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Address: 9 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 746-2311
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Description: 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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Wonderful day at Parry sound Ontario

This is one of the best cruise in Ontario. we have taken the afternoon 3 hours cruise, the natural views of the Georgian bay and the islands was really great, its large cruise has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of the best cruise in Ontario. we have taken the afternoon 3 hours cruise, the natural views of the Georgian bay and the islands was really great, its large cruise has 3 floors and was not full, we had taken a wonderful pictures for all the places, you can pick the cruise route map from the tickets... More 

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks so much for reviewing us! We appreciate the kind words. We talk to a lot of people who come from Toronto to Parry Sound for the day just to take the cruise. It really does make for a great day. Thanks again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I loved this Georgian bay as the cruise should shipwrecks and many land marks. My favourite part of this cruise was the 2 mile narrows.

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

Dear Passenger, Thank you so much for the nice review. More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Most of the cruises I took in the past were boring, but this one….. It’s not! Very relaxing and comfortable on this boat and it is a great way to see the islands. Learned a lot about Georgian Bay.

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks so much for your kind review. We're glad you learned a bit about Georgian Bay. Thanks for visiting. More 

Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We took a 3-hour cruise in September on the Island Queen, and it's one of the highlights of our trip around Georgian Bay. The tour is narrated, but they don't try to be funny and they don't talk non-stop. Just enough information to let you know where you are, including a little history. I imagine the boat is quite crowded... More 

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Dear Passenger, thank you so much for the kind review. More 

Markham
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We took this 3-hour cruise on a cloudy/rainy day. You can choose another day if you want if weather is not favourable but we decided to go ahead. It did not disappoint us! The islands were great...and the houses/cottages on them! This cruise may inspire you to take another vacation on one of these islands!

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks so much for your kind review. People are often hesitant to take the cruise on a rainy day or an overcast day but it is quite beautiful among the islands on those days. Thanks for joining us on the tour. More 

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98 reviews 98 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The three hour cruise was a very informative and stunning tour around the sound and it's many features. The boat is quite large, but with reasonable facilities and a small cafe. You can follow your progress on a computer screen or the several large scale maps displayed on the inside deck.

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Dear Passenger, Thanks so much for your kind review. More 

Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went on the 3 hour cruise which was great and the scenery was awesome, some of the tight fits the boat went through were cool. Georgian bay at its best. Satisfactory food on board, 3 decks to choose from with comfy seating on the mid deck, staff was great. Watch out for the ships horn if your up front... More 

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We hope you enjoyed our new Starbucks coffee! Thanks again. More 

Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have taken the Island Queen tour at least 3 times before today, but still marvel at both the windswept Georgian Bay island scenery and the skill of the crew in navigating ridiculously narrow passages with a such a large vessel. This tour is a must for local cottagers like us, and even more so for people visiting this part... More 

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

Dear Passenger, Thank you so much for your review. You're right - our crew is amazing and very good at what they do. It always surprises passengers how narrow and shallow some of the channels are that we cruise through. Your tip to dress in layers is a good one. Thanks again. More 

Calgary
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18 reviews 18 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Island Queen Cruise was great. We did the three hour cruise. I thought it might seem long but, not so. Enjoyed all the sites. Just enough recorded commentary to give you the highlights. I booked the tickets on line and picked them up at the ticket office in Parry Sound.

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks for your review. Our new online ticket purchasing system is very popular and easy to use. Thanks for giving it a try. More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
68 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been on this nice cruise boat on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Cruise completed its tour all around the Perry Island. The nature is splendid. Killbear beach is amazing. The small islands are marvellous. Cruise boat flows between those islands beautifully. Only hiccup was the narrator. Too serious. He could make that trip more attractive if he would get... More 

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Dear Passenger, Thanks for your kind review. More 

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