The Ultimate Heart of 1000 Islands Sightseeing Boat Tour

The Ultimate Heart of 1000 Islands Sightseeing Boat Tour

2 Nation Lunch Cruise with stops at Boldt Castle and Rock Island Lighthouse. Join us for the ultimate sightseeing tour on the St. Lawrence River. Designed for those who wish to take in the beauty of the 1000 islands Region and experience the the most attractions from the river in an afternoon. This tour includes lunch, combines our Boldt Castle Tour stopping at Heart Island for a tour of Millionaire George Boldt's Rhineland style castle, a cruise through Millionaires Row viewing magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous of the gilded age, and a stop at Rock Island Lighthouse to visit the "Keepers Cottage" Museum & Gift Shop and climb to the top of lighthouse to enjoy the spectacular view of the St. Lawrence Seaway. NO Passports required!

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Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the famed 1000 Islands Region. Whether you are making an annual visit to see what’s new, looking for an affordable family vacation close to home or a couple seeking that romantic getaway, Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House has something for you! In fact, the Castles’ legendary beauty nestled among the St Lawrence Rivers’ 1000 Islands will keep you returning year after year!

The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) welcomes you to tour Boldt Castle to explore and experience an attraction like no other. Construction began on Boldt Castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise. Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home. A castle rivaling those of Europe, built on the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. However it was not to be, Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly just months before the completion of the castle. Mr. Boldt was inconsolable and immediately stopped all construction on Heart Island, leaving the property vacant for over seventy years…

The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), who owns and operates Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, invite you to explore our website. Here you can glimpse what awaits you at Heart Island. A chance to experience the Boldt’s tragic love story and the magnificence of a bygone era…

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Vacationers have been coming to the 1000 Islands for more than 150 years to enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Waters that were once patrolled by pirates (yes … pirates!) and Prohibition bootleggers are now cruised by cottagers who enjoy serene bays and vacationers who tour aboard guided trips and hear the astonishing stories behind the islands.

Stop At: Saint Lawrence River, New York

Cruising among the 1000 Islands aboard a guided boat tour is among the most popular reasons visitors come here. Cruises include trips past dozens of islands, fairytale castles, lighthouses, island mansions and wildlife all accompanied by true tales of pirates, bootleggers and the Gilded Age rich and famous who all spent time here.

Stop At: Clayton Island Tours, 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624

Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle/Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 22 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle, travel up the American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway, stop at Heart Island, and return through Canadian waters as we complete the circle around Wellesley Island. Our professional guides will share rich history, legends and lore as we get you up close to the islands allowing adults and children the ability to spot local wildlife.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, NY

This tour circumnavigates Wellesley Island, New York, the largest U.S. Island in the 1000 Islands Region.

Stop At: Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640

We stop at Heart Island for one hour and 15 minutes where you can explore Boldt Castle and the beautiful grounds. Our boat waits for you and you reboard the same boat with the same crew to continue your on the St. Lawrence. We return through US Waters to Clayton, traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway, Millionaires row, under the US span of the Thousand Islands Bridge System, and pass by Rock Island Lightshouse.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Thousand Islands Bridge, 43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306

This tour travels under two spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge System. One in Canada and one in the US

Stop At: Thousand Islands New York, Thousand Islands New York, New York

We get you closer to the islands than any other tour!

Stop At: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, St. Lawrence Seaway, Clayton, NY

Stop at Rock Island Lighthouse State Park where visitors can climb to the top of the Lighthouse, walk the island, and visit the keepers cottage which is a museum and gift shop

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Clayton, Clayton, New York

Clayton Waterfront

Stop At: Boldt Yacht House, Alexandria Bay, NY

Boldt Castle Yacht House

Stop At: Thousand Island Park, Thousand Island Park, Wellesley Island, New York

TI Park

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability"
"Service animals allowed"
"Stroller accessible"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Boats are smoke free"
"Children age 4 and under are free of charge"
"Pets are not allowed"
"No passport required"
"Schedule subject to change without notice"
"Please call ahead to confirm wheelchair access"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"

Start Time: 12:00 PM
Duration: 5 Hours
Start location: 39611 Chateau Ln, Clayton, NY 13624, USA

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Local naturalist guide
  • Sightseeing boat cruise
  • Lunch - Picnic Lunch - Includes wrap or sandwich, side salad, chips, dessert, and drink. Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange lunch of your choice. Call us.
  • Admission to Boldt Castle
  • Admission to Rock Island Lighthouse
  • Opportunity to walk along TWO of the 1000 Islands
  • Entry/Admission - Boldt Castle and Yacht House
  • Entry/Admission - Clayton Island Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Rock Island Lighthouse State Park

Not Included

  • Entry/Admission - Heart Island


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