The only boat line that shows you all the islands!
You`ll hear stories and legends of triumph, tragedy, romance, shipwreck and piracy that have added to the 1000 Islands international reputation. You`ll see the lavish homes of the rich and famous. Travel through the haunts of vagabonds and villains on both sides of the international border between Canada and the United States. On the 2.5 hour tour you will cruise past Boldt Castle.
Lost ships of the 1000 Islands cruise – Signature Experience Collection™
Just off the historic town of Gananoque, half way between Toronto and Montreal, is a unique underwater archaeological site.
Gananoque Boat Line offers passengers a cruise through postcard perfect island escapes; but the real story of the St. Lawrence is hidden deep below. 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, 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.
Gananoque is located just 20 minutes east of Kingston, Ontario in the magnificent 1000 Islands