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1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle
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1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle

By City Cruises Gananoque
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Join us on a 1-hour cruise taking you closer to the Original Heart of the Islands than any other cruise available in the 1000 Islands region. Referred to by the Iroquois Nation as the “Garden of the Great Spirit”, the tranquility of the area belies a history of adventures, wars and rebellions. See fifth and sixth generation family cottages. Cruise the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands in the most intimate tour the 1000 Islands has to offer.
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Ages 0-99, max of 225 per group
Duration: 1h
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Audio guide: English
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  • Set sail on 1-hour 1000 Islands Cruise departing from Ivy Lea
  • Onboard audio commentary in English and French
  • Views of the 1000 Islands Int'l Bridge, Boldt Castle, Zavikon Islands, & Statue of St. Lawrence
  • Free parking available on-site
  • A full service bar, serving wine, cocktails and beer is available onboard for purchase
  • Restroom on board
  • Our on board snack bar has assorted snack items and drinks available for purchase


Start:
  • City Cruises Gananoque Ivy Lea, 95 Ivy Lea Rd, Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0, Canada
    A paid parking lot is available on-site. Parking passes are available for purchase at the lot or in the ticket office.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Service animals allowed
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 54837P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 225 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is 1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle?
    1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle price starts from C$38.19. Discover and book 1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle on Tripadvisor
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    1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book 1-Hour 1000 Islands Cruise from Ivy Lea with views of Boldt Castle on Tripadvisor
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    • You'll start at
      City Cruises Gananoque Ivy Lea
      95 Ivy Lea Rd, Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0, Canada
      A paid parking lot is available on-site. Parking passes are available for purchase at the lot or in the ticket office.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Gananoque
      Heard Island and McDonald Islands
      Howe Island
      Thousand Islands
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • City Cruises Gananoque
      1,677
      Canada
      Joined in February 2009
    • 739annettk
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unacceptable cancellation policy - be aware!!!
      Booked and fully prepaid a 1 hour cruise in October 2023 for our group of 18 back in May 2023. On the day of the cruise we had one person really sick and he couldn't participate. I did ask for a refund for the one ticket, but was told that the refund policy is 7 days. This is ridiculous! Prepaid month in advance and they cannot refund 1 ticket out of 18?! I loved working with the local tour operators in the past, but this company seems to get the small ones out of business and rule everything. Be aware! Don't pre-book!!! There was lots of space on the ship, even though it was a beautiful and sunny day.
      Written October 31, 2023
    • TERRAvelista
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Will be back
      We came once again here, as we cannot get enough of this great part of the world with it's small islands stretching between USA and Canada and yes, most surely we will come again in the future. Although we set our base in Belleville, we were travelling returning from our 3000 km trip between PEI and Toronto and I called in advance to ensure the cruise will not be busy for their afternoon 1h tour: - the person on the phone confirmed there were only a few people buying tickets due to being late September and asked to pay a fee higher than what we paid later on at the ticket office - we noticed nowadays the ticket office is housed in a different building, where they also have a souvenir shop but no toilets. The original building is now a shop and restaurant with live music - although I took pictures of the City cruises, we actually took the Thousand island boat which is laid on 2 levels: the first level with air conditioned inside and where the bar with drinks/snacks is and also toilets. The second level is not covered and a seagull travelled with us without paying any fee - Mr Bad!!!! - the tour is narrated and you learn lots of things about the life on the islands, how difficult is to get the produce and how most are un-inhabited in the cold season - there are still some people on the island waiving friendly or kayakers - after getting the tickets and parking the car at a discounted cost in their car park, we were fortunate to be the first in line for this boat, some 30min earlier: when we were here in the past, we noticed how people were running to get the best seats which is not nice to see. Even so, near us, there was a group who kept moving in 3 different directions repeatedly to take their 'best pictures' annoying just about everybody. Everything is very idyllic, yet every single time I get a headache, no idea why: could be the engine smell, or the heat etc. Yet we are still going to return here.
