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Kingston, Ontario

Kingston, Ontario

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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.

Kingston: Haunted Night Walking Tour

2. Kingston: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Experience Kingston like never before. Go on an adventure that takes you through Kingston’s old Sydenham Ward and hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Kingston. This night tour departs from the ticket office on Ontario Street. Your cloaked tour guide will lead you from the heart of the historic city to the oldest residential area. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Kingston's history. Immerse yourself in haunted hotels, hidden burial grounds, grave robbings, hangings at the old courthouse, and Kingston's haunted bed and breakfasts. You will never look at the city in the same way again. After being led through the streets of Downtown Kingston, your guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.

Kingston: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

3. Kingston: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy the beauty of Kingston on a self-guided scavenger hunt walking tour. See the famous City Hall, City Park, several museums, the waterfront, several parks, and monuments, while learning about the history, and some fun facts. Solve challenges as you go. Solve challenges at each step along your way, to discover your next destination. Soak in the warm and vibrant atmosphere while strolling through the streets of the historical town. During the tour, feel free to stop at any part of the tour to spend some more time seeing the sights. Experience a fun adventure with family or friends.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 604 reviews

This was such a memorable event💕. There were six of us, so we had two helicopters booked. Everything was ready, both of our pilots were delightful. 👍👍

We enjoyed our 30 minute helicopter ride. It was very beautiful. All of the staff were very friendly. It was a lovely way to see the Thousand Islands.

Very nice guide, took a sightseeing flight in advance to check the weather and then postponed it. we felt safe at all times.

Mya was our guide and she was very engaged and knowledgeable. Loved the tour !!

Beautiful helicopter flight with an experienced, friendly pilot