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Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour
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Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour

By 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
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C$199.90
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C$199.90
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Ages 0-99, max of 3 per group
Duration: 20m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, French, Spanish


  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours, 88 County Rd 32, Gananoque, ON K7G 2V3, Canada Just north of highway 401 in Gananoque, Ontario. Located off of the westbound exit ramp 645 from the highway.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20805P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Maximum seating capacity per helicopter is 3 passengers
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, there is a weight restriction of 275 lbs per seat.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travellers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour?
How much is Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour?
Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour price starts from C$203.53. Discover and book Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour cancellation policy?
Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour?
Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour is hosted by 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Boldt Castle and Thousand Islands Helicopter Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20805P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
    88 County Rd 32, Gananoque, ON K7G 2V3, Canada
    Just north of highway 401 in Gananoque, Ontario. Located off of the westbound exit ramp 645 from the highway.
    See address & details
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    1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    Location 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.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Thousand Islands Bridge
    Boldt Castle and Yacht House
    1000 Islands Tower
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Lars B
Lars B
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Amazing experience for an awesome part of canada
Booked it just one hour beforehand after the boat tour. It was rainy and cloudy but nonetheless all worthwile. Th
lindseyJ2934YY
lindseyJ2934YY
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Birthday Surprise
Super fun time! Bill was a very congenial host who shared lots of extra technical details with my curious 9 year-ol
lynnwA8319EP
lynnwA8319EP
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The best thing you can ever do!
Bill was an amazing pilot! He was great to be around and the flight was absolutely incredible! It was breathtaking
930RobertH930
930RobertH930
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A Wonderful Experience
Friendly and professional pilot who made us feel welcome and entertained. The tour was an exciting and informative
ElisPBraga
ElisPBraga
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Extraordinary experience in the winter!
Extraordinary experience in the winter! It was a surprise birthday gift for my husband and I nailed! All the staff
Lisa B
Lisa B
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Amazing Sights!
We did the 20 minute helicopter ride with Bill and absolutely loved it! He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk
R4743QSjohnt
R4743QSjohnt
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Great experience!
Amazing, professional staff. Our pilot/guide was very knowledgeable of the area. Views were great. A must do if
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pennydL7330DK
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Helicopter Tour
We truly had a fabulous time. Bill is an excellent flight crew to have on your team. Thank you for making a memor
sherrim750
sherrim750
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Spectacular trip!
Sent my mom and her fiancé and they loved it! The weather on their scheduled day was calling for rain so I sent a q
Éloise D
Éloise D
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Great experience
We had a great tome there. The pilots and the staff are very nice. The tour was amazing and the views too.
AxeFast
AxeFast
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Helicopter tours
Very cool experience. Pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable on history and surroundings! Great time!
jenniferhU1592AH
jenniferhU1592AH
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Perfect experience and so much fun!
The whole experience was wonderful! As soon as you arrive, you are made welcome by the whole team. Our very experie
shannontD8042MN
shannontD8042MN
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We had an absolute wonderful time overall and the staff were all so great and excelled the experience, especially Murray
Our pilot Murray made our already amazing experience even more enjoyable and memorable. The staff overall were all
907ajah
907ajah
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fantastic
We had a fantastic day. We took the tour to Ar Bru in Mallorytown. Our piolet was great and our destination was
Gananoque
Gananoque
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Helicopter tour
Very enjoyable experience seeing the Thousand Islands from above. Staff were so friendly from start to finish and o
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GabbyI
1 contribution
Aug. 2022 • Couples
Helicopter tour was great. The pilot was very fun and had great history tidbits about the sights we were seeing, and the flight itself was very smooth. Everyone was super nice and helpful, the facility and aircraft were clean and well maintained, and it was overall a great experience.

One thing to keep in mind is that weather will affect your flight experience a lot. If you can, try to book for a time with not a lot of temperature fluctuations (so, not a week of on and off rain or a week right at the transition from fall to winter) and try to aim for clear skies if you can. It's hard to plan around something as unpredictable as weather, but being able to enjoy the full views is worth it.
Written August 29, 2022
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WJ
3 contributions
Apr. 2022
Just a great experience! First time for both of us on a chopper and wow was the one hour trip was incredible. It really gives you a full, immersive experience from the Kingston harbor all the way up to both castles way up the seaway. Would have been even better had we opted to do this in autumn, but doesn't take away anything from the beautiful scenery that we enjoyed. Everyone was amazing and our pilot was super personable and even though he has repeated his stories countless times, his re-telling was animated and fun.

