Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$18 for an Ottawa River cocktail-cruise package (up to a $37 value)
- One ticket to a three-hour evening cruise with live music, departing from the Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau (up to a $30 value)
- One drink ticket (a $7 value)<p>
$11 for a 55-minute historic sightseeing tour along the Ottawa River with live and recorded commentary in a choice of languages (up to a $22 value)<p>
Check the calendar for cruise times. Sightseeing cruises depart from either the wharf at Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau or the base of the Rideau Canal adjacent to the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. Cocktail cruises depart exclusively from Jacques Cartier Park.<p>
The triple-deck Empress of Ottawa, Capital Cruises' flagship vessel, majestically skims the Ottawa River's frothy whitecaps laden with state-of-the-art comforts during daily sightseeing and pleasure cruises. Invigorating freshwater zephyrs drift across an open-air deck, where cruisers admire local vistas such as Rideau Falls and the Prime Minister's picturesque, riverside abode. As relaxing melodies pour from a cutting-edge sound system or the instruments of live musicians, the crew slings suds and spirits from bars within the boat's two enclosed decks.