There are a number of boat tour experiences along the Rideau Canal. Whether you are looking to take a short cruise in the heart of Canada’s Capital, wanting to experience the Rideau Lakes region, or looking to embark on a multiple-night excursion, there are several options to choose from.

Bon voyage!

Rideau Canal Cruises

Get a waterfront view of some of Ottawa’s most historic and culturally significant sites while aboard a quiet electric-powered boat. The cruises will let you discover the wonderful Rideau Canal, from Dow’s Lake to the Ottawa River. You can catch a ride at any of six points during any day from mid-May to mid-October. Get aboard right downtown at 2 Rideau Street.


Rideau Tours

Capitaine Luc welcomes groups of 3-12 passengers aboard a new pontoon boat. Cruises run mid-May to late October with custom tours also available. Cruises depart the Chaffey’s Lock wharf next to the Parks Canada parking lot. Gourmet picnic baskets are perfect for any outing from hiking, cycling, paddling, boating, touring, or just spending time by the water. Order, pick up and enjoy your picnic.


Ontario Waterway Cruises

Tour the waterway between Kingston and Ottawa in luxury with a comfortable room, meals, snacks, and shore excursions aboard the Kawartha Voyageur. Evening activities range from bocce ball, skits, readings, guest speakers, or a quiet night with a book or your tablet.