Rock Island Lighthouse: Glass-Bottom Boat

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This amazing tour will show you the 1000 Islands like no one else can! You’ll board the Night Heron, our amazing glass-bottomed boat, and get an unparalleled view of underwater life in the clean waters of the St. Lawrence River.

We will get up close and personal to the islands as we travel to Rock Island in Fisher’s Landing. As the Night Heron glides through the water peer through the glass to see native fish and underwater wonders. Share the experience as our naturalist narrators tell the history of the area and spot wildlife – Ospreys, Eagles, Blue Herons, Deer, Muskrats, Minks and many more animals that are unique among the 1000 Islands.

Docking at Rock Island you may climb to the top of the lighthouse tower and enjoy the panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River including the American Span of the 1000 Islands Bridge. Visit the Museum and Gift Shop in the lighthouse keepers cottage, and walk on one of the 1000 Islands!

Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York, off of Fisher’s Landing. Originally commissioned in 1847, it is one of six lights put up along the St. Lawrence River to guide traffic to and from Lake Ontario through the waterway. The Rock Island station is the best preserved, as all of its structures still survive. It was refitted in 1855, rebuilt in 1882, and moved in 1903. The light was closed in 1955 after more a century of service. Today, the lighthouse and island are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

2010 Restoration of Rock Island and its structures began, using federal and state funds. The goal of the work is to make Rock Island a tourist destination that describes the station and its keepers, and gives a glimpse into life on the St. Lawrence.



May 18 – June 16 • 1:00 PM – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

June 17 through September 4 • 10:15 AM & 1:00 PM – Daily

September 5 through September 24 • 1:00 PM – Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

Duration: 2 hours 45 min.

Rates: Adults $24.00 / Children (6 to 12 years) $16.00 / Youngsters (5 and Under) Free / Military $22.00 / Seniors $22.00

Admission to Rock Island Included

Our Boats are Smoke Free
Pets are not allowed on Rock Island

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