Everything You Need to Know About the Seine River Cruise Opening Hours

Seine River Cruise opening hours

Sightseeing Cruises Opening Hours

Seine River Cruises - Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches

April to September (High season)

  • 10:15 AM to 3:30 PM - Departures are scheduled every 45 minutes
  • 3:30 PM and 22:30 PM - Departures are scheduled every 30 minutes

October to March (Low season)

  • 10:15 AM to 3:30 PM - Departures are scheduled every 45 minutes
  • 3:30 PM and 22:30 PM - Departures are scheduled every 30 minutes

Duration of Cruise - Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Seine River Cruises - Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens

April to September

  • 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM - Departures are scheduled every 30 minutes (No departure at 1:00 OM and 7:30 PM)
  • Last departure - 10:30 PM (subject to a minimum number of participants).
  • June, July and August: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Departures every 30 minutes)
  • Last departure on July 14 - 2:00 PM

October to March

  • 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM - Departures are scheduled every hour
  • On French school holidays: 10:00 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Last departure on December 24 - 5:00 PM; on December 31 - 9:30 PM

Lunch Cruises Opening Hours

Seine River Cruises - Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches

Saturdays and Sundays

  • Boarding time - 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM
  • Departure - 12:30 PM
  • Return to dock - 2:15 PM
  • Duration - Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes
Seine River Cruises - Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens

Operated Daily

  • Departure - 12:45 PM
  • Return to dock - 2:45 PM
  • Duration - Approximately 2 hours

Dinner Cruises Opening Hours

Seine River Cruises - Bateaux Mouches

Bateaux Mouches

Operated Daily

  • Boarding time - 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Departure - 8:30 PM
  • Return to dock - 10:45 PM
  • Duration - Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes
Seine River Cruises - Bateaux Parisiens

Bateaux Parisiens

Operated Daily

  • Departure - 6:15 PM
    Return to dock - 7:30 PM
  • Departure - 8:30 PM
    Return to dock - 11:00 PM

Batobus Hop-On-Hop-Off Tours

Seine River Cruises - Ferry Timings

Ferry Timings

  • Monday to Tuesday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday to Sunday - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • December 24 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What Is The Best Time To Go On A Seine River Cruise?

Weekday vs Weekend
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Seine River cruise opening hours

Weekday

Weekends in Paris are generally very crowded. If you want to cruise along the Seine without crowds and noise, we suggest booking a ticket during the weekday and enjoying your cruise before sunset.

The Seine River cruise is one of the most sought-after attractions in Paris, which means you will need to book your tickets in advance to ensure your spot. You can choose between a sightseeing cruise, a cruise with lunch and wine, or a cruise at night.

Seine River Cruise opening hours

April to October

These months being the popular season, boat companies have frequent departures and the warm weather makes it pleasant to enjoy the cruise. The sunlight takes on a honey hue and makes everything glow in the afternoon, making for a magical experience. During windy seasons, you can appreciate the beauty of the river and the cruise experience from your closed boat.

Between June and August, the summer reaches its peak. Paris gets plenty of sunshine and occasional rain during summer, and it is also the season local Parisians leave the city for their vacation. Summer also tends to be an off-season as most of the tourists visit the city during the peak tourist season in Spring, which is from March to May.

Seine River Cruises - At Night

At Night

You can watch Paris come to life as the city starts to light up and shimmer like gold around you. This is one of the best times to take a Paris boat tour as it is an enchanting experience. The first and last departures of the day are usually less crowded and can be a wonderful experience if you're visiting during the high tourist season.

How Long Do You Need To Go On A Seine River Cruise?

Usually 1 to 2.5 hours.

The duration of your Seine River Cruise depends on the type of cruise you choose. You can choose from multiple options like a sightseeing cruise, a lunch cruise or a dinner cruise. You can also choose between the French favourites of Bateaux Mouches and Bateaux Parisiens.

Seine River Cruise Tickets

Bateaux Parisiens: 1h Sightseeing Cruise

Free Cancellation
Extended Validity
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
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City of Lights: Paris After Dark Sightseeing Cruise

Free Cancellation
Extended Validity
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
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Direct Access Eiffel Tower Summit Tickets: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Guided Tour
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Direct Entry Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Tickets: Guided Tour & Optional River Cruise

Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 30 min.
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions About Seine River Cruise Opening Hours

Q. What are the Seine River cruise opening hours?

A. The Seine River cruise is functional between 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM.

Q. Is the Seine River cruise open every day?

A. Yes, the Seine River cruise is open daily.

Q. When is the Seine River cruise closed?

A. The Seine River cruise is open every day throughout the year.

Q. How long should I spend at the Seine River cruise?

A. The duration of the Seine River cruise is between 1 to 2.5 hours, depending on the type of cruise you pick.

Q. What is the best time to take a Seine River cruise?

A. The best time to take a Seine River is during the tourist off-season between October to March.

Q. Is the Seine River cruise open on public holidays?

A. Yes, the Seine River cruise is operational on public holidays. Book your Seine River Cruise online to stay updated with any last-minute changes or announcements.

Q. Should I take a Seine River cruise on a public holiday?

A. You can take a Seine River cruise on a public holiday, but bear in mind that you may encounter large crowds.

Q. What are the Seine River cruise opening hours for public holidays?

A. The Seine River cruise opening hours are the same during public holidays, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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