1000 Islands Cruises – City Cruises Gananoque


City Cruises Gananoque operates a fleet of five triple-decker vessels from the heart of the 1000 islands in Gananoque, Ontario. Our crew are highly trained and our vessels are certified through Transport Canada to the highest standards. Gananoque Boat Line has available parking, large gift shop and restaurant. On board our boats we have food and beverages available with licensed bar. Our boats are spacious and combine indoor and outdoor seating to take in the breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River.

Our Cruises

Whatever your interests, City Cruises Gananoque has a cruise for you. We offer a variety of sightseeing day cruises, allowing you to explore and discover the entire 1000 Islands. We offer many special event night cruises with a great line-up of first-class entertainment for you to dance the night away. If you are interested in sharing a romantic night with a special someone, a sunset dinner cruise is the perfect choice.

City Cruises Gananoque offers passengers a cruise through postcard perfect island escapes, but the real story of the St. Lawrence is hidden under the waves. The boat line’s specially equipped vessels offer a spectacle few ever see without a wetsuit – the Lost Ships of the 1000 Islands. Using side sonar technology, researched interpretation, exclusive underwater video and historical photos, the 2.5-hour cruise highlights several wrecks, from the ice-ravaged Iroquois (sunk in 1763) to the Sir Robert Peel, an 1838 victim of pirate Bill Johnston.

Once over a wreck, the vessel’s GPS system kicks in, illuminating large video screens. Passengers see exactly what lies beneath, from the delicate ribs of an 18th-century battleship to the masts of a scuttled schooner. Though it’s difficult to tear your attention away from the sumptuous mansions, the silent wrecks offer alternative evidence of an era of war, crime, terror and opulence. Ample parking, gift shop, restaurant, fully licensed vessels, accessible vessels, canteen on all vessels.