Scenic Cruises and Tours

Scenic Cruises & Tours

In the water wonderland that is the 1000 Islands, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular attractions in the region is the scenic cruise – a real “must see” on any visitor’s trip. The region’s many boat lines offer a variety of cruises, typically ranging from one hour to three hours in length. You can choose to travel on a modern glass-topped catamaran or triple-decker cruise boats, paddle-wheel riverboats or even an historic 1929 vintage wooden cruise boat.

Cruises leaving from Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Gananoque, Ivy Lea and Rockport tour the central part of the 1000 Islands region of the St Lawrence. Many of these cruises offer a stop-over at historic Boldt Castle on Heart Island.

Tours leaving from Kingston cruise the western area of the 1000 Islands region between Kingston and Gananoque. Tours leaving from Brockville cruise the eastern area of the 1000 Islands.

The cruising season runs from May through the fall color season of October. Most lines offer frequent scheduled departures between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm. Most cruises are narrated, providing an entertaining commentary on the history and lore of the 1000 Islands. Typical cruise boats offer food and beverage service aboard, and have enclosed, climate controlled decks as well as open-air decks.

Specialty cruises including sunset, dinner and luncheon cruises are also available. Looking for a different perspective? Step aboard a colorful hot air balloon or a classic DeHavilland Beaver floatplane for a birds-eye view of the myriad islands, quaint villages and the amazingly clear waters of the 1000 Islands.

Find boat tours and balloon rides in the 1000 Islands attractions listings.


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