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Address: 9 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4, Canada
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+1 705-746-2311
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Enjoy a captain's-eye view of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands Biosphere...

Enjoy a captain's-eye view of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands Biosphere Reserve aboard the 550-passenger Island Queen. We offer two and three-hour sightseeing cruises that bring passengers surprisingly up-close to the pristine beauty of Georgian Bay's remote island wilderness and the rustic charm of its grand summer cottages. Follow in the wake of early explorers as the captain steers the ship past granite shoals into narrow channels and shallow waterways exploring out-of-the-way places within the world's largest freshwater archipelago. The Island Queen is fully equipped with comfortable inside and outside seating, large viewing windows, outside observation decks, wheelchair accessible washrooms, a snack bar, a full commentary and heat for our fall colour cruises. Cruises depart daily from June 1 to mid-October each year from the town dock in Parry Sound, Ontario.

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Scenery PLUS

Not only is the Island Queen a beautiful and VERY well maintained ship, the staff are super. The tour itself is fantastic, gorgeous scenery, island of every description plus... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cancode
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Parry Sound, Canada
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Parry Sound, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only is the Island Queen a beautiful and VERY well maintained ship, the staff are super. The tour itself is fantastic, gorgeous scenery, island of every description plus some beautiful summer homes with great /natural surroundings. Great views from various seating spots on board + outside terraces, The vessel is large enough that periodic waves don't bother you, Your... More 

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Georgian Bay, Canada
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our family loves going on the Island Queen Cruise, shopping at their storefront and enjoying their ice cream and coffee on the pier. When we have visitors come to Parry Sound we always recommend the Island Queen. The staff are kind, and their service is incredible. A++

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review. Glad you enjoy the ice cream! More 

Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stunning scenery, fresh air and sunshine, friendly, funny, professional crew, and ability to bring our little dog on (in his soft sided carrier), made this an enjoyable summer day out.

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your cruise. More 

Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great tour of Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands. Lots of space on the boat, safe and professional crew, great history lesson at the same time.

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Thank Marc D
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our cruise. Much appreciated! More 

Mellieha, Malta
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is actually a "must do" trip if you can spend some time in the area. The boat is comfortable with all facilities for a few hours trip. We made an afternoon trip, blessed with nice weather so we did not stay inside. Excellent views from the top deck with clear spoken and controlled narration. The area where the boat... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cruise! We're glad you enjoyed it. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We made the trip on a fine sunny afternoon in late September. We chose the open air deck at the top. The ship was purpose built with a very shallow draft and is almost silent - absolutely no engine noise. It glides serenely through narrow channels between the islands making for a very relaxing experience - absolutely perfect for the... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and thanks for mentioning the lack of engine noise. When the ship was built we put a lot of effort into reducing vibration and engine noise so we're glad you noticed! Thanks again for your kind review. More 

Lucan, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely cruise on Georgian Bay. Weather was beautiful. Views were amazing. Informative tour of the area.

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review - much appreciated. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good cruise to go on the best one. I have ever went on Also did a cruise for dinner and fireworks on July 1st weekend a few years ago was nice too 😍

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our cruise! More 

Region of Waterloo, Canada
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134 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

So, weather wise, it was a crappy day... oh well! Lots of dry area to sit and relax, covered viewing areas and the open top deck when we had breaks in the rain. The scenery was amazing, Some truly magnificent cottages (that word doesn't really fit!). Just a nice, relaxing way to spend a few hours (we did the 3... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We do appreciate it. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely time spent with family aboard this gorgeous cruise ship. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people it could accommodate with room to spare. 3 levels with fabulous views of the islands n the great huron lake. We were also pleased with the cafeteria and the lively commentary about the history and names of the places we passed... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your family enjoyed our 3 hour cruise aboard the Island Queen enjoying the fall colours on Georgian Bay! More 

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