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Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour

This intimate tour travels over 27 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands through US and Canadian waters of the St. Lawrence River. We spend 75 minutes at Heart Island for a self guided tour of Boldt Castle and grounds.

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This intimate tour travels over 27 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands through US and Canadian waters of the St. Lawrence River.  We spend 75 minutes at Heart Island for a self guided tour of Boldt Castle and grounds. Many photo opportunities as we pass Freighters and Ocean Going Vessels traveling to and from the Great Lakes and ports around the world, millionaires row, private islands, and premier sights as your tour guide shares the history, mystery, legends and lore of the area.  Your boat, captain, and guide will be with you every nautical mile of this most popular tour in the 1000 Islands.

Adults Ages 13 and up
$29
Children Ages 5 to 12
$18
Youngsters Ages 4 and under
Free
Seniors, Military, First Responders
$27

Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour


Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 27 unique miles through US and Canadian waters among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. Our professional local guides share rich history, legends and lore as we get closer to the islands than any other tour. View magnificent million-dollar homes, travel under American and Canadian spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System, and pass Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island.

At Heart Island guests have the option to take a self guided tour of millionaire George Boldt’s Castle, built as a testament of love for his wife Louise, before tragedy struck in 1904. Marvel at life in the “Gilded Age” for the wealthy who built magnificent castles and summer homes on islands as we travel through “Millionaire’s Row” and the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel with the possibility of viewing oceangoing vessels that travel from around the world to the Great Lakes of North America. Our small boats provide for a personal experience with our Captain and Crew. Each of our crew members have a unique, never recorded presentation, and a love of sharing the River with guests.

 Exclusions – Admission to Boldt Castle on Heart Island is not included in the price of boat tour tickets.  Adult’s $12.50 and Children (5-12) $9.00 / Tickets may be purchased through our website at the time of purchasing your boat tour tickets, upon check in the day of your tour, upon arrival at Boldt Castle on Heart Island, or at www.boldtcastle.com

 

2024 Schedule – 

Spring May 11 – May 22 10am and 2pm Saturday and Sunday
  2pm Monday – Friday
Memorial Day Weekend May 25 & 26 10am, 12pm, and 2pm Daily
  May 23 – June 28 10am, 12pm and 2pm Saturday and Sunday
    10am and 2pm Monday – Friday
Summer June 29 – September 9 10am, 12pm and 2pm Daily
Fall Sept 10 – October 7 10am and 2pm Daily

Highlights of This Tour Include:

  • This tour circumnavigates Wellesley Island, the largest US Island through Canadian Waters in the north and us waters in the south
  • Eel Bay
  • Canadian Steamboat Channel
  • The Lost Channel
  • Tom Thumb Island
  • Parks Canada
  • Rockport, Ontario
  • Canadian Palisades
  • Whirlpool Channel
  • Tom thumb Island
  • Million Dollar Canadian homes
  • Eel Bay
  • The Statue of St. Lawrence
  • St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel
  • Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island
  • Travel under 2 spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System
  • Twin Pine Treehouse on Cherry Island
  • Millionaire’s Row
  • Devil’s Oven
  • Hopewell Hall
  • Boldt Castle on Heart Island
  • and so much more!

Meeting Location

Clayton Island Tours – 39611 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624

Frequently Asked Questions

 1.  Is Boldt Castle Admission Included?

No, Boldt Castle Admission is a separate fee. Adults $12.50 / Children (5-12) $9.00 / Children 4 and under Free – Admission tickets may be purchased online with your boat tour, are available at our ticket booth upon check in, Upon arrival at Boldt Castle, or online at www.boldtcastle.com

2.  Are there concessions on-board?

We do not have concessions on our boats. We do offer food and beverages from Kay’s Kitchen , our onsite concessions.

Picnic Lunches available to pre-order for each tour
Breakfast in-season
Lunch in-season
Catering for group/private charters aboard our boats

You may bring your own food and beverages on-board. No Alcohol.

3.  Do you travel if it is raining?

Yes, our boats are covered and have windows that roll up or down in inclement weather. We do not travel in severe storms or high winds. If the weather prevents us from departing we will let you know as soon as the decision is made.

4.  Are Passports Required?

Passports are not required.

5.  Where do I park?

We have ample free parking. Motorhomes are welcome.

6.  Are pets allowed?

Only Service Animals are allowed. No pets, Comfort Animals or ESA’s are allowed.

7.  Can I smoke on the boat?

Our boats are smoke free.