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Capital Cruises

The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-8811
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Ottawa River Historic Sightseeing Cruise
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Capital Cruises and the Empress of Ottawa invite you to cruise the Ottawa River. Daily sightseeing tours with full live commentary, and evening cocktail cruises complete with live music await you.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“top deck” (8 reviews)
“ottawa river” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Hull Marina | Jacques Cartier Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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+1 613-241-8811

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great evening, good music and good bar. The boat was clean, comfortable and ample space for us to visit and dance to the live music. Washrooms clean. No complaints from the group of 30.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had on Sunday, June 25th at 7:15pm. We at Excel Women at the Well had an awesome time. Laughing and dancing on the top deck. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The music was wonderful and the entertainer...More

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Thank Rose G
Reviewed 2 days ago

live music, great sites, and on board booze, what more can you ask for :) The singer was jamming awesome classic rock songs and playing good guitar solos (which I love), and the DJ played today's biggest dance hits :) Overall it was an awesome...More

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Thank jimothy2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

Rock the river cruise was amazing. Superb views, romantic atmosphere, not crowded at all. Friendly staff. We danced the whole night out, even if both of us are not big dancers. My partner loved this a lot. Thank you for making our date magical!

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Thank missdarcy2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cruise is very informative and lots of fun if you go at night. The staff are great. Prices are good!!

Thank Grumpy32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we enjoyed the cruise itself, the commentary was extremely poor. There was a lot of good information, but the presenters were obviously not familiar with the material, read at a grade school level, couldn't put sentences together properly and were unable to pronounce many...More

Thank Patricia D
Andrew W, Director of Sales at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and sorry to hear that you weren't thrilled with the experience. Unfortunately extreme flooding on the Ottawa River has delayed our operations by a month. By now the guide staff would typically be fully trained and...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I will not recommend this cruise to my worst enemies. The staff is uneducated and rude and has no knowledge of the city / let alone any courtesy or customer service skills. Save yourself the money and a worthless experience and use one of many...More

Thank theRealDeal55555
Andrew W, Director of Sales at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with the tour. Our staff goes through a rigorous training each spring, and the commentary delivered during the tour has been developed in coordination with the Ottawa Historical Society, local archives, and our own research. If you would be...More

Reviewed 3 December 2016

This cruise was very informative and lots of fun. The guide told the Ottawa story well and knew all the details about the famous landmarks. The tour was offered in both English and French. It is very relaxing and a smooth voyage. Prices are good...More

Thank Love2TravelUS
Andrew W, Director of Sales at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your cruise aboard the Empress of Ottawa. The whole team here at Capital Cruises is really proud of our tour so it's always nice to hear back from our guests!

Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a wonder night out! Very relaxing and great atmosphere. Fabulous time was had by all! Thank you! Gabe rocks the boat, but doesn't sink the ship. So accommodating.

Thank Shelby K
Andrew W, Director of Sales at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Glad to hear you enjoyed your night out on the Ottawa River! We will be sure to let Gabriel know about your comments.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great way to Ottawa from a different perspective. Some of the buildings look better from the river. The weather was kind and the guide was entertaining and informative. You pass a small museum on the way to the boat and we spent an enjoyable hour...More

1  Thank oldsue
Andrew W, Director of Sales at Capital Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your tour! If ever there's someone in the group with mobility concerns, we invite them to join us at the Gatineau docks (there is an onsite pay parking lot and level access from...More

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Harp78
How many cruise a day do you have and what Time(s) do the cruise leaves at your Ottawa Dock? What's the address or location and is it within walking distance from Fairmont Chateau Laurier area?
21 May 2017|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Hello! At this time the Ottawa dock is flooded. We will resume service at this location once the water levels have returned to normal. In the mean time, a full schedule and cruise information can be found on our website.
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Thomas B
we will be in Ottawa this month. will you still be cruising
7 September 2016|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Yes, Capital Cruises will be operating until the Thanksgiving long weekend. Please check out the website for the schedule.
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Scott078
How long time does a sightseeing trip take?
28 August 2015|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Our sightseeing tours are approximately 75 minutes and include 55 minutes of sightseeing. You can find details about our sightseeing tours on our website under the Sightseeing section.
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