Is a Cruise From Ontario Waterway Cruises a Great way to Relax?

Posted by Maha Shahbazian on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 10:44am.

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Did you know about the local Ontario Waterway Cruises that you can take for relaxing fun? There are cruises include one to the Rideau Canal to experience a piece of history, the Kawartha cruise which showcases diverse engineering of the locks and railways while the Quinte Cruise offers a combination of both.

The company has been cruising for 30 years thanks to Lloyd and Helen Ackert who started the idea in 1981. Here is a look at what you can enjoy on the cruises from Ontario Waterway Cruises.

Kawartha Cruises

Climb aboard the Kawartha Voyageur to experience the Kawartha Cruise. You’ll take a 5 day cruise to one of Canada’s national historic sites, the Trent-Severn Waterway. You’ll start on day one viewing the Big Chute Marine Railway and then departing to the Severn River headed towards the Swift Rapids.

You’ll cruise through Sparrow Lake until you reach Orillia’s downtown waterfront. Day two will take you to Kirkfield and day three will take you to Bobcaygeon. Day four will go from Bobcaygeon to Lakefield and wrapping up the tour going from Lakefield to Peterborough.

Quine Cruises

Quine Cruise will start at Peterborough and head to Healey Falls, one of Ontario’s most scenic attractions. Day two will take you from Healey Falls to Frankford and day three will take you to Picton. Day four will take you from Picton to Gananoque in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Thousand Islands will head to Kingston.

Rideau Cruises

The Rideau Cruise will take you from Kingston to Jones Falls, one of the most beautiful sites on the canal. From there you’ll go to Poonamalie, the historic village of Westport for shopping. Day three is when you’ll head over to Merrickville and the next day will take you to Long Island flight locks. The last day will be Hartwells Locks.

These cruises will allow you to enjoy autumn colours, old fashioned cooking and a heated cabin.

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