Welcome to Eastern Ontario


For museums, history and urban vibes, head to Kingston, the first capital of modern-day Canada, and of course today's vibrant capital, Ottawa. East of Kingston is the Thousand Islands region, a foggy archipelago of lonely isles along the deep St Lawrence Seaway, where the towns of Gananoque and Brockville have a genteel Victorian feel.

Eastern Ontario's natural beauty extends to the interior, which overflows with scenic parks and preserves. Algonquin Provincial Park is the area's flagship domain, offering unparalleled canoeing and wildlife spotting among towering jack pines and lakes. Similar topography extends to the Haliburton Highlands, Kawarthas and Land O' Lakes.


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$76 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Thousand Islands Sunset Dinner Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Kingston, OntarioBoard the Island Star for your cruise from downtown Kingston and get ready to set sail. This 3-hour Sunset Dinner Cruise is a feast for the senses, as the comfortable glass-top boat navigates around 1000 Islands and you sip beverages and graze on tasty food or stroll around the open-air deck.  Indulge in a tasty three-course meal on this 3-hour sunset cruise around 1000 Islands. Choose from five different delicious entrees and then sit back and enjoy the gorgeous scenery as the sun dips below the horizon and your palate is treated to a toothsome delights. At sunset promenade on the top deck at dusk or dance under the glass-topped canopy of this unique ‘Bateau Mouche’ style boat. A Sunset Dinner Cruise hits all the right notes!Duration: 3 hours

$30.23 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Kingston Discovery Sightseeing Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Kingston, OntarioYour 90-minute Discovery cruise highlights the westerly 1000 Islands and Fort Henry, along with shipwrecks and classical architecture, as well as Canada's Royal Military College and the imposing Kingston Penitentiary. The focus of this 90-minute 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. Ride aboard the Island Belle, a replica St. Lawrence Steamer. It is a regular sight in the harbour showcasing Kingston's unique setting, historic sites, and neighboring islands from the best vantage point possible - the water. Kingston is now a UNESCO World Heritage Destination for its remarkable and well-preserved 19th-century defense fortifications. The Discovery Cruise is the perfect way to begin an exploration of the region. On board the Island Belle you can enjoy a full-service canteen and bar, as well as multilingual recorded commentary.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site), Kingston, OntarioYour 90-minute Discovery cruise highlights the westerly 1000 Islands and Fort Henry, along with shipwrecks and classical architecture, as well as Canada's Royal Military College and the imposing Kingston Penitentiary. The focus of this 90-minute 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. Pass By: Royal Military College Museum, Kingston, OntarioYour 90-minute Discovery cruise highlights the westerly 1000 Islands and Fort Henry, along with shipwrecks and classical architecture, as well as Canada's Royal Military College and the imposing Kingston Penitentiary. The focus of this 90-minute 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. .Pass By: Canada's Penitentiary Museum, Kingston, OntarioYour 90-minute Discovery cruise highlights the westerly 1000 Islands and Fort Henry, along with shipwrecks and classical architecture, as well as Canada's Royal Military College and the imposing Kingston Penitentiary. The focus of this 90-minute 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.

$38.86 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Heart of the 1000 Islands Sightseeing Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Kingston, OntarioOur route 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.

$21.02 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

90-Minute 1000 Islands Sightseeing Cruise

No visit to Eastern Ontario would be complete without a cruise to the world famous Thousand Islands. Departing from Brockville's historic waterfront, the "Jewels of the St. Lawrence" Cruise offers frequent daily departures. Your safety and comfort are assured aboard this fleet of modern, twin-decked, Transport Canada certified vessels equipped with on-board restrooms and fully licensed beverage and snack service (at extra cost).Revel in your view of palatial waterfront mansions, quaint island cottages and the many natural wonders of the 1000 Islands as you pass in the shadows of ships plying the main shipping channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Relax with a beverage and snack from a licensed snack bar. Get close to nature as you glide through narrow, scenic channels not available to larger tour boats - all while your bi-lingual Captain’s commentary provides an accurate account of the Islands history, its legends and its people.Start or end your visit with a meal at the Crow's Nest Bistro, Brockville's only true licensed waterfront bistro or pick up a memento of your visit in the 1000 Islands at the Chandlery Gift Shop. Limited free parking is available on site.After your cruise, you can delve into the Islands a little deeper with a visit to the Aquatarium (not included), a new 32,000 sq. ft. interactive discovery centre devoted to the history, culture and ecology of the region. Ogle ships from around the world plying the St. Lawrence Seaway channel from one of five waterfront parks. Explore Brockville’s many historical treasures with a visit to the Brockville Museum, Fulford Place, Canada’s First Railway Tunnel, and Fort Wellington. Or take a stroll through the historic downtown where you’ll discover an abundance of architectural treasures of this one-time Millionaire’s capital of Canada.

$62.18 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Heart of the 1000 Islands Lunch Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises, Kingston, OntarioCruise 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.Pass By: Kingston Waterfront, Kingston, OntarioEnjoy gorgeous views of Fort Henry, Royal Military College and Kingston skyline from the water.

$132.10 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours, Gananoque, OntarioLocation of the 1000 Islands Heliport. Travelers will embark on their helicopter tour from this location. Features a welcome centre with ample parking for cars and larger vehicles, small gift shop, fully accessible washrooms and a spacious lounge.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Thousand Islands Bridge, Alexandria Bay, New YorkFly over both the Canadian and American spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge that connect two nations and sees the safe passage of millions of travelers every year.Pass By: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Alexandria Bay, New YorkSee the world famous historic monument that stands as a testament to the love of George Boldt and his wife Louise; beautiful Boldt Castle on Heart Island! Pass By: 1000 Islands Tower, Lansdowne, OntarioSee this unique landmark from the air - the 1000 Islands Tower observation deck that gives visitors a 360 degree view of the area!

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