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Kingston, Ontario

Island Tours

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1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

1. 1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience the 1000 Islands from the air on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with three unique tour options ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. Depart from Gananoque Heliport, located within a 20-minute drive east of Kingston via Highway 401 in beautiful Gananoque, Ontario.  Check in at the front desk then relax in the lounge before your pre-flight briefing. Feel the thrill as you rise above lush greenery, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs, admiring the sights from your guaranteed window seat.  Wear audio headsets complete with microphones for easy communication. Enjoy pilot-narrated commentary in English or select one of the recorded multilingual audio tours. The duration depends on your selected option. Choose the 10-minute tour for a taste of the 1000 Islands, including the town of Gananoque, the Admiralty Islands, Navy Islands, and the Lake Fleet Islands. Explore further on an Ontario Signature Experience: a 20-minute tour that includes both the U.S. and Canadian spans of the Ivy Lea Bridge, and Boldt Castle on Heart Island.  The most popular option is a Canadian Signature Experience: an extended 30-minute ‘Two Castle’ tour that sends you flying over sunken shipwrecks and nation-spanning bridges, as well as Boldt and Singer Castles.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 77 reviews

Money well spent to see the vastness of the islands and the landmarks.I surprised my 12 year old grandson for his birthday and we both throughly enjoyed our experience. Our pilot Brianne was very knowledgeable and guided us through the procedures of take off and guided us on the landmarks that we were seeing.I will definitely encourage my friends and family to take this tour .

We enjoyed a thrilling yet smooth helicopter ride over the 1000 islands near Gananoque. The views were spectacular. Our talented pilot, Brianna, was very knowledgeable about the area, as well as being a great pilot. We were delighted with our flight and highly recommend the experience.

Great experience! The staff was really nice and our pilot Bill did a great job telling us stories about everything we saw. We went off-season (end of April) and this is a great time to see the river without boats on it.

This experience was incredible! Certainly an adventure, a chill in the belly during landing and take-off, wonderful scenery. It was worth every minute flying for 1000 islands !!

Best decision I've ever made! Experience of a lifetime!