About Rockport Cruises
Scenic tours of the 1000 Islands have been operating since the late 1800’s when Steam boats plied the waters from the docks in Rockport. The first Ferryboat from Alexandria Bay to Rockport started operation in the year of 1924. Once the Thousand Islands Bridge was erected the ferry boats were discontinued but the sightseeing boats continued.
Historic Village of Rockport
The historic village of Rockport is truly the “Heart” of the 1000 Islands. Feel the heart of the past and the present in this picturesque village. Rockport’s rich history dates back over 200 years when Scottish and Irish settlers first came to the area. In the 1880’s, Rockport was an important steamboat building, transportation and cord wood refueling centre.
General Store & Gift Shop
For a real taste of history, be sure to visit our Rockport General Store and Gift Shop. A true historic gem, it has a nostalgic theme befitting Rockport’s heritage. Built in 1905, the store played a vital role in the day to day life in Rockport. It maintained accounts for the local people. Being a small community, it was also a vital factor in keeping the villagers connected to the outside world.
1000 Islands Cruises, Rockport, Ontario in the true “Heart” of the 1000 Islands. We offer casual to fine dining, including our signature dining cruises, with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River.
The Waterfront Trail is a 37 km touring route running alongside the 1000 Islands Parkway, providing a traffic-free option for cyclists to enjoy the stunning water and island views. This newly repaved path offers gentle hills popular for cycling, walking or in-line skating.
Did you know that the 1000 Islands is known as a great spot for recreational fresh water diving? The St. Lawrence River has been a transportation and trade corridor for many years. With thousands of shoals many ships have found the bottom of the St. Lawrence as their final resting places.