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Maude Carrier

Maude Carrier is the founder of MC Globetrotteuse and a producer who has a penchant for discovery with each new mandate she undertakes. A Montreal transplant for the past 20 years, she fell in love with the city’s diverse neighbourhoods the minute she arrived here. You can catch her working in the city’s sweet little cafés, having brunch in its excellent restaurants or catching up with friends over drinks.  

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This article was updated on July 25, 2022.

What better way to enjoy summer’s radiant days than with a river cruise on the St. Lawrence River? Whether you want to learn more about the city, get from one place to another, share a tender moment with your sweetheart or spend time together with your family, these relaxing river cruises show you Montréal from a different angle.

Looking for the ideal cruise? Check out these options:

Bateau-Mouche at the Old Port of Montréal

Modeled after its Parisian counterpart, the Bateau-Mouche de Montréal gives you the chance to soak up panoramic city views from the main deck, upper deck or terrace and enjoy its exclusive itineraries. Choose a 60- or 90-minute cruise and get a close-up look at Montréal’s icons as you float gently by. There’s something for everyone, including a gourmet cruise, a picnic on the water, and evenings of entertainment, including music and fireworks.

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Maritime Shuttles

If you’ve come down to Old Montréal by foot or by bike, be sure to climb aboard the Maritime Shuttles and continue exploring Parc Jean-Drapeau, Île Sainte-Hélène or Longueuil. So easy, and you don’t even have to hop on public transit! Take advantage of the ride to relax on the deck and admire the cityscape from the water.

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Croisières AML

Grab your sunnies and go on a guided cruise with AML Cavalier Maxim, an impressive craft which can hold up to 800 passengers. Gaze at the city as you glide by and get the inside scoop on Montréal’s secrets from its deck or panoramic terraces. Whether you decide on a day cruise or a dinner cruise, you’ll enjoy a unique and fabulous float along the St. Lawrence River.

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Le Petit Navire

A sweet little 38-seat craft, Le Petit Navire is the very definition of a cozy cruise experience. This extra-quiet, zero-pollution and electric propulsion boat is perfect for exploring the Lachine Canal or the St. Lawrence River, plus you have the added bonus of not having to worry about your carbon footprint. Learn more about Montréal’s heritage and history on cruises ranging from 45 minutes to two hours. It’s a fresh new way to travel through time!

 

Navark

The St. Lawrence River is a sea of possibilities with Navark. The company offers shuttle services between many points of interest on the island of Montréal and its shores. Enjoy a wide range of choices, from the Old Port of Montréal to Vieux-Longueuil, Mercier to the Îles de Boucherville, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot.

Many theme cruises are also available, including wine and cheese tastings, cocktail parties, nighttime fireworks or booking a private evening to celebrate a special occasion.

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All cruise boats feature theme evenings, cruises to watch the International des Feux Loto-Québec and private bookings for your events. Enjoy your cruise!

Maude Carrier

Maude Carrier is the founder of MC Globetrotteuse and a producer who has a penchant for discovery with each new mandate she undertakes. A Montreal transplant for the past 20 years, she fell in love with the city’s diverse neighbourhoods the minute she arrived here. You can catch her working in the city’s sweet little cafés, having brunch in its excellent restaurants or catching up with friends over drinks.  

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