Yacht tours are just plain good for the soul. The sense of peace and tranquility that can be restored to you while gently rocking on the waves is undeniable.
As the dusk-light fills the sky, come discover the city’s hidden beauty in style, on a sunset cruise on the Ottawa River, the waterway that separates the border between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.
Our daily 1.5-hour Sunset tour run only 7 days a week, from May 15 to Oct 15.
This tour starts 30 minutes before sunset.
A tour may last up to 2 hours, at the Captain’s discretion.
Online booking fee applies. GST+QST extra.
OPTIONS & FEATURES
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.
PRE-PURCHASE @ BOOKING CHECKOUT
Add any of these options at booking checkout.
PURCHASE ON BOARD
We’ve a great selection of drinks sold individually on board.
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.
OTHER DAILY TOURS
May 15 to July 17 — departure time: 8 PM.
July 18 to Sept 29 — departure time: 7:30 PM.
Sept 30 to Oct 15 — departure time: 7 PM.
Duration of tour — 1.5 hours.. Tour may last up to 2 hours, at the Captain’s discretion.
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.
If you are late and the yacht departs without you, a refund will not be provided.
PICKUP & DROP OFF
Marina Jacques Cartier (default location)
across street from Le Pirate Rest-O-Bord restaurant
1067 Jacques Cartier Street, in Gatineau, Quebec
— click here for marina location
— click here for parking location
Port de plaisance, Parc Jacques-Cartier (advanced request required for this location)
at very end of wharf between Alexandra Bridge and Hull Marina
160 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
— click here for wharf location
$ paid parking
— click here for parking location
May 15 to July 17 — returning time: 9:30 PM.
July 18 to Sept 29 — returning time: 9 PM.
Sept 30 to Oct 15 — returning time: 8:30 PM.
Disembarking & Leaving Docks
So that we may have enough time to prepare our yacht(s) for the next tour, and welcome our next guests, we thank you for disembarking the yacht with the least delay possible, and also leaving the docks if disembarking at the marina.
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
NCC River House
We're proud to share what our passengers think about their experiences with us on this amazing tour.
- Valid photo ID, if ordering from the bar and we need to ask.
- 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 cash gratuity.
Accessibility is not universal on our yachts.
Alcohol is sold on our yachts. 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 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, maximum 4 per adult.
Confirmation will be emailed at time of booking.
Crew members should be respected & kept informed, the correct way to deal with any problem is via the crew. Any abuse of crew will lead to the immediate termination of the tour.
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 emailed prior to a tour.
Safety briefings are given before every tour; please listen, we make it fun.
Smoking & vaping are not permitted on board. We provide commercial tours, regulated by Transport Canada.
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.