Montreal cruises and tours happen daily in this beautiful island town. The city is surrounded on all sides by water, making river and lake cruises quite popular. There are locations for departure close to your Montreal bed and breakfast.
Quay of the Old Port
264 Rue Notre Dame O
The Quays of the Old Port is one of the Montreal cruises in a historic port that dates back to the 1600s, when the earliest settlers came to the area. There is lots to explore along this two mile stretch with a skating rink, shops, restaurants and more. In the summer, there are daily cruises from the old port on an electric powered boat. You can catch one of these relaxing cruises from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the hour. This cruise is $17.75 per person, as of 2011. There is also a Lachine Canal Cruise Friday through Sunday at 2:00 p.m. This cruise is a little longer, and costs $24.95 per person, as of 2011.
Le Bateau Mouche
55 Rue St. Paul O
There's nothing more relaxing than a dinner cruise down the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. The dinner cruise ship leaves at 7:00 p.m., and has a vast menu of foods to choose from. Tickets include the cruise, food, entertainment and gratuity. Rates for the dinner cruise start at $90, as of 2011. The cruise lasts about three and a half hours. The VIP deck and main deck both have glass walls which give an amazing view of the river. You can take a 60 or 90 minute cruise during the day. Departures are at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Prices start at $23 for adults. A light menu and beverages are available on the day cruises.
Croisieres AML Inc.
Croisieres AML is the only boat restaurant in the Montreal area. There are a number of cruises during the day, including a brunch cruise, and the Discovery Cruise which has special activities for guests and includes an overnight stay. If you would rather try a dinner cruise in the evening, there are several to choose from. You might try the fireworks cruise or the classics cruise, which is accompanied by an orchestra quartet. If you want to experience the night life, try the party cruise, where you can dance all night. Rates vary depending on the cruise you choose.
La Banana Fun Tours
1255 Rue Peel
One of your Montreal cruises should include a La Banana Fun Tour. It offers year round tours of the city of Montreal. You can choose from three different tours which are audio tours, so you're not stuck with a guide. You can explore at your own pace. The downtown tour lets you explore the shopping areas, university, the river and more. The Underground City Tour gives you a feel for the history of Montreal and helps visitors understand how the city was built. The Bike and Picnic Tour takes visitors through the old part of Montreal and allows for a picnic on an island in the river. All of the tours take more than two hours to complete, and they all come with a complimentary banana. La Banana Fun Tours is just down the road from your Montreal inn.