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All You Need to Know About Vantage Travel River Cruises

Vantage Travel river cruises offer a unique and luxurious way to explore the world. From the majestic Danube to the exotic Mekong, Vantage river cruises provide travelers with an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure of a lifetime, Vantage has something for everyone. Here’s all you need to know about Vantage Travel river cruises.


Vantage offers more than 50 different itineraries in 25 countries across Europe, Asia, and Africa. From the canals of Venice to the wonders of Egypt, there’s something for every traveler. With so many destinations to choose from, you can find a cruise that fits your budget and interests.


Vantage offers luxurious accommodations on all of its river cruises. Each stateroom is spacious and comfortable, with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. All staterooms also feature a private balcony so you can take in the stunning views of your destination.

Vantage offers a wide range of activities for travelers to enjoy during their cruise. From guided tours of historic sites to wine tastings and cooking classes, there’s something for everyone. You can also take part in onboard lectures and cultural performances or relax in one of the ship’s lounges or spas.

No matter where you want to go or what type of experience you’re looking for, Vantage Travel river cruises have something for everyone. With luxurious accommodations and plenty of activities to choose from, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience on your next Vantage cruise.

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ottawa river sunset dinner cruise

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Yacht tours are just plain good for the soul. The sense of peace and tranquility that can be restored to you while gently rocking on the waves is undeniable.

As the dusk-light fills the sky, come discover the city’s hidden beauty in style, on a sunset cruise on the Ottawa River, the waterway that separates the border between Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec.

Our daily 1.5-hour Sunset tour run only 7 days a week, from May 15 to Oct 15.

This tour starts 30 minutes before sunset .

A tour may last up to 2 hours, at the Captain’s discretion. 

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Online booking fee applies. GST+QST extra.


Wine • coolers • beer.

Buy wine/Prosecco (by the bottle) at booking checkout; or buy wine/Prosecco (by the glass), coolers, or beer while on board.

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Add any of these options at booking checkout.

750ml bottle of Pinot Grigios

750ml bottle of Sauvignon Blanc

750ml bottle of Prosecco

Gourmet sandwich (choice of 5) + home chips, from Le Pirate restaurant

Charcuterie box-for-two, from Le Pirate restaurant


We’ve a great selection of drinks sold individually on board.


Bottled water

Sparkling water

Selection of sodas

Orange juice

Selection of Clever mocktails


Selection of wine, by the glass (6oz, 9oz)

Selection of mixed coolers

Corona & Stella Artois

Selection of premium alcohol

Dock boarding fee

Passenger insurance

Licensed Captain

Certified First Mate

Full service

Bluetooth stereo connectivity

Stellar sound system

Spotify playlists

Fully equipped kitchen

Fully equipped washroom

Cell charging USBs


Your own beverage or food

Smoking or vaping

Spray-on sunscreen

Balloons or confetti

Responsible drinking is a must for passenger safety.

We provide a complete safety briefing before each tour.

Our yachts are fully equipped to ensure passenger safety and security.

Our Captains are fully trained & qualified (Transport Canada approved SVOP & MED3A certifications).

Our First Mates are fully trained and qualified (Transport Canada approved Marine First Aid certification).

We have a life vest for every passenger and crew.

We have a complete First Aid Kit.

We regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, gear & equipment between use.

Our crew regularly wash their hands. 

We encourage contactless payments for tours, add-ons, and gratuities.


ottawa river sunset dinner cruise

4X a DAY (7 day a week)

1.5 hour tour

– leaves @ 11AM  1PM   3PM   5PM – 7 days a week – order a meal & eat on board

ottawa river sunset dinner cruise

ONCE a DAY (Thur. Fri. + Sat.)

– leaves 15 min. after sunset tour    returns – see city lights come alive

Duration of tour — 1.5 hours.. Tour may last up to 2 hours, at the Captain’s discretion.

Arrive 10-15 minutes before departure.

Unless you privately chartered the yacht(s), if you are late, departure time will not change to respect other passengers.

If you are late and the yacht departs without you, a refund will not be provided.

Marina Jacques Cartier (default location) across street from Le Pirate Rest-O-Bord restaurant 1067 Jacques Cartier Street, in Gatineau, Quebec

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Free parking

Port de plaisance, Parc Jacques-Cartier (advanced request required for this location) at very end of wharf between Alexandra Bridge and Hull Marina 160 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec

$ paid parking

So that we may have enough time to prepare our yacht(s) for the next tour, and welcome our next guests, we thank you for disembarking the yacht with the least delay possible, and also leaving the docks if disembarking at the marina.

Tour Location

  • The tour will not involve speed.
  • The yacht(s) will navigate at a slow pace to help you relax and enjoy the scenery and sights.
  • Sit or stand in the cockpit.
  • Sit on the front bow.
  • Dangle your feet over the front bow’s edge while holding onto the railing.
  • We'll take care of everything, with full service. Just enjoy.

