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Heart of the Islands Cruise

3 hours

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Heart of the Islands Cruise

The world-famous 1000 Islands begin in Kingston and span the St. Lawrence River for miles. Our most popular 1000 Islands Cruises aboard 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 Bateau Channel, the opulent Mandalay Mansion and the historic sights of Kingston. This cruise is also available as a sightseeing-only ticket, or book including lunch. Spring 2019 High Water Levels: to preserve the integrity of shorelines and property in the 1000 Islands during a period of unusually high water levels, the 3h Heart of the Islands Cruise will be extended to 3h 15min until further notice.

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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. Buy a sightseeing-only ticket, or Book Now with Lunch.

Onboard you’ll enjoy live entertainment and multilingual commentary which describes the history and folklore of the 1000 Islands. A full service-bar and canteen is available. Or enjoy a brunch or lunch onboard, with reserved table and included meal; dining is our signature experience, and the perfect way to make the best of your 1000 Islands Cruise experience. The Heart of the Islands Cruise is included in K-Pass: save more than 55% when you visit Kingston’s top attractions with a 24h, 48h or 72h all-inclusive pass.

The Islands Await!

Set sail for the heart of 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.

The onboard café has assorted snacks and drinks available for purchase.


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Explore Kingston with K-Pass, Kingston's all-inclusive attractions pass, including a Kingston 1000 Islands Cruise.

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Heart of the Islands Cruise

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Cruise the 1000 Islands from downtown Kingston

On most days in the Spring/Fall the Heart of the Islands Cruise sails at 12:30pm, and in Summer at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:00pm. All Prices plus HST. No outside food or drink may be brought onboard. Cruises require 24h notice for cancellation or change. This cruise remains in Canadian waters, so no passport is required.


Reservations are recommended.

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