Island Queen Cruise
Island Queen Cruise
4.5
Boat ToursEco ToursSightseeing ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Enjoy a captain's-eye view of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands Biosphere Reserve aboard the 550-passenger Island Queen. We offer 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. The Island Queen is fully equipped with comfortable 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. New this year is the "Islander", our brand new 40-passenger vessel! We're offering two tours on the Islander, a lunch tour to Henry's World Famous Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island and a guided hiking tour to Huckleberry Island, where staff from the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve will join us for a casual stroll over the rocks. See website for details.
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles310 reviews
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Dawn K
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Beautiful scenic trip. We did the 3 hour tour, just long enough. Great information along the way. Would absolutely go again!
Written October 8, 2023
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angieEastleigh
Eastleigh, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Stunning and informative information given. The cruise ship was beautiful. The food on the boat was expensive for what it was. I would take my own picnic next time.
Written September 15, 2023
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vdsl90
Toronto, Canada448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
took the 3 hour cruise in the afternoon. relaxing experience. enjoyed the fresh air and scenic tour of all the surrounding islands. pristine water and impressive landscapes. highly recommend.
Written September 11, 2022
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Thanks for the kind review. Much appreciated.
Written February 7, 2023
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Usman
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
If you are black or brown be prepared to be treated with racism. The bartender and captain decided that to close the bar because we were celebrating a birthday with a song and a cake. They stated that the bar is closed but the entire time they sold drinks to other ppl right infront of us.
Written July 25, 2022
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I highly doubt this happened. If you were denied a drink, the bartender likely had a good reason to do so. We stand behind our staff and their decisions in this regard 100%. This is the first time we've been accused of racism that I can remember in over 50 years of business.
Written February 7, 2023
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Zofia B
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great experience, beautiful cruise and views of many islands on te Georgian Bay. We've made a lot of pictures.
Written July 21, 2022
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Thanks for the 5 stars!
Written February 7, 2023
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bmchickMississauga
Mississauga, Canada99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Just did this tour yesterday July 9th - wonderful day for the cruise, bright and sunny. Such a great experience, commentary was so well done, lots of room, comfortable and really enjoyable.
Maybe a little too long for what it entailed - this tour could have been done in probably an hour - but the boat ride was very nice and enjoyable. It is just your basic boat ride around the islands looking at the houses on the islands - how wonderful they look and how lucky the people are to have property on these islands.

Really can't say anything bad, it was very enjoyable and would definitely recommend everyone to experience this tour or even take one of the longer ones.
Two thumbs up for this one!!
Written July 10, 2022
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Thanks so much for the 5 stars!
Written February 7, 2023
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majica101
Toronto, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Took my teens and parents on the two hour cruise. Was enjoyable with great views. The friendliest staff ever. They even made us a fresh pot of decaffeinated coffee since that is what my mom and I drink. Had icrecream in the shop after. Huge portions and probably the cheapest I have seen in a long time.
Written July 2, 2022
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Glad you enjoyed the trip and the ice cream!
Written February 7, 2023
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EAP5104
London, Canada55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Tour booked for three hour cruise with family (7 of us). Mother’s 99th birthday gift to us! It was wonderful, beautiful day to take in all the sites and loads of pictures! Going through the ‘cut’ was very interesting, only 17’ draft as picture shows above. Nice to sit and take in the scenery and relax.

Staff was very helpful with our Mom as she uses a walker and finds it difficult to maneuver the gangway. At the end of the cruise they surprised us by announcing her 99th birthday over the com, brought a nice smile to her face.

The ship is well appointed, safety issues gone over prior to departure, COVID rules followed and enforced, and staff very informative re history of the area. There is a snack bar on board with light refreshments.

This would be a gorgeous trip in the fall as the trees change colour. Glad we got to share this cruise with a special lady💕
Written September 16, 2021
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Thank you so much for this kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip.
Written February 7, 2023
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Isa b
Gatineau, Canada1,436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was a very hot day, but we opted to watch from deck. It was very nice, and the scenery did bring back memories of paintings by the group of 7.

However, the 3 hours cruise was a bit much for us. We found it repetitive, and one daughter even fell sound asleep.

I did like the narrow passage, and the kids that jumped from the cliff. it was impressive. The bar served beer, cider, and some snacks like chips and pizza.

The boat was clean, staff present and in charge, and COVID protocols respected.

But it was a must for us, so we are glad we did it.
Written September 8, 2021
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Thanks so much.
Written February 7, 2023
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Valarie
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Phoned Today Inquiring About The Cruise And They
Said The Only Dogs Allowed On Board Are CNIB Dogs.
They Do Not Allow Any “Medical Service” Animal Even Vested With Full Government Documentation, Aboard.
The Service Animal Must Be Crated.
Service Animals Are Not Pets.
Under The Law, They Are Considered To Be
Necessary Medical Equipment, To Their Handler..
A Buisness Or Person Found To Have Denied Access
To A Certified Dog With Government Stamped
Documentation May Face Fines.
Please Be Advised This Not A Service Animal
Friendly Buisness.
Written August 26, 2021
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Thanks for the review. This is certainly a grey area and we are working to clarify what pets are service pets versus comfort pets. I understand a lot of businesses are in the same place we are with this issue.
Written February 7, 2023
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