Rideau Canal Locks 1 to 8

Rideau Canal Locks 1 to 8, seen from the Ottawa River, with Chateau Laurier in the background

Chateau Laurier Hotel

Parliament buildings, interzip rogers, canadian museum of history, royal alexandra interprovincial bridge, jacques-cartier wharf, hull marina, ottawa rowing club, macdonald-cartier bridge, rideau falls, earnscliffe, tavern on the falls, royal canadian geographical society, embassy of france, prime minister's residence, rockcliffe lookout, rockcliffe boathouse & marina, rue jacques cartier, ncc river house.

We're proud to share what our passengers think about their experiences with us on this amazing tour.

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  • Valid photo ID, if ordering from the bar and we need to ask.
  • Camera — for great selfies & bragging rights.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing.
  • USB phone charging cable.
  • Your playlists, if booking a private charter.
  • Cash, if you'd like to give a cash gratuity.

Accessibility is not universal on our yachts.

Alcohol is sold on our yachts. Must be 18 years or older. Valid photo ID required. You may not bring your own alcohol. Self serve is not permitted, we will serve. Dolce far niente , permit 10168963. The Everly , permit 10168989.

Animals are not permitted.

Bare feet should be the norm. Always remove your shoes & socks before boarding, unless told otherwise. Heels can dent decks, black soles leave scuffmarks, socks are slippery. If touring later in the season when it's colder, shoes may be allowed, but should be soft-soled boat shoes .

  • More than 3 days before tour: a full refund will be provided.
  • Within 48 to 72 hours before tour: we will issue a 100 percent credit towards another tour.
  • Less than 48 hours before tour: a refund or credit will not be provided.
  • If you are late or don't show up & yacht left without you: no refund or credit will be provided.

If we cancel due to weather or some other matter beyond our control, a full refund will be provided.

Childcare is not offered by the crew.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, maximum 4 per adult.

Confirmation will be emailed at time of booking.

Crew members should be respected & kept informed, the correct way to deal with any problem is via the crew. Any abuse of crew will lead to the immediate termination of the tour.

Dry bags to protect cell phones in case of emergency are available.

Fees for service and/or cleanup may be charged; e.g., for large groups that require food & drink service, and cleanup.

Food from our affiliate partners may be ordered through us on public tours. Food from home may be brought onboard on private charters.

Garbage should never be thrown overboard.

Gratuity is not included, and customary on yacht tours — a hospitality industry, and should be regarded as a thank you for a job well done, based on the satisfaction level of the entire experience.

Hotel pick up & drop off are not provided.

Illicit activities aboard will not be tolerated, for the safety of all guests and crew.

Life jackets must be worn when the Captain deems it necessary and during weather warnings.

Parking is available nearby.

Phones & keys are often forever lost to the waters when dropped. Save yours, always place them in a pocket or bag before walking onto any dock; and be extra mindful about holding your phone when on the bow of our yacht.

Reminder will be emailed prior to a tour.

Safety briefings are given before every tour; please listen, we make it fun.

Smoking & vaping are not permitted on board. We provide commercial tours, regulated by Transport Canada.

Weather deemed by Ottawa Yacht Tours as unfavorable before your tour may lead to your booking being altered, modified, rescheduled, or refunded at our discretion.

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Combo – Rideau Canal and Ritz restaurant

Tour details, rideau canal cruise + ritz.

Embark on an unforgettable Rideau Canal cruise, exploring its rich heritage since 1812. Enjoy our 1.5-hour journey through 202 km of stunning waterways from Kingston to Ottawa.

Experience comfort and sustainability aboard our electric vessel, North America’s largest. With 30+ years of expertise, our team ensures safety and answers your questions.

Indulge in a 3-course meal at Ritz Canal, conveniently dropped off by boat.

Note: Exclusive for groups (15+ guests).

Join us for this remarkable journey where history, beauty, and culinary delights converge on the Rideau Canal.

Discover iconic heritage sites at every turn on your canal cruise.

Indulge in an exceptional culinary experience..


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From $119.72.

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Scenic Locations

  • University of Ottawa
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Landsdowne Park
  • Chateau Laurier Hotel
  • National Arts Centre
  • Shaw Centre
  • Ottawa Locks

+ More. Discover 33 Breathtaking sights on the QED.

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  • Please note that tickets for our cruises are non-refundable and valid only for the date and time selected. 
  • Rescheduling is not permitted.
  • Ottawa River Cruise (Gatineau Departure) : Paid parking is available at the Ottawa River Cruise Hull Marina.  
  • Ottawa River Cruise (Ottawa Departure) : No parking is available at the Ottawa Locks. 
  • Rideau Canal Cruise (Ottawa Departure) : For the Canal tour, paid parking is available at the National Arts Centre. 

