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Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise

Montreal: Le Bateau-Mouche St. Lawrence Sightseeing Cruise

From US$ 23.53 per person

Make the most of the summer months on a 1 or 1.5-hour cruise aboard Le Bateau-Mouche. Ride aboard a stable and nimble vessel upon the St Lawrence River, as you cruise in and out of Montreal's Old Port and enjoy panoramic views from the water.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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English, French


  • Admire Montreal's landscape and unique architecture from the water
  • Learn about Montreal's history from a bilingual local guide
  • See the Clock Tower, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and Habitat 67
Full description
Take full advantage of summer aboard a relaxing 1 or 1.5-hour river cruise departing from the Jacques-Cartier Pier in the heart of Old Montreal. This is the perfect introduction to Montreal if you are visiting the city for the first time. Be charmed by the boat's bright and comfortable environment no matter where you sit. Get close to the waves and nature on the enclosed main deck or enjoy the sheltered, open-air upper deck. If you want to feel the wind in your hair as you admire the panoramic views then the back terrace is the place to be. The flat-bottomed boat allows for smooth sailing, cruising areas inaccessible to other boats. Get closer to the splendor of the St. Lawrence River and its coastline. Catch sight of the Clock Tower, Biosphère, Jacques Cartier Bridge, and Habitat 67. The pre-recorded audio narration will explain what you're seeing, and you can enjoy bar and snack services (at your own expense). After your cruise, you'll be dropped off at the Pier with the rest of the day to enjoy even more of Montreal.
  • 1 or 1.5-hour sightseeing river cruise (depending on option selected)
  • Audio system with bilingual narration (French and English)
  • Local taxes
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Jacques-Cartier Pier at the Old Port. Head down the ramp located on the right-hand side at the beginning of the pier to the kiosk alongside the boat.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A bar and snacks service is offered on board at all times (at your own expense)
  • A secure storage room is available on the pier for strollers
  • Passengers are not permitted to bring food or drinks onboard the boat
  • Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis
  • The activity is weather dependent and requires a minimum number of participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 548 reviews

Review summary

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We sat outside on the back of the boat and enjoyed seeing the sights. We didn't realize there was a recorded audio tour guide playing on the various speakers. Even when we got close to the speakers inside, we couldn't hear what they were saying. I recommend they make sure all the speakers are working and the volume is turned up. Even so, we really enjoyed the trip and it was great to see Montreal from the water. We bought some mango sorbet onboard and it was great. Staff was very nice.

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September 18, 2022

1h30 was just enough. We are well seated and enjoying the good weather outside. Otherwise, we are safe inside. The only negative is that you can't hear the voice description made on the intercom. The volume should be turned up since it would have been even more interesting and rewarding. Very affordable price Very popular bar service. Thanks

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August 12, 2022

The weather was so perfect for a cruise experience in Montreal. Me and my mom enjoyed the cocktails that were served (not included with our ticket) the trip was pleasant the only downfall was the tourist guide that was explaining was not heard clearly either English or French we don't know if it's recorded or live. But it was a the one we we're looking forward as well because we wanted to know about the history of Montreal. But Overall the Trip was lovely just be sure to arrive on time so that you still have seats in the areas you wanted.

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July 21, 2022

Product ID: 155673