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“Awesome boat ride to Boldt Castle”

Clayton Island Tours
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US$22,00*
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St Lawrence River Cruise with Optional Boldt...
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Clayton Island Tours! Experience the grandeur and beauty of the 1000 Islands Region the Clayton Island Tours way. Clayton Island Tour’s professional tour guides will share the legends and lore behind the Thousand Islands region on a 1.5 or 3 hour scenic tour. You will enjoy magnificent views of premier sights with opportunities to view giant Great Lakes freighters, lighthouses, magnificent island homes and the Thousand Islands International Bridge up close. Daily stops to Boldt Castle are available. All tours have many photo opportunities and cruise areas of the 1000 Islands not seen on other cruise. From Memorial Day through September, Clayton Island Tours offers narrated tours for the general public. If you’re looking for a fun group outing or private party we will create a custom private charter to suit your needs and make sure it’s a success. Check our ever changing special events including the Clayton Fireworks Cruises.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time on our boat ride, Captain and his helper were awesome! I highly recommend the lunch they offer everything was delicious for only 10 dollars! Thanks for a Great job guys!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sisters and I had a wonderful 2 Nations and Boldt Castle tour. We have previously done the tour with Uncle Sam Tours out of Alexandria Bay. We liked this tour better because the smaller boat allowed us to weave in and out of the islands and the group was much smaller so it seemed more relaxed. We would have liked a bit more time to just sit on Heart Island since it was a perfectly beautiful summer day. The 1 1/2 hours on the island is adequate to see everything at the castle and is probably a perfect amount for most tourists. It was not enough to include the Antique boat house. If you want to see both, maybe you could make arrangements to depart on the 10 o'clock and return on the boat that goes out at 11. The company is very small and friendly! Captains were great. You can call to reserve tickets ahead. Also we all agreed that Clayton was a much prettier, relaxed and less "touristy-commercialized" town than Alexandria Bay. Many of the shops and restaurants are on the water and there is a lovely walkway along the St Lawrence River.

Thank lorraine w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked online for the 3.75 hour tour with a stop on Heart island to visit Boldt Castle. We had to wait a bit for the Captain and the tour guide to come in from another boat.As it was windy and raining, you would expect that the plastic windows would be zipped down and secured before we left. Unfortunately that was not the case. It was very cold on the ship and because the windows were not secured, water had dripped on some of the seats. Thankfully that was rectified on the short 40 minute ride back. It is interesting to hear the American version for those who have been on the Canadian side. The guide was nice but unfortunately the PA system was not loud enough and the guide's voice was low and he had a bit of a cough. I personally like the pre recorded guided descriptions. All and all ok, worth the price but small ship. I highly recommend the Canadian boat lines. Glass enclosed ship AND they have refresments and food to purchase. Beer if you want.

Thank PierreS308
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on the tour. Very informative. Micheal and Dave were really great. I would strongly recommend folks to go for this tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After two years, this was our second time taking the Two Nation Tour with a stop at Boldt Castle on Heart Island. It was a very nice ride with Captain Dave. Dan was very helpful and Mike the curator was a “Stitch”. His information and jokes were very entertaining!!! Thanks to Captain Dave, Mike and Dan for a great time!!!! We’ll probably be seeing you in the future to make it three times ;-)

Lloyd & Joan D

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