Boat Tours and Cruises in Ontario

Ontario has beautiful cruising opportunities in all of its regions. Your go-to resource is here!

Public Cruises

 
Situated in picturesque Bracebridge in the heart of Muskoka, the Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity that you’re sure to remember.
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Experience the 1000 Islands like never before aboard a high-speed catamaran, or traditional sightseeing cruise. A wide variety of special events are available throughout the summer.
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Treat yourself, your friends or family to a relaxing and memorable boat cruise along the scenic waters of the magnificent Grand River. Fun and lively, perfect for special occasions, conferences, reunions or romantic getaways.
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Summerbound Inc, Collingwood
Collingwood’s travel specialists for the four seasons, from sunset cruises to fishing and sailing charters.
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Operates five triple-decker, all-aluminium vessels, including rest rooms on each deck, coffee shop and refreshments. There are five open decks and two fully enclosed ones, available for both day cruises and evening events.
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Island Queen Cruise, Georgian Bay
Explore the beauty of the 30,000 Islands region of Georgian Bay aboard the 550-passenger Island Queen. You’ll follow in the wake of early explorers as the captains steer past granite shoals into narrow channels and waterways, exploring out-of-the-way places in a geographical ecosystem that the UN has designated with Biosphere Reserve status.
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Muskoka Steamships, Gravenhurst
Nothing says Muskoka like discovery--Muskoka Steamships is the one-of-a-kind way to experience Muskoka. Enjoy scenic cruises aboard the R.M.S. Segwun (North America’s oldest operating steamship, built in 1887), the Wenonah II or the Wanda III.
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The Hamilton Harbour Queen was built in Owen Sound back in 1956 and originally named the Johnny B. This ship has navigated the waters of Great Slave Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland. With dining, sightseeing, dance party and special event cruises, the Harbour Queen has something to offer for everyone.
 
Stoney Lake Boat Cruises, Kawartha Lakes
Enjoy scenic cruises on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. The “Kawartha Spirit” is the largest Canadian Coast Guard approved vessel serving the Kawarthas with a passenger capacity of 200.
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Starting from Kenora’s scenic waterfront, you’ll head south on a spectacular circle route of the northern section of the famed Lake of the Woods, which borders on Ontario, Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. Located in the midst of the Canadian Shield, the Lake of the Woods area is one big expanse of boreal forest and has literally thousands of smaller lakes and streams for you to enjoy.
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The themes of Kingston 1000 Island Cruises are food, fun and entertainment! The boarding pier is located in downtown Kingston, surrounded by unique historic limestone buildings, lively outdoor cafes and pubs, outdoor farmers market and picturesque Confederation Park.
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Midland Tours Inc - Midland, Barrie and Port Severn
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Rideau King Tours, Merrickville
The Rideau King, a fifty foot steel tour boat, sails from its home port of Merrickville along the historic Rideau Canal. Take a daily tour and discover one of the most scenic waterways in North America.
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A variety of cruises options are offered, from island cruises towards the south end of Lake Couchiching, to lunch or BBQ cruises, Canada Day fireworks and even a Fall Colours cruise.
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Cruise the 30,000 Islands about the M.V. Chippewa III, the oldest member of one of the world’s best known line of small ships.
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A cruising tradition… experience the beauty of Georgian Bay on the deck of a large and spacious cruise ship, hear commentary and do some sightseeing, or treat yourself to a jazz and dinner cruise.
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Liftlock Cruises, Peterborough
Explore the beautiful Trent Severn Waterway aboard one of two vessels. Enjoy dinner cruises and entertainment, not to mention fabulous scenery.
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Imagine an era of elegance and nobility, cruise in the heart of the exhilarating 1000 Islands and explore the rugged natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River as you set off from the beautiful town of Rockport, Ontario.
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See breathtaking panoramas, gorgeous lakefront homes, serene sailboats and people out enjoying the water while you relax onboard. Located on scenic Ramsey Lake, tickets can be purchased at the admissions desk inside Science North.
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Enjoy glass bottom or jet boat cruises along Flowerpot Island and around Tobermory, including Russel Island, the Devil Island Channel and White Rock. Cruises usually last around two hours and depart from Little Tub Harbour in downtown Tobermory.
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Unique adventures from the Windsor River including sightseeing cruises, dinner/dance cruises, lunch & brunch, special events and educational experiences.
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Two-hour luncheon cruises on the beautiful St. Clair River with commentary and music conveniently launching out of downtown Sarnia, just minutes from the U.S. border.
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Ontario Waterway Cruises, Peterborough, Kingston
Experience the friendly, casual atmosphere aboard the 45 passenger Kawartha Voyageur riverboat "akin to that of a country inn". Choose between a 5 to 15 day voyage through scenic and historic Rideau Canal, Trent-Severn Waterway and the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River.
 

