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Thousand Islands

Address: NYS Welcome Center at the 1000 Islands International Bridge, 43373 Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 800-847-5263; 800-8-ISLAND
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
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Syracuse, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very relaxing while enjoying the scenery... The crisp and fresh Fall air... And "guided narrative"... Aboard an Uncle Sam boat tour Had done the Boldt Castle before... But decided on the 2.5 hour cruise to share with visiting family from India... Especially for the many sights and Fall foliage views too Packed our own picnic lunch to share on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
69 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Although the rich and famous may love on the river- the glory is that of nature. That's why they are there! Great boat ride! Amazingly beautiful! Smell the roses!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The blue waters, reflecting an emerald blue sky, calm and placid, a nice cool breeze fanning your face and the small and large islands floating by, The Thousand Islands is one of the most idyllic sails in the world. Home to the rich and famous, each island has its own unique design, one wants to stop and gaze at the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It's a trip not to be missed. We took the boat from Uncle Sam trips. Don't need pre-booking unless is more than 20 people trip. Reasonable price. Have different prices per season and per choices. The trip we took as 2 1/2 hours. It was more than enough. Go at the top; better view. The trip includes a guide who... More 

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Markham, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I like flowing waters with lot of energy, yet peaceful. I love islands with lot of trees. I love beautiful bridges and sailing below those majestic structures... finally, I love spending time with my kids on a nice evening boat ride. Thousand islands is exactly a great mix of all the above. St Lawrence river is at it's best at... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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171 reviews 171 reviews
67 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Seeing the islands was so much fun. According to Ethan from Uncle Sam Boat Rides, there are 1864 islands and we were able to see some on our tour. The information he provided was very interesting.

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Mt. Olive, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoy traveling across the country on our Goldwing motorcycle. When we travel, many days we don't know exactly where we will stop for the night. Several years back, we were riding with two other couples and found ourselves in Alexandria Bay. It was early afternoon on a weekday in mid-September. All the schools were back in... More 

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Columbia, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had never been to this area before and I loved it so much! I had never heard of the Thousand Islands. We went the end of September and it was perfect. The weather was great, the crowds were small and it was just beautiful. If you ever get a chance, be sure to take one of the boat tours... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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165 reviews 165 reviews
85 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped here with our kids a few years ago on our way to Niagara Falls. We took a cruise to visit Thousand Islands. Some islands are small rock projections in St Lawrence River and others are bigger, inhabited with some pretty nice houses. Boat is the only mode of transportation. If you have some extra cash and happened to... More 

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ceresco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

the area is amazing -the wealth is pretty obvious and worth seeing take the tour- much history- beautuful

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