      Written October 28, 2023
    • 991antonr
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pleasant trip
      The boat was ok but very noisy on the lower deck. One of the seats on the upper deck had a small split which caused a small tear in my wife's trousers. The commentary was reasonably clear and provided some interesting information. It was a pleasant 3 hour cruise, although the amount of development on the islands and along the river bank was surprising.
      Written October 25, 2023
    • Curtrm61
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      1000 Island tour
      Trip was a lot of fun. Great sites, great narratives. Staff was nice and friendly. Boat speed was perfect to be able to take the pics we wanted.
      Written October 22, 2023
    • Wander260039
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing trip!!
      My husband and I thoroughly our 5 hour boat cruise. It happened to be a beautiful, warm and sunny day. The recorded commentary on the boat was so beneficial as we toured past homes and islands. Boldt Castle is amazing, so much history. We definitely recommend this tour.
      Written October 7, 2023
    • Dreamer63154796263
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Fall Day Touring the Thousand Islands
      We had a beautiful fall day to enjoy the cruise. I have not been to the castle since the late 70s so it was nice to see all of the restorations. It is beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed our day
      Written October 5, 2023
    • Anonymous855
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      A long 3 hour cruise with not much to see
      I was hoping the trees would be turning colors but nope and so until we got to Boldt castle, it was a bit dull. Pretty scenery for about 30 minutes, that's enough. We circled the castle island twice and then came back, of course, the same route. Now I was bored and went down a deck to eat popcorn and check my phone. 3 hours was too long for an adult with a terrific attention span....think about it. Parking was more expensive than the website says too.
      Written September 28, 2023
    • gopak619
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fun, comfortable, and interesting cruise around a lovely area.
      Very scenic and interesting. We had wanted to take the longer cruise that included the Boalt Castle visit, but that wasn’t available. It turns out the 3 hour cruise was just right — pleasant, informative, and not too long.
      Written September 25, 2023
    • G W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      1000 Island Cruise and Boldt Castle Tour
      For the cost this is a great trip. The boat ride through the 1000 islands was very nice with a preprogrammed narration of stories and some facts. Arriving at the castle, we were in a location that enabled us to exit the boat sooner than later, which was good as my only complaint is there needs to be a more efficient way of checking people through border security or maybe not fill the boat to its maximum capacity. This did not affect us at all, but we did witness some people just clearing security and we had already been on the grounds for almost an hour. I felt bad for them, they would have only had an hour to tour the castle and grounds and that’s not enough time to fully enjoy the experience. Now, as for the castle and grounds, it is stunning. We had a beautiful warm sunny day, we really enjoyed wandering and reading the information plaques. They also have a self guided tour option that you can listen to on your phone. If you’re Canadian this might be a challenge if you have your phone in airplane mode to not get charged for roaming in the US. The boat departed on time at 10am. Approximately 11:15am we were at the island. Return to the boat was 1:20pm Depart the island at 1:40pm Arrived at the dock in Gananoque approximately 2:45. There is beverages snacks, popcorn and hotdogs on the boat for purchase. There is washrooms located on the boat, at the docks and in the castle. And at the dock of the castle there is a little cafe to grab a bite to eat (just give yourself time for that). If you have mobility issues there is an elevator at the castle. But the hill to get into the castle is a little steep. Dress appropriately, good walking shoes and a sweater or jacket as the chill off the water and when the boat was in motion was chilly if you were outside. Our group all agreed we would recommend and even do this tour again sometime.
      Written September 24, 2023
    • 615filomenag
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Worse Boat Tour
      First of all, the price was ridiculous much more than the one we took with Clayton Tours in Kingston and it was approximately 3 hrs. I am still fighting with this company for my refund. It also cost $9 to park they kept stressing it was all day parking. The tour NEVER TOOK PLACE! They had us all board the boat and for the first 30 mins it was TOTAL SILENCE - no one spoke to any of us. Finally, I asked 2 very nice girls at snack bar what was up. They told us that the sound and video system was down and we would only be riding on the river for an hr clueless to our surroundings. They knew of a couple things and were kind enough to point them out. BOGUS!!!!
