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Ottawa: Ottawa River Tour by Hawaiian Palapa Hut

1. Ottawa: Ottawa River Tour by Hawaiian Palapa Hut

Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a Hawaiian-style palapa hut in a boat trip like no other. Just head to one of the embarkment sites, climb aboard and get the party started. The activity provider's captains are all small vessel certified and licensed. Enjoy fancy drinks and snacks as the tiki bar takes you along the river, offering stunning views of the shoreline. Whether it’s just hanging out with friends for a fun time, spending some relaxing time with your family, taking a romantic cruise, or a group excursion, this tour is one of the most unique ways to get out on the water. Cruise the time away sipping drinks, and listening to or singing karaoke to your favorite tropical tunes.

Ottawa: Yacht Tour on the Ottawa River with Drinks

2. Ottawa: Yacht Tour on the Ottawa River with Drinks

Cruise along the Ottawa River for a mellow tour aboard a classic yacht. Meet some new people or opt for an intimate experience by booking all 12 spaces. Relax in the breezy open-air deck to see landmarks such as the Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal Locks, the Parliament Buildings, and Rideau Falls. Meet the captain and first mate of the modest Everly or the more spacious Dolce Far Niente and get a quick safety briefing before setting sail. You can also grab dry bags for your electronics. These yachts are proudly maintained by a Canadian-owned tour company that’s accredited by Transport Canada. Kick back and take in the sights and sounds of Ottawa’s busy riverside at your ideal time of day with options in the afternoon, at sunset, or by night. Enjoy non-alcoholic beverages served on-board, or bring your own alcoholic option which staff will be happy to serve to you.

Ottawa: Yacht Tour with Catered Lunch

3. Ottawa: Yacht Tour with Catered Lunch

Spend the day on the Ottawa River on this luxurious yacht tour. Whether you're organizing a team-building trip or a getaway with friends, you'll enjoy beautiful panoramic views of Ottawa as you coast down the river. Meet your crew aboard your yacht and start with a safety briefing. Set sail with your fully-licensed captain and crew. Enjoy lunch prepared by some of Ottawa's best culinary artists and served by your crew. Alcohol is not sold on yachts, but you may bring your own bottles to enjoy. Your tour includes one gourmet sandwich with homemade chips. From the open-air deck, take in Ottawa’s riverside landmarks. Admire views of the Chateau Laurier, the Rideau Canal Locks, the Parliament Buildings, and Rideau Falls from the waterway that separates the border between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec. Choose from the 42' long x 14' wide Everly or the 37.5' long x 11.5' wide Dolce Far Niente yachts. The Everly’s massive bow and spacious cockpit allow you more space to bring the party outside. On the Dolce Far Niente, enjoy the inviting cockpit and cabin, the massive sit-down bow, and the extended swim platform. Lunch options• Prosciutto and ham sandwich with home-made chips (prosciutto, ham, cheddar, olive, sun-dried tomato tapenade, tomatoes, and lettuce)• Gravlax sandwich with homemade chips (cured salmon, brie, beer-marinated red onions, and pesto)• Vegetarian sandwich with homemade chips (halloumi, house pickles, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, avocado, and jalapeno cream)

Ottawa: Sunrise Yacht Trip & Historic Sites with Breakfast

4. Ottawa: Sunrise Yacht Trip & Historic Sites with Breakfast

Board a luxury yacht at dawn, just minutes before the sun rises over Ottawa, Ontario’s stately second city and Canada’s capital. Set off on the calm Ottawa River, enjoying views of iconic buildings and national historic sites lined along the shoreline before heading to ByWard Market for breakfast. Find your spot on the open-air back deck of luxury yacht Dolce Far Niente to watch the morning sun cast its glow on the river, city, and surrounding landscapes. Learn about Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, where the country’s Gothic-style buildings on the river are home of the Parliament of Canada. Gaze at the 1912 Chateau Laurier’s limestone turrets and masonry, which are reminiscent of a French chateau. Then, as you cruise alongside the Rideau Canal, imagine ice skating on this UNESCO World Heritage Site in winter when it becomes the world’s longest skating rink.  Continue taking in the views on this excursion that travels to Rideau Falls, a pair of cascades that rise 36 feet nearby its namesake park, which was established after the Second World War. Look across the expansive Ottawa River to imagine the provincial boundary with Ontario’s neighbor, Quebec.  End your luxury yacht tour on dry land in the city at ByWard Market, a bustling destination with restaurants, cafes, and local vendors. Settle in at Zak’s Diner for a hot breakfast composed of a set menu of dishes such as pancakes, bacon, and omelets, complemented by juices, tea, and coffee. 

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What people are saying about Ottawa

Loved my experience, the staff is so friendly and helpful. An amazing time, a must if you pass by Ottawa. Bring some friends and enjoy your moment. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you! We will do it again!

My sister and I had fun cruising along the Ottawa River in this Hawaiian Hut Boat...the most unique watercraft ever. We listened to reggae music while sipping Pina Colada!

It was unexpected, lovely new activity and great tour hosts (especial thanks to sweet friendly Gabby)

Amazing time! I would definitely go back . Captain was amazing and super fun!

Excellent host!!!! Best views of parliament and Ottawa skyline.