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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
Description: This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the...
This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
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Tranquility

The peace and quiet of this treasure is unmatched. If you want to relax this is the place, fish, river watch, and the local food- yummy!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The peace and quiet of this treasure is unmatched. If you want to relax this is the place, fish, river watch, and the local food- yummy!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

when crossing in from Ontario there is often a state trooper preying on tourists who have just crossed the border into New York State. it is a big cash grab for the little town of Alexandria Bay. The state trooper will stop you for doing 5 mph over the limit, no warning, no breaks, they just want to take money... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Welcome Center is situated next to a stream with a small wooden covered bridge. The staff was helpful and provided a map of the area. Bathrooms were clean.

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Syracuse, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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