Boat Cruises


Gananoque Boat Line

Gananoque Boat Line provides the most comprehensive tour of the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River. Explore island culture as the boat glides past opulent cottages, natural landmarks, elaborate castles. Don’t miss out on discovering the Canadian Signature Experience Lost Ships of the 1,000 Islands cruise, which adds to the intrigue of the region by diving deep into the past and exploring several ship wrecks dotting the underwater landscape.

Gananoque Boat Line started humbly by ferrying people across the pristine waters of the St. Lawrence as a mail run. More than 60 years later, it has now evolved to include five vessels and averages about 300,000 visitors annually. In fact, in the summer or 2015 the business has hit its 11,000,000th customer aboard!

Whether it’s a one-hour, two-hour, five-hour cruise, or a one-of-a-kind dinner and music experience, the Gananoque Boat Line is a premium way to create traditions with friends and family, among the legendary 1,000 Islands.




Beauty of the Islands – 1 Hour Cruise

Highlighting the natural habitat and local living of our region. Join Gananoque Boat Line on a 1-hour cruise taking you closer to the islands than any other cruise available in the 1000 Islands. See fifth and sixth generation family cottages. Cruise the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands. View lighthouses and breathtaking views. Watch for the ferry-crossing, look for a great blue heron, osprey, geese or the Least Bittern, a wading bird whose wetland habitats are decreasing elsewhere within its northern range.

Ivy Lea – 1 Hour Cruise

Experience the uniqueness of the 1000 Islands such as Boldt Castle, the Statue of St. Lawrence, 1000 Islands International Bridge and Zavicon Islands containing the smallest International Bridge in the world during this cruise in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Cruise past the Statue of St. Lawrence, while he watches peacefully over the vessels and mighty St. Lawrence River. This statue is only visible from the water, standing high above on a rock cut. Ivy Lea is conveniently located off the 1000 Islands Parkway in the village of Ivy Lea at 95 Ivy Lea Road; only minutes from the 1000 Islands International Bridge and Highway 401.

Lost Ships of the 1000 Islands Cruise

Combining historical photos, side-scan sonar imaging, video and commentary; you can discover these lost treasures which have been hidden far below the water`s surface for centuries. During this cruise; the most comprehensive in the 1000 Islands, you will also cruise past  Boldt Castle, the lavish homes of the rich and famous on Millionaire`s Row, Zavikon Islands with the smallest international bridge in the world, the Canadian Palisades where a statue of St. Lawrence watches over the river, and see the old haunts of vagabonds and villians. Learn and explore the history of the St. Lawrence Seaway, from its initial building to its present day importance towards world trade and shipping and take a moment to view our widescreen monitors to learn about the relocating of entire settlements to build this link between Canada and the United States.

(This cruise DOES NOT stop at Boldt Castle. It does cruise around it. Passports ARE NOT REQUIRED for this cruise.)


Boldt Castle Cruise – 5 Hour Cruise, including 2 Hour Stop-over

Cruise through the American span of the 1000 Islands before your 2-hour stopover at world famous Boldt Castle. Enjoy a magnificent return cruise through the Canadian span of the 1000 Islands.

Everyone visiting Heart Island (Boldt Castle) is required to have a valid passport as the island resides on American soil. Citizens of countries other than Canada or USA require a passport and valid VISA. (VISA waiver program may apply.) *Admission to Boldt Castle is extra.


Gananoque Boat Line

6 Water St, Gananoque, ON
(613) 382-2144