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Our wildcat cruises and 1000 islands adventure package resumes may 19th, 2018.

Your Base 1000 Islands Adventure Discovery Package includes our 1-hour 'Singer Castle Express' WildCat Cruise and admissions to the Aquatarium, (the Ropes Course and Aquadrop available at extra cost of $5.00), to use at your liesure. You are booking your cruise time only as reservations are not required for the Aquatarium (see hours of operation below).

Experience the ‘WildCat’ for less on our one-hour, 24 mile (38 km) high-speed adventure featuring the two eastern groups of the 1000 Islands, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Crossover Island Lighthouse and a view of famous Singer Castle, built on the fortunes of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Soak up some sun and experience the fun as you bask in the fresh, clean breezes of the mighty St. Lawrence and enjoy our licensed beverage and snack bar service. At speed, enjoy our toe-tapping classic rock soundtrack while during slower portions of the tour, our Captain’s commentary provides an accurate account of the regions’ history, its legends and its people.

Our WildCat cruises offer a unique cruising experience, not available elsewhere in the Islands and a fun-filled, stay-dry alternative to whitewater rafting and jet boating adventures.

At the Aquatarium, you'll experience the 1000 Islands to a greater extent through a full range of interactive exhibits and activities for kids of all ages in a comfortable, and accessible environment. Learn about the history, geology and ecology of the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands a number of permanent exhibits including, aquariums, a water lab and power of water amongst others. A massive, glass-enclosed river habitat, complete with a rushing waterfall, offers guests the opportunity of observe the antics of three resident river otters while, the Ropes Course and AquaDrop (available at extra cost) offer challenging and daring elements to your visit.

 

WildCat Reviews:

"Yah, do the Wild Cat...it's a blast" Rachael V, North Bay (August, 2014)

"Took the one-hour WildCat today with the kids and my 70 year old mother. The speed of the boat combined with a strong breeze made for a very refreshing ride...a nice break from the humidity! Everyone enjoyed the cruise...even my mother who wants to come back next year for the two-hour Wildcat cruise!" - Steve M, Ottawa (July, 2014);

"We had a thoroughly great time on this cruise today and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys speed, and scenic views. The crew were courteous and very helpful as was the office staff handling the bookings. Overall, this boat is no "pussycat" and it moves!" - Vernon H, Kingston (August, 2013 via Trip Advisor);

"This event was one of the highlights of my summer....The WildCat offered an exciting ride with comfort. The waves made the ride all the more enjoyable! The staff were very polite and were open to everyone's questions. My family and I learned so much on the tour, and got to learn a bit of information about the islands and their history. The view was amazing; you could see all of the attractions and islands, especially the old castles. It was an incredible experience, and my family and I hope to go again another year!" - Gabrielle H, Prescott (July, 2013 via Trip Advisor);

"WildCat! What a wild ride! Worth every $! Do it! - Mark Z, Toronto (July, 2012);

"An incredible and wonderful ride. Well worth the drive from Ottawa" -Alex Budd, Ottawa (June, 2012);

"Very Fun, brought back memories of being in the Poker Run!" - Denis & Jake, Gananoque (Sept, 2011);

"That was the best 1000 Islands cruise ever; No slow boat rides again! - The Harveys, Ottawa (August, 2011);

"WildCat Cruise - LOVE IT!!! Hire Me! - Shelley Harrington, Hamilton (August, 2011);

"Best Boat Ride EVER!" - Amanda, Toronto (July, 2011);

Aquatarium Reviews:

We had a lot of fun at the Aquatarium - even being adults. Seems like it would be quite fun for kids with all the interactive things to do. We visited on a weekday in Sept, so we enjoyed that it wasn't too busy inside. You can leave and come back the same day if you want a break to have lunch or whatever. We added on the Ropes course and it was a lot of fun. Some of the course was more challenging that I was expecting, but you can choose what you want to do. The volunteers were great. Thank you!Tammy & Brent thru Trip Advisor, Sept, 2016

"Visiting the Aquatarium was a great adventure. Very interactive and very knowledgeable volunteers. John and Murray were very helpful! Kids had a ball on the rope course (8 yr & up). The interactive newsroom was a blast!! Two of us (adults) went in twice!! Would easily go back again!!" Dardy99 thru Trip Advisor, July 2016

"Visited with our son and family, we were all pleased with the whole experience, lots of interactive goodies for kids and beautifully displayed...well done!" Karen M thru Trip Advisor, July 2016

"A must see if you are within the Brockville region.My first visit and I was simply amazed.I will definitely revisit on my next trip." Maurice G thru Trip Advisor, May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brockville, ON, Canada

2018 Schedule

May 19 - June 29: Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.

