1000 Island Helicopter Tours

  • 10 Minutes
  • All year round

There is no better way of viewing the spectacular Thousand Islands than from the skies. Feel the excitement as you gently take flight, accompanied by personal narration of the region shared by your experienced pilot. Ranging in duration from ten minutes to an hour, choose from five tours each showcasing a different aspect of the area. For a longer experience, try one of the packages which include helicopter flights and ground arrangements. Prince Edwards County Wine Package, Maple Syrup Package, UNESCO Discovery Tour and Ice Fishing by Helicopter, each offering a unique experience.

Aerial Tours

1000 Island Tour

Duration: 10 Minutes

Take an adventure of a lifetime when you experience the 1000 Islands from the air. Within seconds after take-off, you will see the exquisite sights that inspire people from around the world. See the unspoiled beauty and splendor of the St. Lawrence Parks, the Town of Gananoque and the Ivy Lea Bridge. Take in the stunning views of the private island homes, unseen from the water or roadways. You will leave feeling amazed and inspired with the picturesque scenery.

Boldt Castle Tour

Duration: 20 Minutes

Experience the love and romance of the most iconic landmark in the history of the 1000 Islands, Boldt Castle. Many come to see the beauty of the islands but some come to see the incredible opulence of the many mansions built upon these granite islands. Inarguably the most famous of all is Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Built by George Boldt in the late 1800s, he abandoned the structure before it was finished when his wife suddenly died. The love tragedy of Boldt Castle can only be truly understood by adoring the beauty from 1000 ft above the grounds.

Two Castle Tour

Duration: 30 Minutes

For a truly unique and unforgettable experience the 2 Castle Tour provides everything that the 1000 Islands have to offer. Beyond Boldt Castle, on Dark Island lies Singer Castle, another magnificent estate built in the early 1900’s by Gilbert Bourne of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. These two beautiful castles will take you back in time and leave you feeling mesmerized by their splendour. Experience this romantic tour with breathtaking views as the sun sets on the 1000 Islands.

The WORKS Tour

Duration: 1 Hour

This exclusive tour allows you to experience the most of the 1864 splendid Islands, first class! After minutes of taking off you will find yourself flying over the marvelous and historic Kingston, Ontario. The views the charming downtown Kingston, the notable Fort Henry and the famous Kingston Penitentiary will leave you speechless. After leaving Kingston, the forgotten parts of the 1000 islands will be uncovered. You will explore the history of the sunken ships of the St. Lawrence and the disintegrating Wyckoff Villa only seen from the air. After exploring the forgotten parts, you will be taken to the most iconic landmarks of the 1000 islands, Boldt and Singer Castles. This all inclusive tour allows you to see all the marvels of the 1000 islands and St. Lawrence including shipwrecks, downtown Kingston, famous castles and the peaceful islands themselves. Included in this tour is your personalized video and t-shirt.

Kingston City Tour

Duration: 30 Minutes

On this tour you will get a bird’s eye view of historic and charming downtown Kingston, the notable Fort Henry, Queen’s University and the famous Kingston Penitentiary. From there you will journey along the river to discover the forgotten sunken ships.

Full Day Excursions

Prince Edward County Wine Package
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours of air time + ground
Available: May to November 
Enjoy fully guided tours and tastings at 3 different wineries in Prince Edward County with a delicious, gourmet lunch provided.

Maple Syrup Package
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours of air time + ground 
Available: January to December
Discover how maple syrup is made with a fully guided tour of Wheeler’s Pancake house. Get a chance to sample authentic Canadian maple syrup with a pancake breakfast and explore 730 acres of nature trails.

UNESCO Discovery Tour Package
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes of air time + ground
Available: May to November 
Explore the historic Rideau Canal with a 3 hour bike rental, 3 hour kayak rental and a gourmet picnic. Optional 2 hour boat cruise also available.

Ski and Helicopter Package
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hr of air time + ground Available: December to March 
Helicopter transfer to Calabogie Peaks Resort, with included equipment rental and a full day lift pass. Overnight accommodation also available.

Ice Fishing by Helicopter Package
Available: December to March
The ultimate ice fishing experience – fully guided! All equipment provided (bait, tackle, rods and heated hut) as well as a gourmet lunch and drinks.

AERIAL TOURS:

1000 Island Tour – From £76 per person.

Boldt Castle Tour – From £121 per person.

Two Castle Tour – From £174 per person.

FULL DAY TOURS:

Prices vary according to party size. Call for further details.

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