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1000 island cruise

We are spending one night in Kingston this summer and hope to take in a 1000 island cruise - has anyone any advice about which trip to do, which company to choose and whether to book in advance or not.

I would appreciate any advice or recommendations. Thankyou

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1. Re: 1000 island cruise

Hi Neep;

Kingston lies in Lake Ontario, while the 1000 Islands lie in the St. Lawrence River.

Any cruise from Kingston will need to take the time to travel to and from the St. Lawrence.

The town of Gananoque (pronounced GAN-AN-OCK-WAY), which is 18 miles / 28 km east of Kingston, is known as the "Gateway to the Thousand Islands".

The Gananoque Boat Line is "The Only Boat Line that Shows You All the Islands!"

As Gananoque lies in the St. Lawrence River, your tour starts immediately - no time spent getting "there and back".


Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. If the lines are long, they will add an additional boat to accomodate everyone.

Best Regards

Edited: 9:49 am, May 28, 2011
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2. Re: 1000 island cruise

The Islands stretch from Kingston to Brockville and contrary to advertising lines, no one tour covers them all except the multiday trips of St. Lawrence Cruise LInes (www.stlawrencecruiselines.com) based in Kingston.

Please note, I and the GM for the Kignston Company.

Here are the options:

KIngston 1000 Islands Cruises (www.ktic.ca) - our line's theme is 'Food, Fun & Entertainment Ships'. We offer sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises everyday in the summer including wine tasting & Fireworks on Wednesday nights, special events on Thursdays and more. Check the Web for full details.

Gananoque - a beautiful hamlet neslted in the islands about 35km east of Kingston. GBL offers a great 2 1/2 hr tour that circles around Boldt Castle, the signature site of the 1000 Islands. They have a cruise that stops at the Castle. Just a note, it's in the US so passports (& visas if applicable) required.

Rockport - another picturesque hamlet about 50km east of Kingston. Rockport Boat Line(www.rockportcruises.com) have a 1 hour cruise that also circles Boldt or they also offer a shuttle to visit the castle. This is the best option if you want to tour the castle because you can select which shuttle to return on.

Hope that helps and we hope you enjoy your stay in Kingston.


Edited: 10:37 am, June 04, 2011
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