Group Tour Planners
Clayton Island Tours Pre Designed or Customized Tours
- 1000 Islands and the St. Lawrence River
If your groups like a little of everything, not to worry! Combine Nature, History, Culture, Museums, Theater Performances, Wine Tasting, Agriculture, Lighthouses, Boat Tours, Events & Festivals….there is something for everyone. Pre-designed or customized tours available in the 1000 Islands Region from Oswego, NY to Massena, NY. Locations include areas such as Sackets Harbor, Watertown, Cape Vincent, Clayton, Alexandria Bay, and Ogdensburg
- A Day in Clayton
Arrive at the Frink Park Pavilion in downtown Clayton where you will be met by our professional staff. Enjoy coffee, muffins, and the beautiful St. Lawrence River as you listen to the history of Clayton and the 1000 Islands, followed by a walking tour of the village. Visit the TI Museum, TI Arts Center, Antique Boat Museum, Wine Tasting, Distillery Tasting, and great shopping on your own.
Board one of Clayton Island Tours Boats for a narrated tour on the St. Lawrence with a stop at Rock Island Lighthouse where you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and visit the keepers cottage or cruise 2 Nations and stop at Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Picnic Lunch provided to enjoy onboard, Rock Island, or Boldt Castle
End of day board the motorcoach for home.
- Mystery Tour Among the 1000 Islands
One Night / 2 Day
Arrive Clayton, New York for shopping and lunch on your own at one of many great restaurants. Enjoy a visit to the TI Museum, Antique Boat Museum, Wine tasting, Distillery Tasting, Great Shopping, or choose a colorful adirondack chair located under the Train Station Replica and spend time watching the beautiful St. Lawrence River, home to pleasure boats and large ocean going freighters.
After checking into your riverfront hotel, board “The Riverloop”, one of Clayton Island Tours vessels for a cocktail cruise and narration of the area. We will then stop at one of the beautiful islands for an “Old Fashioned Shore Dinner” prepared by local fishing guides.
The next morning after breakfast, board one of Clayton Island Tours boats for a narrated Boldt Castle and 2 Nation Tour (no passports required), with a stop at Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island. Picnic Lunch included to enjoy aboard the boat, Rock Island, or Boldt Castle.
End of the day, board motorcoach for home.
- Boat Tour to Boldt Castle, Boldt Castle Yacht House, and 2 Nation Tour
Our Boldt Castle and 2 Nation Tour begins in Clayton, approximately 10 miles south of Boldt Castle on Heart Island and travels over 22 Unique miles on the St. Lawrence River through U.S. and Canadian Waters.
Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle/Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 22 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle travel and up river via American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Our professional guides will share rich history, legends and lore 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 Lightouse State Park.
We stop at the Boldt Castle Yacht House before shuttling over to Heart Island for a guided or self guided tour of Boldt Castle.
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. We can even add a stop at Rock Island Lighthouse if you wish.
Highlights of this tour include:
– St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel
– Round Island
– Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island
– Thousand Islands Park
– Travel under 2 spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System (One in the U.S. and one in Canada)
– Twin Pine Treehouse on 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 & grandaughter
– Boldt Castle
– Boldt Castle Yacht House
– Canadian Palisates
– 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
– and more!
Passports are NOT required on any of our tours.
- Boat Tour Grindstone Island and 2 Nation Tour
Enjoy an intimate boat tour through U.S. and Canadian waters on the St. Lawrence River as we take you among the islands near Clayton. Grindstone is the fourth largest of the 1000 Islands, 2nd largest American Island, and the largest island not connected by bridge or ferry system to either mainland. Lost in time, Grindstone is home to one of the few natural occuring beaches in the islands, over 14 miles of unpaved roads, a private vineyard, four active beef farms, historic but now abandoned farmlands, and New York State’s last operating one-room school house. Grindstone is known for its preserved meadows, nature trails, songbird forests and irreplacable wetlands. Rich History, conservation, and stunning waterfront architecture live here side by side. This is a continuous tour without stops or we can add a stop at Canoe Point State Park for a nature walk or Picnic Point for a “Traditional Old Fashioned Shore Dinner.”
- Boat Tour to Rock Island Lighthouse
Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton, NY off of Fisher’s Landing. Originally commissioned in 1847, it is one of six lights put up along the St. Lawrence River to guide traffic to and from Lake Ontario. Today the Lighthouse and island are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation. While visiting the island guests can climb to the top of the Lighthouse, visit the Keepers Cottage which is now a museum and gift shop, and take a stroll on one of the 1000 Islands. Rock Island is only accessible by private boat or with Clayton Island Tours.
- Boat Tour - Sunset Cruise or Happy Hour
Don’t miss this opportunity for a wonderful evening on the St Lawrence River you will never forget! Evenings on the River are a special treat, and one of the best times to witness many bird species fishing. Twilight exposes the beauty of the islands and the river like you have never seen before, and should not be missed. This relaxing tour is perfect for groups experience the river like a native! You are invited to bring your own food and beverage on board or we can provide a boat with a fully licensed bar. Add appetizer’s or dinner!
- Boat Tour - Lighthouses and Castles on the St. Lawrence River
Spend the day on the river! Board the boat in Clayton and enjoy stops at Rock Island Lighthouse, Boldt Castle & Boldt Castle Yacht House, and Singer Castle. Along the way we will pass Sunken Rock Lighthouse, and circle Three Sisters Lighthouse. Lunch provided on board.