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Address: 9 Bay St, Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-746-2311
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Enjoy a captain's-eye view of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands Biosphere...

Enjoy a captain's-eye view of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands Biosphere Reserve aboard the 550-passenger Island Queen. We offer two and three-hour sightseeing cruises that bring passengers surprisingly up-close to the pristine beauty of Georgian Bay's remote island wilderness and the rustic charm of its grand summer cottages. Follow in the wake of early explorers as the captain steers the ship past granite shoals into narrow channels and shallow waterways exploring out-of-the-way places within the world's largest freshwater archipelago. The Island Queen is fully equipped with comfortable inside and outside seating, large viewing windows, outside observation decks, wheelchair accessible washrooms, a snack bar, a full commentary and heat for our fall colour cruises. Cruises depart daily from June 1 to mid-October each year from the town dock in Parry Sound, Ontario.

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Time Well Spent

Stunning scenery, fresh air and sunshine, friendly, funny, professional crew, and ability to bring our little dog on (in his soft sided carrier), made this an enjoyable summer day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vanessa T
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Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning scenery, fresh air and sunshine, friendly, funny, professional crew, and ability to bring our little dog on (in his soft sided carrier), made this an enjoyable summer day out.

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your cruise. More 

Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour of Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands. Lots of space on the boat, safe and professional crew, great history lesson at the same time.

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our cruise. Much appreciated! More 

Mellieha, Malta
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is actually a "must do" trip if you can spend some time in the area. The boat is comfortable with all facilities for a few hours trip. We made an afternoon trip, blessed with nice weather so we did not stay inside. Excellent views from the top deck with clear spoken and controlled narration. The area where the boat... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our cruise! We're glad you enjoyed it. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We made the trip on a fine sunny afternoon in late September. We chose the open air deck at the top. The ship was purpose built with a very shallow draft and is almost silent - absolutely no engine noise. It glides serenely through narrow channels between the islands making for a very relaxing experience - absolutely perfect for the... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and thanks for mentioning the lack of engine noise. When the ship was built we put a lot of effort into reducing vibration and engine noise so we're glad you noticed! Thanks again for your kind review. More 

Lucan, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely cruise on Georgian Bay. Weather was beautiful. Views were amazing. Informative tour of the area.

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review - much appreciated. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Good cruise to go on the best one. I have ever went on Also did a cruise for dinner and fireworks on July 1st weekend a few years ago was nice too 😍

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Thanks for taking the time to review our cruise! More 

Region of Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

So, weather wise, it was a crappy day... oh well! Lots of dry area to sit and relax, covered viewing areas and the open top deck when we had breaks in the rain. The scenery was amazing, Some truly magnificent cottages (that word doesn't really fit!). Just a nice, relaxing way to spend a few hours (we did the 3... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We do appreciate it. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely time spent with family aboard this gorgeous cruise ship. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people it could accommodate with room to spare. 3 levels with fabulous views of the islands n the great huron lake. We were also pleased with the cafeteria and the lively commentary about the history and names of the places we passed... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

We are glad that you and your family enjoyed our 3 hour cruise aboard the Island Queen enjoying the fall colours on Georgian Bay! More 

Sudbury, Canada
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Took the afternoon cruise, made it 5 min before departure but still got on board. Chilli outside but there are lots of places inside of out of the winds way. Good facilities, bar, icecream, coffee, toilets etc. The front part of the ship is the place to be when they sound the horns. You feel it through your body and... More 

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and we are glad you made aboard on time! There is always something for everyone one on the Island Queen cruise and we appreciate your recommendation. More 

Tompkinsville, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely day on the magnificent Georgian Bay. Crew helpful and professional, narration educational and informative, good snack bar with a friendly server. A great 3 hours!

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Dave A, Manager at Island Queen Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind review. Much appreciated. More 

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