Exploring the city of Montreal aboard a river boat is a unique experience because you plunge into the history of Montreal in a very special way and look at the city from an unexpected angle. Indeed, thanks to its small draught the Bateau-Mouche (river boat) can take waterways that are inaccessible for traditional boats and thus offer exclusive itineraries.
Its name comes from boats built in the Felizate shipyard situated in La Mouche district in the suburbs of Lyon, France. Therefore, this particular kind of excursion boats are called ? bateau-mouche ?.
Every year excursion season opens at the beginning of May and closes mid-October.
All day tours include a light lunch onboard. However, for supper cruises in the evening it?s necessary to have a reservation. Besides regular excursions, the Bateau-Mouche offers special group rates and gift packages are available for all cruises.
The Bateau-Mouche embarkation point is at the Jacques Cartier quay. To park your car for the time of the tour, enter by Quai King Edward entrance at the bottom of Saint-Laurent boulevard or by Quai de l?horloge entrance at the bottom of Bonsecours street to access the site of Old-Port and you will find parking lots there.