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Discover the Nation's Capital

from the Ottawa River


Short Commutes & Longer Trips

Use the water taxi for a short commute across the Ottawa River, or take a longer trip for a truly Canadian experience.

Short Trips are 10-15 minutes, starting at $6.95 one-way.

Long Trips are 30-45 minutes, starting at $14 one-way.

Short Trips














Short Trips are offered from 11am to 7pm, seven days a week. Reservations are not required for Short Trips.


Short Trip dock locations:

  • Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau)

  • Ottawa Locks (Ottawa)

  • Richmond Landing (Ottawa)

Long Trips
















Long Trips are suspended until June 19, 2023.

For a longer cruises, please contact our friends at Palapa Tours. Prices may vary.

We appreciate your understanding.

  • Bikes
  • Pets
  • Strollers
  • Wheelchairs

Bikes, strollers, pets, wheelchairs, and children under the age of two are welcome aboard at no extra charge.

Dock Locations & Major Attractions

The water taxi docks are located near many major landmarks and attractions in both Ottawa & Gatineau. Select one of the dock locations below to learn what each has to offer!

* Short Trip Destination *

The Ottawa Locks dock is located on the Ontario shoreline, just down the steps from Wellington Street.

Nearby attractions:

  • Parliament Hill

  • Byward Market

  • Bytown Museum

  • Rideau Centre

  • National Arts Centre

  • Ottawa Art Gallery

  • National Gallery of Canada

  • War Memorial

Tickets can be purchased prior to departure at our dock locations.

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Solar-Electric Vessels

Our Solar-Electric Vessels are the future of water transportation. Powered by solar-electric engines, these boats produce zero emissions and use green energy to get you where you need to go. Travel in style and comfort while helping to preserve the environment. Our Solar-Electric Vessels are perfect for eco-friendly water taxis and provide a safe and easy way to get around.

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