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Montreal Cruises & boat tours

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Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

1. Montreal: St. Lawrence River Sightseeing Guided Cruise

Climb aboard the Cavalier Maxim river vessel at Montreal’s Alexandra Pier in the Old Port and set sail on a cruise of the Saint Lawrence River. See the metropolitan area from a new perspective as you cruise out from the port, past the Olympic Stadium, Parc Bellerive, the Pont Jacques-Cartier, and more. Relax on board and listen to a fascinating commentary by a certified guide. They will regale you with stories of the history of Montreal, and relate anecdotes about the city and its surroundings. Take a break from city life and laze on the sunny terrace of the Cavalier Maxim, while soaking up the breathtaking panorama parading before your eyes!

Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

2. Montréal: Cruise with 3-Course Brunch

Enjoy a day out at sea on the Saint Lawrence River aboard this cruise. Enjoy a delicious 3-course brunch, see Montreal's iconic sites such as the Old Port, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Olympique Park, and many more from a sea view. Meet your host at the Grand Quay pier in Old Montreal to board the cruise. Enjoy brunch for 1 hour before departing on a scenic 1.5 hour river cruise. The river cruise will depart at 11:30 AM. Take a seat, sit back, relax, enjoy the ride and listen to the commentary from the crew members as you drift along the river in style. Smell the sweet aroma from the kitchen as the chefs prepare your food. Taste a delicious 3-course brunch cooked from local products. Sip on complimentary coffee or tea as you savor your meal. Feeling full up? No worries, you can chill in the dining rooms or head to the open-air outdoor terraces to admire the view. See Montreal from a different perspective, and make sure you take photos of the Old Port, La Grande Roue, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and many more sites as you cruise along.

Montreal: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

3. Montreal: Evening Cruise with Live Entertainment

Step onto the only floating terrace in Montreal with a live DJ, panoramic views, and multiple bars. Whether you're a couple or are with friends, you'll be delighted as the city and the Jacques Cartier Bridge are illuminated before your very eyes. Your cruise beings at the famous Grad Quay Pier just a short walk from the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal. Once you've boarded the AML Cavalier Maxim, sit back and relax as you set off on the St. Lawrence River. With a drink in hand, cruise past the La Grande Roue, Olympique Stadium, and into Parc de Iles-de-Boucherville before returning past La Ronde and docking in the Old Port.

Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

4. Montréal: 5-Course Dinner Cruise

Experience Montréal from a different perspective on a dinner cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Have a drink at the bar, tuck into a 5-course dinner, see the city from the deck, and even go for a dance on an indoor dancefloor. Arrive in the Old Port of Montréal from 6:00 PM to collect your cruise ticket inside the brand new cruise terminal on Alexandria Pier. Board the beautiful AML Cavalier Maxim vessel, with a capacity for up to 850 guests. Wander the outside decks and terraces and the indoor dining rooms. Enjoy a drink at one of the bars before the boat sets sail at 7:00 PM. Appreciate the panorama from the "floor to ceiling" all-glass dining rooms, and get breathtaking views of the harbor and St. Lawrence River as you sail. Experience the local gastronomy of dishes prepared by a talented team of chefs. Then, relax to the sounds of the live DJ after your 5-course meal. Take advantage of the outdoor patios, and dance the night away under the stars or on one of the indoor dance floors. See the Old Port of Montréal and sail past the theme park of La Ronde on the island of St. Hélène. Admire the Jacques Cartier Bridge and Biosphere, before your return to port at approximately 10:30 PM.  

Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

5. Montreal: Small Group Sightseeing Tour with Seasonal Cruise

Discover the highlights of Montreal in comfort on a 5-hour guided tour and travel in a small group for a more intimate experience. Drive to the Mont-Royal mountain that the city was named after and get beautiful views of the surrounding area and city skyline. You will get to see St. Joseph's Oratory and stop at a landing point on Mount Royal for breathtaking scenic views of the city, and then explore its historical side in Old Montreal. Hear little known historical facts and see the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica.  When in season, you will head to the Old Port of Montreal where you will board a riverboat cruise. On this cruise, you will be able to sit back, relax and take in some amazing sights as you float down the St. Lawrence River. From September to June, the cruise will be replaced by a visit to La Grande Roue, Montreal's famous observation wheel, located in Old Port.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 517 reviews

I loved this excursion and felt it was well worth the money spent! I was really worried that the brunch would be served Buffett style and we would all be herded together in long lines to grab our plate and utensils and then have to serve ourselves. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Instead, a designated server was assigned to each section of the ship who was responsible for taking your order and waiting on each guest. So it felt like we were being served in a 4 star restaurant by our own very attentive server. The menu itself was structured for a diverse taste palate and the food was absolutely delicious! If you have a limited budget and are looking for an excursion that provides excellent food and a view of Montreal from the St. Lawrence River, this is the one to take. There was no narrative provided of the various sights, which some may have felt was missing from this tour. However, with such a large group of people and so many separate parties, it would have been difficult to hear.

The boat was on-time, the food was better than expected and the prices for food and drinks were the same as those on shore. The cruise was excellent and crew was friendly and helpful. I would have paid twice as much for a longer cruise. It was hot but they had air conditioning inside.

Too bad the mini cruise has not been commented on The meal was delicious and the staff very friendly

Andres was a wonderful tour guide. I will definitely reserve a tour with him again.

An extraordinary cruise with excellent service! Well done, I recommend it! Thanks!