Before the domestication of boats, humans were often forced to hop between islands on less reliable transportation, such as unemployed whales and passing flocks of Olympic swimmers. Tap into modern sailing advances with today's Groupon to 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises in Brockville. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two admissions to a guided Shoreline & Seaway cruise (up to a $40 value).
- For $10, you get one admission to a guided Shoreline & Seaway cruise (up to a $20 value).
Commencing as ships Sea Fox II and General Brock III depart from Brockville docks, 1000 Islands' Shoreline & Seaway tour carries passengers on a 1.5-hour excursion through the 1000 Islands. Captain-guides stuff ears with a commentary on the area's history and legends on the covered, windowed decks of the two-level craft. Drift through a crossword-puzzle-like network of ornate mansions and rustic island cottages, passing ships and merman sentinels within Saint Lawrence Seaway's dual-nationality waters. Land-yearning eyes scale the massive Singer Castle's rose-coloured walls as the boat passes by Dark Island. The compact cruise ship showcases regional flora and fauna as it slinks through narrow, inter-island channels inaccessible to larger, less persuasive vessels. Tours round out with an aquatic jaunt down Brockville's historic waterfront, en route to port. During the tour, balance the stomach space-to-water ratio with snacks and chilled beverages from the fully licensed canteen. Each tour features its eyeball-briefings in bilingual form, and departs one to four times daily.
1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises
When Captain Andy boarded his first ship at age 17, he had no time for sightseeing—the young merchant marine was too busy hauling iron ore, road salt, and coal to factories along the banks of the Great Lakes. Maybe that's why Captain Andy now takes such delight in whizzing past idyllic islands at 45 mph in the newest addition to his fleet, a Wildcat catamaran. Though an adrenalin rush accounts for some of the Wildcat's appeal, Captain Andy is most pleased that the boat's speeds can help him expose passengers to even more island attractions during his informative and entertaining tours.
A native Ontarian, Captain Andy touts the Brockville waterfront as one of the most accessible and diverse in the world, and happily points out his favourite waterfront parks for picnicking and fishing during his trips. In the same vein, his cruising company offers seven diverse tours that incorporate adventure, theatre performances, and local sightseeing to help riders experience all the wonders of the area by water. The seasoned sailor also recognizes the advantage of helming his smaller ships; their compact size not only ensures more intimate tours and more time with passengers, but allows them to duck into the region's narrow channels where larger boats and determined icebergs can't follow.