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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
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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One of the most Beautiful Places I've Ever Been.

I spent many years on the St. Lawrence River and around Alexandria Bay. I had the opportunity to have my own boats to get around which made it much more personal than just a boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I spent many years on the St. Lawrence River and around Alexandria Bay. I had the opportunity to have my own boats to get around which made it much more personal than just a boat tour. The boat tours are well worth doing because you get a lot of the history of the area and most (or some) of them... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took a boat tour of some of the islands. Very scenic. You could see the riverbed in some places as the water was just that clear. Some of the houses on the islands are incredible. There is even a small cabin that takes up an entire island. very neat

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This area is stunning! Our boat tour couldn't have been any better or more beautifully set. Tour narrator was very knowledgeable and personable. We would most definitely visit this area again.

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Ogdensburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are many tour boat lines in the 1000 Islands on of which (Uncle Sam's) sails out of Alexandria Bay, NY. The boats will cruise among and between the various islands in the island chain. There are actually over 1300 islands, some of which are just large rocks jutting out of the water. These were deposited here with the receding... More 

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Dallas, Texas
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice experience a must visited place. Please consider the 2 nation boat trip as they have lot to show. Please do check the weather as it gets really hot sometimes during summer

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Hansville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This has got to be one of the prettiest places in the world. Just crossing the bridges in a car is fun. But get out and take a hike across the bridge to get some great views of the water and lovely islands dotting the river! Then hike in the parks! If you are lucky enough to have a canoe... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thousand Island cruise is well worth the money. A lot of history in the area. Cruise staff were very informative.

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Tonawanda, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

a beautiful area to visit for families, etc. lots of water activities in area, including Clayton boat tours and town. area is definitely "touristy"- lots of shops and bars. take a sunset boat cruise on Island Princess out of Clayton, BYOB- a good time for all- $20 pp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely place to visit, great stores, houses, and restaurants. The area has a great main street and lots of souvenirs to buy.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What's not to like! From the camping, dining, the fishing, the boating, & tours!!! The Thousand Islands have something to offer everybody!! The river and the Thousand Islands are something everyone should experience in their lifetime. You may leave the Thousand Islands, but the river and islands never leave your heart or mind.

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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay

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