Cruises in Paris

Romantic, offbeat, enchanting ... a cruise on the River Seine is always an unforgettable moment.

If there is a trip not to miss out on in Paris, it has to be one along the Seine riverbanks … aboard one of the boats that navigate up and down! As you glide by, you’ll marvel at the city’s finest monuments, including Notre-Dame, the Conciergerie, the Grand Palais and the Eiffel Tower. A prestigious procession of amazing sights that makes it a unique trip.

You might like to take a boat trip for example on one of the famous Bateaux-Mouches, Vedettes de Paris or Bateaux Parisiens to see the capital’s iconic sights. Those companies offer different types of cruises, such as the night tours, which gives you another perspective on the city: with its bridges and monuments lit up, it takes on the appearance of a giant film set.

Or add some extra sparkle to your romantic getaway with a La Parisienne champagne cruise offered by Vedettes du Pont Neuf!

In total intimacy, Marins de Paris offers private cruises of 2 hours, for a maximum of 12 people. For a more original cruise, climb aboard one of the amphibious vehicles Les Canards de Paris or come aboard the Parisducktour® : a "slow tourism" experience with a 3 in 1 offer : minibus tour, a boat tour and a guided & commented tour!

Cruises on the Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint Martin, Paris © OTCP - Jacques Lebar

Although the Seine is the iconic river of the City of Light, there are other navigable waterways in Paris! The Canal Saint-Martin, the Canal de l'Ourcq or the river Marne are also great places for an original and picturesque boat trip. With its locks to pass through and swing bridges, it attracts lovers of an authentic Paris full of charm.  

The Musee d'Orsay, the Philharmonie and the Geode feature for example on the programme of the canal cruise proposed by Paris Canal. The Canauxrama boats offer several types of cruises ranging from a discovery tour of the Paris of Parisians to an exploration of the Marne riverbanks on a day trip!

Piloting a boat on the Bassin de La Villette

Marin d'eau douce - Sous une passerelle 3, Paris © DavGemini

And to captain one’s own boat, Marin d’eau douce rents out boats for people to cruise along the canal at their own pace! A unique opportunity to discover Paris from along the water. With friends, family or as a couple, take the controls of your own boat and sail as you please on the Parisian waters! A unique way to discover the capital.

Discover all our cruises on the Seine and canals in Paris

Discover all our cruises including the visit of cultural places in Paris

Bateaux Parisiens

Guided tours
  • Tour Eiffel - Invalides
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CRUISES WITH COMMENTARY ON THE SEINE departing from the Eiffel Tower or Notre-Dame. Adults: €15. Children (under 12yrs): €7.......

Bateaux-Mouches

Guided tours
  • Champs-Élysées
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Discover or re-discover the magic of the Seine riverbanks as you pass by some of the most prestigious historical monuments on one......

Canauxrama

Guided tours
  • La Villette
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The 5 Cruises: - Old Paris Cruise: on the Canal Saint-Martin, come and experience a unique and romantic trip through the heart......

Green River Cruises

Coach operator
  • Gare d'Austerlitz - Bibliothèque nationale de France F. Mitterrand
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Meet at the foot of the Cité de la Mode et du Design, halfway between the Jardin des Plantes and the Bibliothèque Nationale, for......

Les Canards de Paris

Guided tours
  • Tour Eiffel - Invalides
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Climb aboard one of our amphibious vehicles to explore the heart of Paris, by land and river. Our live-guide are comedians that......

Marin d'eau douce

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • République - Gares de l'Est et du Nord
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Marin D'Eau Douce rents out electric boats in Paris that don't require a license, from the Bassin de la Villette. You have access......

Paris Canal

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • La Villette

From the Musée d’Orsay to the Parc de la Villette Experience the most amazing cruise in Paris! A relaxing and instructive......

ParisDuckTour ®

Incentive activities | Guided tours
  • Versailles
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Parisducktour ® offers a Slow tourism experience with a 3 in 1 offer: a Minibus tour, a boat tour and a guided & commented tour......

Vedettes de Paris

Guided tours
  • Tour Eiffel - Invalides
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Discover the most beautiful tours with commentary in Paris with a sightseeing cruise on the Vedettes de Paris. Board your boat at......

Marins de Paris

Guided tours
  • Bastille

Private cruises on the Seine for 1 to 12 people - a drink included - leaving from the Port de l'Arsenal (Bastille area). We......

Vedettes du pont Neuf

Guided tours
  • Notre-Dame - Île Saint-Louis
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Cruise-tours with cultural commentary in English and French on the Seine, the prettiest avenue in Paris. On board these......

Paris Boat Club

Coach operator | Guided tours
  • Champs-Élysées

Visit Paris by Yacht with Skipper! Paris Boat Club organizes cruises on board a privatized boat! Two large spaces at the front......