Community Partner Cruises

Each season we partner with local businesses and organizations who charter our boats for cruises or fundraisers open to the public.  Reservations can only be made by contacting the business or organization. 

American Legion Colon Couch Post 

Arts Association of Northern New York –  Plein Air Artist Boat Tour – Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Boat Tour departs Clayton Island Tours Dock (39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624) at 11:30am. Highlights include the Canadian Admiralty Islands, Napolean’s Hat Cottage, Half Moon Bay, Cable Ferry Gananoque Shore Front, 2pm stopping at Picnic Point State Park on Grindstone Island for Lunch at the Sissy Danforth Pavilion and visit the working plein air artists. 3pm Depart Grindstone Island for return to Clayton For additional information and reservations contact the Arts Association of Northern New York – – 119 W. Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 Phone 315-686-3502

Coyote Moon Vineyards – “Wine and Cheese Cruises” – June 15th through September 8th, 2018 – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, departure times vary throughout the season.  Reservations can only be made by contacting Coyote Moon Vineyards.  Visit Coyote Moon on the River, 524 Riverside Drive in downtown Clayton, call 315-686-4030, or visit

Grindstone Island Research and Heritage Center

Lake Ontario Lighthouse Challenge Tour – The fifth annual Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, 2018.  The challenge is to visit eight unique New York lighthouses within two days.  The official Challenge route runs east from Rock Island Lighthouse near Clayton, NY to the West to a new site, 30 Mile Point, outside of Rochester, NY.  Participants collect a lighthouse stamp or token at each lighthouse site visited.  Special arrangements have been made to include bonus sites not usually open to the public.  This guided two day motor coach tour will be led by renowned Pharologist, Ted Panayotoff.  Contact The H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego for additional information and registration.  Registration Deadline is July 1, 2018. or call 315-342-0480


North Country Arts Council – “Metal on Water with Will Salisbury” –  June 14, 2018 5:30pm-8:30pm  “Metal on Water” celebrating the St. Lawrence River steel creations of sculptor Will Salisbury.  2018 North country Arts Council Artist Recognition Cruise.  Departing from Clayton Island Tours Dock, (39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton NY  13624) limited seating, Champagne Reception on board, Cash Bar,  Guitarist Gary Walts, and Will Salisbury will be on board to discuss his metalworks.  Proceeds will fund essential improvements at the North Country Arts Council’s “Arts On The Square” gallery, 52 Public Square, Watertown, NY.  For complete information and to purchase tickets online – or visit Arts On The Square, 52 Public Square, Watertown 11am-6pm M-F, 11am-3pm Sat.  Phone 315-661-6361

Save The River –“On The Water Field Trips” – “In 2009, Save The River launched a partnership with area school districts to bring the St. Lawrence River to the classroom, educating area school children about the St. Lawrence River, its fragility and the importance of its protection…….but in schools where many of the students have never been on the River, there is a lot of interest in doing just the opposite – bringing the classes to the River.”  Clayton Island Tours is a proud supporter of this program and each year we welcome hundreds of school children for “On The Water” field trips! Once on board the boat, students get to know the River – identifying Osprey nests and other bird species, searching in wetlands for beaver dams, learning to differentiate between living and non-living things, and so much more!  Frequently, our on the water field trips include visits to Rock Island Lighthouse State Park on Rock Island, Minna Anthony Nature Center and Wellesley Island State Park, Canoe Point State Park on Grindstone Island, and Grass Point State Park.  In 2017 New York State implemented “Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grant Program (Connect Kids) a field trip refund grant program connecting New York schoolchildren with nature and New York State history.…/connect-kids/grant-program.aspx    Contact Save The River at  (315) 686-2010, or contact our Group Tour Department at 315-686-4280,, or [email protected]

Spay-Neuter NOW & Alley Cat Rescue – Each year Spay-Neuter NoW and Alley Cat Rescue host a fundraiser boat tour on the St. Lawrence.  The 2018 Cruise has not been announced yet, but you can support them on June 14th, 2018!  The organizations are hosting a SPAY-GHETTI Dinner on June 14, 2018 4pm-7pm  at the Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay.  Spay/Neuter/Now 47 Duck Cove Road, Hammond, NY  13646 315-486-0094.  Alley Cat Rescue PO Box 706 Alexandria Bay, NY  13607  315-482-3492

Thousand Islands Arts Center –

Thousand Islands Museum – “Sunset History Boat Tours” – Throughout the summer Thousand Islands Museum partners with Clayton Island Tours to offer “Sunset History Boat Tours.”  Reservations can only be made by calling the  Thousand Island Museum at 315-686-5794.  2018 Schedule  Wednesday, June 20th –  Wildlife along the St. Lawrence River,  Wednesday, July 11th – Cherry Island to visit the Gilded Age mansion “Casa Blanca”,   Wednesday, July 18th – Ivy Lea,  Wednesday, July 25th – American Narrows,   Wednesday, August 8th – Canadian Admiralty Islands,  Wednesday, August 15th – Shipwrecks of the Lost Fleet,  Wednesday, August 1st  – Grindstone Island,  Wednesday, August 22nd  – Round Island,  Gilded Age “New Frontenac Hotel,”  Owned by Charles G. Emery,  Wednesday, August 29th –  Our last history boat cruise of the season when we head to Canada, touring thru the many islands there while learning the history of the area.  Reservations can only be made by contacting the Thousand Islands Museum at (315) 686-5794 or

1000 Islands Land Trust –  TILTreks, Kids Treks and Camp” are great programs to get out on the land and experience the natural world in the Thousand Islands.  Explore the 1000 Islands by visiting one of TILT’s Signature Preserves!  The 1000 Islands Land Trust Charters Clayton Island Tours for boat transportation to a few island events.   Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 – Grindstone Island Mule Tour.  Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 KidsTrek:Ichthyologist for a Day/Governor’s Island.  Thursday, August 9th, 2018 – TILTKids Day Camp/Grindstone Island.  Reservations can only be made by contacting the 1000 Islands Land Trust at  315.686.5345,

Contact Info
Phone (315) 686-4820
Map Marker

39621 Chateau Lane

Clayton, NY 13624