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Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water

  • Bilingual guide provides an entertaining history of Canada’s capital
  • Amphibus tour: See the cityscape and National Gallery from the Ottawa River
  • Visit monuments and landmarks often missed by visitors
Ottawa City Tour by Land and Water
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Take advantage of your time in Ottawa with this easy 1-hour land and water tour. Learn about the history and architecture of Canada’s capital with a guide, who points out landmarks you may have missed if exploring on your own. After a tour of the charming streets, descend on the amphibus into the Ottawa River for a rare view of the cityscape.
What to Expect

The tour begins at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street, just steps away from Parliament Hill. Climb aboard a convertible land-to-water amphibus and settle in for a 1-hour tour of Ottawa and Gatineau.

Listen to entertaining live commentary as you pass famous landmarks including Canadian Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Prime Minister’s residence. The on-board guide ensures you see unmarked and lesser-known points of interest that visitors often miss.

Once you’ve explored the city streets, the amphibus descends into the Ottawa River. From the water, enjoy rare panoramic views of the cityscape. Pass the capital’s three iconic bridges as the guide provides historical background you won’t find in the guidebooks.

After the bus makes its way out of the water, take a scenic ride over the Rideau Canal and end the tour back at Parliament Hill.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile
More than imagined

In Ottawa celebrating my parents 75th birthdays. Scheduled the hop on hop off tour the morning after we arrived. Loved it so much that we returned for the amphibious tour the very next day. Take the time to do both! If you are truly blessed,...More

Thank kellymC8091TH
Reviewed 27 December 2017
Great way to see the City by land and Sea.

I really enjoyed the tour provided by the Lady Dive company. Our overall experience was great and it enabled us to see areas of the city of Ottawa from land and Sea. Our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable, providing excellent information on many of...More

3  Thank radmandiver
Reviewed 5 November 2017
A great way to see Ottawa on your first visit

This was a great option to see the main attractions of Ottawa & Gatineau; the 1 hour amphibian drive was very interesting & gave us a great view of Parliament Hill from the water; however, it was a bit pricey!

Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed 12 October 2017
Total Rip Off

This was the only city tour our hotel had info on. Paid for a two day tour, hop on and off, Never came back. Could not hear the guide who gave minimal info in French and very broken English. Could only understand every 10th word....More

Thank nostalgia1
ladydive, General Manager at Lady Dive Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are very sorry that your experience was not to your expectation. Our guide are all fully bilingual and trained on All 75 sites. We have head set that translate in 8 different language as well. All our guide aware everyone ahead a time of...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Amphibus tour disappointing.

The one-hour amphibus tour was good - but not great. It is pricey for a such a short tour, made attractive by the novelty of the slide into the water. The three and six-year olds in our group thought this was great! Unfortunately, our out-of-town...More

Thank Ellen L
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