Rock Island Lighthouse State Park

Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, Clayton: Address, Phone Number, Rock Island Lighthouse State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Rock Island Lighthouse State Park

Rock Island Lighthouse State Park
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JudyB1056
Holmes, NY13 contributions
Glass bottom boat..out of commission!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were told only after we bought non refundable tickets the the glass bottom boat was “out of commission “ we had been on a regular boat tour the day before and we’re so looking forward to the glass bottom boat which didn’t happen. We were very disappointed…the stop at the lighthouse was very nice! Got to experience bring on one of the 1000 islands!
Written 14 September 2021
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dm6200
Syracuse, NY49 contributions
Enjoyable tour - highly recommend
Sep 2021
I highly recommend this tour! Found it to be relaxing, scenic and offered a good history about the islands along the way. This is a good tour for all ages.

When we arrived at the island, we were greeted by the park ranger who gave a brief overview before we departed from the boat. Definitely take the ranger-guided tour inside the lighthouse going to the top using the spiral staircase. Nice views from there and historical insight. Ships pass by, nice photos from the island. The rest of the island is self-guided.

Lighthouse has an impressive history. Many shipwrecks occurred near this island.

The crew was very attentive to everyone, friendly and informative, At the marina, there is a snack truck (burgers, wraps, etc.) and restrooms.
Written 8 September 2021
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truckinchick
Batavia, NY141 contributions
Great tour, lighthouse was amazing! Large freighter went by too which made it even better. Our kids loved it
Great time on the glass bottom boat tour and the light house. Captain Matt and Matt were very knowledgeable and friendly -gave a great tour! The lighthouse was amazing! Small group to tour made the experience great! The lighthouse tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable! Really enjoyed going up the lighthouse and all he taught us. He did a great job answering ALL our questions. Stairs are steep, but fairly easy to navigate and I'm 8 mos post ACL tear and then patella fracture. Fun little scavenger hunt for the kids! Our kids are 7 and 13 and enjoyed it, might be harder with Littles under 3 to climb the ladder part at the top of the lighthouse.
Written 24 August 2021
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David K
We are so happy to hear you and your whole family enjoyed our Rock Island Lighthouse Tour! Matt and Captain Matt do a great job, we thank you for mentioning them. Thank you for choosing Clayton Island Tours!
Written 28 August 2021
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Beth L
1 contribution
Thumps Up from a Local
Aug 2021 • Friends
I might be a little bit biased as someone who lives in the Clayton area, but I think both Captain Joe and the tour guide were great. If you don’t know our area I would say that this tour is a good place to start. Not to mention because of the glass bottom in the center you can see things underwater that you normally wouldn’t on other tours. The staff at Rock Island was friendly too and they knew a lot about the history of the lighthouse and island itself.
Written 21 August 2021
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David K
Five star review and thumbs up from someone local is quite and honor! Thank you for choosing to tour with us!
Written 23 August 2021
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Rellas
1 contribution
Enjoyable glass bottom boat tour
Aug 2021
We toured the St Lawrence River on the Night Heron, a glass bottom boat. Enjoyed the stop at Rock Island Lighthouse, with the opportunity to climb to the top. Our guide Liam was knowledgeable and personable and did a good job of narrating the entertaining stories relevant to the islands we passed. All in all, a fun way to spend a few hours on the water!
Written 15 August 2021
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David K
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review! We also thank you for mentioning Liam, he does a great job. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 16 August 2021
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mfmc8591
Ocean City, NJ21 contributions
Great stop on our boat tour
Jul 2021
This was a very informative experience. Our guide was tremendous - so knowledgeable and energetic! So glad we got to see this.
Written 3 August 2021
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David K
Thank you for writing us such a great review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Rock Island Lighthouse Tour with us, as well as our tour guide. Than you for choosing Clayton island Tours!
Written 4 August 2021
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Beth L
1 contribution
Awesome
Aug 2021 • Couples
Tour guides were excellent. We had great weather for our tours. Very historical and the places were gorgeous.
Written 2 August 2021
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David K
Thank you for the kind review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for choosing Clayton Island Tours!
Written 3 August 2021
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Linda Margaret
Pittsburgh, PA262 contributions
A Historic Site
Jul 2021
The drive down the river-road from Clayton was lovely. Many state (pay to enter) river-side parks along the way.

Cape Vincent charming. Beautiful houses along the last two miles leading up to the site.

The lighthouse itself is historic. View from small elevated deck nice of river, lake and Canadian side. No restrooms. Isolated. It is operational so no climbing to the top, but you can look inside the at the tiny ground floor.

If you like "collecting" lighthouse photos, then go. If not, then enjoy the ride and stop at Cape Vincent for a coffee and snack as you return north.
Written 24 July 2021
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David K
Thank you for choosing Clayton Island Tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience on the Rock Island Lighthouse Tour and we thank you for taking the time to review us.
Written 24 July 2021
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Diane Zych
Clarence Center, NY6 contributions
A actual NYS Park
Jul 2021
We stopped here on the Clayton Ultimate 1000 Islands Sightseeing Tour. Mike, our boat tour guide, told us that it was beautiful and very informative. He wasn't wrong. Besides being in Boldt Castle, we were on an actual island in the 1000 islands. You could also climb the beautiful lighthouse which they still use. The island was small but so clean and peaceful. It's a NYS Park - very different from other state parks. Take the boat tour and it's part of the package!
Written 17 July 2021
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David K
Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your Ultimate Sightseeing Tour with us. Rock Island is a hidden gem! Thank you for choosing Clayton Island Tours.
Written 18 July 2021
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STUandLINDA
Whitesboro, TX32 contributions
Discover a historical lighthouse
Jul 2021
A perfect way to spend the afternoon exploring the River and discovering a lighthouse full of history
Written 13 July 2021
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David K
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour to Rock Island Lighthouse! Thank you for the great review and thank you for choosing Clayton Island Tours.
Written 14 July 2021
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