1000 Islands Cruises — Gananoque

1000 Islands Cruises — Gananoque

Looking for great 1000 Islands cruises? Hop on with City Cruises Gananoque and discover the world-famous 1000 Islands. City Cruises operates triple-decker, all-aluminum vessels with on-board facilities such as restrooms, coffee shops, bars and refreshment areas. Each boat has its own open and enclosed decks.

Choose from one, three or five-hour cruises to enjoy Gananoque’s natural beauty and iconic landmarks such as Boldt Castle and Heart Island. Sail the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands while savouring delicious food and onboard entertainment.

A boat cruising through islands in the water.

1000 Islands | George Fischer

How to get to 1000 Islands Cruises — Gananoque

Location: City Cruises Gananoque, 280 Main Street, Gananoque

By car: Gananoque is about a three-hour drive along the ON-401 E from Toronto, and two hours from Ottawa. Paid parking is available onsite.

By transit: VIA Rail provides daily service to Gananoque train station. Take a taxi from the station to the Gananoque City Cruises port.

Know before you go

Outside food and drinks are not permitted onboard. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board.

All passengers on the Boldt Castle stop-over cruise are required to have a valid passport and/or Nexus card to board this cruise as Boldt Castle is an Official Port of Entry into the United States.

Book tickets and find the current City Cruises Gananoque tour schedule online.

Things to do at 1000 Islands Cruises — Gananoque

Discover more activities and experiences.

See famous attractions

Hop on the 3-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise and take in the stunning scenery Gananoque is renowned for. Snap amazing pictures as you sail past the iconic Boldt Castle and Millionaire’s Row.

Explore scenic islands

Learn the history of the 1000 Islands with the 1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise. Cruise narrow channels and discover generations-old cottages dotting the Admiralty and Navy group of islands.

Visit a historic castle

Stop over at Heart Island and tour Boldt Castle with the 5-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise. Other notable sights include Zavikon Island, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the 1000 Islands Bridge.

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An aerial view of a castle on an island.
Boldt Castle | George Fischer

Interesting facts about 1000 Islands Cruises—Gananoque

City Cruises Gananoque started out with a local mailman taking passengers along on his boat as he delivered mail to residents living on the 1000 Islands. In 1951, the boat line grew to include Linda 7, a wooden tour boat that could hold 55 passengers. A few years later it was joined by four more wooden, single-decker boats: Linda 4, Miss Rockport 2, the Island Wanderer and Pickle.

In the 1970s, City Cruises Gananoque began building its current vessels, starting with the Thousand Islander. When it set sail, it became the first, all-aluminum tourist vessel in North America.

Accessibility Features

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible restaurant

Accessible entrance; adequate  manoeuvring room; accessible washroom  nearby. Tables with removable chairs and  adequate knee clearance.  Cafeteria/buffet counters reachable for  mobility device users. 

Accessible seating

Reserved space with a clear view of the  event/activity for someone who is seated,  good sound quality, and adequate  manoeuvring room for a mobility device.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Assistive listening devices available

Assistive listening devices are available  for rent or free of charge. 

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Universal washroom

Separate, individual washroom with  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, accessible  sink with knee clearance, easy-to-use  faucets and adult change table. 

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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