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“magnificent scenery on beautiful cruise”

Island Queen Cruise
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Huntsville, Canada
1 review
“magnificent scenery on beautiful cruise”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

I have been alll over South Africa , Europe, US and Canada , but the Parry Sound Island Cruise has got to rank way up there for scenery and enjoymenrt. Although we had 300 people with us the boat still felt really spacious with many places from which to view the islands and shore-line.
This is a true highlight of Georgiaan bay vacation. Don't miss it !

George Anderson, Huntsville

Visited June 2012
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, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Dear Passenger,
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cruise. Thanks for coming.
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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“Very Enjoyable Cruise”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We took the 3 hour tour & had a very enjoyable time. Touring around the 30,000 Islands was a relaxing trip, we sunned up on the top deck for awhile, then wandered about to different areas of this large boat to take in the beautiful scenery. Will do it again next time we're up in Parry Sound.

Visited June 2012
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, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Passenger, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our three-hour cruise. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Parry Sound
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4 reviews
“St. Andrew's Parry Sound/St. Andrew's Huntsville Congregational Cruise”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

An amazing cruise! The day was absolutely perfect for a cruise, the water was like glass. The scenery was wonderful. The staff very welcoming & friendly. The boat was clean. We had a great time & I would do this again & again!

Visited June 2012
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, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Passenger, Thank you so much for your review. Please come again!
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Moline, Illinois
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21 reviews
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“Very pretty”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

This cruise was a very pretty way to see the bay, but it was a little too long for my taste. The boat was very clean and the staff was friendly. We did get a lot of really nice pictures.

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, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Dear Passenger, Thanks for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and were able to get lots of good photographs. The Toronto Star once said that the cruise is a "photographers dream." If you would prefer a shorter cruise, we do offer 2-hour morning cruises from July 1 to August 31 each year. Thanks again for your kind review.
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Rosseau, Canada
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3 reviews
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“Nice Scenery with views of many many islands”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

The Cruise is great for newcomers to the area because it gives a wonderful overview of the 30,000 Islands on Georgian Bay. If you've been here more often you may not find it as exciting, but you can take visitors to show them a nice scenic tour.

Visited August 2011
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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review, June 14, 2012
Dear Passenger,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Island Queen Cruise. We're glad you enjoyed your cruise and you're right, it is a great way for newcomers to the area to experience Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands. Thanks again.
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