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Boldt Castle and 1000 Islands Tour

By Clayton Island Tours, LLC


Free cancellation available
3h 30m
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Guides required to wear masks

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Clayton Island Tours

  • What's included

    Local naturalist guide

  • What's included

    Sightseeing boat cruise

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Heart Island

  • What's excluded

    Entry/Admission - Boldt Castle and Yacht House

  • What's excluded

    Entrance fees to Heart Island and Boldt Castle

Know Before You Book

  • Returns to original departure point

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • Most travellers can participate

  • Please call ahead to confirm wheelchair access

  • Service animals allowed

  • Transport is wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Cost of boat ticket does not include admission into Boldt Castle: Adults $11/ Children (5 to 12 years) $8/ Children 4 and Under Free

  • No passport required

  • Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle on Heart Island

  • Boats are smoke free

  • Schedule subject to change without notice

  • Children age 4 and under are free of charge

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What you can expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the famed 1000 Islands Region. Whether you are making an annual visit to see what’s new, looking for an affordable family holiday close to home or a couple seeking that romantic getaway, Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House has something for you! In fact, the Castles’ legendary beauty nestled amongst the St Lawrence Rivers’ 1000 Islands will keep you returning year after year!

The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) welcomes you to tour Boldt Castle to explore and experience an attraction like no other. Construction began on Boldt Castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise. Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home. A castle rivalling those of Europe, built on the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. However it was not to be, Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly just months before the completion of the castle. Mr. Boldt was inconsolable and immediately stopped all construction on Heart Island, leaving the property vacant for over seventy years…

The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), who owns and operates Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, invite you to explore our website. Here you can glimpse what awaits you at Heart Island. A chance to experience the Boldt’s tragic love storey and the magnificence of a bygone era…

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor holiday. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Holidaymakers have been coming to the 1000 Islands for more than 150 years to enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Waters that were once patrolled by pirates (yes … pirates!) and Prohibition bootleggers are now cruised by cottagers who enjoy serene bays and holidaymakers who tour aboard guided trips and hear the astonishing stories behind the islands.

Pass By: Saint Lawrence River, New York

Cruising amongst the 1000 Islands aboard a guided boat tour is amongst the most popular reasons visitors come here. Cruises include trips past dozens of islands, fairytale castles, lighthouses, island mansions and wildlife all accompanied by true tales of pirates, bootleggers and the Gilded Age rich and famous who all spent time here.

Stop At: Clayton Island Tours, 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624

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 amongst many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle, travel up the American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway, stop at Heart Island, and return through Canadian waters as we complete the circle around Wellesley Island. 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.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, NY

This tour circumnavigates Wellesley Island, New York, the largest US Island in the 1000 Islands Region.

Pass By: Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Rd, Wellesley Island, NY 13640-3105

Wellesley Island State Park is a 2,636-acre state park located on Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River

Stop At: Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640

We stop at Heart Island for one hour and 15 minutes where you can explore Boldt Castle and the beautiful grounds. Our boat waits for you and you reboard the same boat with the same crew to continue your on the St. Lawrence. We return through US Waters to Clayton, travelling the St. Lawrence Seaway, Millionaires row, under the US span of the Thousand Islands Bridge System, and pass by Rock Island Lightshouse.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Thousand Islands Bridge, 43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306

This tour travels under two spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge System. One in Canada and one in the US

Pass By: Thousand Islands New York, Thousand Islands New York, New York

We get you closer to the islands than any other tour!

Pass By: Clayton, Clayton, New York

Clayton Waterfront

Pass By: Thousand Island Park, Thousand Island Park, Wellesley Island, New York

TI Park

Pass By: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, St. Lawrence Seaway, Clayton, NY

View Rock Island Lighthouse as we pass by Rock Island

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Activity Location

  • Clayton New York

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    • 39611 Chateau Ln, Clayton, NY 13624, USA
    • Clayton New York

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