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Kingston: Thousand Islands Riverboat Cruise

Kingston: Thousand Islands Riverboat Cruise

Activity provider: Kingston Destination Group
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From US$ 45.58 per person

Sail into the heart of the Thousand Islands on a memorable 3-hour sightseeing cruise departing Kingston daily in season. Explore the remarkable scenery of this world-renowned region.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Set sail for the heart of the 1,000 Islands from Kingston
  • Enjoy live musical entertainment onboard
  • Experience a cruise on a triple-deck Mississippi River style paddlewheeler
Full description

The world-famous 1,000 Islands begin in Kingston, and span the St. Lawrence River for miles. Your route onboard the triple-deck Island Queen winds its way through the small cottage islands of the Admiralty group, which feature Napoleon’s Hat, the Wanderer’s Channel, the Bateau Channel, the opulent Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston.  This cruise is one of the most in-depth cruises of the 1,000 Islands, and is the perfect way to explore the scenery that has made the region famous throughout the world. Onboard, enjoy live entertainment and listen to commentary about the history and folklore as you pass by spectacular scenery and island homes. You will also have access to a full-service canteen and bar.

  • 3-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live entertainment on-board
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)

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Meeting point

You must exchange your GetYourGuide voucher for your tickets prior to boarding. Arrive 30-minutes prior to boarding and collect your ticket(s) from the ticket office at 1 Brock Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The boats depart from Crawford Wharf dock adjacent to the ticket office. After picking up your tickets, join the boarding line for your cruise. Note that there is no parking available at the dock, please find parking before exchanging your ticket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  There are no age restrictions for this tour
  • Wheelchairs are welcome on the Island Queen and can board the boat via the gangway (35-feet wide)
  • The washrooms are on the first deck, but the washroom is not fully accessible and its stalls may be too narrow for some wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 127 reviews

Review summary

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The cruise was fun. Contrary to the reviews we had read before doing the activity on the site, the music was pleasant. The prettiest scenery is towards Gananoque, however the journey to get there may seem a bit long. I recommend this cruise which allows you to have a good overview of the Thousand Islands.

May 30, 2022

The trip was great. The islands are a great piece of Canada! There is a guide who plays the entire time banjo or guitar and explains the opposite. The music is really good and authentic. We also got two audio guides in German. Unfortunately only one worked, but we did not make any further complaints. If you wanted, you could also get drinks and snacks.

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October 17, 2019

Boat ride was good. Entertainer tried his best, but not sure if he is the right person. Since we left Kingston and it took approx 1-1/2 hr to get out to Gananoque I think the boat should have cruised faster out and spent a bit more time around Gananoque. I would recommend people go to Gaananoque to pick up the tour as they likely spend more time around some of the smaller islands. The historical interlude was interesting.

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July 18, 2019

Product ID: 208803