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Gananoque Boat Line

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Address: 280 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G2M2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 888-717-4837
Today
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Offering 1000 Islands cruises to your tastes: Boldt Castle stopover...

Offering 1000 Islands cruises to your tastes: Boldt Castle stopover cruises, 2.5 hour cruises the shipwrecks of the 1000 Islands (this is also the most comprehensive cruise in the 1000 Islands), 1-hour nature cruises and 1-hour icon cruises. We don't stop there! If you prefer the magic of the 1000 Islands at night, we have evening cruises such as murder mystery dinner cruises, wine and cocktail tasting cruises and music cruises!

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We did the boat ride to the cattle. Bring your password if you want to stop and view the cattle. If you do not have a passport you will be able to go in the boat ride, but you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the boat ride to the cattle. Bring your password if you want to stop and view the cattle. If you do not have a passport you will be able to go in the boat ride, but you will not be able to stop in the cattle. The food at the restaurant in the cattle was not good.

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Lansdowne, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly crew - good snack bar - plenty to see and room to walk around. The cruises offered are varying lengths and some include dinner.

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Brockville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in the area and have visiting friends, or are just touring the region then taking one of these tours is a "must do" activity. There are one hour tours and longer too, so don't miss the opportunity!

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Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

With the options of 1, 3, and 5 hour tours, there is an option for any kind of traveller who finds themselves in Gananoque. It is an absolute must to get out on the river while in the area, and a boat tour is the perfect way to enjoy the views (from the top deck especially).

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gatineau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Loved it! What a wonderful day. We drove there in the morning and spent the day on the 5hours cruise. Visited the Thousands island and Bolt Castle. Love it! Beautiful site, nice experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I took a cruise to boldt castle with my 4 year old daughter on a Saturday in late August. I recommend showing up early to get a decent seat as the boat was very full. The views were beautiful and the video they played highlighting historic ship wrecks was informative.

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Ross M, General Manager at Gananoque Boat Line, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the day in the 1000 Islands with Gananoque Boat Line. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

very pleasant and nice summer afternoon. a lot of information. safe for kids. very punctual and popular, arrive early to get an easy parking and be early on line. if the weather is sunny and nice go to the upper floor to enjoy the view.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My family recently enjoyed a boat ride in the 1000 Islands and saw Boldt Castle. It was so beautiful and we are planning our next trip! The staff on the cruise were so friendly and served us lunch and beverages.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The cost is $60 per person for an adult for the 5 hour 1,000 island cruise which includes a 2 hour stop at Boldt island. Passports are required for this cruise The ship "Thousand Islander" left promptly at 10 AM. The ride about 1 1/2 hours to the island is fairly smooth. There is the usual ubiquitous steamed hot dogs... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Even though I think the tickets are a bit too expensive I would absolutely recommend this tour. The views are stunning! Take the 1 hour tour leaving from Ivy Lea instead of the 2 hour tour from Gananoque, unless you want to explore Boldt Castle. 1 hour is more than enough.

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