Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a Hawaiian style Palapa Hut with you and a bunch of your Peeps! Whether it’s JUST HANGING WITH FRIENDS FOR A FUN TIME, taking a romantic cruise, or a School Group Heritage Excursion, Palapa Tours is one of the coolest ways to get out on the water! Just head to one of our embarkment s
Take a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River on a Hawaiian style Palapa Hut with you and a bunch of your Peeps! Whether it’s JUST HANGING WITH FRIENDS FOR A FUN TIME, taking a romantic cruise, or a School Group Heritage Excursion, Palapa Tours is one of the coolest ways to get out on the water! Just head to one of our embarkment sites, climb aboard and become Palapa Ohana!
Gratuity for our Captains and FirstMates are very much appreciated!
Arrive 15 minutes early and don't forget we are a fully licensed Bar so we will be serving drinks. During the cruise, all e purchases are cashless (We have a square reader - so Tap Debit & Credit). All our tours are Bring Your Own Food. See below for a list of recommendations. Please remember sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, maybe a h
Arrive 15 minutes early and don't forget we are a fully licensed Bar so we will be serving drinks. During the cruise, all e purchases are cashless (We have a square reader - so Tap Debit & Credit). All our tours are Bring Your Own Food. See below for a list of recommendations. Please remember sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, maybe a hat. A light jacket, long sleeve shirt or cover up might come in handy depending on weather. Children under 12 are welcome but must wear a lifejacket and are considered as a passenger.
"Kiwi" the pineapple is pleased to offer a selection of cruises that are a little bit out of the ordinary. We are happy to work with you to offer more variety that what is currently available on our booking engine. From engagements to weddings to baby reveal parties, we want to make your experience special. Stay tuned as we update the website with more cool options.
Not listed on our booking engine is our 8:30 am breakfast cruise. This is a full charter experience only. Because it would be the first cruise of the day, we can send out 2 boats at the same time to accommodate large groups. You must call in to make your reservation. Although we do not provide breakfast you are welcome to bring your own or have it catered.
We have special corporate deals available. Accommodating small or large teams we can start your adventure Monday to Friday from 8:30am right though 4pm. These discounted full charter rentals and are based on booking 2 boats at the same time, or back to back charters (or a combination of both). From boat board meeting to staff team building we are here to make your business shine!
Stay tuned as we work with Ottawa's best Escape Tour Companies to create an awesome experience on selected cruising days.
All decorated for the fall season, we will be be partnering with some of Ottawa's greatest story tellers sharing haunting stories of By-Town and the canal construction. Sip on some hot cider as you learn about our nations chilling history. Was Ottawa ever home to pirates? Join us on selected cruises to find out more.
Same as above but with no alcohol
Serving a selection of Ottawa Bushah Coffee
Pepsi - 7up - Ginger Ale - Diet Pepsi - Tonic - Soda
Assortment of chips, popcorn and pretzels
Ottawa Tiki Tours branded glasses
Broadcast any birthday greeting, announcement or corporate message
Includes On Board Screen Message, Ceramic Tiki Mug, 1 Drink, 1 hawaiian lei & Gift Bag.
(Birthdays, Stags, Engagements etc,)
All guest must agree to be filmed (may share cost)
Taxes and Gratuities are added to the total
Yes, there is a type 1 PFD for every passenger. Along with all the coast guard requirements for the vessel including a first aid kit.
The maximum capacity of our vessel is 12 passengers during a sailing. Infants under 12 months of age are not counted as a passengers.
Our new palapa boats are 18' in diameter. There is a 3' x 6' tiki-toilet located at the back of the vessel.
Average speed is 4-6 nautical miles per hour.
We love dogs, as long as you are on a private charter and Fido has a pfd
We do operate in the rain as the palapa boats are covered. However, the captain can decide at anytime to cancel due to conditions. This may include choppy water.
You are responsible for staying under control and abiding by our behavioral agreement. If the Captain determines your behavior is inappropriate you will be removed from the tour without refund and appropriate measures will be taken.
Yes, we do allow walk-up bookings and payment. Keep in mind that we do not guarantee there will be walk-up availability. When pre-booking, you must pay at the time of booking. You cannot reserve online and pay upon arrival.
Municipal by-law prohibits the smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis, and any other substance in public places and workplaces including our Tiki Boats.
Yes, we do have bluetooth-capable stereo systems that can sync to your phone and choice of music. Unless you chartered the whole boat, others may not be fans of your playlist, in which case, we use ours.
We follow all Transport safety Covid protocols. If your local patio is still open, so are we. Masks are worn by employees but passengers may remove them while eating or drinking.
There is no swimming of the boats. We are not staffed with lifeguards and the waters with boater traffic is not safe.
LICENCES TO SELL LIQUOR 14. A boat to which a liquor sales licence applies must have a minimum seating capacity of twelve people. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 719, s. 14.
We will be operating from the Tropical NCC Dock @ Jacques-Cartier Park (160 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3X5). It is located on the left side of the wharf.
Individual ticket sold may mean that other passengers may join your tour. You may charter the full boat if you like, otherwise we follow all Safety Covid protocols.
Co-Owner Mike has been entertaining families as a kids entertainer across North America for 30 years. Now he will ensure that Palapa becomes your Ohana!
Co-Owner Gaby is full of life and Latina flair! Her smile alone will have you returning for a second excursion. Top notch customer service is her passion and goal!
What can we say about this little guy! He is our Boat Mascot and loves to have his picture taken with you on the tour! You might even be able to take him home.
Serving up your cocktails with a smile, our lovely first mate will ensure that each and every drink is served with Polynesian flair!
Making each and every voyage fun, exciting and memorable, Taisa will ohana her way into your instagram posts.
Helping us out Part Time, Lilia is in charge of security and also gives a helping hand on board when needed.
Need last minute tickets? Our Oasis Stewardess will be happy to get you organized and on your way for an amazing experience.
Responsible for the maintenance of the exterior of the Tiki and keeping it in pristine condition at all times.
Keeping things organized in The Oasis and stocking up on supplies in between excursions is top priority for this guy.
We are hiring Captains and FirstMates (Bartenders) for the 2021 season.
Send us an email for more details.