There are so many options to choose from when deciding where to dine in Kingston, Ontario, especially since our city has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada. You’ll find a variety of pubs and patios, fine dining and gastro-fusion eateries, all within a few blocks of the downtown core.
The Sunset Dinner Cruise at Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises makes the list too: an unconventional dining establishment, sure, but a unique experience nonetheless! Their premier dining vessel, the Island Star, is essentially a floating restaurant, and it doesn’t get any cooler than enjoying a meal “smack-dab in the middle” of the 1000 Islands with scenery changing by the minute.
If you still need a little convincing… here are our top 5 reasons why you should consider dining on board the Sunset Dinner Cruise for your next night out in Kingston.
1. You’re dining on a boat
Did we mention it’s a floating restaurant!
The Bateau Mouch-style, Island Star, creates the atmosphere of an indoor restaurant, with panoramic window views looking out upon the islands as you sail by. You can also enjoy the fresh air outside on the upper deck to admire the scenery.
The most magical moment of the night. As you sail through the ‘Admiralty Islands’ – the section of the region with the highest concentration of beautiful homes, cottages and mansions – the sun slowly fades into a beautiful cotton candy sky of pink, blue and orange, and the warm glow of the setting sun creates a spectacular experience.
3. The Food
If a tasty dinner is the main focus of your night, then you’ll be eager to dive your fork into this 4-course meal. Your dinner includes a Chef’s Amuse Bouche, an appetizer, choice entree (from 5 options: Beef, Chicken, Fish, Lamb or Vegetarian), and a Chef’s dessert of the day. You’re welcome to top off your meal with a specialty drink, or two – as a full service cash bar is available on board with a wide-ranging menu of wine, cocktails, craft beer and more.
4. It’s Dinner and a Show!
Live, musical entertainment sets the tone for the evening. Sunset views, a 4-course dinner AND…. live music! Not to mention, the Sunset Dinner Cruise offers special events throughout the season, from Wine Tasting Wednesdays to Musical Tributes; every night is a little different.
5. An Unforgettable Experience
3 Hours of Food, Fun and Entertainment in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Visitors travel from all over the world to the 1000 Islands to experience the region’s beauty and an evening out on the Sunset Dinner Cruise provides just the right balance of sightseeing, local flavours, and Canadian hospitality.
The Sunset Dinner Cruise departs daily at 6:30pm, now until Labour Day.