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Montréal: St. Lawrence Sightseeing River Cruise

Montréal: St. Lawrence Sightseeing River Cruise

Embark with your guide on an unforgettable round-trip cruise along the St. Lawrence River, departing from the historic Old Port of Montreal. This scenic journey will take you on a captivating exploration of the city's iconic landmarks and stunning waterfront vistas. As you glide beneath the magnificent Jacques-Cartier Bridge, a marvel of engineering and architecture, a world of beauty unfolds before your eyes. The waterway is adorned with a succession of magnificent monuments that pay homage to Montreal's rich history and vibrant culture. Each monument tells a story, and as you pass by, informative commentary will enlighten you about the significance and background of these landmarks. The heart of Montreal City reveals itself as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River. You'll witness the bustling streets, the vibrant energy, and the unique blend of old-world charm and modern urbanity. The cityscape showcases an enchanting fusion of architectural styles, from the historic buildings of Old Montreal to the sleek skyscrapers of the downtown core. One of the most awe-inspiring sights awaits as you approach the Olympic Stadium, a monumental structure that hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics. Its iconic inclined tower stands tall, serving as a reminder of the city's sporting achievements and architectural grandeur. To witness Montreal in a whole new light, consider taking the evening cruise. As the sun sets and the city's lights illuminate the skyline, Montreal truly earns its reputation as "Canada's City of Light." The enchanting glow transforms the city into a magical spectacle, casting a romantic ambiance upon the river and its surroundings. Throughout the cruise, enhance your experience with the complimentary audioguide, available in 8 languages. Engaging commentary in French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese, and Korean will provide fascinating insights into each landmark. A round-trip cruise along the St. Lawrence River is a remarkable journey that showcases the very best of Montreal. From the captivating monuments to the stunning waterfront views.

Montreal: Electric Boat Cruise with Onboard Bar

Montreal: Electric Boat Cruise with Onboard Bar

Have a memorable experience with this cruise from Montreal with a company that has over 20 years of experience. Pick between one of many daily tours of the Old Port basins or a weekend excursion on the Lachine Canal. Hop aboard a boat that is eco-friendly and 100% electric. Soak up all the sights and sounds of Montreal's waterside landmarks without the distraction of a roaring gas engine. Take a quick a 45-minute tour of the Old Port, or get lost in the views on an 1 hour and 45 minute tour of the Lachine Canal (the Lachine Canal cruise has a one-way and round-trip option). Select the Old Port Tour and leave from the Jacques-Cartier Pier and head west, passing King Edward Pier and the Grand Quay on the way. It continues its journey, greeting the historic Lachine Canal, Silo #5 and Habitat 67. Then, letting itself be carried by the Sainte-Marie current, the boat makes a detour by the Yacht Club, before following the Quai de l’Horloge promenade, towards the Quai Jacques-Cartier. Take the Lachine Canal Tour and embark from the Jacques-Cartier Pier at 10:30 AM and glide west of the city, passing King Edward Pier and Grand Quai on the way. It continues on its way, up through three locks, to the Atwater Market. At 1:00 pm, the boat leaves the Atwater Market and crosses the three locks, in reverse until your reach the Jacques-Cartier Pier.

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Montreal: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the sights of Montreal on a half-day guided van tour. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure around the city. Visit upscale neighborhoods like Westmount, where you can admire the architecture of its personalized houses and mansions. On the morning tour, after pick-up from one of several hotels in Downtown area, go for a visit of Saint Joseph's Oratory, a National Historic Site of Canada, and the largest Basilica in the country. Next, visit Mount Royal Park and take a stroll to Beaver Lake (Lac aux Castors) and admire the scenery. Stop at Camillien Houde outlook for a breathtaking picture of the city.  Explore the French side of Montreal before crossing on Jacques Cartier bridge to Saint Helen's Island. Visit Parc Jean-Drapeau, the site of the unforgettable Expo 67 and take a picture of The Biosphere Environment Museum. The morning tour will be concluded with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica in Old Montreal area. On the afternoon tour, meet your guide in the heart of Old Montreal at Place d'Armes. Start the tour with a photo-stop at Notre-Dame Basilica. Climb on board and embark on a sightseeing adventure that will take you to Old Port area. Drive through China Town and Quartier des Spectacles (The entertainment district). Then, from the upscale neighborhood of Westmount head to visit the Saint Joseph's Oratory. Continue to Mont Royal Park and stroll to the top of the mountain for a scenic view of the city from atop the mountain. By the end of the tour you will be dropped off either at one of our selected hotels in Downtown Area or at the start point as per your preference.

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What people are saying about Saint Helen's Island

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(32 reviews)

I was in Montreal from New Zealand for work. I wanted to see as.much as I could in a few days. I walked.around the Old Port, a spectacular place, the historic buildings are amazing. The Notre Dame Basillica was also fabulouse along with the Botanical Gardens and Olympic Stadium. I took the river cruise to see the city from the river. It was well worth it. It was well organized, and the easy to find. I was lucky to have a lovely sunny day. I would recommend a longer cruise if you had time. This was just perfect for me..

Excellent low key activity. Guide was knowledgeable and professional - fluent in English and French. Food was good and service was excellent. We really enjoyed this excursion.

The crew was friendly, available & professional! The guide was knowledgeable, informative & could easily go from French to English. Thank you to you all!!

It was a nice relaxing little cruise. Very informative, staff was great. I would definitely do this again!

The 2 captains were very friendly and gave us a nice guided tour. It was perfect