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Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise

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Montréal, Canada

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Set sail for fun with a guided cruise near Montreal on the scenic St. Lawrence River, enjoying skyline views and learning about city history as you ride. Step on board your ship, the AML Cavalier Maxim, complete with sunny terraces and a glass-enclosed dining area, passing area landmarks including the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the islands of Boucherville and the scenic shoreline. During your Montreal cruise, hear tales about the city’s founding and role of a legendary French explorer in its settlement.
  • Historic discovery cruise of Montreal
  • Admire the Montreal skyline from the St Lawrence River
  • Hear about Montreal's history through anecdotes from a local guide
  • Enjoy the views from the sunny terraces or the glassed-in dining rooms
Cruise relating the maritime history of the metropolis Montreal
The best view on the city, the river and its shores
Indoor bistro service as well as on the terraces
New: Audio guide in 8 languages!
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

200 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2, Canada

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Discover the beautiful river landscapes and fascinating history of Montreal during this cruise along the St. Lawrence River. Anyone with a love for geography, historic explorers or that simply enjoys great views will relish this scenic boat ride along the shores of French Canada’s biggest city.

Start your trip from the city’s Alexandra Pier in either the morning or afternoon. Then cast off for your river ride, journeying 22 miles (35 kilometers) of the river near Montreal. During your cruise you’ll pass famous city sights including the islands of Boucherville, Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the city’s picturesque shoreline. 

Make sure to also take advantage of all that your ship, the AML Cavalier Maxim, has to offer during your voyage. Enjoy some sunbathing on the ship’s al fresco terraces, or step inside if you need to warm up in the glass-enclosed dining area. An array of food and drinks, including muffins, salads, cookies, sandwiches, juice, and cocktails, is available for purchase at the on-board café.

At the end of your ride, return back to Alexandra Pier, having gained a new perspective on the city of Montreal and its rich history.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
St. Lawrence River
Explore 22 miles (35 km) of the historic St Lawrence River including the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the shoreline and the islands of Boucherville.
Pass By:  
Pont Jacques-Cartier
Explore 22 miles (35 km) of the historic St Lawrence River including the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, the shoreline and the islands of Boucherville.
Pass By:  
La Ronde
Sail near the shore of La Ronde
Stop At:  
Croisieres AML
Explore 22 miles (35 km) of the historic St Lawrence River. Aboard your boat, the AML Cavalier Maxim, take advantage of the sunny terraces and relax while admiring the city, or enjoy the panoramic views from the glassed-in dining room. You'll see the city from a completely new angle. The snack bar on board offers food and drinks including sandwiches, salads, cookies, muffins and juice to enjoy on one of the sunny decks. Or you can liven up the party with a refreshing Captain's cocktail! All food and drink purchases are at your own expense.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Old Port of Montreal
See the famous Old Port of Montreal
Pass By:  
Parc Des Iles de Boucherville
See the Boucherville Islands from the river
Pass By:  
Biosphere
See the iconic Biosphere on the Ile Ste-Helene
Pass By:  
Olympic Park (Parc olympique)
See the home of the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Croisieres AML

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Montreal History Guided Sightseeing Cruise .

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  • "Lower deck was enclosed with windows; upper deck open with plastic bench seats, a bit uncomfortable." See review

Reviews

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2020 summer sightseeing Montréal
jacquelina_A
, Jul 2020
I gave 4 star because of the good they need to improve the menu but besides that it was very lovely see all over Montréal 👍🏾
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star-5
Fantastic experience
Meshwa_S
, Jul 2020
Very nice experience. Just loved the tour. Me and my husband enjoyed a lot. It's totally worth it. Great safety measures due to COVID 19
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star-4
Better than expected
bar579ca1
, Oct 2019
This was great - Interesting, relaxing, great food and service. The guide stopped his talk twice at convenient times and came around to answer questions - he answered ours thoroughly and interestingly. The ship itself was really really nice.
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star-1
decent. good views, tour guide only english and french
Stay637397
, Sep 2019
I went with my family group of 12, and the tour its suppoused to have spanish audio according to the reservation, and didnt have that service in the ship, they wanted to charge us extra fee just to download an app to traduce, so we got a tour complete in other language and we didnt understand anything, other than that, the views are great, I think the 4pm tour its better, we take the 2pm tour and the sun was very hot that day
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star-4
Friendly, knowledgeable guide
Deb C
, Sep 2019
My wife and I enjoyed the tour. It's not a five-star review because it was a little tricky finding the boat. We had purchased out tickets online and located the ticket window, which was about 100 yards from the bike path / train track. The clerk gave us verbal directions, but since it was perhaps a quarter of a mile from the ticket window to the boat, it would have been clearer if we had been given a map. The tour boat was at the very end of the pier, with alcohol, soda, and snacks available. Lower deck was enclosed with windows; upper deck open with plastic bench seats, a bit uncomfortable. The audio system was excellent and the guide was fluent in English and French. He created a pleasant atmosphere, and when he took a break, he walked the entire boat asking if there were questions. That happened three times. Great job!
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star-4
A Pleasant Cruise
Ed0001
, Aug 2019
My wife and I enjoyed this cruise. It's relatively short - I think we were only on the water for about an hour - but it gives you a nice perspective of the city of Montreal and the immediately surrounding area. I found the guide providing commentary was very good. He gave lots of interesting information about various features as we sailed past them but he didn't overdo it and also left some quiet time for us to soak up the environment on the way back. We'd happily recommend this tour.
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Not worth the money
OnAir35029457352
, Aug 2019
Couldn't hear the guide standing in the front or on the side. Don't expect it to be like a cruise down the Seine
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hello, Thank you for your message. We sincerely regret that your cruise did not live up to your expectations. Your comments will be forwarded to the responsible persons. Hoping to see you on board for a better experience.
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star-5
Montreal guided sightseeing cruise
JeannineLPT
, Aug 2019
Really well done. Service is excellent. The person giving the tour is very passionate. I would highly recommend this tour -
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star-5
Awesome!
mandy41115
, Aug 2019
it was a great cruise, and we had great service on the upper deck! food, wine and a great view!! highlight of our trip!
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star-3
Could you hear ?
katiebee2017
, Aug 2019
Wish their sound system was better so we could clearly hear the commentary and wish the guide didn't rush her delivery.
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Product code: 3571M_GUIDED

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