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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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A Must While Visiting Parry Sound

I've been on this cruise twice now, I was impressed both times. I've been on both the two hour morning cruise and the three hour afternoon cruise. The staff is very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I've been on this cruise twice now, I was impressed both times. I've been on both the two hour morning cruise and the three hour afternoon cruise. The staff is very friendly and they run this company like a well oiled machine. The cruise ship is also on the larger size and well maintained, very clean. The scenery for the... More 

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

Dear passenger, Thank you for the thoughtful review - loved the "well oiled machine" line and the friendly staff comment. Thanks again. More 

peterborough
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A three hour cruise of the islands of Georgian Bay 30,000 islands leaving from Parry Sound Ontario. Take a camera and be sure to bring a light jacket because it can get windy and cool on the top deck. You can also sit inside if you like. There is food and drinks( soda and coffee). Was interesting if not a... More 

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

Dear passenger, Thank you for the nice review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I visited this attraction while on a 48-hour stay in Parry Sound. Took the afternoon cruise, which lasts for 3 hours and takes in some of the more outlying of the many thousands of tiny islands in the Sound. For quite a large vessel, it can carry more than 500 passengers, the Island Queen shows considerable manoeuvrability as it threads... More 

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

Dear passenger, Thank you very much for the thoughtful review. We still get the WOW feeling too when we tour the islands and we've been cruising Georgian Bay for over 40 years. It certainly is an amazing place and yes, there are a lot of tight turns on the cruise! Thanks again. More 

Brantford, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Do not miss this well priced cruise around the islands of Georgian Bay.. Take a sweater!!! This was our first time on the cruise... It was comfortable, clean and well worth the affordable cost. You will love Georgian Bay!!

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

Dear passenger, Thank you so much for the kind review. We love Georgian Bay too! More 

Niagara Falls
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I planned a wonderful tour of northern Ontario. This was a much needed vacation after an intense start to this year. The day before heading to Parry Sound we were informed of a death in the family and had to head home. I called Island Queen Cruises to cancel my prepaid excursion and the person on the... More 

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

Dear Passenger, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciated hearing from you. More 

Waterloo, Canada
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited this attraction while on a weeklong camping trip at Killbear Provincial Park. Took the 3-hour afternoon cruise through the outer islands of the 30,000 islands area surrounding Parry Sound. The Island Queen is a very nice ship, with ample seating and a small tuck shop onboard. You can buy ice cream, coffee, soft drinks, hot dogs, pizza etc. if... More 

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Dear Passenger, Thanks for the kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour. More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Took the morning cruise this am and it was wonderful. Lots to look at and already looking forward to doing an afternoon cruise in the future and seeing more of the land. The commentary was clear and loud. Would be nice if the staff would tell you each island as you pass it. We did have a map but looking... More 

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks so much for the nice review - glad you're thinking of doing our flagship afternoon cruise. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again. More 

Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been on this boat tour twice and highly recommend it. The sights are amazing. It's a good idea to reserve a spot because it fills up quick. The long 3 hour afternoon cruise is what we did. The boat maneuvers through some very narrow channels. Amazing place to visit.

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

Dear Passenger, Thank you so much for your kind review. Yes, its always a good idea to book ahead and passengers can do that either over the phone or online. We have a brand new website and online booking system that makes it easier than ever to buy tickets! Thanks again. More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Dear Passenger, Thank you so much for the nice review. More 

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Address: 9 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 746-2311
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Parry Sound
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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