Excursions in Kingston
Highlighting the wildlife and natural habititat of the region. The 1000 islands are the remnant peaks of an ancient mountain chain, shaped by successive glacial advances and then inundated by the floodwaters of the Great Lakes, which has created a richly diverse ecoregion. View an osprey nest; watch for the Black Rat Snake, Canada's largest snake; and the Least Bittern, a wading bird whose wetland habitats are decreasing elsewhere within its northern range.
Cruise through the American span of the Thousand Islands before your 2-hour stopover on Heart Island where you will experience the romantic legend of Boldt Castle. At the turn-of-the-century, George Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Warldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, started a full size Rhineland Castle on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise. In 1904, tragedy struck. Boldt telegraphed the island and commande
This is the most comprehensive of all cruises in the 1000 Islands! Combining historical photos, side-scan sonar images, video footage and commentary you can discover these lost treasures without a wetsuit. During this cruise, the most comprehensive in the 1000 Islands, you will also see Boldt Castle, the lavish homes of the rich and famous on Millionaire's row and the haunts of villains and vagabonds who used the islands as the perfect hiding place in the early 1900s. As an added bonus, you will