1. Fantastic Northern Rideau Cruise aboard the 8 Person Canal Boat in Ottawa, Canada
  2. Fantastic Northern Rideau Cruise aboard the 8 Person Canal Boat in Ottawa, Canada
  3. Fantastic Northern Rideau Cruise aboard the 8 Person Canal Boat in Ottawa, Canada

Fantastic Northern Rideau Cruise aboard the 8 Person Canal Boat in Ottawa, Canada

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Fantastic ride along the Rideau Canal by boat! Book the "The Northern Rideau Cruise" aboard the amazing 44' Canal Boat for up to 8 people. For around $1,421 USD per night and preferred minimum booking of 3- nights you can have an awesome vacation in Canada. Rates: • $1,421 USD per night (3-nights minimum) What's included in the price? • Renting the boat and its equipment • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect • Towels and linen for all passengers • A boat handling demo • Technical support • On-board cruising information What's not included in the price? • Any additional extras & services • Boat damage waiver, Fuel cost & deposits • Travel from/to the base(s) • Mooring fees • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance What You Can Expect: Indulge and enjoy the finer things in life with a cruise up the Northern Rideau. The Northern Rideau Cruise Sometimes the best things in life are those little luxuries. Discover them with a cruise on the Northern Rideau. Combine some retail therapy in Canada’s prettiest village, Merrickville, with a visit to one of Canada’s top gardens, the Rideau Woodland Ramble in Burritt’s Rapids. Paradise is real, and you'll find it here! Your Cruise Details • Waterways: Rideau River • Distance: 30 km • Locks: 30 • Cruising time: 29 hrs Main Activities Along the Way Local artists showcased You will find many art galleries in Merrickville that feature workshops and display areas, a collection of quilts and Canadian made women's apparel. You will love to stumble across these gems. Walk along the Rideau Trail The 200 km trail leads past cool cedar forests, muskrat marshes, a beech nut grove and the pine covered upstream tip. Say hi to the lockmaster Al Berger has retired but still lives in the lockmaster. He will be able to tell you stories about these 2 locks. If you are lucky he might give you a tour of his house. Walk in the woods Foley Mountain Conservation Area is an amazing place for a quiet walk. Why not start the afternoon with an outdoor activity like paddling? Explore the Rideau Canal by Canoe If you want a great outdoor activity, this is it. Paddle through the tallest lock in the Rideau Canal and enjoy a day out. Try the Canadian cuisine Discover the tasteful national gastronomy in one of the many restaurants the city has to offer. We recommend 'My Place' and 'Chuckles Jack' or spend some time at the famous Farmer's Market to buy some local products! Key Towns and Villages on your Cruise Smiths Falls Located in the Heart of Eastern Ontario on the banks of the historic Rideau Canal, Smiths Falls offers a unique mix of leisure and recreational activities set against a backdrop of history and nature. Smiths Falls has a rich heritage, and today offers museums, theaters, art galleries and outdoor adventures including hiking, biking and fishing. Merrickville Merrickville is Canada’s prettiest village. The village center consists entirely of picturesque Victorian-era stone houses perched by the waters of the Rideau Canal. Merrickville is home to many local arts and craft shops, museums, restaurants and specialty stores serving some of the best local handmade ice cream or gourmet mustards on the Rideau Canal. Burrits Rapid Tie up at Burrits Rapid's Lock Station, then take a walking tour of the village and experience early Canada through centuries old heritage buildings or walk the "Tip to Tip Trail", a 2 km nature walk. Long Island Long Island Locks is an idyllic location for picnicking, fishing, exploring and boat watching. Hurst Marina Hurst Marina is a great place to dock! It boasts a swimming pool & hot tub with boater's clubhouse, complete kitchen facilities, as well as BBQ's available for your outdoor cookout. Also located here are laundry facilities, free high speed wireless internet, washroom & showers to ensure you have all the comforts for an enjoyable stay. Upper Nicholsons For historians and bird-watchers this is a great place to visit. Upper Nicholsons features one of four remaining Unequal Arm, a center bearing timber swing bridge, on the Rideau. Then just up the road, you’ll discover McGuigan’s Cemetery (448 County Road 23, aka Burritts Rapids Road), one of the oldest burying grounds on the Rideau. You will be touched by the poignant headstone of Margaret Davidson, the 2-year-old daughter of one of the contractors for Clowes Lock, who died in 1829. Also close by look up and you will find an osprey nest that is usually occupied, located top of a hydro pole specifically erected for the nest. What To Expect Onboard: Ideal for 3 couples with three en-suite bathrooms, allowing larger groups enjoy a good mix of social and private space. The Horizon 3 has the same high specs and quality finish as other Horizon models. It offers three en- suite bathrooms allowing larger groups to enjoy a good mix of social and private space. Features • Boat Size: 13.5m x 4.35m • 1 large forward cabin with convertible double bed • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s) • All cabins have ensuite bathrooms • Large stateroom with convertible settee (sleeps 2) • Rear outside seating area and