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“Nice trip for a quick view of the 1000 islands”

Gananoque Boat Line
Ranked #1 of 9 Tours in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Offering 1000 Islands cruises to your tastes: Boldt Castle stopover cruises, 2.5 hour cruises the shipwrecks of the 1000 Islands (this is also the most comprehensive cruise in the 1000 Islands), 1-hour nature cruises and 1-hour icon cruises. We don't stop there! If you prefer the magic of the 1000 Islands at night, we have evening cruises such as dinner cruises, and music cruises!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 8 June 2014

We went in early June on a weekday. We booked a voucher online and saved a few dollars. One advantage for us was that this boat line admits children 5 and under for free. I phoned ahead to see if we needed to reserve, but they indicated that they weren't busy. They advised arriving 15 min ahead of departure, but people were getting on up to the last minute. We took the one hour cruise as we did not have much time. The boat was fine - it wasn't too fancy. There was a small snack bar - we got some hot drinks (unfortunately it was cold and rainy). I don't think they served anything substantial (on this boat). Both the bottom and top decks are covered. There are small areas fore and aft to stand outside and view the scenery. It's fun to see all the islands with cottages perched on them. There is a recording (English and French) with information about some of the islands. The one hour cruise is a good break option on a trips between Ottawa/Toronto/Montreal. Gananoque is just off the 401 about 20 min east of Kingston.

5  Thank Hovercraft01
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We went in the morning and it was awsome. They tell you a lot of things and it's crazy to be in the US and in Canada. We saw the shortest international bridge between the US and Canada. On every island is a house how small doesn't matter.
It's a very nice trip.

2  Thank Jacco S
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Really enjoyed this cruise of 2.5 hours. The boat was clean, comfortable and spacious and you can sit inside or out and move around the boat on the three decks as you wish to get the best views. The scenery is beautiful and the onboard commentary was clear and concise and very informative. As we sailed along they pointed out the Millionaires Row of the rich and famous, the stunning Boldt Castle and many more interesting sights. On board there are toilet facilities and a licensed snack bar for drinks and food. As seniors we paid $64 for two which we felt was good value, worth every penny. There are several staff on the boat, all friendly and happy to answer any questions. Would definitely recommend this company who sail from Gananoque, we were actually staying in Kingston where you can also cruise from but were recommended to take the cruise from Gananoque as it is much nearer to the scenic part.

5  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a great value for a very entertaining and informative tour of the 1000 Islands. The tour gives you plenty of time to enjoy the views, as well as giving you some great information. From history to the story of Boldt Castle, to famous people's cottages (Irving Berlin, for example) to the original recipe for 1000 Island Dressing, this has it all. We did the 2.5 hour Lost Ships and 1000 Island Tour, and it was the perfect length. It doesn't take up your whole day, but you feel like you've seen what there is to see.
The website it very helpful and informative, and has lots of pictures.

3  Thank HungryInTheHat
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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend 1000 island boat trip was such a beautiful day was colder on the water . Getting a choice to sit indoors or out . Stunning views and bolt castle looked amazing very tranquil loved the 3 hour trip will defo be back again x

2  Thank sphynx1979
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