Get out on the water from four spectacular locations along the St. Lawrence River.

The Thousand Islands is one of Ontario’s most prized destinations. As Charles Dickens rightly noted during his trip here in the 1840s, the Thousand Islands “can hardly be imagined.” Where else in the world can you find almost two thousand islands, some large and richly wooded, a few tiny and cast in granite, all unique and just waiting to be discovered?  Situated where the St Lawrence River and the islands themselves begin, the 1000 Islands archipelago is the perfect playground for you. Take one of the many cruises offered here and discover a castle, rich wildlife, or a new vantage point of a waterfront city.

City Cruises Gananoque

City Cruises Gananoque, with ports in Gananoque and Ivy Lea, is the largest and oldest cruise company in the 1000 Islands. Set sail and experience the beauty of the 1000 Islands, visit the magnificent Boldt Castle, discover the depths and history of the Lost Ships, or hop aboard for a Sunset Cruise with breathtaking views. City Cruises will make your visit to the 1000 Islands Gananoque a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

2022 Boat Cruise Options

Original Heart of the Islands Cruise
Landmarks of the 1000 Islands
Sunset Sightseeing 1.5 Hour Cruise
Depths & Discovery of the 1000 Islands
Boldt Castle Stop Over Cruise

1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises

Operating from Brockville’s waterfront in the city’s historic Downtown District, 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises offers a variety of cruises sure to satisfy every experience and budget. Discover the islands aboard a variety of sightseeing, dining cruises showcasing the eastern group of islands, or get your adrenalin pumping on a high-speed catamaran tour to Boldt and Singer Castles. The sightseeing and dining tours offered should satisfy almost every one of your cruising needs. If speed isn’t your thing, there are traditional tours, including the 1.5-hour Jewels of the St. Lawrence Tour, which features a tour of the Eastern Group of the Thousand Islands, Millionaire’s Row, and Brockville’s historic waterfront. There are also fully licensed lunch, brunch, and dinner cruises available.

2022 Boat Cruise Options

‘Jewels of the St. Lawrence’ (90 minute) Sightseeing Cruise
‘Singer Castle Express’ WildCat (1 hour) Cruise
‘Castle Prowler’ WildCat (2 hour) Cruise
‘St. Lawrence Soiree’ (2 hour) Dinner Cruise

Rockport Cruises

This wonderfully lush landscape is dotted with luxurious cottages and vast estates located in the “Heart” of the 1000 Islands and surrounded by the beautiful St. Lawrence River. Referred to by the Iroquois Nation as the “Garden of the Great Spirit”, the tranquility of Rockport belies a history of adventures, wars, and rebellions. The “Heart of the Islands” cruise features the Canadian Palisades, Zavikon Island, St. Lawrence Seaway, Boldt Castle, Boldt Castle Yacht House, and the vast estates through Millionaire’s Row. Other cruise excursions include Palaces & Palisades of the 1000 Islands CruiseSt. Lawrence Lunch Cruise as well as a Sunset Dinner Cruise.

2022 Boat Cruise Options

Heart of the Islands One Hour Cruise
Palaces & Palisades Two Hour Cruise
Boldt Castle Tour Please note, this cruise is tentative depending on COVID testing requirements.

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises are ready to welcome guests with an itinerary full of  unique experiences. Cruises and tours depart from downtown Kingston where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario, just steps away from the historic market square, shops, cafes, patios, hotels, parks, and attractions. Departing from Crawford Wharf at 1 Brock St, sightseeing and dining cruises set sail for the world-famous 1000 Islands on a daily schedule from mid-April to October. Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises are the food, fun, and entertainment ships of the 1000 Islands, sailing on a fleet of three ships: the Island Queen (a Mississippi Paddle-Wheeler), the Island Belle (a Replica Steamer), and the Island Star (a Bateau-Mouche style catamaran). Cruises range from a 1h waterfront Discovery Cruise, to a 3h Sunset Dinner Cruise with a three-course meal and live music.

2022 Boat Cruise Options

Sightseeing Cruises

Dining Cruises

Awe comes in waves in South Eastern Ontario. Experience the best views in the province and book your next adventure today!