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Cruise the Quinte

The Trent-Severn Waterway is one of Canada’s national historic sites. By 1920, it was open to thru navigation across central Ontario from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. This 386 km stretch of scenic lakes, rivers and locks was created over a period of 87 years in conjunction with the water transport needs of the local lumber industry and the neighbouring communities. Subsequent ongoing development and improvements to the infrastructure since 1920 have resulted in a modern recreational waterway which locks over 120,000 boats per season. Parks Canada is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the 43 locks and 125 dams controlling the water flows in this 18,600 sq km area. Our Quinte Cruises navigate a 370 km (231 mile) section of the Trent-Severn Waterway, Bay of Quinte and St. Lawrence River/Thousand Islands.

13% HST tax
Cancellation Refund Plan
8% RST tax
Total (CAD) $2,910.00
(for $US pricing please read below)


  • All fares per person double occupancy.
  • There is a 75% supplement charge for single occupancy of a double cabin.  There is no supplement charge for Cabin #7 since it is a single cabin.
  • Total price shown above includes your room, all meals and snacks aboard ship, luggage handling, bus transportation to depart from or return to cruise parking base, free parking, cancellation refund plan, 13% Harmonized Sales Tax on the fare and 8% Retail Sales Tax on the cancellation refund plan.
  • First meal served is breakfast on morning following embarkment. Snack will be served on boarding night.

CAD/USD Exchange

  • You are welcome to pay the $200. per person deposit in US funds. It will be converted to Canadian dollars at the current exchange rate and your confirmation will show your remaining balance in Canadian dollars.
  • If you would like to pay your final balance in US funds, you must call our office one week before it is due to obtain the figure.
  • The $US continues to be stronger than the $CA. With the $US exchange rate on April 1, 2024,  the total cost per person of our 2024 cruises including tax is $US 2,205. (subject to change according to when your final balance is paid)

DateCruise TypeRouteNights
May 12 - 18, 2024Quinte Plus ROSE-KINGRosedale to Kingston (6 nights aboard) departing from the "summit" of the Trent-Severn  (parking in Peterborough)6Yes
Jun 9 - 14, 2024Quinte Summer KING-PETKingston to Peterborough  (parking in Peterborough)5No
Jul 14 - 19, 2024Quinte Summer PET-KINGPeterborough to Kingston5No
Aug 8 - 13, 2024Quinte Summer KING-PETKingston to Peterborough   (parking in Peterborough)5No
Sep 2 - 7, 2024Quinte Summer PET-KINGPeterborough to Kingston5No
Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2024Quinte Colour KING-PETKingston to Peterborough (parking in Peterborough)5No
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Passengers have all day to get to Peterborough on the cruise start date. Boarding commences at 8:00 p.m. on the cruise start date behind the Peterborough Holiday Inn. There is free car parking behind the Holiday Inn. The Kawartha Voyageur remains docked at the Holiday Inn for the night.

Day 1 Peterborough to Healey Falls
Leaving before breakfast we head down the scenic Otonabee River with its Georgia-like setting of giant willow trees, and adjoining bayous with their lily pads and sleeping turtles. Our voyage then traverses the length of historic Rice Lake with its domed islands, a scenic reminder of ice ages past. Passing through Hastings we head down the Trent River to overnight at beautiful Healey Falls – one of Ontario’s most scenic attractions.

Day 2 Healey Falls to Frankford
Continuing on down the Trent we pass through two double flight locks, the fine town of Campbellford with its dyke walls and waterfront parks and several more attractive locks to Percy Reach. Our overnight stay is near Frankford. A reach is a widening of a river, and Percy Reach is a most remarkable widening – a reed studded lake with an incredible fish and wildfowl population.

Day 3 Frankford to Picton
Locking through a series of old locks on the lower Trent we reach the southern terminus of the Trent-Severn Waterway at Trenton. Leaving Trenton we cruise the beautiful Bay of Quinte to our night docking at Picton. Along the protected waters of Long Reach, Bob Hayward and other notables raced their high powered hydroplanes. In 1960 and 61, Canada’s Bob Hayward aboard the Miss Supertest III won the coveted Harmsworth Trophy here. The peaceful harbour at Picton provides an attractive moorage for many sailboats.

Day 4 Picton to Gananoque
Today we leave the Bay of Quinte region and cruise along the Adolphus Reach and North Channel behind Amherst Island. Passing by Kingston we enter the St. Lawrence River for an afternoon cruise via the Canadian Middle Channel down to our overnight docking at Gananoque in the heart of the Thousand Islands.

Day 5 Thousand Islands to Kingston
From Gananoque, we cruise down through the islands past Boldt Castle and then back up the river by way of the Bateaux Channel to Kingston. Passengers board our bus about 2:00 p.m. for arrival back at the Holiday Inn parking lot in Peterborough around 5:00 p.m.

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2025 Reservations will not open until May 15, 2024


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