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Gananoque Boat Line

280 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M2, Canada
+1 888-717-4837
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Take passport and see Boldt island

We did this cruise in the past when you didn't needed passports to get across the border. This time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Beautiful, what else?

Departing from Ivy Lea. This is important because there are less people and in the one hour journey... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 dinner cruises, and music cruises!
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour cruise” (122 reviews)
“boldt castle” (280 reviews)
“top deck” (40 reviews)
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280 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M2, Canada
+1 888-717-4837
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did this cruise in the past when you didn't needed passports to get across the border. This time round we only did cruise and really missed touring the castle - it is a big part of the experience that should not be missed. Very...More

Thank DALiut
Reviewed 3 days ago

Departing from Ivy Lea. This is important because there are less people and in the one hour journey the route is more interesting, because it is a little more north than Gananoque. We took the cruise for an hour, I think the three hour tour...More

Thank Cronista-xna
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in Gananoque on our way to Ottawa. Tried to purchase boat tour tickets online but was unable to. Pleasantly surprised to know tickets were still available. Did the 1hr cruise. It was a nice, relaxing boat cruise. Staff was pleasant. We found the...More

Thank 57Eagles
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely 5 hour cruise, with 2 hours spent at the beautiful Boldt Castle in the famous thousand islands. Gananoque Boat Line staff very pleasant, office gets very busy with multiple cruises departing daily, so arrive at least an hour before your departure time. The castle...More

Thank Mid14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the trip that went around the castle. We saw lots of cool houses and it was a very enjoyable trip. Staff were great and a good laugh when we were getting on the boat. Staff on boat were really helpful saying where the...More

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time this afternoon. Staff very pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable The tour is guided by a public announcement system. I only wish the guided segments were longer! Highly recommend!

Thank Yulia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the 5.5 hour boat trip to Boldt Island. The price was more than fair (particularly given the conversion to Canadian dollars from American) - it was a beautiful day and the ride was smooth and extremely enjoyable. The visit to the Castle was entertaining...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Price was arround 60$, weather was nice and the Castle is a must to see if you do the cruise. It is worth it.

1  Thank Alexandre M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 5hour Gananoque boat cruise over to Boldt Castle on Heart Island. The ride was very scenic and gave us plenty of views of islands and many cottages on both the Canadian and American sides. You are allowed 2 hours to tour the...More

1  Thank hairgal72
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Gananoque, Canada we found a few great boat tours of the 1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence river. We took the 2 and 1/2 Hour tour of the sunken ships, which includes a complete circle view of Boldt Island and Boldt Castle....More

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20 July 2017|
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Response from Richard M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we did the 2.5 hour cruise which was excellent in every way
11 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it is necessary to buy in advance. I would be in line to board half an hour early to get a good spot on the middle deck.
Marcella A
26 June 2017|
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Response from Ross M | Property representative |
Hello Marcella. The later trip at 3 pm is generally less busy. admission passes are $9.50 US. Boldt Castle admission passes can be purchased before your trip in our ticket office allowing you to enter the castle grounds... More