FALL COLOURS IN THE 1000 ISLANDS
Each season brings something special to the 1000 Islands: from the sights and sounds of ice crackling on the St. Lawrence River in the Winter, nature coming out of hibernation in the Spring, water activities in the Summer and the exquisite Autumn colours in September and October. It is a photographer’s dream come true.
There is no better way to experience the contrast of blue skies, bright foliage and all of mother nature’s brilliance than from the St. Lawrence River. Combine that with our world famous Signature Experience Cruise, our Boldt Castle or Two Castle Tour or a delicious meal onboard one of our boats and your day will be filled with unforgettable memories.
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR CRUISES?
None of the tour boat companies can show you all 1,864 islands on a single tour. Rockport Cruises has an advantage being in the Heart of the 1000 Islands and you will be able to see all of the highlights on any of our cruises. We are the only boat line that will show you the famous Boldt Castle on all of our tours. Rockport Cruises offers our guests 7 different cruises, each one showcasing exhilarating panoramic views and the rugged nature of the 1000 Islands.
In 2011, the Canadian Tourism Commission created a collection of Signature Experiences to show the world what Canada is about. This Collection is designed for travellers who want to experience and live a life that is less than ordinary. In February 2014, Ontario Tourism developed a Signature Experience Collection to showcase the best and most unique tourism experience in the province.
Rockport Cruises is honoured to be included in both of these Collections with its two-hour Palaces & Palisades Cruise. The Palaces & Palisades Cruise from Rockport is the most recommended and extensive cruise experience in the Heart of the 1000 Islands. On this cruise, you will experience the panoramic views of the majestic St. Lawrence River. This cruise features the Canadian Palisades where a statue of St. Lawrence watches over the river that bears his name.
ROCKPORT CRUISES HIGHLIGHTED ON CTV
June 2014 - The Thousand Islands was voted as having the “Best U.S. Boat Ride” in an online competition hosted by 10 Best, a division of USA Today Travel. Online readers of USA Today and 10 Best picked the region over 19 finalists selected by the 10 Best editorial board.
In its broadcast of the contest and the results, CTV featured Rockport Cruises. Rockport Cruises, the only boat line in Rockport, ON offers: One, Two and Three Hour Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch and Dinner Cruises, Boldt Castle Tours and an enchanting Two Castle Tour that includes a hot and cold buffet lunch.
For a real taste of history, be sure to visit our Rockport General Store. A true historic gem, it has a nostalgic theme befitting Rockport's heritage. Built in 1905, the store played a vital role in the day to day life in Rockport. It maintained accounts for the local people. Being a small and secluded community, it was also a vital factor in keeping the villagers connected to the outside world. Much like other general stores of the past, Rockport`s provided the residents with goods which would otherwise be unattainable, and was therefore crucial to a community with little outside contact. More specfically, a river community.