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 to 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises in Brockville. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a 90-minute Shoreline & Seaway cruise for one person (up to a $20 value).
- For $20, you get a 90-minute Shoreline & Seaway cruise for two people (up to a $40 value).
This deal expires on September 2.
At 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises, visitors board ships Sea Fox II and General Brock III, float away from the Brockville docks, and embark on a 90-minute Shoreline & Seaway cruise across the 1000 Islands. While peering out of the covered decks of a two-level vessel, sightseers point their cameras or personal landscape painter at ornate palatial mansions, island cottages, and the ships of the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Boats glide alongside the towering walls of Singer Castle on Dark Island and meander along Brockville's historic waterfront. Meanwhile, captain tour guides spout out commentary about the area's history and legends as the boat floats and moonwalks through narrow channels along the Saint Lawrence Seaway channel.
Between taking snapshots of the local plant and animal life, sailors can trot over to the fully licensed canteen and bar for a snack or chilled beverage. Each tour features bilingual commentary, and boats depart up 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.