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Discovery Cruise

1 Hour

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Discovery Cruise

The Discovery Cruise introduces the unique sights and heritage of the 1000 Islands region with a main focus on the historic waterfront of Kingston. The cruise passes close to National Historic Sites such as Fort Henry, and includes a lively narration of Kingston’s history and natural setting.

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Discover History and Heritage

The focus of this cruise is on the history and waterfront of the city of Kingston, and its place at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands region. Kingston is a UNESCO World Heritage Destination for its remarkable and well-preserved 19th-century defense fortifications.

The Discovery Cruise highlights Kingston’s harbour passing Fort Henry, shipwrecks, classical architecture, Canada’s Royal Military College and the imposing Kingston Penitentiary.

See Frequently Asked Questions for information on parking, boarding, reservations and cancellations.

All tickets are non-refundable. Changes to your reservation can be made with 24h advanced notice.

Schedule: Early Spring (Apr 16-May 6) and Late Fall (Oct 11-23) departs at 4pm,
Spring (May 7-Jun 29), Summer (June 30-Sep 5) and Fall (Sep 6-Oct 10) departs at 4pm.

LOW WATER LEVEL NOTICE: (as of September, 2022) we are currently experiencing low water levels along the St. Lawrence River making it impossible to accommodate wheelchairs aboard the Island Belle. We will update this statement when we are able to resume accessible service for this vessel.

The River Awaits!

Discover Kingston’s historic waterfront on this 1 hour sightseeing cruise.

Live-hosted commentary provides an overview of Kingston’s history and setting.

A full-service bar, serving wine, cocktails and beer is available on board for purchase.

Our on board canteen has assorted snack items and drinks available for purchase. 


Add a Trolley Tour

Hop on the Kingston Trolley to explore more of Kingston. Enjoy a live-guided tour through downtown highlighting National Historic Sites and visitor attractions like Fort Henry, Queen's University and Kingston Penitentiary.

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Discovery Cruise

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Discover Kingston's Waterfront

All Prices plus HST. No outside food or drink may be brought onboard. All reservations are non-refundable and require 24h notice for changes.

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