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Private Charters

 
Situated in picturesque Bracebridge in the heart of Muskoka, the Lady Muskoka offers an incredible sightseeing opportunity that you’re sure to remember.
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Experience the 1000 Islands like never before aboard a high-speed catamaran, or traditional sightseeing cruise. A wide variety of special events are available throughout the summer.
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trip advisor 4.5 of 5
 
Operates five triple-decker, all-aluminium vessels, including rest rooms on each deck, coffee shop and refreshments. There are five open decks and two fully enclosed ones, available for both day cruises and evening events.
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ratings-4of5
 
The Hamilton Harbour Queen was built in Owen Sound back in 1956 and originally named the Johnny B. This ship has navigated the waters of Great Slave Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland. With dining, sightseeing, dance party and special event cruises, the Harbour Queen has something to offer for everyone.
 
The themes of Kingston 1000 Island Cruises are food, fun and entertainment! The boarding pier is located in downtown Kingston, surrounded by unique historic limestone buildings, lively outdoor cafes and pubs, outdoor farmers market and picturesque Confederation Park.
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Rideau King Tours, Merrickville
The Rideau King, a fifty foot steel tour boat, sails from its home port of Merrickville along the historic Rideau Canal. Take a daily tour and discover one of the most scenic waterways in North America.
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A variety of cruises options are offered, from island cruises towards the south end of Lake Couchiching, to lunch or BBQ cruises, Canada Day fireworks and even a Fall Colours cruise.
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Liftlock Cruises, Peterborough
Explore the beautiful Trent Severn Waterway aboard one of two vessels. Enjoy dinner cruises and entertainment, not to mention fabulous scenery.
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Imagine an era of elegance and nobility, cruise in the heart of the exhilarating 1000 Islands and explore the rugged natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River as you set off from the beautiful town of Rockport, Ontario.
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Sudbury Boat Tours, Sudbury, ON
Located on scenic Ramsey Lake, one to three hour cruises are perfect for celebrations, reunions, corporate events and fundraisers and more. Plan your wedding, anniversary or birthday party and entertain your guests with onboard music and PA systems, licensed cash bar and space for buffet-style meals. Routes vary according to cruise length, subject to availability.
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Unique adventures from the Windsor River including sightseeing cruises, dinner/dance cruises, lunch & brunch, special events and educational experiences. Private charters available.  
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Fishing Charters

 
Summerbound Inc, Collingwood
Collingwood’s travel specialists for the four seasons, from sunset cruises to fishing and sailing charters.
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Catch Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout from April through November. All safety and fishing equipment is provided, fully enclosed washrooms onboard, featuring Scotty Commercial Downriggers, Lowrance Sonar, GPS, VHF and Auto Pilot. Fully catered charters and a fish guarantee.
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About Mike Jacobs

Mike is an avid Northern traveller, having spent years traversing its backroads, and visiting its remote lodges and fun cities by car, RV, motorcycle, and boat. There's always something new to discover in the North and Mike never shies away from the next great adventure. Mike is the chairman of the board for the Tourism Technology Company.

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