Private Charters, Tours and Shuttle Service

Thinking about planning a river excursion or need to shuttle guests?

For a special treat, you may want to make your event more fun by cruising the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River.   Let our professional event staff provide assistance in making our charters perfect for class reunions, birthday parties, family get togethers, fundraisers, bachelorette/bachelor parties, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, weddings and engagements or any other gathering of friends, family, or co-workers.

Clayton Island Tours offers unique opportunities to share the beautiful 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence River with your guests.  Our boats are available for charter from May through November, we depart from our location or we can pick you up from local resorts, hotels, village docks, or anywhere with safe dockage along the St. Lawrence River.  Entertain your guests on a river cruise, or take them to destinations such as Boldt Castle on Heart Island, Rock Island Lighthouse, Singer Castle, an Island State Park or a private island.  We have a fully licensed bar, can include brunch, lunch, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, local wine/beer/distillery tastings, and entertainment.

Want to bring your own food and beverage?  No problem, we have boats for that too!

Contact us to save the date and discuss your special event aboard Clayton Island Tours!




  • Available May – November
  • Duration:   2 or more hours
  • Rates: call for quote
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Private Charters, Cruises, and Tours can be customized for you or choose a pre-designed event

  • Chevron down Bachelorette/Bachelor Party
  • 2 Hour Private Charter on the St. Lawrence River.  Keep it low key with a few close friends or go wild and invite up to 65 guests.  Departing from and returning to our location 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton NY.  Bring your own food and beverages. We provide the vessel, Captain and First Mate, table/w cloth,  music system to plug in your electronic device, self decorating, and a memorable event on the St.  Lawrence River.   Starting at $400.00, plus tax.  Additional options include: Duration, Catering, Cash Bar, Event Planner, Destinations, Departure and return locations, and more!

    Groups are also welcome on our scheduled tours.  You might enjoy Happy Hour on the St. Lawrence River Cruise on Tuesday and Thursday Nights ($15.00) pp or Sunset Cruise on Monday and Wednesday Nights ($20.00) during July, August, and early September.

  • Chevron down Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Special Event Cruise
  • 2 Hour Celebration Cruise!  Limited only by your imagination.  Let the honoree in on the planning or make it a complete surprise!  Bring your own food and beverage or come aboard one of our boats with a fully licensed bar.  We always provide the vessel, Captain, First Mate/Narrator, music system to plug in your electronic device,  self decorating, and all clean up.  Dance floor, catering, breakfast, lunch, Dinner, hors d’oeuvres , tables w/table cloths, event planner, cash or tab bar, destinations and departure/return locations are a few additional options available.

  • Chevron down Family Reunions and Summer Resident Communities
  • Family Reunion and Summer Resident Community Cruises are popular on the St. Lawrence River.  Leave the driving to us so the entire family can relax and enjoy a trip on the River.  Narrated, Partially Narrated, or plug in your electronic device to our music system.  Bring your own food and beverage aboard the Miss Clayton (up to 40 guests,) the Island Girl (up to 55 guests) or charter the Night Heron (up to 48 guests) or River Loop (up to 65 guests) with  licensed bars.   Cruise among the islands or choose a destination such as Boldt Castle, Rock Island, other State Parks, or any location with safe dockage.  Give us a call for additional options and ideas!

  • Chevron down Fundraisers
  • Fundraising is popular aboard Clayton Island Tours.  Organizations charter our boats, set their own ticket prices, and sell directly to members or the general public.  Past events include 2 or more hour charters, cruise the river, island events or destinations, provide their own food and beverage or catered event with cash bar, presentations or club meetings on-board, group outings to an Island State Park, Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Rock Island Lighthouse and many other locations.  Contact us to discuss your fundraising idea!

  • Chevron down On the Water Field Trips for all Ages
  • Each year we welcome hundreds of school students for field trips on the St. Lawrence River.  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.  Many schools book field trips directly with us or through Save-the-River.
    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 school children with nature and New York State history.…/connect-kids/grant-program.aspx 
  • Chevron down Pizza and Wings
  • 2 Hour Pizza and Wings Cruise.  We will depart from our location at 39621 Chateau Lane for a 2 hour cruise among the islands on the St. Lawrence River.  We provide the vessel, Captain, First Mate, Music System you can plug your electronic device into, Pizza, Wings, Salad, Water, Soda, table ware, clean up, and allow self-decorating.  You may wish to charter a boat with a licensed bar.  Call us today to discuss your Pizza and Wings Cruise!  $39.95 plus tax, per person, minimum 20 guests.

  • Chevron down Shuttles
  • Private Island, Resort, Destination Shuttles

  • Chevron down Skipper and Clipper
  • Enjoy a 2 hour cruise with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar with local craft beer & wine while you cruise the St. Lawrence.  Get up close to the islands, visit a secluded bay, circle a lighthouse or catch a sunset.  Departing and returning to our location 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton NY, we provide the vessel, captain, first mate, partial narration, music system to plug your electronics into, set up, and clean up!  $39.95, plus tax, per person, minimum 20 guests.

  • Chevron down Boldt Castle/2 Nation Tour, Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Grindstone Island/2 Nation Tour, Happy Hour on the St. Lawrence River, Sunset Cruise
  • Any of our regularly scheduled tours can be booked as Private Charters.  Enjoy the boat with just your party, we can adjust the departure and duration based on your needs, add lunch, brunch, dinner, cocktails, wine/beer/distillery tastings, etc.

  • Chevron down Traditional Old Fashioned Shore Dinner
  • What could be more memorable than a St. Lawrence River Cruise with a stop on an island for a Traditional Old Fashioned Shore Dinner served by a local fishing guide!

  • Chevron down Wine and Cheese Cruise or Sunset Cruise
  • Charter the boat and bring your own, or we can provide for you!   Local Wine, Beer, or Distillery tastings available while you cruise the river.