Boating just does not get much better than on the mighty St. Lawrence River and especially in the heart of the 1000 Islands and Rockport. There is usually a breeze to provide a refreshing break from the heat of the sun on a hot summer day and to offer up some challenge for the avid sailors on the water. The scenery changes as boats navigate between the islands and the architecture of summer homes and cottages vary depending on the era the homesteads were built. Many of the homes have been in families for generation after generation and often the summer home is the annual reunion location for families residing all over the world. Often boats are anchored in bays as people swim from the swim platforms and picnic on their boats taking in the sun and the beautiful surroundings.
Water-skiers or tubers may dart between the islands riding the wake and jumping the waves.Boats of all sizes and kinds enjoy the waterways from fibreglass fishing boats, steel diver charter boats, large triple-decker tour boats, wooden run-abouts, large and small sail boats, kayaks, canoes, wooden skiffs, seadoos, houseboats, large yachts and off shore racing boats. You will find them all boating in the 1000 islands.
From Rockport it is an easy trip to Kingston, Gananoque, Brockville, Clayton NY, and Alexandria Bay. Many adventures are less than a half hour from Rockport including 5 National Parks providing swimming, camping, docking, hiking and much more.
River charts are very valuable to assist you in navigating your way around the numerous islands, bays, and into towns and villages. The small and large craft channels are well marked but there are many interesting places along the shoreline where the waters are shallower so charts are very valuable.
Boating in Rockport and the 1000 Islands is a wonderful way to spend a day, a week or a summer so cast off to Rockport.