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A Family Innovation

Ottawa Boat Cruise was founded when Jean Taillefer decided to convert one of his ferryboats into a cruise boat on the Ottawa River for family and friends. When the word started to spread and more and more people got interested, Mr. Taillefer decided to create a new company and launched his operations from Rockland in the early 1980's.

In order to offer its service to a wider clientele, Jean moved the operations to the Quai des artistes in Hull (now Gatineau) where it has been successfully operating ever since. His son Robert took over in 1997 to not only ensure the survival of the legacy, but grow Ottawa Boat Cruise into the recreational tourism business that attracts the largest amount of tourists to the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

An experienced and courteous crew

Today, backed by a crew of 60, Ottawa Boat Cruise prides itself on the renowned quality of its services with over 250 cruises performed annually on the Ottawa River. As a testament to this, more than 60% of our passengers are satisfied clients that come back year after year! Some of the crew members have been with the company for over 20 years.

I hope I shall have the pleasure of welcoming you aboard one of our boats this season, to sail the waters of the Ottawa River and to admire the numerous attractions along its banks in your company.

Robert Taillefer

Owner and First Captain

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