Boat Shuttle Service

No boat? No problem! Let us take you to your 1000 Islands river destination!

Our boat shuttle service allows people without on-water transportation to enjoy and explore the 1000 Islands, with family and friends. Whether you want to spend a weekend camping with family on one of the National Park Islands, or you would like to enjoy your day on the beach at Leek Island—we have an option that will work for you. Adventure in the 1000 Islands this summer and leave the boating to us!

At 1000 Islands Kayaking, we want you to get the most of the river this summer because it’s a great place to be! Picnicking with your family at Macdonald Island, exploring wildlife at Beau Rivage, or soaking up the sun on a kayaking adventure through the islands. Want to rent a kayak for your camping adventure but don’t have enough room for all your gear? We will help in any way we can, to ensure you leave the 1000 Islands smiling! Our boat shuttle service requires pre-registration and runs from our dock at the Gananoque Harbor.

Basic shuttle includes…

  • Round-trip to the destination of your choice, between Ivy Lea and Gananoque
  • Lifejacket
  • Scattered time slots for your convenience
  • Safe ride from an experienced driver
  • Bringing any gear you may have with you
  • Knowledgeable staff to help guide and advise you on activities to do within the Islands

Basic shuttle cost:   $65.00 + tax/fees (one way)  $125.00 + tax/fees (round trip)

A minimum of two people are required to run a shuttle, with a maximum of six people per boat per shuttle time slot. Pricing is per boat in the Admiralty and Lake Fleet Cluster. If an additional boat is needed, you will be charged the gear shuttle fee again.

Gear shuttle includes:

  • Round-trip for your gear to the destination of your choice, between Ivy Lea and Gananoque
  • Scattered time slots for your convenience
  • Staff to drop off, transport and ensure your gear is safe at your campsite for your arrival

Gear shuttle cost: $85.00 + tax/fees ( one way), $170.00 + tax/fees ( round-trip)

Shuttle schedule

The boat shuttle can only be guaranteed, to be operating, when booked at least 48 hours in advance. If you request a booking, with less than 48 hours notice, we may be able to arrange for the shuttle, but cannot guarantee it’s availability. The shuttle will depart and return to our facility in Gananoque, during our hours of operation, between 9 am and 5 pm.

cancellation policy for shuttle service

In order to run our shuttle service, we must organize our boat operators and equipment at least 48 hours in advance of the shuttle date. Please read our cancellation policy here.

It is up to 1000 Islands Kayaking to cancel a shuttle trip due to weather or insufficient registration. In the event that this happens, we will offer to alter your date, free of charge, or provide you with a full refund upon request.

Book a shuttle

Please call our office to reserve a boat shuttle time slot at 613-329-6265 or by email at Day of bookings may be possible, however it is advised that a 48 hour notice be given to us to ensure availability.