June 30 – September 3: Tuesday thru Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm

September 4 – September 16: - Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.

September 16 – October 30 - Groups departures available on request. Public – call for departures

Weekend Schedules apply to the following Holidays: July 1 (Canada Day), August 6 (Civic Holiday - Ontario), September 3 (Labour Day), October 9 (Thanksgiving Monday)

Rates

Adults (13 years and older) - $39.95

Children (4-12 years) - $26.95

Infants (3 & under) - Free (seats subject to availability)

Rates & Schedules subject to change. All departures subject to minimum passenger requirements. Reservations strongly recommended. Additional departures and Private Charters available for Groups.

All cruise durations are +/- 10 minutes.

1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises Brockville operations are located on Block House Island in the historic downtown commercial/tourism district. As Brockville's premier waterfront Park, Blockhouse Island is the hub of the City's tourism activity including the Cruise Line, the Crow's Nest Bistro (120 seat outdoor patio), Souvenir Shops, Tourism Info Centre, Marina, Seaway Ship Viewing, Childrens Playground, Picnic Area and Public Restrooms. Limited free parking available on site but, plenty of parking nearby at a nominal fee but all Municipal parking is free on weekends and holidays.

2017 Aquatarium Hours:

The Aquatarium is open year round so plan your visit today!

Our regular hours of operation are
7 days a week: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Everyone welcome!

We will be open Holiday Mondays – 10am-5pm.

Note: From time to time, the Aquatarium may be closed for a special event or may adjust to seasonal hours. Please check this website before attending to avoid disappointment.

Due to safety reasons for our animals, no outside food is allowed in the Aquatarium.

The Aquatarium is located just a short walk (500m) away, across harbour from the tour boat docks.

Why take the WildCat over the traditional cruises?
The WildCat travels at an average speed of 36 to 38 mph so it is able to cover much more distance than the traditional cruises which travel at an average of 10 mph. Simply put, that makes for a more complete Island experience as you see much more of the Islands. The 1 hour "Singer Castle Express" Cruise makes for a convenient short-term cruise and covers over 20 miles of the Islands, including a view of famous Singer Castle and historic Crossover Island Lighthouse, all the while travelling in the shadows of ships plying the main Seaway Channel! The speed of the boat and its open-air cockpit create a fun experience for passengers of ALL ages! So, choose the WildCat for your 1000 Islands experience!

Is it a scary ride?
No, imagine doing 45 mph in your car? It's just a little more exhilarating over the water and very refreshing on a hot summer's day. By no means are we the fastest boat on the River, the WildCat is just the fastest tour boat in the 1000 Islands.

Why does the WildCat cost more than the traditional cruises?
Well, to be perfectly honest, speed costs money but we assure you that our WildCat Cruises are worth every penny! If this is your first visit to the Islands, why not see them in style? If you've been to the Islands before, you've probably never seen the Islands like this!

Do I need a Passport?
No, the boat does not stop so, no passports are required

Does the boat stop to visit the Castles?
No, the Castles are in the U.S.A. and Brockville has no Customs facilities to clear returning passengers.

What should I bring?
A good attitude, sunscreen and hat, a light rain jacket. Don't forget your camera! It's always cooler over the water, especially with speed so, please dress according to the weather. Bring cash for beverages and snacks; no credit or debit cards accepted on board.

Will I get wet?
Unlike other adventure experiences, including Whitewater Rafting and Jet Boating, our WildCat Cruises are not designed as a "get-wet" experience although we do get some spray depending on the sea state and prevailing winds. Rain is always a possibility too.

Is there food and beverages available on board?
Yes, the WildCat offers a licensed beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snack service at your seats during low-speed segments of the voyage. Cash only as there is no credit/debit processing available on board.

Are there washrooms onboard?
Yes

Will I see anything at that speed?
The high speed segments are across open stretches of water. The vessel slows at the main attractions for commentary and photography.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
No, due to the vessel's design limitations.

All WildCat Cruises depart and return to Block House island, Downtown Brockville, ON K6V 4S9

Brockville, ON, Canada