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Because you can’t experience the total splendour of the 1000 Islands from ashore.


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Tranquil blue water, opulent cottages, elaborate castles and tales of pirates from a bygone era. 

These are just a few things you can expect when cruising among the 1000 Islands on the mighty St. Lawrence River. All offer a unique perspective of the islands and make for an incredible day. 


With a range of tours designed to suit every type and age of visitor, City Cruises Gananoque will give you an authentic 1000 Islands experience.

A world-class leader in tourism, Rockport Cruises hosts thousands of tourists every year. Just like you, they want an up-close-and-personal view of the islands that dot the majestic St. Lawrence River and to revel in the stories of long-gone days.

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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.”


“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.”


“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.”


« 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!”


“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.”


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