• Service provided in English, et en français.
  • Each tour has a minimum crew of 2: the Captain, and a First Mate
  • Always a small group per tour, to a maximum of 12 passengers.
  • Weather permitting.

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Wednesdays to Sundays

Special Occasions

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Pick up & drop off~~~

  • across the street from
    895 rue Jacques-Cartier (red marker on map below)
    Gatineau, Quebec

Boarding & disembarking~~~

  • Store your cell and keys safely in a pocket or bag before walking onto dock to board yacht, or before disembarking yacht.
  • Footwear must be removed after boarding, unless a medical condition requires footwear.

The ride~~~

  • The tour will not involve speed.
  • The yacht will navigate at a slow pace to help you relax and enjoy the scenery and sights.
  • Stand or sit in the back stern (with the Captain).
  • Sit on the front bow (with the Co-Captain).
  • Dangle your feet over the front bow’s edge while holding onto the railing.


Sights to be seen (no stops).

For security reasons, sights marked by an * may not be viewed on tours with fireworks.

Beverages & food~~~

  • A selection of beverages is included.
  • You may bring your own food/snacks and/or beverages on a tour.
  • The lunch tour includes catering of Ottawa’s best deli sandwiches and platters (please advise if you have any food intolerance or allergies).


  • Dolce far niente is equipped with a Bluetooth sound system, 7 speakers and a 10″ sub-woofer for full sound.
  • The Captain has several Spotify playlists from which to choose.
  • If a private group, you may connect to the Bluetooth system and listen to your own playlist.
  • Feel free to ask to change music or lower/increase the volume.


  • The safety and security of passengers is paramount at all times on Ottawa Yacht.
  • Each tour begins with a thorough safety briefing.
  • Life jacket are available for each passenger, for emergency.
  • You may not stand on the back platform at any time during the tour.
  • In case of emergency, stay calm and adhere strictly to the Captain’s commands.
  • Please drink responsibly. Zero tolerance for excessive alcohol consumption.
  • If you feel motion sickness, Gravol is available for free.
  • A first aid kit is on board, and the Captain and First Mate are trained in CPR and first aid.
  • In 2021, Ottawa Yacht installed a new smoke & heat detection system with a fire alarm panel, a new gas fumes detection system with alarm panel, and a new automatic and manual-release fire extinguisher suppression system.
  • All fire extinguishers were inspected before the start of the season.

Child or animal~~~

  • No small child under 6, unless you bring your own life jacket for them.
  • No animal may board, unless a service animal.

Deposit & payment~~~

  • A 50% deposit is required to confirm/reserve a booking.
  • Any balance owing for a tour must be paid before the tour starts.
  • Payments by email money transfer to: erik.lupien@hotmail.com


  • Full refund if we cancel the tour because of poor weather (heavy rain / strong wind or gusts of wind) or because too few guests.
  • Full refund if you cancel with notice of 72-hours’ or more.
  • 80% refund if you cancel with notice of less than 72 hours.