Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon: for $31, you get a high-speed adventure cruise from 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises in Brockville (up to a $64.95 value). This deal expires September 2.
1000 Islands ushers passengers onto a modern, twin-deck vessel for a sweeping 38-nautical-mile tour along the St. Lawrence River. During the two-hour excursion, the Wildcat speedboat awes up to 54 seafarers with fine-tuned slalom skills and views of three historic lighthouses, the short bridge on Zavikon Island, and the Boldt and Singer Castles, two lavish estates perched on the Brockville waterfront. Patrons, outfitted in stylish memory-foam life jackets, can perfect kissy faces to accompany wind-blown hair at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour while they relish panoramas of exotic wildlife and ships on the seaway from the upper deck, which is dotted with padded chairs.
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.
30 Block House Island Pkwy.
Brockville, Ontario K6V 5Y6