At Kingston 1000 Island Cruises our theme is Food, Fun and Entertainment Ships. We are committed to fine food services, interactive entertainment and first-rate service aboard all of our vessels. To our guests we offer sightseeing cruises, brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises, as well as private charters and special events. On a Kingston 1000 Islands cruise you can discover the scenery that has made the 1000 Islands famous around the world, departing from downtown Kingston, right across from City Hall.
- Website: www.1000islandscruises.ca
- Ticket Office: 1 Brock St. or 248 Ontario Street, Kingston
- Departure Dock: Crawford Wharf, foot of Brock St.
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All Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises depart from downtown Kingston, Ontario, at Crawford Wharf: 1 Brock St. When guest arrive they can purchase or pick up tickets from the ticket office and then head to one of three vessels: the Island Queen, Island Belle, or Island Star.
- The Island Queen: 275 Passenger Paddlewheeler. Three decks: top deck open-air with benches.
- The Island Belle: 150 Passenger replica steamer. Two open-air decks, top deck open with seating.
- The Island Star: 160 Passenger glass-topped catamaran. Fully accessible. One main dining deck, two open-air decks at the back of the boat.
- Discovery Cruise: 90 mins, recorded commentary, usually aboard the Island Belle. Introduces the sights and heritage of the 1000 Islands region. Guests will see a few of the Islands closest to Kingston, but the focus of this cruise is on the history and waterfront of the city of Kingston. Onboard cafe and fully licensed bar.
- Heart of the Islands Cruise: 3 hour, recorded commentary and live music, usually aboard the Island Queen. Our most popular cruise. An in-depth exploration of the 1000 Islands, including the Admiralty Islands, home to the highest concentration of small cottage islands and picturesque channels in the 1000 Islands. Onboard cafe and fully licensed bar. Often offered with a buffet brunch or lunch.
- Heart of the Islands Lunch Cruise: 3 hour, same itinerary as sightseeing Heart of the Islands. Departs every day at 12:30 pm. Normally sails on the Island Queen in spring and fall, and on the Island Star in summer (June 22nd-Sep 2nd). The Island Queen features a buffet lunch and recorded commentary on board, while the Island Star offers an a la carte seated lunch and live entertainment. On some days both options are available, please confer with our weekly schedule.
- Heart of the Islands Brunch Cruise: 3 hour, offered daily at 10:30 am in the summer season (June 22nd – Sep 2nd). Heart of the Islands itinerary, gourmet plated brunch is served on the second deck of the Island Queen. Recorded commentary and live entertainment on board.
- Sunset Dinner Cruise: 3 hour, live entertainment, usually aboard the Island Star. Our most breathtaking, iconic cruise. You’ll be treated to a four-course meal with a choice of five entrees, all prepared on board and served to your table. It’s dinner and a show: your entertainer and evening host provides music, commentary, and a lively show.
In the summer season there are usually at least four Discovery Cruises, two Heart of the Islands Cruises, one Lunch Cruise, and one Sunset Dinner Cruise every day. You can always see the full cruise schedule, including real-time availability, at: https://www.1000islandscruises.ca/go/today
You can also sign up to receive a weekly e-mail with a summary of that week’s schedule information: contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Where can I park? A turnaround and drop off area is available at the cruise dock at 1 Brock St, the best parking is at the Hanson Parking Garage: 105 Brock St. Parking is $1.50/hr, and unlimited.
- Do I need a passport? All Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises stay entirely in Canada: no passport required
- Do I need a reservation? It’s recommended. Walk-up tickets are available but cruises often sell out in advance. You can reserve online, in-person, or over the phone.
- Can I bring outside food? Food and drinks are available for purchase on all cruises; no outside food or drink can be brought on board.
- Is there commentary in French? All sightseeing cruises, as well as lunch and brunch cruises on the Island Queen, feature recorded commentary available in 6 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Japanese. The guests just need to ask for a headset in the canteen when boarding.
- Are the vessels accessible? All cruises have level-access boarding gangways, but there is no elevator or lift between levels. The Island Star is the only fully-accessible vessel, including an accessible washroom.
Check Your Knowledge:
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- What is the difference between the 90-minute and 3-hour sightseeing cruises?