A Unique Vacation

FreighterA houseboat is your floating Thousand Island cottage

If you are looking for a unique vacation in the 1000 Islands, you've come to the right place. A houseboat holiday in Gananoque and the Thousand Islands is like having your own floating river cottage. It's the most unique vacation in the 1000 Islands bar none. After all, your views are always changing and no two sunsets need be the same. Whether it is a vacation for the entire family, a bachelor or bachelorette weekend outing or a romantic getaway for two, a houseboat holiday is an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Planning a large family reunion? Rent several boats and make it a reunion the entire family will talk about for years. A send-off for your best friend who's getting married? In your own houseboat, it will be the bachelor's party like no other. Whatever the reason, a unique vacation in the 1000 Islands like this is one you family or friends will never forget.

Want to enjoy the Thousand Islands in your own boat but want someone else to captain? No problem. One of our crew, probably Neil, can captain for you and give you a tour like only the locals can. And come nightfall, he'll leave you with your boat and rendezvous again with you in the morning.

If you are looking for that unique, one-of-a-kind vacation, this is it.

Must-sees for first time 1000 Islands houseboating

With so much to see and do in the Thousand Islands, it is little wonder many of our customers come back year after year. Here is a list of what many consider the must-sees while visiting the Thousand Islands:

  • Boldt Castle (even if you don't enter the US, you can still circle the island in your houseboat and see this local treasure)
  • Arthur Child Heritage Centre in Gananoque
  • Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY
  • The Thousand Islands International Bridge (passing underneath you get a sense of what a feat this was to construct)

Great 1000 islands swimming spots

No summer water vacation is complete without great swimming. Of course, you can swim off your houseboat just about anywhere in the Thousand Islands (except for a couple of places with strong currents but you can see these.) There are also some great beaches such as the west end of Thwartway (Leek) or the west end of Grindstone on the US side.
With so many attractions and activities in both the US and Canadian river towns, there is bound to be something that will excite just about anyone. Come to the 1000 Islands and plan on a thousand vacation ideas.

Your Gananoque gateway getaway.

Gananoque is the gateway to the Thousand Islands and Houseboat Holidays gives you a getaway to the 1000 Islands like no other. We are the only company in the 1000 Island region (Canada and the US) offering houseboat rentals. Discover for yourself why people come back year after year to experience a 1000 Islands Houseboat Holiday vacation. It is a unique vacation in the 1000 Islands you'll find no where else. And one you'll never forget.