1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour


1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

From US$ 87.90 per person

Take flight above the spectacular 1000 Islands region on an exhilarating 10, 20, or 30-minute helicopter tour. Soar over famous landmarks like the Ivy Lea Bridge, Boldt Castle, and Singer Castle.

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Duration 10 - 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take in breathtaking panoramic aerial views of the 1000 Islands region
  • Choose your own 1000 Islands experience with 3 unique tour options
  • See all the region has to offer from a guaranteed window seat
  • Admire Ivy Lea Bridge, Boldt Castle, and Singer Castle from the air
  • Enjoy pilot-narrated commentary in English or multilingual recorded audio
Full description

Experience the 1000 Islands from the air on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with three unique tour options ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. Depart from Gananoque Heliport, located within a 20-minute drive east of Kingston via Highway 401 in beautiful Gananoque, Ontario.  Check in at the front desk then relax in the lounge before your pre-flight briefing. Feel the thrill as you rise above lush greenery, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs, admiring the sights from your guaranteed window seat. 

Wear audio headsets complete with microphones for easy communication. Enjoy pilot-narrated commentary in English or select one of the recorded multilingual audio tours. The duration depends on your selected option. Choose the 10-minute tour for a taste of the 1000 Islands, including the town of Gananoque, the Admiralty Islands, Navy Islands, and the Lake Fleet Islands.

Explore further on an Ontario Signature Experience: a 20-minute tour that includes both the U.S. and Canadian spans of the Ivy Lea Bridge, and Boldt Castle on Heart Island. 

The most popular option is a Canadian Signature Experience: an extended 30-minute ‘Two Castle’ tour that sends you flying over sunken shipwrecks and nation-spanning bridges, as well as Boldt and Singer Castles.

  • Scenic helicopter tour
  • Window seat and headset for each passenger
  • Tour commentary in one of 6 languages
  • All applicable taxes and fees
  • Souvenir videos - available for purchase
Not suitable for
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Know before you go

  • All flights are subject to availability, favorable weather conditions, and require minimum numbers. If you are a solo traveler, the local operator will aim to book you with other confirmed passengers
  • It is recommended to book your flight on your first available day in Gananoque so that you have maximum flexibility to roll on to the next available date
  • Your flight date and/or time may be different from that requested and will be confirmed by the local partner via email after booking
  • Maximum of 3 passengers permitted per helicopter
  • Maximum weight restriction of 275 lbs per seat applies
  • Handheld cameras and mobile devices are welcome on board
  • Transport Canada regulations require children aged 2 and above to sit in their own seat
  • Children under 2 years of age must sit on a parent or guardians lap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 89 reviews

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The tour was amazing by all means. The staff and pilot welcome us in a very friendly manner. Take off and landing were very smooth and if you are lucky and it is shiny day, you will enjoy the scenery of the islands and the sun reflection on the lake surface. The choppers are not noisy as the common bigger ones and you can communicate with the fellow traveler and the pilot thru the mix and headphones. Lots of videos and pictures can be taken. The price is reasonable given the coordinated team involved in making this happens

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March 30, 2023

Absolutely spectacular. Very cordial retired military search and rescue pilot. Sorry we didnt get his name. This was a complete surprise for my granddaughters' 13 birthday and I'm sure she will remember it forever. Thankyou for a wonderful experience.

March 30, 2023

From the moment we stepped in the door the experience was first rate. Friendly and full of information about what to expect, safety first was evident. The ride was terrific. Have been on the St.Lawrence more time then I can count. To see if from the air was breath taking.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 236572