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Island Queen Cruise

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Address: 9 Bay St, 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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We came to Parry Sound especially for this boat tour, and it was such an experience. We sailed the two hours morning tour, and although being cloudy and with some rain, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came to Parry Sound especially for this boat tour, and it was such an experience. We sailed the two hours morning tour, and although being cloudy and with some rain, it worth the visit. They explain you what are you watching, some history, and why is interesting every part of the tour. The boat is big enough to feel... More 

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

Thanks very much for your review and thanks for making your way to beautiful Parry Sound! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This three hour cruise was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was very informative about the area and professionally run. Right on time and very comfortable. My wife is usually very nervous on boats but she had a wonderful time on this one. We will probably enjoy another cruise in the fall.

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

Thank you so much for such a nice review. The staff love reading these so thanks for the feedback. More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and sunny all morning and right up to boarding. Five minutes into our cruise today it started to rain, and it rained hard right up till 5 minutes from return to port. Could not enjoy the views, could not get near the wet-streaked windows as most people were sitting hear the windows to get at least a bit of... 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 a review of our cruise. I wasn't sure whether it was a review of our tours or a review of the weather but nonetheless, thanks for taking the time. More 

Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For years I have heard rave reviews about the scenery and beauty surrounding the 30,000 islands, so I was not to let this summer go by without experiencing it first hand myself. We decided on the afternoon 3 hour cruise and despite the intense heat of the day, we sat on the top deck to get the best view and... More 

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

Dear passenger, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're glad you finally got a chance to see Georgian Bay for yourself and we're happy you chose to do it on the Island Queen. Thanks again. See you in the fall sometime. More 

Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to relax,enjoy nature and to water activities.The ISLAND QUEEN CRUISE is clean, and modern.I find the 3h tour a bit pricey $40 with no senior discount.I would rather the 2 h tour in the morning per $30 and shorter.Great scenery for pictures during fall times must be the best time.

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

Thank you for reviewing our cruise and noting the cleanliness of the boat. We are glad you enjoyed the scenery and yes, the fall is a beautiful time to cruise Georgian Bay. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really glad we booked this tour. It was superb, and the staff were friendly. It was great to get inside the islands, it's like another world out there. Don't forget to take your camera though!

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

Dear passenger, Thanks so much for reviewing our cruise. You're right, it is like another world out there among the islands. Thanks for visiting! More 

Mississauga, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great cruise. Some grumblings from my 13 year old but great information about the area. Food on board was much better than I had expected and it was super clean. Highly recommend!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our cruise! More 

Parry Sound, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Island Queen is truly one of the few enduring must do's in the Parry Sound area. The Cruise allows for relaxed enjoyment while seeing the beauty of Georgian Bay. Fall cruises are gorgeous. great time to sit back and visit with friends amidst some of Ontario's finest scenery. Ship is clean and staff are great.

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

Dear passenger, Thanks so much for reviewing our cruise. Thanks for noticing our staff! They truly are great! Thanks again. More 

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

A wonderful trip and definitely worth the forty Canadian dollar per person. Beautiful scenery and very relaxing. Good ship with clean kitchen, toilets and seating area. Definitely recommended

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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 delighted that you enjoyed it. Your comments about the cleanliness of the ship are much appreciated! Thanks again. More 

Hamilton, Canada
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently took the three hour cruise and found it enjoyable; however, it seemed rather long. After a while it all started to look the same. $40 per head was reasonable, I guess.

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

Dear Passenger, Thanks for reviewing our tour. Our three-hour cruise is actually our most popular cruise, mostly because we can take the ship on a 60 km circular route into the heart of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands. Our two-hour cruise provides a nice introduction to the islands but we don't travel nearly as far. Thanks again for the review. More 

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