Now What ...
now, here's the super good stuff - the fun stuff ...
The 1000 islands have an endless amount of things to do!! Anything from napping your days away dock-side, to cliff jumping, to fishing and water skiing!! And we'd love to make that available to you all!!
The fishing is plentiful here!! Troll for some northern pikes, large/small mouth bass, carps, muskies, rock bass and if you're lucky a sturgeon or two. You do, however, need a fishing license in order to fish and unfortunately the US and Canada have separate licenses, so be sure not to cross the (imaginary) international line with you're pole in the water. Here are some helpful links:
Peck's offer top of the line pontoon boats, fishing boats, kayaks, and canoes.
Contact these guys for smaller fishing boats and Pontoon boats.
Your spot for kayaks and kayaking tours.
Underwater enthusiasts will want to dive right into the clear waters of the St. Lawrence River to explore the many wrecks that rest on the riverbed. Some of the best freshwater scuba diving in the world exists in the 1000 Islands region. The water clarity provides excellent underwater visibility. Horizontal visibility of 50-70 feet in 100 depths is not unusual. There is no thermocline in this area allowing for very comfortable diving temperatures from May through October.
1000 Islands Helicopter Tours offer the most spectacular views with six unique tours. Feel the excitement as you lift off and fly away on a journey of a lifetime. Become mesmerized by the richness and beauty of the 1000 Islands only seen from the air. Experience a private and intimate setting in the helicopter with personal narration of the region by the pilot. The magnificent sights are a perfect photographic opportunity, so cameras are a must for each flight!
THOUSAND ISLANDS PLAYHOUSE
In 1982, Greg Wanless, a former Stratford actor, along w/ a passionate community members bought the Gananoque Canoe Club and within a few months, turned it into a theatre. Their first season comprised of one comedy, a classic and a musical. Over the next 2 seasons attendance tripled. Since then, various renovations allowed the company to grow from a three-show season with 6,000 patrons in 2004 to an eight-show, two-venue company that now attracts 40,000 audience members annually.
It's nicknamed the "Limestone City" due to the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone. Yet, Kingston is alive with cultural celebrations, with more than two dozen museums, historic sites, and art galleries - there's endless amounts of things to see here.
Fort Henry a 19th century military fortress is a sight to be seen. Offering guided tours & performances by the Fort Henry Guard, muster parades, heritage dining and spectacular sunset ceremonies every Wednesday & Saturday evenings in July and August.
GANANOQUE BREWING COMPANY
In 2008 GBC founder Bruce Davis heard one too many tourists ask for a "local" beer. There wasn't one - so he did something about it.
In 2011 he incorporated the company working w/ Niagara's Best Brewery to develop and sell beer. Starting w/ safe patio beers, they eventually expanded their repertoire by developing a terroir series - beers that use local organic ingredients.
1000 Islands BOAT MUSEUM
Located on the waterfront in Gananoque, Ontario, The Thousand Islands Boat Museum (TIBM) is a hands-on Museum where history becomes something that can be touched, built, and experienced.
The Museum includes a Boatbuilding Shop, a Children's Activity Center, Exhibit Galleries, and an ongoing outreach program at the GISS High School.
- 18-hole championship design, semi-private golf course
- Par 72: 5 par threes, 5 par fives, 8 par fours
- Five sets of tees allow golfers of various experience levels to enjoy the course
- The course designed by Mr. Boyd Barr - features a "target style" design, w/ dramatic elevation changes and a layout cut through timeless Canadian Shield rock outcroppings