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Boating

The 1000 Islands is one of the most popular destinations in North America to go boating.

50

the total miles of the St. Lawrence River

1,864

the actual number of the islands to boat between

19

the total number of island properties within the Thousand Islands National Park

Overview

Gananoque’s magnificent waterfront is a playground for outstanding recreational boating, including canoeing, kayaking and a delightful array of water sports. 

The 1000 Islands are a natural place of wonder to explore on the water through motor boating, house boating, paddle boating or sailing, with breathtaking vistas and captivating wildlife close enough to touch. 

With more than 1,800 Islands, the St. Lawrence River invites you to plot your course among the historic castles, majestic mansions and cozy cottages that line its banks.

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Exploring the 1000 Islands by Boat

The Admiralty Islands, located just southwest of Gananoque, offer a multitude of boating excursions. The breathtaking channels and sheltered back bays of this spectacular cluster of islands provide adventures to easily fill an afternoon or day. Wanderer’s Channel invites an easygoing exploration, or visit Half Moon Bay’s imposing granite rock “outdoor cathedral”, and the warm sand beaches of Thwartway Islands’ western shore. Aubrey, Beaurivage and McDonald Islands are ideal places to relax on a hot summers day or view the sun setting over the open water in the evening.

See for yourself why so many visitors to the 1000 Islands say this is one of the best ways to explore the St. Lawrence River. Discover the area on your own. Or you can take advantage of guided tours. 

Marinas in the 1000 Islands

A wide variety of services from transient docking with power, pump out services, a small convenience store with essentials, gas and oil services and much more!

(613) 659-3471
31 Front Street
Rockport, ON

Their fuel dock offers premium fuel, both gas and diesel, and has on-site mechanics available. 

The docks can accommodate vessels ranging from 5 feet to 50 feet and have both unserviced and serviced slips available (with either 15 amp hydro or 30 amp hydro).

(613) 382-0016
35 Clark Drive
Gananoque, ON

Dock your boat and gain access to the heart of downtown Gananoque. 

It is the perfect jumping point to dock your boat, spend the night in town and enjoy the restaurant offerings, attractions and retailers that call Gananoque home.

(613) 382-4088
21 Bay Road
Gananoque, ON

They offer summer dockage for boats in the 1000 Islands area, as well as other services such as maintenance, repairs, and launching.

(613) 659-3485
110 Escott Rockport Road
Rockport, ON

Find 189 seasonal rental slips available for vessels up to 60′, as well as gas and diesel pumps, pump out services and offers storage for your boat over the winter months.

(613) 659-3408
53 Front Street
Rockport, ON

Luxury, seasonal docking for your boat. 

Their facility has a 50-ton marine travel lift, two protected harbours, a natural sand beach and a beautiful waterfront restaurant.

(613) 658-2380
61 Shipman’s Point Lane
Lansdowne, ON

Their marina is able to accommodate powerboats up to 38′ and is just a short drive from the town of Gananoque.

(613) 659-2927
29 Ivy Lea Road
Lansdowne, ON

A full-service facility offering transient and seasonal docking for vessels up to 56′ in their sheltered, scenic marina. 

(613) 659-3185
505 Thousand Islands Pkwy
Lansdowne, ON

Boat Rentals

Find rentals of pontoons and fishing boats to get you out on the water.

(613) 659-3185
505 Thousand Islands Pkwy
Lansdowne, ON

Basic shuttle includes the shuttle of your choice between Ivy Lea and Gananoque, hourly time slots, experienced boat operators, PFD, capacity for large amounts of gear. 

(613) 463-9564
110 Kate Street
Gananoque, ON

A variety of rentals available to get you out on the water while you’re visiting. Rentals they have available include sea-doos, pontoon and fishing boats.

(613) 382-2628
49 River Road
Lansdowne, ON

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“This area is one of the signature tourism spots in Eastern Ontario and in Canada. The natural beauty is astounding with rock outcrops and the beauty of the thousands of islands.”

“This is the most beautiful place on earth. This is where heaven meets earth. You can visit is a hundred different ways and enjoy it just the same. Come by water, air or land. Enjoy a day paddling, swimming or fishing.”

Anonymous

“We didn’t really know what to expect, but our family was enchanted by the town, the scenery, and the region. We had planned a quick overnight stay, but ended up staying two nights and could have stayed longer.”

James

“What a beautiful part of Ontario. We drove along the Ivy Lea Parkway, stopped and had a picnic lunch, took a boat cruise out of Gananoque, and strolled along the waterfront in Gananoque.”

Andrew

« Cette région a quelque chose pour tout le monde. Il y a d’excellentes possibilités de baignade et de navigation de plaisance, de bonnes randonnées pédestres et des pistes cyclables, des routes panoramiques à proximité et des tonnes de beaux endroits où passer du temps sur l’eau. »

“This area has something for everyone. Excellent swimming and boating, good hiking and cycling trails, scenic drives are nearby and tons of beautiful places to spend time on the water.”

Michael A.

“I could go back over and over again and still be amazed by this beautiful scenery. Not only can you go there to relax but there is so much to do such as kayaking, biking, walking, discovering, etc. It is a must!”

Catherine

“There is no place like the 1000 Islands.We travel a lot and we are always trying to find a better place for the view but we have never been able to find it.”

Julie

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