large sundeck Technical • Length: 13.5 m • Beam: 4.3 m • Max. Headroom: 2 m • Water Tank: 600 L • Fuel Tank: 300 L • Engine Type: Diesel • Cabin: 3 • Ensuite: 3 • Sleeps: 8 Interior & Saloon • Roomy and comfortable interior with generous headroom throughout • Large sliding glass doors to outside seating area at the rear • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double bed • The full kitchen/galley includes a oven, stove, large electric refrigerator, microwave, and high- quality equipment and utensils • Air cooling in the saloon & cabins + USB port Cabins & Bathrooms • One bright and spacious forward stateroom with convertible double/single bed(s) • 2 side cabins with convertible double/twin bed(s). • All cabins with en-suite bathrooms & electric- flush toilet • Individually controlled air-cooling + USB ports in both cabins Sundeck & Features • Spacious 'fundeck' with sunbathing area, table, sink, ambient lights, BBQ hotplate and deck shower • Large removable bimini (Sun Shade) • 2 steering position inside and outside & bow thruster for easier handling and easy access to all sides of the boat. • Aft cockpit with settees to be used as second outdoor space • MP3 entertainment system – waterproof speakers Security & Navigation tools • Large border along the boat for easy & secured access to all sides of the boat during maneuvers • Large aft cockpit secured with a door, ideal for children • 2 steering position inside and outside • Bow thruster & stern thruster (NEW) for easier maneuvering • Rudder angle indicator & GPS Speed sensor for an ideal handling of the boat • Demister system for secured navigation from inside in case of rain Kitchen Features • Burner • Oven/Grill • Fridge: 120 L + 85 L • Microwave Electricity • Cigar lighter Plug (12V) • 12/220V Converter • Shore Power (220V on dock) • 220V on cruise Heating/Cooling System • Heater • Cabin Air Cooling Exterior • Sliding roof • Sundeck • Alfresco Dining • Ambient Light • Bimini (Sundeck Cover) • Deck Shower • Fridge on Sundeck • Portable Cool Box • Plancha Navigation • Internal Steering Position • External Steering Position • Bow Thrusters Audio/Visual • CD/Radio Player • MP3/USB Features • Flat Screen DVD player Additional Services: Options and Extras To enhance your experience, you can add extras & services to your vacation. The availabilities and prices of the extras will be confirmed at start of your booking. Bicycles To explore the countryside or just get to the boulangerie. • Standard: $60 per week • Child / Tag-along: $46 per week Lantern For alfresco dining on the sundeck of your boat. • Lantern: $14 per week Parking • Open-air locked parking: From $53 USD per car/day • Garage: From $70 USD per car/day Car Transfer • $175 - $420 depending on the route Stand Up Paddle Board • $119 per board per week Top Deck Cushions Enjoy extra comfort with top deck cushions, perfect for sitting and sunbathing on! • Pack of 2: $7 per week Pets Take the whole family with you! Two pets allowed per boat. • $55 per animal per week Cleaning • Eco-Pack: $15 • Cleaning Service: $110 to $210 (depending on boat model) Early Check-in & Late Check-out • Early Check-in: $125 (subject to availability) • Late Check-out: $125 (subject to availability) Special Occasion Gift Basket Order a special occasion gift basket full of local delicacies and regional specialties, this is a great mark to celebrate a birthday or a special occasion. • Gift Basket: $100

Captain is not included.
Trip may require hiring additional qualified personnel.
8 guests
Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
Canal Boat


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Features & Details

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Air Conditioning
  • Watersports Equipment
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Inboard Engine
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Berth
  • Head

Approximate Location

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Cancellation Policy

0% refund up to 30 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

If You Cancel Your Holiday Cancellation Terms: To cancel a reservation, the Renter should notify the Company in writing. Period before departure in which you notify the Company and Cancellation Penalty: More than 70 days prior to departure date: Deposit is non-refundable Between 70 and 43 days prior to departure date: 45% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 42 and 15 days prior to departure date: 60% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable Between 14 days and departure date: 100% of the total holiday cost is non-refundable If You Change Your Booking If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date (in the same season only), destination or boat, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent.  The price of your holiday may increase or decrease to reflect the changes requested by you. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of US$140 (more than 70 days prior to departure) or US$250 (between 70 and 15 days prior to departure) per booking amendment and any further cost we incur in making this alteration and any increase in the cost of your trip. Please note that no changes or rescheduling are permitted less than 14 days prior to departure. Please check whether your holiday insurance will cover any changes or increased costs resulting from a change. You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible.

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