May 16, 2023
Our 2023 season is underway and the Kawartha Voyageur is currently cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway on the Otonabee River, Rice Lake and Trent River. We will be exiting the Trent-Severn on Thursday and headed for the Thousand Islands on Friday. Next week, we will be cruising the historic Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa.
We are currently 93% booked for 2023. Our May, June and July cruises are fully booked and our August cruises are nearly full.
Once a given cruise is fully booked, a wait list is established for that particular cruise. There is no obligation to place your name on the wait list for as many cruise dates as you like. If your name comes up on a given cruise, we will give you a call. If the date does not suit when we call, we simply call the next person on the list for that particular cruise. Our wait list is actually quite active as we usually get about 3 cancellations per cruise.
Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc. remains committed to the health, safety, comfort and enjoyment of our passengers and crew aboard the Kawartha Voyageur. Ontario Waterway Cruises Inc. is subject to federal transportation regulations.
Transport Canada no longer requires all passengers and crew to be "fully vaccinated" against COVID-19. In this regard, Ontario Waterway Cruises will not be requiring our 2023 passengers to be "fully vaccinated". We most certainly encourage our passengers to follow the guidance of our Ontario government health authorities who continue to recommend that people maintain their COVID-19 protection by taking the relative "booster shots". Please refer to our 2023 COVID protocols under GENERAL INFO in the menu at the top of this page.
The US/CDN exchange rate continues to be very favourable for our friends from the United States. The present cost of our 2023 cruises including tax is $US 2,110. (subject to change according to the exchange rate when your final balance is paid).
You may view our 2023 cruise schedule and pricing by clicking Cruise Dates on the menu at the top of this page. For specific information and rates on our Rideau, Quinte or Kawartha cruises, please click CRUISES on the menu above then select one of the three cruise routes. All cruises in any given year are the same price.
2022 was our 40th season cruising the historic waterways of Ontario. The Trent-Severn Waterway and the World Heritage Rideau Canal have been operating since 1833. The Trent-Severn Waterway was not fully open to thru navigation until 1920. Both waterways are part of Canada's National Parks and are open from mid-May to mid-October.
Thank you for your continued interest in our cruises here in Ontario. Whether it be your first or a return, we look forward to welcoming you aboard the Kawartha Voyageur for a refreshing and memorable voyage.
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