Kingston, Ontario
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1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

1. 1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience the 1000 Islands from the air on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with three unique tour options ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. Depart from Gananoque Heliport, located within a 20-minute drive east of Kingston via Highway 401 in beautiful Gananoque, Ontario.  Check in at the front desk then relax in the lounge before your pre-flight briefing. Feel the thrill as you rise above lush greenery, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs, admiring the sights from your guaranteed window seat.  Wear audio headsets complete with microphones for easy communication. Enjoy pilot-narrated commentary in English or select one of the recorded multilingual audio tours. The duration depends on your selected option. Choose the 10-minute tour for a taste of the 1000 Islands, including the town of Gananoque, the Admiralty Islands, Navy Islands, and the Lake Fleet Islands. Explore further on an Ontario Signature Experience: a 20-minute tour that includes both the U.S. and Canadian spans of the Ivy Lea Bridge, and Boldt Castle on Heart Island.  The most popular option is a Canadian Signature Experience: an extended 30-minute ‘Two Castle’ tour that sends you flying over sunken shipwrecks and nation-spanning bridges, as well as Boldt and Singer Castles.

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Kingston: Haunted Night Walking Tour

2. Kingston: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Experience Kingston like never before. Go on an adventure which takes you through Kingston’s old Sydenham Ward. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Kingston including haunted hotels, hidden burial grounds, grave robbings, hangings at the old courthouse, and Kingston's haunted Bed & Breakfasts. You will never look at the city in the same way again. This 1.25-hour night tour will depart from the ticket office on Ontario Street. Your cloaked tour guide will lead you from the heart of the historic city to the oldest residential area. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Kingston's history. After being led through the streets of Downtown Kingston, your guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.

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Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

3. Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

There’s no better way to experience Thousand Islands than the sky. Head to the heliport in Gananoque and hop onboard your helicopter for your 30 minutes aerial adventure.  Soar through the skies and soak up panoramic views of the many islands below. From the helicopter, see famous landmarks including Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaires Row, Thousand Islands International Bridge, and more. Back on land, visit BUSL Cider, the region’s newest cider mill. Enjoy a guided tour of the mill and learn how cider is produced while tasting a selection of ciders. Wander through the mill’s sprawling orchards, and stop at a nearby bakery. End the experience with a light lunch, and sample the region’s world-famous Thousand Islands Dressing.

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What people are saying about Kingston, Ontario

A leisurely stroll, with many stops to hear the interesting ghostly stories. Our guide was excellent, told the stories well in a lovely resonant voice, and was very professional throughout. A very worthwhile and enjoyable experience!

A great experience which we would always recommend. The whole team including the pilot Bill has been incredibly kind and accommodating. The views are fantastic!

Great first experience. Amazing views of the area. Tour guide was very entertaining and super friendly.

Jade, I believe was her name, was great! The entire tour was wonderful.

We were on the 20 minutes Bolt tour , it was amazing .