      Written September 24, 2023
    • andreasU7202RL
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Calm experience
      Calm.experience. Friendly staff Well organized. Get there early to get a hood seat. . Beautiful day on the water. Great commentary if you want yo listen but mot too intrusive if you don’t.
      Written September 24, 2023
    • AndrewM826
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      go on a sunny day
      nice scenery but a bit too long. it would have been much nicer if the weather was better, we had some rain.
      Written September 20, 2023
    • waltersU1843ED
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      this should be on every body's visit list
      We took the 3 hours tour and it was better than we had expected. Very interesting about the history of this particular area between Canada and USA. The properties are beautiful or stunning in some cases!
      Written September 18, 2023
    • G4476QLpaulas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Breathtaking
      The castle is something you won't forget! The grounds are beautiful and so is the castle. Took tons of pictures. The only negative thing about the 5 hour cruise is the time is takes to disembark and clear customs! Cuts into the time allowed to visit castle, we felt rushed to be able to see everything (which we didn't). Also I feel that there should be more information shared during the trip over about George Boldt. Video about George in the castle, but not enough time to see it.
      Written September 18, 2023
    • KrisBrownfield
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great cruise, great weather
      Two couples made a last minute reservation for the one hour cruise. It was on time and very entertaining. We would all recommend this cruise.
      Written September 11, 2023
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    Branden S
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    The views were beautiful with an good overview of the 1000 landmarks. The boat itself is definitely old and not luxury. Couldn't hear the tour guide unless you were on the top deck as the speakers weren't working elsewhere.
    Written September 9, 2023
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    Relax14105613158
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Friends
    The cruise was very nice, thanks to beautiful day! The washroom, at rear, on second deck, was filthy and smelled horrible! It was impossible to hear the explanation of the tour, sitting on the back, outside, on the second deck.
    Written September 10, 2023
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    Oleksandr G
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Couples
    Unfortunately, we were not able to arrive on time to take part in the cruise. We were travelling from another city and there was a problem with our car. As we found out when we contacted the cruise company, we would have had an opportunity to rebook the cruise, if we had booked it through the website of the cruise company, but since we booked it through Tripadvisor, we did not have such an option. So, if you aren't sure, whether you can arrive on time, we would definitely recommed to make a reservation through the cruise company directly.
    Written October 7, 2023
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    yanskie
    Newmarket, Canada16 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a family and friends oriented kind of trip.
    Enjoyable exciting fun filled cruise. Awe inspring from the past.
    Written September 10, 2023
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    George K
    Montreal, Canada144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Solo
    The best aspect of the Cruise Experience was the greeting and welcome I received from Janet and Christina. They are incredible people - kind - helpful - very pleasant - and compassionate (I have mobility challenges). They define what true caring is all about and how real customer satisfaction should be done. Bless their hearts for taking care of me.
    George Kouri
    Written September 6, 2023
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    Inspiration752774
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cruise! Super friendly people. It leaves out of Canada so bring your passport! Ivy Lea is so charming! And then we went to Gananoque!
    Written August 31, 2023
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    Ello5
    Ontario, Canada38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Friends
    Nice route. It was the right length (one hour). The snack bar was a little overpriced. $4 for water $10 for beer. Pleasant staff.
    Written August 30, 2023
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    Axa A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    Great tour with little ones! The crew and everyone were pleasant. We had to make a last minute change regarding the time and gad no problem doing so on the spot.
    Written August 16, 2023
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    Jumana M
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    Was a nice cruise, the view, islands, the castle were awesome ,the crew was amazing, we left ontime.
    Written August 14, 2023
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    Martha T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    We took the 1 hour boat from the Ivy Lea location. The captain and his crew were very friendly. We saw Bolt castle , the view was lovely. So enjoy the cruise and the beautiful views !
    Written August 9, 2023
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