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Looking for a weekend getaway ? Enjoy a wonderful passage on the Ottawa River to the Historic Chateau Montebello. Leave the Ottawa NCC Public Dock early Saturday morning with your self captained under 30' rented boat. On the way, stop in several breathtaking anchorages where you can break for food and drink. Dock in the Chateau's Marina 3.0hrs later. Sleeping accommodations for 4 are available on the boat or you may check into the hotel ($). Visit the manicured gardens, golfing, horse riding stables, tanning and swimming pool ($). Dine at the Chateau's five star restaurants or in the Village of Montebello. For the overnight stay; dock the boat in a cove for free, or reserve your spot in the village or the Chateau marina ($). Don't miss the famous Chateau Montebello Sunday Brunch Buffet ($). Depart Sunday by 3:30pm to arrive in Ottawa  by 6:30pm.  This is a triple "A" Diamond Award  weekend of pure pleasure in first class hotel luxury. For a fully catered weekend vacation; A special price package offers the services of the Captain and crew for hire on rented yachts over 30' providing sleeping accommodations for 4 persons on board docked overnight at the Hotel's marina which allows access to all the Hotel resort facilities ($).

To visit the Chateau Montebello website click here.

Great Family Weekend trip to Montebello

Capt Moe was a very chilled and pleasant person to deal with. I wasn’t totally comfortable with motor yachts so we did a day of training, docking, anchoring etc until I was comfortable. The boat worked like a charm and we had no issues piloting it safely with minimum “crew” input. Anchoring along the way our kids had great fun swimming off the boat and using the dingy to explore the shore. If you want to keep costs low, stick close to Ottawa and anchor in a cove. Montebello is gorgeous but meant more for million dollar boats. It’s a great way to get your start in motor-yachting and Moe is a perfect gentleman. Anchors away! Cheers!  [TripAdvisor.ca Ottawa Yacht Tour August 2014]

Cory Blakely