5. Gananoque/Ivy Lea: 1000 Islands Highlights Scenic Cruise
Come on board in Gananoque and join a one or three-hour cruise taking you closer to the scenery than any other cruise available in the 1000 Islands. 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. Join the 1-hour cruise from the port at Ivy Lea or Gananoque and experience the beauty of the region from the St. Lawrence River. During this cruise in the heart of the 1000 Islands, see Boldt Castle, the 1000 Islands International Bridge, and Zavikon Islands, containing the smallest international bridge in the world. Cruise past the Statue of St. Lawrence while he watches peacefully over the moving vessels on the river. This statue is only visible from the water, standing high above on a rock cut. The 3-hour cruise departs from Gananoque, and it is a Canadian signature experience. This tour tells the story of the 1000 Islands region, its history, and the stories of those who have called it home. You will see the famed Boldt Castle and the lavish homes of the rich and famous on Millionaire’s Row. Learn about and discover the remarkable feats of engineering required to build the St. Lawrence Seaway, 1000 Islands International Bridge, and so much more. The 1000 Islands cruise with an onboard audio commentary is the perfect way to explore the scenery that has made the region famous throughout the world.