5-Hour Thousand Island Cruise with Boldt Castle Stopover from Gananoque
Product Code: 2290-20083


  • • Take a scenic cruise through the spectacular the American Thousand Islands region.
  • • 2-hour stop at the magnificent Boldt Castle.
  • • Tour the castle and learn the fascinating history of this wonderful landmark.
  • • Cruise back through the Canadian span of the Thousand Islands.
Tour Code
5 hours
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:

Experience: Historical, Marine, Family

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Explore the waters of the world by cruise, kayak or surf board; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Accessibility: Fully accessible

Tour has wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions and/or allows service dogs

Day 01

Thousand Island Cruise w/ Boldt Castle

Cruise through the American span of the 1000 Islands, before your 2-hour stopover at Boldt Castle, where you will step back in time to explore the romantic legend of Boldt Castle. Enjoy a magnificent return voyage through the Canadian span of the 1000 Islands on the largest and most iconic passenger vessels on the St. Lawrence River.

At the turn of the century, George C. Boldt, (millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel) set out to build a full-size Rhineland Castle on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise. 300 workers fashioned the six story, 120 room castle. Not a single detail or expense was spared. In 1904 his wife passed away suddenly, and all construction was halted. Boldt never returned to the island, leaving behind the structure as a monument of his love. Currently it is owned by the Thousand Islands Bridge authority who are restoring the castle to its intended glory.

Everyone visiting Heart Island (Boldt Castle) is required to have a valid passport as this island is American. Citizens of countries other than Canada or USA require a passport and valid VISA. (Visa waiver program may apply.)

Admission to Boldt Castle is extra. Admission passes for Boldt Castle are available for sale at ticket office for USD$9.50 to allow more time to explore as you have a designated entry gate without waiting in line!*
Pick-up Details/Transfers
GPS Co-ordinates: 280 Main Street, Gananoque, Ontario, K7G 2M2 (20 minutes east of Kingston, Ontario)

Departure Location: Gananoque - Highway 401 and Highway 2 from Kingston, Ontario.
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10:00AM Ontario Gananoque 280 Main Street, Gananoque, Ontario, K7G 2M2
3:00PM Ontario Gananoque (5/5/2018-9/23/2018) 280 Main Street, Gananoque, Ontario, K7G 2M2

Package Includes

  • Local taxes and fees
  • 5-Hour Thousand Islands Cruise
  • Professional escort

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to Boldt Castle.
Special Notes
  • All vessels have ramp access. Accessible washrooms are available on the first level of each vessel.
  • Q: Do I have to pay extra to visit Boldt Castle?
    A: Yes, there is an admission that is not included in our ticket price. Admission passes are available for purchase at the ticket office and allow you more time to explore the Castle as you have a designated entry gate without waiting in line!
  • Q: What is proper identification for U.S. customs at Boldt Castle?
    A: Tours to Boldt Castle are subject to Canadian and U.S. Customs. Gananoque Boat Line has no control over these policies and must adhere to them. The following are documents required to take the 5-hour Boldt Castle Tour:
    * All Passengers Require a Valid Passport.
    * All non-Canadian or non-U.S. visitors will require a passport and a valid Canadian and United States entry visa.
    * Passengers must show appropriate documents to cruise personnel at the ticket office. Passengers must carry their documents with them at all times while onboard. No exceptions will or can be made.
  • Q: Is there a cost for parking?
    A: Yes, there is a $3.00 charge for day parking. Parking passes are available through our lot attendants or through our ticket office. Parking lots are located nearby our ticket office.
  • Q: How early should I arrive for my cruise?
    A: We recommend arriving 30-45 minutes before departure.
  • Q: Do we need to print out tickets before we arrive?
    A: Boat tickets can be printed prior to your arrival. If you have purchased your ticket online in advance, please have your confirmation email present on any smartphone upon arrival.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Adult age: 13 and older
*Child age: 12 and younger

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.

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i will be in the area around nov 3. will there still be cruises at that time? 10/17/2017 09:31:03
Tours4Fun 10/17/2017 10:44:20

Dear Sidney,

Thank you for your inquiry.

The tour is currently sold out for this year's travel season, but check back with us around December updates on the tour's travel dates and prices for departures into 2018.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

For American Citizens would the NY enhanced driver's license work rather than a passport in Boldt Castle? 07/06/2015 19:32:54
Tours4Fun 07/06/2015 21:08:30

Dear Renee,

Everyone visiting Heart Island (Boldt Castle) is required to have a valid passport as this island is American. Citizens of countries other than Canada or USA also require a valid U.S.A. VISA.

Best Regards,
Customer Service Rep

what if I need to change my date to August 30 ? 08/15/2014 23:38:19
Tours4Fun 08/16/2014 00:01:11

Dear Darlene Loft,

Any changes (i.e. date, location, tour, etc.) made to a reservation after successfully submitting the order online, will be subject to a minimum $30 Amendment Fee (per change).

You may also view this information through this link: http://www.tours4fun.com/cancellation-and-refund-policy.html

Best Regards,
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