Both of us would come back again in the future and felt the trip was full value for the price paid. Way, way better than a plane ride with an epic field of view and the takeoff/landing was super thrilling.
Written April 27, 2022
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Caroline B
Pointe Claire, Canada4 contributions
Jun. 2022
We had booked the Kingston City Tour & upon arrival the staff informed us that the Two Castle Tour was probably a better choice.
It was a wonderful beautiful experience, highly recommend.
The Pilot puts you at ease immediately, very, very informative & highly skilled.
Really happy we did this, it is a must - number 1 item to do in the 1000 Islands.
Written June 6, 2022
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Lucilla P
Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2022
Nice to be in the water on a hot sunny day with a cool breeze. Islands are different sizes from Very big to very small and is amazing to see one of the earth wonders. Boldt Castle Architecture was great and the specified materials He had planned to build the castle was very creative. The story of the castle is great & preserving the place by the Port Authority is good so that ordinary people can have a good time without owning a castle.
Written August 25, 2022
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Tammy
Embrun, Canada2 contributions
I booked the 20 minute 1000 Island and Boldt Castle tour as a birthday gift for my spouse and it was pretty amazing. The views were beautiful especially with the beautiful fall leaves this time of year. Our tour guide/pilot was great and so friendly making us very comfortable throughout the flight. He also gave us some good tips for future trips in the area, and recommended taking a different route back home to Ottawa via the thousand islands parkway which made the drive much more enjoyable seeing the extra views.

We just happened to book on a very rainy weekend so we were required to reschedule to the next day due to the weather and it was so worth the wait - and still amazing on a cloudy day.

It is more affordable than I thought and I would love to go back for a longer tour someday. I highly recommend this to everyone - it’s a must do!!
Written November 1, 2021
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Claire C
7 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Friends
We took the 30 minute two castle tour. Highly recommend the longer options for tours (30m or 1h). The pilot was confident and knowledgeable on the area, she provided excellent commentary throughout the flight. The views were spectacular, it left us speechless.
Written July 10, 2022
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Ashley P
1 contribution
Aug. 2022 • Family
Fantastic tour! Our pilot was Martine who is bilingual and very knowledgeable. She was very charismatic and made my apprehensive 10 year old feel comfortable with her jokes. She flew us over thousand islands and showed us some shipwrecks we wouldn’t have been able to see without the birds eye view. Staff was welcoming and took great care for our safety. Absolutely worth it!
Written August 17, 2022
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Julie C
3 contributions
Nov. 2021
The overview of the area that the pilot offered was excellent. As we flew over the area the pilot put us in situ by telling us what landmarks were around. As we got closer to Boldt castle he told us the story behind the castle which was sad but fascinating. The way he told the story painted a clear picture of how much Boldt loved his wife. While telling us the story the pilot showed us the castle from both sides of the helicopter so everyone had an good view at some point. It was beautiful. What I also was extremely happy about was the fact that the pilot was ex-Air Force so I knew we were in safe hands!
Written November 15, 2021
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Xaintonge
Kingston, Canada3 contributions
Our pilot, Bill, was friendly, informative, and readily engaged with my teenaged son in the front seat. We enjoyed multiple perspectives of the Twisted Sisters shipwrecks, Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaire’s Row, and a multitude of islands in the area. Their facility and airframes appear well-maintained and staff are warm and friendly. I’d easily recommend this tour company to anyone interested in excellent aerial views of the 1000 Islands area.
Written April 4, 2022
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Montse B
Campbellford, Canada65 contributions
Oct. 2022
Our Pilot Martin was knowledgeable, kind, patient and funny.
She took us in her beautiful gold and red helicopter, and she answer all questions regarding her chopper, the islands, we joked and had a great experience.
The day was PERFECT! The time of the year was also perfect. We were able to take many pictures of our trip and videos so we can relive this experience over and over again!
I had been looking for this trip for almost a month and I was NOT DISAPPOINTED!
Thank you to Kouris Kopters for this amazing experience. I am highly recommending this to all my friends, and I look forward to returning soon for more of this!
Since we travelled from Trent Hills (about 2 hours' drive) we planned for a full day of stopping at 2 wonderful restaurants: The Old English Pug in Gananoque (highly recommended) and after the trip that was scheduled for 4:30 PM, we went to Tango Nuevo in Kingston. Then we went for a walk on Downtown Kingston and then we drove home. Our whole day was fantastic!
Written October 4, 2022
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