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Paul's Boat Lines

Address: The Hull Marina, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7K3, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 225-6781
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Ranked #14 of 134 Activities in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We enjoyed a trip along the Rideau Canal in unusally warm Autumn Sunshine. This allowed us to sit outside and enjoy the sights along the canal and the Autumn sunshine The commentary was both entertaining and informative but I can imagine not all would enjoy the jokey relaxed style. Whilst there no particularly spectacular sights along the route there are... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We enjoyed a trip along the Rideau Canal today. The commentary by Rochelle was both entertaining and informative. There are also some good photo opportunities along the way especially with Autumn Colours right now. We would recommend this 1hr cruise as a great introduction into this UNESCO world heritage site.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a great way to see the sites along the Ottawa River, the guides are very knowledgeable and more than happy to answer questions. The boat is well equipped with snacks and bathrooms. You can get a combined tour bus tickets too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Ottawa is one city that is best viewed from the water. With only a couple of days to see the city, we found this tour packed with information yet very relaxing. The boat makes a loop from the mouth of Rideau Canal then across to Quebec side of the river as it goes upstream to Victoria Island and across towards... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ignore all the complaints and just find the Bytown Museum right next to the Ottawa locks right where the Rideau river starts. Or start where Wellington crosses the Rideau river and walk down the west steps to the Bytown Museum near the lower locks and keep on down tje hill you will see a ramp and 1-1/2 hour pretrip they... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Skip the double decker bus and hop on one of these great boats. The guide was very knowledgable and understandable. The embassies and government homes were more visible from the water. The falls were beautiful and the skyline from the river breathtaking. A must when visiting Ottawa !

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Lake Anna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We toured the Rideau River this past weekend. The weather was cool but the boat was warm. The guide presented the history of Ottawa and Gatineau very well. She knew her presentation and it was very informative. There is a nice viewing area on the upper deck. There is a snack bar with limited offerings including hot coffee, hot tea,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We decided to buy the tickets for both boat tours as there was a nice discount and you could take them on separate days. Both tours were very relaxing and the tour guides were very informative. It gave us a totally different perspective of the city. The River tour brought us by beautiful waterfalls and buildings such as Embassies, gorgeous... More 

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london uk
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30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

when you can't think of anything else to do or just need an hour and a half rest - go for a trip up the river. You see all the diplomats houses, the falls (not quite Niagra) and various building pointed out to you

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When your feet grow weary from sight-seeing, let the staff of Paul's Boat Lines show you the highlights of our nation's capital aboard one of their comfortable sight-seeing boats. Whether you choose to sail up the Rideau Canal to Dow's Lake, or choose my personal favourite - a boat tour along the Ottawa River you'll find their tour a welcome... More 

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