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We loved the cruise, as did our guests.  It was a great evening and the ship provided lots of areas for guests to hang out in.  Many took advantage of the decks as it was a hot night.  Everyone has said they enjoyed the food.  Jason was very helpful.  The staff were very friendly and helpful.  Thank you for letting us bring some munchies, cookies and cake.  They were appreciated.  Guests enjoyed the fireworks, that was a real bonus!

Thank you as well for letting us in early to decorate.  We started at 4 and it took us 2 full hours.  So I'm really glad we had the extra time.  Adam and I went early which is good as we were able to take care of payment with Jason.  Many of our guests took advantage of $10 parking at the church and I rented a bus which held 46 guests which also helped.

All in all, we are very pleased with the cruise and it will be a happy memory.

Thank you for your help along the way.

Adam, 2018

Thank you SO much!     It was an INCREDIBLE time.   Your staff are AMAZING!    Turns out, Moe and I went to the same school in PEI when we were kids.   We may very well do two of these next year.   One in the spring and one later in the summer.   VERY awesome!

Thank you for everything!

Steve Bowser, 2018

Un petit mot pour vous dire Merci pour notre activité de ce samedi (11 août)! Ce fut un succès et tout le monde a apprécié! Donc encore une fois merci à toi pour ton aide lors de l’organisation et également Merci à Jason et son équipe pour la très belle soirée!

Manon, 2018

Please let me share some feedback with you.  I have had folks who have been coming on your boat for the past 15 years+ and these are the people who have told me that this year’s cruise was the best they have ever been on.  In the past the negative feedback that I received was usually about the logistics of the boat, staff etc. – this year was the complete opposite and I have you and Jason to thank for that.  It was you who took my concerns and made sure the entire staff was on board with what we wanted to accomplish.  Jason then took direction from that and really did captain the event with all the staff.

 My guests and sponsors had a great time and are looking forward to more events.  Folks who have never been on an Ottawa Boat Cruise before are now familiar with your hospitality and will certainly feel comfortable attending any OBC event.

Jason and the security were amazing, accommodating and the most important thing is that they were in constant communication with me so we were always on the same page.  The bar staff were friendlier than I can ever remember, the speed at which they served amazed me and their knowledge of what bottles were being served impressed my alcohol sponsor.

The team on board were extremely helpful, from assisting guests to purchase bottles and to treating guests as very important people.  They felt the love as did I – this is what makes the difference.  I even overheard guests from out of town who were looking for hotels for the night ask the security guards for recommendations and they were very accommodating and on point and provided above and beyond service in areas that they weren’t required to.

Please let Bob know how impressed I and everyone on SOCA BOAT 15 were with the staff.  A boat will be a boat, 4 walls and a paddle – but it’s the people on that boat who make the difference, Jason and staff certainly did.

I am going to nominate OBC for a Stars of the City award in the field of hospitality and accommodations, for this event, everyone performed to the extreme and I am more than grateful and proud to be a part of the “crew”.  I’ll put some thought into the write up and will submit soon!

The folks on board really enjoyed themselves and I want to re-create that experience using the same recipe.

Thanks again for your help, looking forward to hearing from you soon, let’s make some magic happen,

Massive Vibes, 2018

Just wanted to tell you that our guests were very happy with the boat cruise.

Many it was there first time and were very impressed.  Your Captain Jason was very helpful and made an awesome punch.  The rest of the crew were very helpful, and the DJ was also great.  Everyone including the birthday boy was very happy how everything went. I will highly recommend your boat cruise.

Hope we can do it again someday.

Thank you.

Margarita and George Da Costa, 2018

The cruise was great

The staff were fantastic

Will definitely do another one next year

Thank you for your help


Sent from Stephane Landriault 

It is with warmest appreciation that I thank you for your assistance in the first Ottawa event - the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC) Nature Talks: Tales of Nature event. With almost 100 people on board the River Queen, we heard David Phillips' tales of Ontario's changing weather - the wet, warm and wild. Guests also enjoyed the songs and stories of adventurer, singer/songwriter Ian Tamblyn to close out what was a wonderful evening.

The staff of the river Queen and the catering staff were extremely professional, going above and beyond to help make this a wonderful experience for our guests. Guests commented on the wonderful dinner and the many food choices that were offered. The journey along the Ottawa River was spectacular and we all felt we were in very capable hands.

On behalf of NCC, thank you for making this evening a success and for helping NCC to strive to conserve Canada's most ecologically significant areas.

James Duncan, Regional Vice President NCC, Ontario, 19 June 2015

Nous avons pris la croisiere pour un mariage, 15 juin, 2014. Le staff a été exceptionnel, non seulement le staff du soir mais celui du matin aussi. Le jeune homme qui nous as acceuilli le matin meme du mariage pour la deco fut tres, tres serviable ainsi que Jason. En soirée, la barmaid, d'apres moi a été "above and beyond the call of duty". C'est à elle a qui j'addressait toujours mes demandes et c'est elle qui allait au gerant, elle a meme emballé le restant du lunch pour nous. Il ne faut pas oublié la petite Emmanuelle, toujours dispo pour répondre a nos questions, un mariage pour la mariee c'est toujours tres stressant et je sais que parfois mes nerfs me rendait peut-etre un peu fatiguante et meme un peu raide mais Emmanuelle toujours tres professionel a reussit a garder le control et me rassurer. Un GROS MERCI a tous, d'avoir fait de ma soirée une a ne pas oubliée! .

Nancy , 17 Juin 2014

We had a great time our friends enjoyed it to the fullest they really loved it my husband and daughter had a wonderful time we all had a great time, beautiful view and great service

Ayesha ,  June 22th 2014    

Our staff enjoyed a perfect evening on the boat. The weather was fantastic.

The variety and quality of the food was excellent. The music played during dinner and the dance were just perfect which is hard to do with a crowd of 16 – 80.

Most of all what impressed me the most was the service provided by all of the staff. Jason was accommodating, helpful and available at all times. Not only did your chef provide a great meal he was friendly, pleasant and checked in with us often. The DJ was sure to check on the type of music we wanted and was also very pleasant. The other hospitality staff displayed the same service traits.

It was evident that all of your staff enjoy their job and work tremendously as a team.

 In addition to the great evening I would like to thank you for all of your assistance in planning the cruise. You made the entire process very smooth.

Rob , August 5th 2014

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