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Singer Castle on Dark Island

Box 59, Dark Island, Chippewa Bay, NY 13623
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tour of Singer Castle on Dark Island and very much enjoyed it. We took the boat from Schermerhorn Landing. The $32 price includes the 20 min boat ride to the island and back, as well as a guided tour of the castle. Our tour guide (Logan) was excellent. Tour guides are students working there for the Summer... More

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Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The trip over was nice although the price was more than what was shown on the site for Schermerhorn tours. When we bought the tickets and questioned the price difference we were told that Singer castle had raised their prices. The actual boat trip was perfect. The girl that was giving the tour was not a good choice for this... More

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Port Kent, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

After having visited Singer Castle in 2012 we had to go back to stay the night! As other reviewers have stated, the day time tour is quite rushed and you feel like there is so much you don't see- and it's true. Unlike at Boldt Castle, where you are free to roam the grounds for hours, at Singer you are... More

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Lantana, TX
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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

On a recent visit to the 1000 island region we visited Singer Castle. You will find two castles in this area - Boldt Castle and Singer Castle. I really enjoy castles and love the history surrounding them. It's hard to compare these two as they both offer different perspectives. This is what I believe makes Singer Castle special: This castle... More

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Groton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We did not stay here overnight, but my husband and I took the Uncle Sam boat tour. We had only 45 minutes on the island. The tour was guided, but we were very rushed. We didn't have time to really enjoy the house and the architecture. It is a gorgeous place, but not worth the extra money, since you really... More

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Staten Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

If you are a visitor to the Thousand Islands area you definitely have to see Singer and Boldt Castles. I recommend going to Singer first because while it is big and impressive it simply prepares you for the majestic Boldt castle and all of its outlying buildings. I truly appreciate the medieval style of the first floor of Singer Castle,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Fisrt of all, the real name of this place was originally The Towers, and it was built by Frederick Bourne, the president of Singer Manufacturing Company (wich explains all the old sewing machines you'll see throughout your tour). The castle took awhile to build because granite had to be hauled to Dark Island, and was completed in 1905. The Bourne... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Maybe having really enjoyed our trip to Boldt Castle spoiled my family, but Singer Castle was a disappointment to us. First, I must explain, the guide we had (although sweet) did not know much about the castle. She would ask if anyone had questions, then answered, "I don't know," or seemed to make up the answer. Second, the tour had... More

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Delanson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I went to Singer Castle with Uncle Sam Boat Tours out of Alexandria Bay. I would not recommend touring with them. Although the cruise up the St. Lawrence was gorgeous, we were told when we arrived at the castle that our tour would only be 45 minutes, but those who came from Schemerhorn Tours or in their own boat got... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Went there with my family (sister, parents, grandma) and it was a fun time. Nice boat ride out, cool castle, and I learned a bit. We did not stay here overnight, just visited the castle for the day.

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Address: Box 59, Dark Island, Chippewa Bay, NY 13623
Location: United States > New York > Chippewa Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Singer Castle On Dark Island Hotel Chippewa Bay

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