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Le Petit Navire

Address: 1, Place Jacques-Cartier, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: (514) 602-1000
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Ranked #38 of 167 Activities in Montreal
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Montreal, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have taken this mini-cruise earlier this week as a Groupon deal. The boat uses only electricity and probably the most "green" mini-cruise in the old port. The boat captain/guide was informative and quite knowledgeable about Montreal's history. Even for a Montrealer, this tour is quite pleasant. Definitely worth the deal.

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Honolulu, HI
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

At the Old Port, you'll find a number of booths selling tickets for boat tours. There was a huge range of possibilities which ranged from a giant vessel that looked like it could hold a thousand people to this small boat which might seat 30 people max? I was a little worried that the smaller boat might be rocky but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Small boat so not too mant people and you can ask questions of the guide. Guide knew a lot of information so he was able to answer our questions. Guide was very personable. Liked the fact that the boat was powered by electricity and so was quiet. 45 minute tour not too long. Overall a great introduction to the city... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved this relaxing boat ride. The captain was bi-lingual and kept the trip fun and informative. The electric vehicle kept the the ride nice and quiet. What a great mid afternoon break.

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New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were interested in taking a boat ride in the harbor, but wanted one that was open and smaller since the weather was perfect. Also, we felt 45 minutes was about all we needed for a tour, so we chose Le Petit Navire. We were quite happy with the tour. The captain had a great personality and joked around with... More 

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Tyrone, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Just returned from Montreal when the weather was beautiful, ideal for a boat ride. It was a nice break from walking the city and the captain was informative, giving us an especially great view of Habitat 67 and the clock tower. We liked the smaller boat, which gave us the chance to meet a great family from China and an... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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153 reviews 153 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a nice tour opportunity of the old harbor for those who don't want to be trapped on a large tour boat for hours. This tour runs around 45 minutes and gives you a unique perspective from a small boat. The Captain was nice and knowledgeable, and the cost was very reasonable. When you're done, walk up the hill... More 

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East Greenbush, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This boat is an all electric, environmentally friendly tour boat that sails around the Old Port of Montreal. The boat accommodates 30 people and sails for about 45 minutes. The captain is entertaining and answers all your questions. The boats sails hourly starting 11am each day. There are great views of Montreal . The cost is $21 per person, less... More 

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Bergen, Alberta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I bumped into Le Petit Navire while visiting the old part of Montréal city and decided to take the short boat trip as it only took a little over an hour. The boat has an electric motor, so it is quiet and you don't get any exhaust smells from it while cruising. The captain was very knowledgeable and fluent in... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

My wife and I took out two daughters (18/22 years) for an early July trip and after many emails with Le Petit Navire and choose this boat to see the fireworks. It was what I like in a trip. Lines small. The owner and his kids working hard. Comfortable. Peaceful. Small boats without tons of people, noisy engines or chaos.... More 

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