Board the glass-bottomed Night Heron for an unparalleled view of underwater life in the clean waters of the St. Lawrence River. At Rock Island Lighthouse guests can climb to the top for a magnificent view…
- Adults Ages 13 and up
- Children Ages 5 to 12
- Youngsters Ages 4 and under
- Seniors Ages 65 and up
- Active Military and Family Please bring Valid Military ID
Boldt Castle Tour in Clayton, NY
Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 25 unique miles 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. This international tour includes views of magnificent million-dollar homes on both the US and Canadian shorelines, travels under American and Canadian spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System and passes Rock Island Lighthouse State Park.
Departing from Clayton we travel through Canadian waters of the St. Lawrence River, by Tom Thumb Island, the smallest island, through the whirlpools of “the lost channel,” the Statue of St. Lawrence, through Eel Bay, and wind through many of the beautiful islands. 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 along the River.
Returning to Clayton we travel through US waters and the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel where we may get you close to one of the great ships, “Lakers” and “Salty’s,” that travel the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. This tour completely circles Wellesley Island, the largest US Island and our boats allow for a personal experience with our Captain and Crew. Each of our guides has a unique, never recorded narration, and a love of sharing the River with guests.
Summer Schedule – June 20 through September 7 10:00am, 11:00am, 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 – Picnic lunches are available for any tour and may be ordered online with your tour tickets or call us at least one hour before departure and we will prepare your lunch fresh from our brand-new onsite kitchen. Come early or plan to stop by after your tour to enjoy our picnic area and made-to-order menu. All items are available to go and may be taken on-board our boats. Breakfast also available daily.
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