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Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Address: 45 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: (315) 482-2611
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Utica, NY
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273 reviews 273 reviews
72 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. I like how you can be dropped off at Boldt Castle and you can take your time and not be rushed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This boat line offers a variety of cruise options. You can take a short trip to Boldt Castle, or spend hours cruising the beautiful 1000 Islands region. Lunch and dinner cruises are also offered. I have been on several trips and have never been disappointed. A must activity when visiting the area!

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Lorain, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

we did the luncheon cruise and it was just okay. nothing spectacular. i would not do the luncheon part of the cruise again. i suggest eating somewhere else before you get on the boat, althought they do offer pretzels and popcorn on the 2nd floor, along with hot chocolate and the norm. the cruise around the islands itself was really... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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152 reviews 152 reviews
62 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

While in the area we found out about the boat rides. Ethan was our guide, Carrie our captain, and Jenn a helper. They were very nice in taking a group on a fun tour. Ethan provided a lot of information about the number of islands, the American millionaires and the Canadian millionaires who lived in the area. He also provided... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was in the area and I heardd of this boat ride and since I had nothing to do I took myself up there and took a ride. I am not very fond of boats but this was well wowrth a ride. Very imformative in the info they gave on the islands and the area. Some of the foliage was... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Exceeded our expectations. Our energetic guide added value to our time on the water with both narration of the islands and beautiful homes as well as history of the area. Disembarked at Boldt Castle and spent one hour touring the grounds and castle itself.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Didn't know what to expect but Dan did a great job and entertained us with his jokes but knew his stuff- well worth the cost -it is a beautiful ride this two fold tour is a must- highly recommend

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Mendham, NJ
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31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We really enjoyed the 2-hour boat tour around the thousand islands area in this ferry-style boat. The tour guide was informative but annoyingly corny, and hard to hear over the ship's engines. Very reasonably priced. Conveniently includes a drop-off at the Boldt Castle/Heart Island, with pick-up and return to the mainland.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took the afternoon three hour cruise. very entertaining guide. would recommend uncle sams . nice clean boat and very friendly crew. also value for money

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were the only passengers on a late Sunday afternoon trip to Boldt Castle. The shuttle took us right away to the island. Reliable boat ride.

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