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We did the 3 hour afternoon cruise and it was wonderful. This was our first visit to Parry Sound... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cthom54
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Understanding the paat

I enjoyed this family trip on the Island Queen Cruise. This trip was great for all three... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jkothompson
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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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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9 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 3 hour afternoon cruise and it was wonderful. This was our first visit to Parry Sound and am so glad our friends recommended this. It was the quietest smoothest day cruise we have ever done. The scenery is breathtaking. There is narrating...More

Thank cthom54
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, we are glad that you enjoyed your cruise and your experience on Georgian Bay! Thank you for cruising with us on the Island Queen.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this family trip on the Island Queen Cruise. This trip was great for all three generations of our family. We found the experience scenic, peaceful and relaxing. The announcer shared wonderful historic information about the area. There were many opportunities to take pictures...More

Thank jkothompson
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our journey through Ontario we stayed at Sudbury, came in discussion with two habitant couples. On there recommendation we went to Perry Sound and joined the outstanding cruise between the 30,000 islands of Georgian bay. The ship were sliding on the water as a...More

Thank Waldenburg
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous view of Georgian Bay, surprised so many houses on islands, excellent narration throughout cruise.

Thank daynanda
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this area on Lake Huron is called "30,000 islands," and indeed it seemed like no exaggeration. We mostly stayed inside for the cruise, but there were only about 20 people on the boat, so you could sit anyplace you pleased, including on the...More

Thank traveler87506
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the cruise. We've had lots of rain this week so yes, the ship has been unusually light on passengers at times! Thanks again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family & friends visiting would enjoy a cruise on the Bay. Beautiful scenery, relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank Velma F
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed May 28, 2017

We took our parents on the cruise ... the day was gorgeous, the sun was shining, and as we went through the water between the rock cliffs there were people jumping into the water ... and we even saw a fellow on his dock playing...More

Thank AudreyLavallee
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing this review! Cottage owners seem to like to play all sorts of instruments as we pass their docks. Bag pipes, fiddles - you name it and we've seen it! Thanks again.

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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...More

Thank Cancode
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the very kind review! We work hard to maintain the ship well and hire the right people. Thanks again.

Reviewed February 15, 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...More

Thank Sonya F
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

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

Reviewed November 23, 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.

Thank Vanessa T
Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2016

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

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nimks2017
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Dave A | Property representative |
Hi there. Thanks for the question. For the three-hour cruise we charge $42 for adults and $21 for children (plus tax). For the two-hour cruise we charge $32 for adults and $16 for children (plus tax). Kids 5 and under are... More
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Lori R
July 19, 2016|
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Absolutely! Your baby is most welcome on the Island Queen and, to make baby comfortable please bring along your stroller. We look forward to seeing you aboard the Island Queen.
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