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Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour

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    Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

    Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the famed 1000 Islands Region. Whether you are making an annual visit to see what’s new, looking for an affordable family vacation close to home or a couple seeking that romantic getaway, Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House has something for you! In fact, the Castles’ legendary beauty nestled among the St Lawrence Rivers’ 1000 Islands will keep you returning year after year!
    The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) welcomes you to tour Boldt Castle to explore and experience an attraction like no other. Construction began on Boldt Castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise. Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home. A castle rivaling those of Europe, built on the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. However it was not to be, Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly just months before the completion of the castle. Mr. Boldt was inconsolable and immediately stopped all construction on Heart Island, leaving the property vacant for over seventy years…
    The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), who owns and operates Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, invite you to explore our website. Here you can glimpse what awaits you at Heart Island. A chance to experience the Boldt’s tragic love story and the magnificence of a bygone era…

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

    The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.
    Vacationers have been coming to the 1000 Islands for more than 150 years to enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Waters that were once patrolled by pirates (yes … pirates!) and Prohibition bootleggers are now cruised by cottagers who enjoy serene bays and vacationers who tour aboard guided trips and hear the astonishing stories behind the islands.

    Pass By: Saint Lawrence River, New York

    Cruising among the 1000 Islands aboard a guided boat tour is among the most popular reasons visitors come here. Cruises include trips past dozens of islands, fairytale castles, lighthouses, island mansions and wildlife all accompanied by true tales of pirates, bootleggers and the Gilded Age rich and famous who all spent time here.

    Stop At: Clayton Island Tours, 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624

    Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle/Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 22 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle, travel up the American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway, stop at Heart Island, and return through Canadian waters as we complete the circle around Wellesley Island. Our professional guides will share rich history, legends and lore as we get you up close to the islands allowing adults and children the ability to spot local wildlife.

    Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

    Pass By: Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, NY

    This tour circumnavigates Wellesley Island, New York, the largest U.S. Island in the 1000 Islands Region.

    Pass By: Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Rd, Wellesley Island, NY 13640-3105

    Wellesley Island State Park is a 2,636-acre state park located on Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River

    Stop At: Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640

    We stop at Heart Island for one hour and 15 minutes where you can explore Boldt Castle and the beautiful grounds. Our boat waits for you and you reboard the same boat with the same crew to continue your on the St. Lawrence. We return through US Waters to Clayton, traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway, Millionaires row, under the US span of the Thousand Islands Bridge System, and pass by Rock Island Lightshouse.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Thousand Islands Bridge, 43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306

    This tour travels under two spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge System. One in Canada and one in the US
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    We enjoyed our boat ride and visit to Boldt castle . April our boat tour guide was informative and knowledgeable. It would of been helpful if she informed us of the app. for the castle tour by the time we realize it it took awhile...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank RoseWehnau
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    This was our first trip to the 1000 islands. This boat trip is a perfect introduction to the area. Tickets are easily purchased,tour guides and captains extremely knowledgable and willing to help in any way. Boldt castle was amazing. You are your own guide and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 2bogey2
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I bought the tickets online for myself ann 2 of my daughters ages 20 and 18. We were going to attend the 11 one however arrived an hour early and were able to catch the 10 one right at the last second. They waited for...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Pugsterbob
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Had a Great Time on the Tour. Smaller Group and Much More Personal!! Katie and Captain Skip did an Excellent Job. Learned so much about the History of the Area. If you are a first time Visitor Like we Were I highly Recommend this Tour...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Judy H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This tour is a must for first time visitors to the Thousand Islands. We had no idea of the history, geography or boating in general and this tour provided a wonderful perspective over a 3+hour time frame. Mike was our guide, and with the help...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Response from Rwrnole2 | Reviewed this property |
    You can use uncle Sam's in Alexandria bay or clayton tours. I have used both. US has more boats in and out.
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    Response from dianewA8715AR | Reviewed this property |
    Uncle Sams Boat Tours are located on James St in Alex Bay. Very east to find once you enter the main tourist street. There are a variety of tours offered and a variety of times. If you wanted to call, they can be reached... More
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