LUXURY
OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
MISSION

to Celebrate luxury & strive to exceed expectations by orchestrating unparalleled tours / charters for intimate groups of up to 24 people, by pairing clients with our yachts & crew to fulfill every need, ensuring unforgettable experiences on the water.
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  • We Offer More Than Just a Boat Ride 
    Our clients share an opportunity to embrace a lifestyle. From the very first moment clients step on board, they experience everything life on the water should be.
  • We Offer the Yachting Lifestyle  
    Our clients can shift their perspective, stretch out in the sun, trail their fingers in the blue, breath in the warmth, unplug, unwind and escape the crowds — where horizons are brighter and sights await.
  • We Offer the Therapy of Water
    Life aboard our yachts lets our clients experience the sounds of water, the expanse of the horizon, a front-row seat to epic sunsets and fireworks shows, a cool drink in hand, and perfect music to soothe the soul. 
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
VALUES

Do the Right Thing - Always. Our crew acts with integrity and honesty and focuses on putting ourselves in the shoes of our clients. Our commitment to safety for crew and our clients is uncompromising.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
VALUES

Do the Right Thing - Always. Our crew acts with integrity and honesty and focuses on putting ourselves in the shoes of our clients. Our commitment to safety for crew and our clients is uncompromising.
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  • We Work as a Team
    We are committed to building an encouraging, caring, and supportive environment. We share a responsibility to support our crew and clients, and to enrich lives.
  • We Find a Better Way 
    With open minds, focused determination & creativity, we challenge the norm to drive improvement. It's our commitment to delivering exceptional value and shaping a brighter future.
  • We Exceed Expectations
    We pursue excellence with pride, commitment, and reliability. We consistently deliver high quality work, both internally and externally.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

EVERYONE'S
SAFETY

our commitment to Ensuring the safety of passengers & crew is our top priority, as we uphold rigorous standards and protocols to guarantee a secure and enjoyable yacht tour experience for all.
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  • Expert Crew Training
    Our crew undergoes extensive training and holds all necessary certifications to handle emergency situations and ensure the safety of everyone on board, from first aid and CPR training to navigation and emergency response protocols.
  • Regular Maintenance and Inspections
    We conduct regular inspections to ensure our yachts are in optimal condition for every voyage. From engine checks to safety equipment inspections, we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to maintain the highest standards of safety and reliability.
  • Comprehensive Safety Protocols
    We've established thorough safety protocols covering onboard procedures and emergency response plans. Our crew is adept at communicating safety information and responding swiftly in emergencies.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
CREW

OUR skilled & attentive crew elevate OUR yacht tourS from memorable to extraordinary, ensuring every moment is filled with seamless service and unparalleled hospitality. With their expertise & dedication, our crew transforms each voyage into an unforgettable experience of luxury and comfort on the water.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
CREW

OUR skilled & attentive crew elevate OUR yacht tourS from memorable to extraordinary, ensuring every moment is filled with seamless service and unparalleled hospitality. With their expertise & dedication, our crew transforms each voyage into an unforgettable experience of luxury and comfort on the water.
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  • Erik J Lupien
    Founder and CEO
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Melanie Donnelly
    Co-owner of The Everly
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Philip Klaassen
    Operations Manager
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Megan Williams
    Tours & On-site Coordinator
    Ottawa Tourism's 2024 Shine Award Winner,
    Outstanding Service in Package Tours
  • Marc-Andre Clement
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Louis Belanger
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Licia Costanzo
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Mike Macquarrie
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Sarah Toupin
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Jacques Drouin
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Clint Marquardt
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Mike Donnelly
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Erik J Lupien
    Founder and CEO,
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Philip Klaassen
    Operations Manager
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Marc-Andre Clement
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Licia Costanzo
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Sarah Toupin
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Clint Marquardt
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Melanie Donnelly
    Co-owner of The Everly
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Megan Williams
    Tours & On-site
    Coordinator,
    Ottawa Tourism's
    2024 Shine Award Winner,
    Outstanding Service
    in Package Tours
  • Louis Belanger
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Mike Macquarrie
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Jacques Drouin
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Mike Donnelly
    Captain, Transport Canada certified
  • Erik J Lupien
    Founder and CEO
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Melanie Donnelly
    Coowner of the Everly
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Philip Klaassen
    Operations Director
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Megan Williams
    Tours & Onsite
    Coordinator
    Ottawa Tourism's
    2024 Shine Award
    Winner,
    Outstanding
    Service in Package
    Tours
  • Marc-Andre Clement
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Louis Belanger
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Licia Costanzo
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Mike Macquarrie
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Sarah Toupin
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Jacques Drouin
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Clint Marquardt
    Transports Canada certified Captain
  • Mike Donnelly
    Transports Canada certified Captain
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
YACHTS

Our dedication lies in upholding impeccably functioning yachts and maintaining pristine cleanliness for the ultimate comfort and enjoyment of our clients, ensuring each tour is flawlessly executed.
  • Dolce Far Niente
    Built by Sea Ray in 1990, this vessel is known as a Sundancer 310, and is 37' long with a 12' beam. Propelled by 2  Mercruiser V8 engines, she was completely renovated, and refitted with state-of-the-art safety and mechanical equipment in 2021.

