tour — 1.5 hours.
Arrive 10-15 minutes before departure.
Unless you privately chartered the yacht(s), if you are late, departure time will not change to respect other passengers and the sunset time.
If you are late and the yacht departs without you, a refund will not be provided.
PICKUP & DROP OFF
Marina Jacques Cartier (primary location - free parking)
across the street from 883 rue Jacques Cartier, in Gatineau, Quebec
— click here for Google maps location
Port de plaisance, Parc Jacques-Cartier (alternate location - paid parking)
at wharf between Hull Marina and Alexandra Bridge, in Gatineau, Quebec
— click here for Google maps location
Tour #1 — returning time: 3:30PM.
Tour #2 — returning time: 5:30PM.
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.
Rideau Canal Locks 1 to 8
Chateau Laurier Hotel
Canadian Museum of History
Royal Alexandra Interprovincial Bridge
Ottawa Rowing Club
Tavern on the Falls
Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Embassy of France
Prime Minister's Residence
Rockcliffe Boathouse & Marina
Rue Jacques Cartier
We're proud to share what our passengers think about their experiences with us on this amazing tour.
- 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.
Accessibility is not universal on our yachts.
Alcohol is sold on our yachts. The 1st drink / passenger is free. 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 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.
Music is part of the experience, and we've got playlists. You own playlist can play on a private charter./p>
Parking is available nearby.
Phones & keys are often forever lost to the waters when dropped. Save yours, always place them in a pocket or bag before walking onto any dock; and be extra mindful about holding your phone when on the bow of our yacht.
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.