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Heart of the 1000 Islands

3 Hour Cruise


Heart of the Islands Cruise

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 Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.

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

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

Cruise the 1000 Islands from downtown Kingston

The Heart of the Islands Sightseeing Cruise sails at 2pm on Saturday and Sunday in the Summer (June 26th to Sept 6th). 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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