Kettle Island Anchor Petrie Island Beach Upper Duck Island Sandbar

Beach Parties

Summer long weekends are meant for letting loose and that is what this tour is all about.

On long weekends, Ottawa Yacht goes astray.

Picture this…

  • Two yachts, anchored together
  • 24 lucky guests
  • Great music, you hear and feel
  • Delicious charcuterie
  • Huge floating water mat
  • Thirst-quenching drinks

It doesn’t get better than this.

Join us for this fun-filled 3-hour event, you won’t want to miss it.


Our 3-hour Beach Parties offer the best & only yacht-life experience in town, on these 5 exclusive dates:

  1. Sunday, May 21 — Victoria Day
  2. Sunday, June 25 — St John Baptiste
  3. Saturday, July 1 — Canada Day
  4. Sunday, August 6 — ON Civic Holiday
  5. Sunday, September 3 — Labour Day

These tours start at 1 PM

$ 199

/per passenger

Experience the yachting lifestyle!

Online booking fee applies. GST+QST extra.


wine • coolers • beer

Buy wine/Prosecco (by the bottle) at booking checkout; or buy wine/Prosecco (by the glass), coolers, or beer while on board.


Add any of these options at booking checkout.

750ml bottle of Pinot Grigios

750ml bottle of Sauvignon Blanc

750ml bottle of Prosecco

Gourmet sandwich (choice of 5) + home chips, from Le Pirate restaurant

Charcuterie box-for-two, from Le Pirate restaurant

Charcuterie platters for 6 (choice of 2), from Le Pirate restaurant


We’ve a great selection of drinks sold individually on board.


Bottled water

Sparkling water

Selection of sodas

Orange juice

Selection of Clever mocktails


Selection of wine, by the glass (6oz, 9oz)

Selection of mixed coolers

Corona & Stella Artois

Selection of premium alcohol


Dock boarding fee

Passenger insurance

Licensed Captain

Certified First Mate

Full service


Massive floating water mat

Bluetooth stereo connectivity

Stellar sound system

Spotify playlists

Fully equipped kitchen

Fully equipped washroom

Swimming (bring towels)


Your own beverage or food


Smoking or vaping


High heels


Spray-on sunscreen

Balloons or confetti


Responsible drinking is a must for passenger 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.



2.5 hour tour

– light & sound show
– dep. 30 min. before sunset
– 7 dates only:

Saturday, July 1
Wednesday, August 2

Saturday, August 5

Wednesday, August 9
Saturday, August 12
Wednesday, August 16
Saturday, August 19


2.5 hour tour

– light & sound show
– leaves 30 minutes before sunset
– 7 dates only:

Saturday, July 1
Wednesday, August 2
Saturday, August 5
Wednesday, August 9
Saturday, August 12
Wednesday, August 16
Saturday, August 19

Kettle Island Anchor Petrie Island Beach Upper Duck Island Sandbar

Beach Parties

Departure Times

Arrive 10-15 minutes before departure.

From To Time
May 14 July 18 7:30 PM
July 19 Aug 8 7:15 PM
Aug 9 Aug 22 6:45 PM
Aug 23 Sept 12 6:15 PM
Sept 13 Oct 14 5:30 PM

Notice how departure times change?
The sun sets progressively earlier as summer passes.


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.


Marina Jacques Cartier (primary location - free parking)
across the street from 883 rue Jacques Cartier, in Gatineau, Quebec

Map Pinclick 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

Map Pinclick here for Google maps location

Returning Times
From To Time
May 14 July 18 9:00 PM
July 19 Aug 8 8:45 PM
Aug 9 Aug 22 8:15 PM
Aug 23 Sept 12 7:45 PM
Sept 13 Oct 14 7:00 PM

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.

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Kettle Island Anchor Petrie Island Beach Upper Duck Island Sandbar

Beach Parties

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Kettle Island Anchor Petrie Island Beach Upper Duck Island Sandbar

Beach Parties

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 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:

  • More than 3 days before tour: a full refund will be provided.
  • Within 48 to 72 hours before tour: we will issue a 100 percent credit towards another tour.
  • Less than 48 hours before tour: a refund or credit will not be provided.
  • If you are late or don't show up & yacht left 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.

    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.