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My wife and I spent an extremely pleasant hour on board the cruiser. The commentary provided by... read more

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Was deciding to do the Ottawa River cruise or the Rideau Canal cruise and went with this one. Was... read more

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Pleasant Dinner Cruise

A dinner cruise on the Ottawa River seemed like a great idea on one of the hotest and most humid nights in Ottawa in July. As the dining area has no air conditioning, it was pretty uncomfortable until the boat 'set sail'. Once we were moving and people had ordered and been served their drinks, most people moved outside to the open air decks. The cruises takes in the sights along the Ottawa River but there is no commentary and that was a welcome suprise. There is a live musicain on board but not obtrusive or loud. The buffet dinner is served after about an hour but nothing to rave about. The coleslaw starter was fresh and tasty and the Salmon and Pork mains were OK. These were served with wedgie potatoes and/or pasta. Desserts were apple crumble and a chocolate pudding and were OK. There was also a plate of fresh fruit. The servers were friendly and kept the tables clean and tidy. One thing to note is that there are only tables that seat 6 or 8 onboard. If you are a couple, then you will share with others and seating is arranged according to when you reserved (i.e. the early reservations get the window seats). Overall, it was a pleasant evening two and a half hours or so but is some pricey with the buffet meal and drinks purchase.

We took a lovely journey with Capital Cruises. The trip was not overly expensive ($20 per adult and a decent family rate). There were not many people on the boat, despite the fact that it was a gorgeous day. The view fromt he river was terrific, combining Parliament Hill, the Rideau Falls and the lovely vistas along the Ottawa River. The pace was leisurely and the trip felt very safe a secure. There was an historical cimmentary playing in the background -- Ottawa manages to make Canadian history extremely boring, and this was no exception --but no on was bothered by it (and no one appeared to be paying attention).

After reaing the reviews posted, we were worried but that made our experience on the Capital Cruises Sunset Dinner Cruise a pleasant surprise! Entertainment was good and staff were friendly and attentive. Food was varied and there was lots of it. Pretty good too considering it is a catered meal on a boat - not a full scale restaurant! Bathrooms were spotless. It was a lovely way to spend a hot summer evening!

We where on the Y101 last year and had a great time except for on girl that was bartending and she was very rude. But my husband and I wanted to try the sightseeing cruise and found that girl was still working there and she was just as rude! And for as the cruise it was really boring! They need to spice things up. But we did go on the other boat company and it was much better!

I had purchased tickets for me and my wife for a cruise on the Empress of Ottawa and when we arrived at the embarcation point the ship was coming in to dock but I guess something went wrong as the ship never slowed down, slammed into the dock and then made a ricochet right onto some rocks leaving the whole bow of the ship out of the water. It didn't appear like anyone on board was injured but I wouldn't be surprised if the ship needed repairs. Needless to say, we stayed for a few pictures and then immediately returned our tickets for a refund. We opted for another tour boat operator instead.

ottawa river sunset dinner cruise

This was one of the worst tours I have been on. Very tired and uninteresting commentary. The owner and employees were rude to us and paid little attention to our needs. The owner spent most of the time yelling at employees which made us feel uncomfortable. Seek other options.

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Join us on the Sunset Dinner Cruise for a spectacular evening on the water; it’s a floating restaurant where the scenery is always changing. Dine aboard the glass-topped Island Star, where you’ll be treated to a three-course dinner prepared fresh and served to your table. Sunset Dinner Cruises sail Fri-Sun in the Spring (May 6-June 29) and Fall (Sept 5-Oct 9) , and daily in the Summer (June 30-Sept 4) . Prices vary by season.


Dinner aboard the Island Star scenic and entertaining; enjoy live music and live-hosted commentary about the region as you sail historic and notable sites. Relax inside with panoramic views, then head outside in the open-air to promenade on the top deck at dusk. A Sunset Dinner Cruise hits all the right notes! This cruise includes a delicious three-course dinner .


Upgrade to a Premium Table

Enjoy the ultimate dinner cruise experience by upgrading your reservation to the Sunset Dinner Cruise with Premium Table. A Premium reservation includes a guaranteed window table for your party and a specialty appetizer in addition to your meal. This experience is available for an additional $30+hst per guest. Only a select number of Premium tickets are available.

Join us for special themed entertainment aboard the Island Star on Thursday nights.

The Sunset Dinner Cruise is also offered on select Saturday nights aboard the Island Queen.

All tickets are non-refundable. Changes to your reservation can be made with 24h advanced notice.

Dinner and a Show!

Set sail along Kingston’s historic waterfront on a 3 hour Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Live musical entertainment sets the tone for your dinner cruise experience.

A full service bar serving wine, cocktails and beer is available on board for purchase.

A three-course dinner is included with a choice entrée. See the menu .


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Hop on the Kingston Trolley to explore more of Kingston. Enjoy a live-guided tour through downtown highlighting National Historic Sites and visitor attractions like Fort Henry, Queen's University and Kingston Penitentiary.

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