What you'll do
No one else in Ottawa offers this. June 6 to Sept 27, 2020, every Sat & Sun, 2PM and 4PM departures, weather permitting, only 10 spaces per tour. We'll meet at the Port de Plaisance Jacques-Cartier, east of the Alexandria Bridge, Quebec side. Look for the yacht with a red canvas top. Bottled water available as needed. A glass of wine is offered. Alcohol may be consumed on Quebec side of river. You may bring your own beverages and/or snacks. 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 Port. Life jackets are on board but not normally worn. Stand or sit in the back stern (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 and ride are amazing both ways. Two departure times: 2:00PM, or 4:00PM. Duration: approx 1hr-30min. Instagram: @OttawaYacht; Facebook: facebook.com/OttawaYacht.
I am the captain and owner of a 36’ long and 12’ wide SeaRay Sundancer yacht that is in immaculate condition. I’ve lived in Ottawa for 36 years, and navigated the Ottawa river in the heart of downtown Ottawa for 6 years. I’m fluent in English, et en français, mature, responsible, and eager to give you an exiting tour on my yacht. I have had an Ontario boating licence for 6+ years. See Instagram: @OttawaYacht and Facebook: facebook.com/OttawaYacht
Bottled water as needed. Free glass of wine, optional, for adults above 18 years old.
Life jacket available but does not need to be worn.
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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.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Full refund if tour cancelled due to weather. Group (4 or more) discount available. Shoes must be removed after boarding yacht. Yacht has: full bathroom, full kitchen (two fridges to keep drinks cold). Guests may bring their own beverages and/or snacks, alcohol is allowed.
Ottawa River Tour, Private Yacht