Board the glass-bottomed Night Heron for an unparalleled view of underwater life in the clean waters of the St. Lawrence River. Pass several islands and other points of interest!
Boldt Castle Tour in Clayton, NY
Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle/Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 22 miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River.
We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle, then travel up the American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Our professional guides will share the rich history, legends, and lore of the area as we get you up close to the islands allowing adults and children the ability to spot local wildlife.
This international tour will include views of magnificent, million-dollar summer homes on both the US and Canadian shorelines, travel under both the American and Canadian spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System, and pass Rock Island Lighthouse State Park.
At Heart Island, you have the option to disembark and enjoy a self-guided tour of Boldt Castle. Our stop at the island is approximately 75 minutes and your boat, captain, and guide wait for you to re-board to continue your tour.
Returning to Clayton through the Canadian Channel of the St. Lawrence River, we will travel by the smallest international bridge, through the whirlpools of “the lost channel,” pass by Tom Thumb Island, the Statue of St. Lawrence, through Eel Bay, and wind through the islands in front of Clayton, the real heart of the Thousand Islands.
2019 Fall Schedule – Monday through Friday 11:00am / Saturday and Sunday 10:00am and 1:30pm (Last Day for the 2019 Season is October 20th)
Spring Schedule – May 9 – June 12 11:00am Daily / Memorial Day Weekend May 23 – 25 10:00am, 11:00am, and 1:30pm / June 13-19 10:00am and 1:30pm
Summer Schedule – June 20 through September 7 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 1:30pm
Fall Schedule – September 8 through October 27th Monday – Friday 11:00am and Saturday & Sunday 10:00am and 1:30pm
Highlights of this tour include:
- St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel
- Round Island
- Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island
- Thousand Island Park
- Travel under 2 spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System
- Cherry Island & Millionaire’s Row
- Devil’s Oven – hiding place of Pirate Bill Johnston during the Patriot’s War of 1837
- Hopewell Hall – summer home of George Boldt’s daughter & granddaughter
- Boldt Castle
- Boldt Castle Yacht House
- Millionaires Row
- Canadian Palisades
- Skydeck on Hill Island – 400′ tall observation deck
- Whirlpool Channel
- Tom Thumb Island
- Million-dollar Canadian homes
- Eye of the needle
- Canadian Middle Channel
- Eel Bay
- Boarding takes place 15 minutes prior to departure.
- Meeting Address: 39611 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624
- FREE parking, buses and RVs welcome
Concessions – We do not have concessions on board our boat for this tour, however, we do offer picnic lunches to carry on board with you. Picnic lunches should be pre-ordered online when purchasing tickets to guarantee selection or by calling us at least one hour prior to departure. We also offer a made-to-order menu at our concession stand onshore. Please arrive early for your tour to allow us time to prepare your food or stop by after your tour. All items are available to go and may be taken aboard our boats, or enjoyed on shore.
No Pets are allowed on Heart Island or the Boldt Yacht House with the exception of registered service animals.***
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED
OUR BOATS ARE SMOKE-FREE