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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Based on 85 Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Good experience

Reasonably priced. It would have been nice if some sort of snack was provided as the itinerary was meticulously scheduled.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Well organised and enjoyable

It was very knowledgeable and interesting, had lots of fun with our tour guide!!


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Nice Combination

A Ticket für the Eifel tower is recommend, as we saved a Lot of time.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Amazing tour!

Got to see everything with enough time to ask questions and take pictures! Everything was explained well and the tour guide was very knowledgeable!


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Nice tour n excellent river cruise

Definitely happy we booked this tour, and getting through the lines for the Eiffel Tower with our guide made things go so smoothly.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent
Everything was great.

Right timing, great guide!


Paris Boat Tours

What could be more beautiful than relaxing on a boat while admiring the incredible number of Paris top attractions? In my opinion, not much. Being able to take a river cruise through the city and visit so many amazing places is what makes Paris unique from many other places. On River Seine cruises, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of Parisian's best sights. Even better, in some of them, you can also take pleasure in a gourmet French lunch or dinner.

Grab your camera and head to the boat’s top deck.

Book a Paris River Cruise & experience Paris from a completely different perspective!

If this is your first time staying in Paris, River Cruises are ideal modes of transport to see numerous essential sights on the same journey. Plan your Paris sightseeing itinerary better, by first gaining an overview of what the city has to offer. Savor exquisite cuisine prepared by a professional Chef while discovering Paris’ secrets on a Lunch Seine Cruise Paris offers. Hop on and off of the Batobus whenever you like and explore the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. There is a reason Paris is known as the City of Lights. A Seine River cruise at night is the perfect way to see this for yourself!

Best Paris River Cruise: Highlights

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Seine Boat Trip In Paris Tips

Boat Trips In Paris: Know Before You Go

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Known for

Art, Architecture & Gastronomy

Activity Type

Paris Boat Tours

Yearly Visitors

17 Million +

High Season

July & August

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

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Best Paris River Cruise: Highlights

  • Delight your taste buds with the finest sparkling wine while admiring the sun setting over the Parisian waters on a Champagne Cruise Paris.
  • Explore the city at your leisure. Disembark at any of the 9 stops of the Seine River cruise Hop on Hop off. Take all the time you’d like at your favorite attractions.
  • Absorb the historic industrial waterways of Paris as you embark on the less touristy Canal Saint Martin cruise.
  • Enjoy the most gourmet French cuisine and sail next to the Eiffel tower. Some Paris boat dinner tours also have live bands performing during the banquet.
  • Drift alongside the banks immortalized on canvas by Pissarro and Monet. The half-day Marne River boat tour takes you on an impressionist journey through the countryside and surrounding landscapes. 

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Cruising along the Seine River and seeing Paris iconic monuments from the water is a photographer's dream. Whether it’s a day cruise or night time river boat ride Paris offers, there’s always something beautiful to capture from the lower angle. Here are some ideal snaps to share with your followers:

  • Photograph the soft city lights reflecting on the water while on your Seine River Night Cruise.
  • Strike a pose as you pass the Eiffel Tower! Make sure to climb the tower before leaving Paris!
  • Record a video as you cross under one of the Seine River bridges. The fascinating Pont Alexandre III connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with Les Invalides.

Choose the perfect snap from one of the best boat tour Paris spots listed above, post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram if you want the chance to be featured!

Seine Boat Trip In Paris Tips

  • Take a La Seine Paris boat tour at the beginning of your trip. Each tour along the river includes detailed commentary about Parisian monuments and history. If you’re looking for the best overview of the city, this is the way to get it!
  • Guarantee your River Seine night cruise by making a reservation! Unlike the Sightseeing cruise Paris offers, you need to book your dinner cruise on Seine River in advance. It is also worth paying a little extra to be seated next to the windows so you can enjoy the stunning views.

Boat Trips In Paris: Know Before You Go

  • The best time to do a Paris river boat tour is from May to mid-September as the skies are clearer, and the temperatures are warmer.
  • Check the weather! Most Seine River Paris cruises will sail despite a little rain; however, if the weather does take a turn, there is a chance that your tour may be canceled or rescheduled.
  • The sightseeing Paris river cruise tickets don’t have assigned seats. Arrive early, and you'll find the best place to admire the Seine. Also visit Disneyland which is close to Paris city. You can take a bus or train to Disneyland and don't forget to buy Disneyland Paris park tickets in advance.
  • Are you concerned you’ll get seasick? Don’t worry about it! The ride along the Parisian waterways is exceptionally smooth as there are no waves.


What are the boats in Paris called?

  • Bateaux Mouches Paris is a big double-decker boat that holds up to 600 passengers. A recorded narration in various languages is available on these boats.
  • Bateaux Parisiens are fully glazed boats with amazing panoramic views, that transport 250 passengers maximum.
  • Vedettes de Paris is an elegant and smaller boat that can accommodate up to 250 people. While onboard, you can relax at the bar and sample some of the French-inspired aperitifs and snacks.
  • Batobus Boat Trip Paris is the hop-on-hop-off bus tour on the Seine River. Note: audio commentary isn’t included. 

Which Seine River cruise is the best?

It will all depend on the type of tourism you want to enjoy. Particularly, the Hop on Hop off Paris river tour is a great alternative to the Parisian Metro. The Seine River passing runs near many of the top monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Musée d’Orsay. If you fancy trying out some French delicacies while seeing the city come to life at night, then the dinner cruise in Paris is the best option for you!

Where do Seine River cruises leave from?

Each cruise has a particular stop.

  • Bateaux Parisiens and Vedettes de Paris: Port de la Bourdonnais (on the left bank) in the 7th arrondissement.
  • Vedettes du Pont Neuf: Square du Vert Galant near the Pont Neuf (within walking distance of Notre Dame).
  • Bateaux Mouches: Leaves from Pont de l’Alma (right bank) in the 8th arrondissement.
  • Batobus (Hop on Hop off boat Paris): There are 9 stops near the main attractions: St-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, Jardin des Plantes, Hôtel de Ville, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay, and Beaugrenelle.  
  • Canauxrama: Marina Arsenal near Place de la Bastille in the 12th arrondissement.

How long is the Seine River cruise?

Most Seine Sightseeing Cruises last for roughly 1 hour, whereas dinner and lunch cruises are around 2.5 hours. Paris river cruises offering a 3 or 4-course meal tend to last longer.  

Does the Paris Museum Pass include Seine River cruise?

The Paris Museum Pass does not include the Seine River Cruise Paris. However, there is another pass that does! The Passlib’ pass comprises a 1-hour Bateaux Parisiens cruise and the 3 routes of the Open Topped Bus Tour. You can even get a Passlib’ package that comes with the Paris Visite Travel Ticket (unlimited access to bus, metro, tram, and RER from zone 1 to 3) and the Paris Museum Pass (admission to the permanent collections of more than 50 museums in Paris).

How much does it cost to go on a Seine River cruise in Paris?

The Paris river cruise price for the sightseeing tour with an audio guide starts at 15€. If you’re looking into the best seine river dinner cruise Paris with 4-course meal, the cost ranges from 95€ to 125€, if they include a live music show. 

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