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Gananoque Boat Line

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Address: 280 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 888-717-4837
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Offering 1000 Islands cruises to your tastes: Boldt Castle stopover...

Offering 1000 Islands cruises to your tastes: Boldt Castle stopover cruises, 2.5 hour cruises the shipwrecks of the 1000 Islands (this is also the most comprehensive cruise in the 1000 Islands), 1-hour nature cruises and 1-hour icon cruises. We don't stop there! If you prefer the magic of the 1000 Islands at night, we have evening cruises such as murder mystery dinner cruises, wine and cocktail tasting cruises and music cruises!

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Very informative boat cruise thru the waters seeing the different islands and what their history is about.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative boat cruise thru the waters seeing the different islands and what their history is about.

Thank MrDman64
Mobile, Alabama
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved seeing all of the houses built on the tiny islands. The boat ride was a little windy and cool (although if you sat inside the covered area of the boat it wasn't bad). Only complaint was the inability to hear what our guide was saying due to people talking while he was speaking. Highlight of the tour was seeing/touring... More 

1 Thank letscruze
Salzburg, Austria
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

As we had no ESTA verification (not sure if really required - valid passport needed) to enter USA Heart Island with beautiful Boldt Castle, we took the 2,5 hour cruise "lost ships of the 1000 Islands" and were very pleased. On this tour the boat circles Heart Island (twice!) and passes through beautiful islands and homes alternating Canada and USA.... More 

1 Thank pepperdusty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We did the boat ride to the cattle. Bring your password if you want to stop and view the cattle. If you do not have a passport you will be able to go in the boat ride, but you will not be able to stop in the cattle. The food at the restaurant in the cattle was not good.

1 Thank ToTheSea2000
Lansdowne, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Friendly crew - good snack bar - plenty to see and room to walk around. The cruises offered are varying lengths and some include dinner.

1 Thank orrdj
Brockville, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area and have visiting friends, or are just touring the region then taking one of these tours is a "must do" activity. There are one hour tours and longer too, so don't miss the opportunity!

1 Thank 1000islandsdude
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

With the options of 1, 3, and 5 hour tours, there is an option for any kind of traveller who finds themselves in Gananoque. It is an absolute must to get out on the river while in the area, and a boat tour is the perfect way to enjoy the views (from the top deck especially).

Thank VictoriaWalls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Loved it! What a wonderful day. We drove there in the morning and spent the day on the 5hours cruise. Visited the Thousands island and Bolt Castle. Love it! Beautiful site, nice experience.

Thank jenniegenie
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I took a cruise to boldt castle with my 4 year old daughter on a Saturday in late August. I recommend showing up early to get a decent seat as the boat was very full. The views were beautiful and the video they played highlighting historic ship wrecks was informative.

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Ross M, General Manager at Gananoque Boat Line, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the day in the 1000 Islands with Gananoque Boat Line. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

very pleasant and nice summer afternoon. a lot of information. safe for kids. very punctual and popular, arrive early to get an easy parking and be early on line. if the weather is sunny and nice go to the upper floor to enjoy the view.

Thank Pharos101

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