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Island Queen Cruise

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Address: 9 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 746-2311
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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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Anybody who finds fault with this cruise and their staff are time wasters. We went on the 3 hour cruise and it was worth every dollar spent. The staff were brilliant with me as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tracy M
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Anybody who finds fault with this cruise and their staff are time wasters. We went on the 3 hour cruise and it was worth every dollar spent. The staff were brilliant with me as i'm in a wheelchair, but generally all the information they gave, the food served and facilities were second to non. The day was perfectly warm and... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We, the staff, at the Island Queen are pleased that you enjoyed your cruise with us. The unique scenic beauty of Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands is indeed breathtaking! More 

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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to see the islands of Parry Sound. Very good recorded narration of the sites and local legends. Well worth the 2 or 3 hours trips. We did the 3 hr.

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your 3 hour cruise aboard the Island Queen cruising the scenic beauty of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Island Region. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While cottaging in Parry Sound with my significant other and my parents we decided to do the Island Cruise on Canada Day. It was absolutely beautiful and the fireworks from the boat were AMAZING ! The staff on the boat were so friendly and the views were breathtaking !

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

We are glad that you and your family enjoyed the Island Queen Canada Day cruise. Sunsets and fireworks over the bay are a perfect way to end the day in Parry Sound. Perhaps we will see you aboard the Island Queen Canada Day 2017! More 

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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the morning 2 hour tour and thought it was magnificent. It truly shows the beauty of the Georgian Bay landscape. The 2 hour your was just enough that the kids weren't bored. We will be back to do it again in the fall as the colours have to be spectacular.

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

Dear passenger, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our two-hour morning cruise! We're glad you enjoyed it. This is the cruise that attracts a lot of families as it is a bit shorter than our afternoon cruise but every bit as beautiful. In fact the locals consider the area around Huckleberry Island to be some of the... More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery as you weave between the many islands and through the inlets of this massive and picturesque archipelago. The narrated tour is a little bland and the snack bar is limited, but it's still a wonderful three-hour experience.

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

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

Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 3 hour tour. Beautiful day. Comfortable seating. We were on top deck and it was very hard to hear the announcer over the speakers.

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

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

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the morning trip of 2 hours! It was amazing and relaxing trip. A great way to explore all these little islands in the region. We were really excited when the ship passed through the very narrow passage where you can see the rocky walls so close!

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

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 3 hour afternoon cruise. It was perfect! Amazing to see the beauty of Canada 🇨🇦. The boat was clean, the staff was friendly and the view from any seat or deck was amazing.

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

Dear passenger, Wow, what a nice review - thank you so much! "Perfect" just about sums up Georgian Bay. Thanks again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a wonderful time on the three hour, afternoon, Island Queen Cruise. I wondered if 3 hours may be too long for my 6 year old son, but we gave him a camera to take his own photos and he kept busy and was happy the entire time. The time went by very quickly actually. You see so... More 

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

Dear passenger, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of our cruise. The fall is a great time to come back for another tour. We've got heat on the ship in case the weather is a bit cool and the scenery is just as nice. Thanks again. More 

Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must-do activity in Parry Sound and Georgian Bay. The ship is large and offers great views of Georgian Bay's many Islands, 30,000 Islands to be exact (not all seen in the cruise) the natural flora and fauna, and the cottages both small and large. The afternoon tour is 3 hours in length. Food and beverages are served,... More 

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

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