A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
The best way to see the world famous 1000 Islands is by boat. Soak up the sun as you enjoy a breathtaking 1000 Islands cruise and St. Lawrence River tour departing from the City of Brockville, the Village of Rockport or the Town of Gananoque – each offering a unique experience.
In Brockville, cruises depart from the city’s historic downtown on Blockhouse Island. 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises out of Brockville operate a fleet of boats offering a close-up view of the islands. Choose from a variety of traditional sightseeing cruises or get your motor running aboard the islands’ only high-speed passenger boat, the WildCat.
Discover waterfront mansions, historic castles, lighthouses and exhilarating panoramic views among the rugged nature of the 1000 Islands. Don’t forget to take your camera as the views will be stunning!
The 1000 Islands cruise season starts in May and continues through to October. Cruise times vary in length from daily one to three hour cruises available in multilingual narrations.
For those wanting to enjoy a dining experience nestled in the islands, lunch and dinner cruises can be booked in advance. Private group charters are also available.
The 1000 Islands
The 1000 Islands region is made up of 1864 islands that straddle the Canada-US border in the St. Lawrencee River. They stretch from about 80km downstream from Lake Ontario. The 1864 islands range in size from over 100 square kilometers to smaller islands occupied by a single resident, or small rocky outcroppings with one tree.
Some masonry “castles” remain as international landmarks. The most famous examples are “The Towers” on Dark Island, now called Singer Castle, and Boldt Castle on Heart Island.
*Cruises stopping at the castles are located in the United States and do require border crossing identification. See Customs and Immigration.