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Address: The Hull Marina, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7K3, Canada
Phone Number: (613) 225-6781
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Great way to see the Rideau Canal

A shiny new boat, very friendly crew, and great ride thru the city. Bilingual commentary on the first half of the 1 1/2hr trip. Not much on snacks/amenities (2 beer choices and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
shark4rae
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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We caught the boat in Hull Marina - which is where it originates, and it seems that many more people get on it in Ottawa. For our tour, which was on a Monday at 7:00 p.m., there weren't too many people, but still glad we caught it there. They were accommodating and let us on the boat early, as a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They say there's an app that translates everything to 9 languages (Portuguese not included, I'm from Brazil) but they don't say that you need to pay 3 CAD for the translate (Spanish) package. They told me that there were earplugs to sell on the boat for 2 dollars. When I got there, it was 5 CAD. The app is terrible,... More 

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Cudjoe Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A shiny new boat, very friendly crew, and great ride thru the city. Bilingual commentary on the first half of the 1 1/2hr trip. Not much on snacks/amenities (2 beer choices and 2 wine choices) and a bit pricey ($12 for 200ml bottle of wine), but at least it's offered! We enjoyed the easy pace and humorous commentary - this... More 

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Flesherton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for the River tour. Very enjoyable 1.5 hour cruise with interesting commentary. The walk to the dock is quite steep and caused some difficulty for my wife with her walker. In order to get back to Ottawa we had to disembark in Gatineau and take a taxi back to our hotel. Just be aware if you have difficulty... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just completed our river cruise on a perfect, warm , sunny day. The dock in Gatineau was easy to get to and find convenient parking. The boat was clean and well setup, the staff was attentive and the commentary great. We have lived in Ottawa for 20+ years and never done a river cruise. It was everything that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family visited the Museum of Canadian History on Monday and noticed the tour boats on the Ottawa. We decided a boat ride would be a good activity for Tuesday morning. We chose Paul's because the upper deck was covered for sun protection- the sides were open so you could see everything! Our guide, Nicholas, earned the 5 Star rating.... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Pauls because the top floor of the boat has a cover to protect from the sun. Just went on my second cruise. Nicholas had great and funny commentary in english and french. Great tour, excellent value at $25 per person and 1hr 45min tour. Very relaxing. They sell beer, pop, water, ice cream on the boat. If you go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We originally wanted to do a cruise down the Rideau Canal but unfortunately the cruise was not available. We decided to take a Lake tour using Paul's and glad that we did. The commentary was provided in both English and French by Rachelle. She easily moved between both languages and had the right mix of knowledge and "patter" about the... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We took this trip on a lovely sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The trip lasts for 90 minutes and we thought it good value. The boat has ample seating on the two decks, toilets, and drinks facilities. The guide on board gave an excellent commentary, (bilingual) and was happy to answer questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This was a really interesting cruise on the Ottawa river with a good commentary of interesting facts. Only complaint would be the party of 30 who seemed to be allowed to skip the line and take the majority of seats on the upper deck.

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