Ottawa: Sightseeing River Cruise
- Duration: 1.5 hours
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Carly was our tour leader who was excellent. She adjusted the shape of the tour to meet the requests of the 6 visitors. We had wonderful opportunities to see and visit the Royal Mint, the Senate House (which was newly in use), the market area etc. The river tour was very good with a change of guide who was sometimes difficult to hear clearly - but a great opportunity for photographs of the buildings and for refreshments (not scheduled but requested by the visitors and arranged by Carly - thank you!). We shared a very comfortable 7 seater 'car' and got know each other well enough to have discussion and ask quite challenging questions - Carly was quick with the answers. A 4 hour trip that extended to 8hrs - tiring but worth every minute. Thank you.
Excellent, organized tour of the Ottawa River. Our friendly guide, Katherine, was very knowledgeable and combined humorous stories with factual information. The tour stopped briefly on the way back in Gatineau to pick up other passengers. The two unisex washrooms on the boat were very clean and distancing measures regarding seating were in place. The snack and beverage bar had an adequate variety of options at a reasonable price.
De had a very good and friendly guide. He was very helpful and knew a Lot about the City and Canada in general. This is the best way to see the City becaus you see the top attractions within five hours and you do not need to spend energy on finding out how to get to the attractions and spend time on buying the tickets to the sigths. The best thing is that you travel in small groups with your guide.
The down side was the lack of sound speakers, therefore was not able to hear 100% of the host's description of the landmarks- that was one main reason I came to this cruise, as I wanted to learn more about the Ottawa city. Next time I'm gonna ask if the designated guide is working and whether the speakers are working, before purchasing the ticket.
Yes we sure did. It was awesome and our tour guide did a fabulous job showing us sites with regards to the diplomatics, where they lived, their unique license plates, took us to places we not find on our own. Very well done. Great job would highly recommend to other visitors. Tracey Lawrence