Take the plunge and set sail to explore like never before!
The pristine water beckons in South Eastern Ontario! Immerse yourself in the full experience here and get out on one of our rivers or lakes. Local cruises reveal mystery, tales of treasure, and stunning beauty around every bend.
See Kingston in a different light and view it from a new vantage point! Hop aboard The Island Queen; Island Belle or Island Star vessel to discover the city from the water. These boats are unique unto themselves – look for a 300-passenger paddle wheeler, a smaller boat with two decks, or get closer to nature and enjoy a translucent glass canopy.
You won’t believe the beauty of the colourful shoreline as you travel from Kingston to Montreal (and back) over 8 days and 7 nights.
Explore the St. Lawrence River differently with 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises. A soft adventure experience of the 1000 Islands sees visitors board the Wildcat, a 54-passenger cruise vessel that is able to cover a lot of distance with maximum excitement! Departing from Brockville’s Blockhouse Island, these tours feature a view of Boldt and Singer Castles, historic lighthouses, the Shortest International Bridge, and much more. Traditional cruises are also available.
Rockport Cruises showcases the grandeur of island life and whispers of a fabled past. The most popular cruise, Palaces & Palisades of the 1000 Islands, features famous island sights such as Zavikon Island, Millionaire’s Row, and Casablanca on Cherry Island with seven different cruise options. Enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise or take in a two-castle tour, which showcases Boldt Castle and Singer Castle.
Rumrunners, pirates, and explorers beware: City Cruises Gananoque’s Lost Ships of 1000 Islands cruise gives shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River a voice, by displaying diver video footage coupled with compelling commentary, when the vessel glides over wrecks lying silently on the river bed. This two-and-a-half-hour cruise is a Canadian Signature Tourism Experience. Check out four options with City Cruises Gananoque, some of which take in romantically tragic Boldt Castle, as well as dinner and event cruises.
Le Boat is a great way to travel with your bubble. You get your own European-style river/houseboat, which you pilot yourself, and travel the Rideau Canal National Historic Site (a UNESCO World Heritage site) from Ottawa to Kingston stopping at towns and villages along the way. Or cruise the calm waters with Rideau Tours to enjoy the locks, communities, and lush greenery with wildlife around every bend. Departing from Chaffey’s Lock along the Rideau, Rideau Tours offers an accessible pontoon boat guided tour experience with Captain Luc that allows visitors the experience of being locked through the world-famous locks on the Canal.
Marvel at the Trent-Severn Waterway while traversing it on a Quinte Cruise! As one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, this is a 386-km stretch of locks, rivers, and even lakes. The Kawartha Voyageur has been likened to a county inn on the water, and it offers lounging areas, plenty of outside time on the deck, and even overnight accommodation. The Kawartha Voyageur also traverses the Rideau Canal on many scheduled excursions throughout the boating season.