Ottawa River Afternoon Tour, Pvte Yacht

Gatineau, Canada

Experience hosted by Erik

90 mins, Hosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

THIS TOUR MAY HAVE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID.

No one else in Ottawa offers this.

May 26 to Oct 10, 2021, every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun, 2PM and 4PM departures, weather permitting, up to 12 spaces per tour.

We'll meet at the marina across the street from 895 rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau, Quebec (parking available behind that address, in a large parking area that is accessible from the west end of Jacques-Cartier). Look for the yacht with a red canvas top. A selection of beverages is offered. You may bring your own drinks and/or food. The ride will be gentle to give you ample time to enjoy the scenery and sights. Ottawa you’ll discover looks spectacular from the river. We’ll navigate the Ottawa River, under various bridges, past marinas, and see the Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal locks, Chateau Laurier, Museum of History, Prime Minister’s Residence, Rideau Falls, Rockcliffe Park, and blvd Jacques Cartier… before returning to the marina. Life jackets are on board for everyone if needed. Stand or sit in the cockpit (with the captain), or sit on the front bow and dangle your feet over the edge while holding onto your drink and the railing - the view & ride are amazing both ways.

Two departure times: 2:00PM, or 4:00PM. Duration: approx 1hr-30min to 1h45min.

Instagram: @OttawaYacht; Facebook: facebook.com/OttawaYacht
THIS TOUR MAY HAVE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID.

No one else in Ottawa offers this.

May 26 to Oct 10, 2021, every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun, 2PM and 4PM departures, weather permitting, up to 12 spaces per tour.

We'll meet at the marina across the street from 895 rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau, Quebec (parking available behind that address, in a large parking area that is accessible from the west end of Jacques-Carti…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water as needed. Free glass of wine, optional, for adults above 18...
  • Equipment
    Life jacket available but does not need to be worn.

Meet your host, Erik

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 17 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the captain and owner of a 38.5’ long and 12’ wide SeaRay Sundancer yacht that is in immaculate condition. I’ve lived in Ottawa for 37 years, and navigated the Ottawa river in the heart of downtown Ottawa for 7 years. I’m fluent in English, et en français, mature, responsible, and eager to give you an exiting tour on my yacht. For summer 2021, I will have my Small Vessel Operator Proficiency license and Med3A certification.

See Instagram: @OttawaYacht and Facebook: facebook.com/OttawaYacht
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Where you'll be

Along the Ottawa river on the yacht, passing under and by these sites: Parliament Buildings, Rideau Canal Locks, Chateau Laurier, under the Alexandria Bridge, under the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge, Museum of History, Prime Minister’s Residence (24 Sussex), French Embassy, Rideau Falls, Rockcliffe Park, US Ambassador's Residence, British Embassy, and Blvd Jacques Cartier.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Hannah
August 2019
Perfect evening! Erik is a wonderful host from start to end. I surprised my husband with this experience on our honeymoon. It was a huge hit. 100% worth every penny. Such a memorable night.
Jenn
August 2019
Eric and Jen were super awesome hosts. The three of us are from Ottawa but have never had a boat ride along the river. It's a spectacular view! We loved it so much we are returning with friends on the last weekend Eric has his boat on the water.
Eric and Jen were super awesome hosts. The three of us are from Ottawa but have never had a boat ride along the river. It's a spectacular view! We loved it so much we are return…
JoAnne
August 2019
From start to finish oh, I really nice experience. The boat is beautiful oh, the hosts are Beyond friendly you, the weather & sunset were amazing and even his music selection was perfect! Absolutely worth the time and the money 🧡
Sukhpreet
August 2019
Truly a wonderful experience! Me and my boyfriend have always wanted to go on a private yacht tour, and we finally came across this amazing opportunity. Eric and Jen were great hosts, they made us feel comfortable and assured we had a great time. I highly recommend this private tour for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful evening on the Ottawa river, and watching the sunset!
Truly a wonderful experience! Me and my boyfriend have always wanted to go on a private yacht tour, and we finally came across this amazing opportunity. Eric and Jen were great hos…
Samanta
August 2019
We had a great time with Erik & Gen, we learned new things about Ottawa and we found great spots that you can't visit without a boat. A great choice if you are looking to do something unique and special.
Matt
June 2019
I've always wanted to see Ottawa (Rideau Canal Locks, Parliament, The Mint, 24 Sussex, Rideau River Falls) from the water (Ottawa River) from a personal yacht but with no friends who have a yacht I've been out-of-luck until I found this experience. Erik, his crew and his well-kept yacht really provide you with the private yacht feeling. The experience was not rushed, it was comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable music was played, drinks served and a great time was had by all. Thank you to Erik and his crew for an unforgettable experience and making my group feel like royalty.
I've always wanted to see Ottawa (Rideau Canal Locks, Parliament, The Mint, 24 Sussex, Rideau River Falls) from the water (Ottawa River) from a personal yacht but with no friends w…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

SPF (optional)

Hat (optional)