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Experience

Gananoque Boat Line

280 Main St, Gananoque, ON

(613) 382-2144

www.ganboatline.com

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As the first tour boat operator in Gananoque, this company sure knows how to make an afternoon or evening on the water an incredible experience. Since their debut in 1951, they’ve grown enormously and now boast 5 trip-decker vessels, ensuring that visitors get an opportunity to have a truly authentic 1000 Island experience. Sit back and relax as you glide past opulent million dollar cottages, natural landmarks and even a real life castle whose grandeur will have you reaching for your camera.

Tours

ORIGINAL HEART OF THE 1000 ISLANDS CRUISE – 1 HOUR

Go on a 1-hour cruise taking you closer than any other cruise available in the 1000 Islands. The Natives knew this beautiful collection of islands as Manitoana or the “Garden of the Great Spirit”. See fifth and sixth generation family cottages. Cruise the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands in the most intimate tour the 1000 Islands has to offer.

LANDMARKS OF THE 1000 ISLANDS CRUISE – 1 HOUR

Experience the 1000 Islands and see Boldt Castle, the Statue of St. Lawrence, 1000 Islands International Bridge and Zavikon 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 moving vessels and mighty St. Lawrence River. This statue is only visible from the water, standing high above on a rock cut.

LOST SHIPS OF THE 1000 ISLANDS CRUISE – 2.5 HOUR

The Lost Ships of the 1000 Islands Cruise is a Canadian Signature Experience. This tour combines video and audio commentary along with side-scan sonar images, bringing events and stories back to life. You will see the famed Boldt Castle and lavish homes of the rich & famous on “Millionaire’s Row”. Discover the remarkable feats of engineering required to build the St. Lawrence Seaway, 1000 Islands International bridge and so much more!

 

BOLDT CASTLE STOPOVER CRUISE – 5 HOUR, INCLUDING 2 HOUR STOP-OVER

Cruise through the American span of the 1000 Islands, before your 2-hour stopover at Boldt Castle, where you will step back in time to explore the romantic legend of Boldt Castle. Enjoy a magnificent return voyage through the Canadian span of the 1000 Islands on the largest and most iconic passenger vessels on the St. Lawrence River.

At the turn of the century, George C. Boldt, (millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel) set out to build a full-size Rhineland Castle on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise. 300 workers fashioned the six story, 120 room castle. Not a single detail or expense was spared. In 1904 his wife passed away suddenly, and all construction was halted. Boldt never returned to the island, leaving behind the structure as a monument of his love. Currently it is owned by the Thousand Islands Bridge authority who are restoring the castle to its intended glory.

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With over 850 rooms, find accommodations to suit your desires.
Travelodge
Ramada Provincial Inn
Holiday Inn & Suites
Glen House Resort
The Gananoque Inn
Comfort Inn & Suites
Colonial Resort & Spa
Howard Johnson