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Paul's Boat Lines

The Hull Marina, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7K3, Canada
(613) 225-6781
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Ranked #9 of 54 Activities in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We took the Rideau Canal tour with Captain Lacey and tour guide Nicole. The commentary was informative and also very entertaining - Nicole has great delivery and the jokes were so bad they were good! We were very lucky with the weather and the canal and riverside looked lovely. We have lived in Ottawa on and off for several years,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We've done other tours In other cities, and this one won't be a highlight. The facilities were ok and expected. The tour information was adequate, but not outstanding. I think the guide could have added a lot more interesting information about Ottawa, Gatineau both historical and current events to fill in the gaps along the way. Tell me more about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We took the package that was available so you could see both the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River. Both cruises are excellent with nice commentary on both (Lacey and Christie were our tour guides - Lacey is hysterically funny!). Although the commentary is only given in one direction, that provides you with the opportunity to ask questions on the... More

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Port Coquitlam
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visiting ottawa we first took the sunset ottawa river cruise. The guide was so informative. She knew the landmarks, the sites, and locations of all the places including the dates of the events. After the success of this excursion we went on the canal trip next. Again. Great guide and knowledge from sites and locations. Both trips were great

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have been to Ottawa many times over the years and had never taken a river cruise. Paul's has a very modern 2 deck boat with an open upper deck covered with a canopy to keep the sun off. The seats are comfortable, and our guide, Christine?, was very informative and pleasant, pointing out all the attractions along the way,... More

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Villa Park, Illinois
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We tried the Rideau Canal cruise, 75 minute ride to Dow Pavilion and back. $20 each and no refreshments on this(Ottawa River cruise does). We had a great time with emcee Oliver and captain Corbin--lots of good humor while learning about places along the route too. It is a relaxing cruise after walking all over town.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This 1 1/2 hour cruise on the Ottawa River was fun. Excellent commentary in English and French (thank you Chrissy) pointed out all the landmarks that can be seen from the river. OK it was the back of national institutions like the Mint and the PM's residence but the information is good and the viewpoint different. Nice to see the... More

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