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Rideau Canal Chaffey's Lock Boat Cruise

Relax and unwind on a guided cruise along the Unesco World Heritage Rideau Canal aboard a pontoon boat. Nestled between Ottawa and Kingston, this boat cruise is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you sit back and relax on a tour along the Rideau Canal.
Where: Elgin, Ontario
Price for: 1 Participant
Picture of Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - The 3 Lock Tour
Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - The 3 Lock Tour
Price shown is per person.
$60.00
Picture of Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - The 3 Lock Tour + Gourmet Picnic Lunch
Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - The 3 Lock Tour + Gourmet Picnic Lunch
Price shown is per person.
$82.00
Picture of Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - The 3 Lake Loop
Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - The 3 Lake Loop
Price shown is per person.
$40.00
Picture of Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - Evening Sunset Cruise
Rideau Canal Chaffey’s Lock Boat Cruise - Evening Sunset Cruise
Price shown is per person.
$30.00

The Rideau Canal cruises depart from Chaffey's Lock. As you explore the peaceful surrounds of the picturesque Rideau Canal by pontoon boat, you’ll hear all about the history of the canal and local landscape from your captain.

The Rideau Canal is Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, National Historic Site, and a Canadian Heritage River. This engineering marvel is the best-preserved “slackwater” canal in North America. It’s the only canal from the 19th -century canal-building era currently operating with most of its original structures intact. The Rideau Canal winds its way for 202 kms from Kingston to Ottawa, through the communities of Eastern Ontario.

With 3 tours to choose from, get back to nature in blissful tranquility and explore the Rideau Canal as never before on a cruise to remember:

The 3 Lock Tour:

  • Departs from Chaffey’s Lock Wharf.
  • Cruise length: 4.5 hours. May be a little longer due to time in the locks.
  • Departure at 10:00am. Boarding beings at 9:45am.

The 3 Lake Loop Tour – Indian Lake, Clear Lake and Newboro Lake

  • Departs from Chaffey’s Lock Wharf.
  • Cruise length: 2.5 hours.
  • Departure at 3:30 pm. Boarding beings at 3:15pm.

Evening Sunset Cruise

  • Departs from Chaffey’s Lock Wharf.
  • Cruise length: 90 minutes.
  • Departure at 6:00 pm. Boarding beings at 5:45pm. The exact departure time may vary depending on predicted time of sunset.

The 3 Lock Tour with PICNIC OPTION - add a gourmet picnic to your 3 Lock Tour:

  • Insulated picnic basket & tablecloth.
  • Plates, cutlery, and condiments.
  • Smoked turkey or chicken salad wraps.
  • Local Artisan cheese with in season veggie and deli platter.
  • Freshly squeezed lemonade or apple cider and desserts.
  • 85% of ingredients are locally sourced using farm fresh produce. 

Season:  June 02 – October 09, 2018

Location: Chaffey's Lock, Elgin, Ontario VIEW MAP
               Approximately 90 minute drive from Ottawa and 45 minute drive from Kingston.

Need to know:

  • On the 3 Lock Tour, your lunch options include bringing your own picnic lunch, purchasing a gourmet Picnic or dining at Hotel Kenney at Jones Falls.
  • The pontoon boat has a sun cover and a full enclosure to protect in case of wind or light rain. There are also cozy blankets to keep you warm on cooler days.
  • Tours operate in a light rain/drizzle but will be cancelled if there are thunderstorms or heavy winds.

If you are looking for fun things to do in Ottawa or Kingston regions this summer, then look no further. The Rideau Canal Chaffey's Lock Boat Cruise is great way to enjoy the history and beauty of Eastern Ontario. A perfect birthday, Mother's Day or Father's Day gift!


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