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Heart of the 1000 Islands

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Heart of the Islands Cruise

ID and proof of full COVID-19 Vaccination are required for all passengers ag 12 or older. The world-famous 1000 Islands begin in Kingston and span the St. Lawrence River for miles. The triple-deck Island Queen winds its way through the small cottage islands of the Admiralty group featuring Napoleon’s Hat, Wanderer’s Channel, the opulent Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston on the Heart of the Islands Sightseeing Cruise.

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Experience the 1000 Islands

Cruise from downtown Kingston into the heart of the Admiralty Islands, home to the highest concentration of small cottage islands and picturesque channels in the 1000 Islands. The Heart of the Islands Cruise is our most in-depth cruise in the 1000 Islands: it’s the perfect way to explore the scenery that has made the region famous throughout the world.

Onboard you’ll enjoy live entertainment and live-hosted commentary which describes the history and folklore of the 1000 Islands. A full service-bar and canteen is available. The 3-hour Heart of the Islands Cruise is also available with Lunch daily.

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.

The Island Queen Awaits!

Set sail for the 1000 Islands on this 3 hour sightseeing cruise.

Live musical entertainment will set the tone for the perfect 1000 Islands experience.

A full service bar, serving wine, cocktails and beer is available onboard 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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Heart of the Islands Cruise

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Cruise the 1000 Islands from downtown Kingston

In the Late Fall (Oct 13-24) the Heart of the Islands Cruise departs daily at 12pm noon. All Prices plus HST. No outside food or drink may be brought onboard. All reservations are non-refundable and require 24h notice for change or cancellation. This cruise remains in Canadian waters, no passport required.


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