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Kingston: Thousand Islands Riverboat Cruise

Kingston: Thousand Islands Riverboat Cruise

Activity provider: Kingston Destination Group
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From US$ 46 per person

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Sail into the heart of the Thousand Islands on a memorable 3-hour sightseeing cruise departing Kingston daily in season. Explore the remarkable scenery of this world-renowned region.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Set sail for the heart of the 1,000 Islands from Kingston
  • Enjoy live musical entertainment onboard
  • Experience a cruise on a triple-deck Mississippi River style paddlewheeler
Full description

The world-famous 1,000 Islands begin in Kingston, and span the St. Lawrence River for miles. Your route onboard the triple-deck Island Queen winds its way through the small cottage islands of the Admiralty group, which feature Napoleon’s Hat, the Wanderer’s Channel, the Bateau Channel, the opulent Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston.  This cruise is one of the most in-depth cruises of the 1,000 Islands, and is the perfect way to explore the scenery that has made the region famous throughout the world. Onboard, enjoy live entertainment and listen to commentary about the history and folklore as you pass by spectacular scenery and island homes. You will also have access to a full-service canteen and bar.

  • 3-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Live entertainment on-board
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)

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Meeting point

You must exchange your GetYourGuide voucher for your tickets prior to boarding. Arrive 30-minutes prior to boarding and collect your ticket(s) from the ticket office at 1 Brock Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The boats depart from Crawford Wharf dock adjacent to the ticket office. After picking up your tickets, join the boarding line for your cruise. Note that there is no parking available at the dock, please find parking before exchanging your ticket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  There are no age restrictions for this tour
  • Wheelchairs are welcome on the Island Queen and can board the boat via the gangway (35-feet wide)
  • The washrooms are on the first deck, but the washroom is not fully accessible and its stalls may be too narrow for some wheelchairs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 191 reviews

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We really enjoyed our experience on the boat. Make sure to get there early to get a good seat. The captain went around and talked to everyone and was very funny. You can tell he loves his job. We didn't do the brunch which we might try next time. We would recommend this event. The only thing I would change is put the volume higher when they announce things as it was hard to hear with the noise of the boat going. Other than that, everything was perfect.

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July 28, 2022

The cruise was nice. We had our teenage daughters with us and they were a little bored until we reached the islands, about 1/2 way through the cruise. 3 hours was a little long for them. The top deck of the boat had wooden benches to sit on and many people congregated up there during the cruise. Once the people partaking in the brunch were finished they ended up in the top section as well, which added to the crowded feeling, periodically.

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July 24, 2022

The cruise is a must when visiting Kingston! We bought the “sightseeing” ticket which placed us on the top (third) open deck. There is a covering over the middle isle if it rained a bit. Luckily, it was a perfect day! It was a perfect balance between live education on the islands as we pass by, live music, and some time for silence to enjoy the scenes. The second level is enclosed and serves a meal which looked amazing while we watched the captain be served her meal through the upper deck door! The 1sr deck is a dance floor with some seating I would imagine (I did not visit that deck). I normally get seasick on a rocky boat, and this one was smooth so I was perfectly fine. If you’re on the fence, DO IT!

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July 23, 2022

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