    TC Commercial Registration C30580ON
    TC Blue Decal Certificate 2601659
    QC Alcohol Permit 10168963-3
    QC Transport Permit 6-C-700074-001A
    Commercial Insurance C201772

  • The Everly
    Built by Sea Ray in 1989, this vessel is known as the Express 390, and is 42' long with a 14' beam. Propelled by 2  Mercruiser V8 engines, the Everly was renovated front to back and refitted with state-of-the-art safety and mechanical equipment in 2022.

    TC Commercial Registration C32204ON
    TC Blue Decal Certificate 2702400
    QC Alcohol Permit 10168989-3
    QC Transport Permit 6-C-700074-002A
    Commercial Insurance C201772

  • About Sea Ray Yachts
    Sea Ray Standards mandate high-quality materials, strict construction protocols, and obsessive attention to fit and finishes,  guaranteeing the best possible craftmanship on water.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
MARINA

the Pirate Marina is home to our two yachts. it boasts panoramic views of Rockcliffe Park and the serene waters of the ottawa river, setting the stage for an enchanting journey aboard our yachts and promising passengers a truly magical experience.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
MARINA

the Pirate Marina is home to our two yachts. it boasts panoramic views of Rockcliffe Park and the serene waters of the ottawa river, setting the stage for an enchanting journey aboard our yachts and promising passengers a truly magical experience.
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  • Accessible Location
    Conveniently nestled along the picturesque rue Jacques Cartier in Gatineau, our marina is easily accessible from the bustling Ottawa ByWard Market (a mere 7 km or a swift 9-minute drive away). With ample free parking nearby, getting to our marina is a breeze, allowing you to embark on our yachts with ease and convenience.
  • Unique Waterfront Locale
    The Pirate Marina is nestled on a charming street in Gatineau, Quebec, boasting a wide boardwalk with unparalleled picturesque views of Ottawa, Ontario. It stands as the only street of its kind in the entire region, offering an exclusive and unforgettable waterfront experience.
  • Exceptional Ambiance
    Our marina serves as an ideal haven for enthusiasts of the yachting lifestyle. It is twinned with The Pirate Restaurant where patrons delight in summer cuisine, refreshing drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere, all complemented by the restaurant's expansive riverside terrace, the largest in the NCR.
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OTTAWA YACHT TOURS

OUR
STORY

We're based in Ottawa, Ontario - canada's national capital. We are the first & only company in ottawa to offer private yacht charters & public yacht tours on the River. We are a proud & hard-working Canadian locally owned & operated business.

Late summer 2020 — Our story started when friends, looking for something to do outside — everything had been shut down for months due to Covid, reached out and asked if they could come aboard with family. They wanted to escape what was going on, and experience something positive, on a yacht, on the water, under the sun, with music, and each other.

Fall 2020 — Ottawa Yacht Tours (OYT) was born.

Summer 2021 — After months of tremendous hard work to install new equipment, upgrade systems, and obtain a naval engineer's certification, The Dolce far niente successfully passed a Transport Canada Marine Safety Inspector's technical review, and earned the lauded Blue Decal, certifying the yacht was fully compliant with safety regulations.

We are the first & only yacht tour operator on the Ottawa river to earn this Transport Canada stamp of approval to legally & safely operate a small non-pleasure craft commercially on the Ottawa River.

August 10, 2021 — Our first official, commercial tour took place, and by month's end, we had 35 sold-out tours with hundreds of passengers.

September 2021 — Ottawa Yacht Tours acquired a second yacht, named  her The Everly, and one became two; a fleet was born.

October 2021 — The Ottawa Tourism Board of Directors voted to accept OYT as a new member, as did the Tourisme Outaouais Board of Directors. OYT also became a member of the Passenger and Commercial Vessel Association.

October 2021 — We partnered with FareHarbor to deliver a state-of-the-art and robust booking platform across the web so future OYT passengers can easily reserve tours online.

Winter 2022 — The Everly underwent extensive upgrades and renovations to be fit for commercial tours in summer 2022.

Summer 2022 — The NCC agreed to let OYT use the Port de Plaisance wharf next to Jacque Cartier Park in Gatineau to board and disembark passengers.

Summer 2022 The Everly successfully passed a Transport Canada Marine Safety Inspector's technical review, and earned the lauded Blue Decal, certifying the yacht was fully compliant with safety regulations.

Summer 2023 — We added a new, massive 18'x 6' water mat that can be used during 3-hour and 4-hour private charters.