Kayaking: Approximately 8 kms/5 miles in the morning. A passport is required for the afternoon boat cruise for all participants. You will be leaving Canadian waters and landing on US soil for the visit to Boldt Castle. Boating 30 miles over 2.5 hours.
At the hotel.
Transfer to Rockport where we set out by kayak to further explore the picturesque 1000 Islands on our final kayaking trip. The influx of visitors wanting to see the Islands grew as word spread about its beauty and many opulent homes and mansions were built in the area.
Boxed lunch from a local bakery.
We will enjoy an enchanting and scenic cruise through the Thousand Islands including Zavikon Island, Millionaire's Row, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the 1000 Islands Bridge. Names such as Pullman, the inventor of the railway Pullman car, John Jacob Astor a financier of New York City, and Helena Rubenstein, of cosmetic product fame, were all known in the area at that time having built luxurious summer homes in the 1000 Islands. Disembark at Heart Island, home of the famous Boldt Castle for a two hour visit. Learn the story of George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria, who set out to build a full-size Rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise. Transfer by bus back to Gananoque for our farewell dinner and evening.
Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Evening wrap-up session.