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Thousand Islands

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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
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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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$24*
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St Lawrence River Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Rock Island Lighthouse Tour
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St Lawrence River Cruise with Optional Boldt Castle Tour

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Alexandria Bay is a cute little tourist town with lots of eateries and gift shops. Tour boats ride out to castles in the St. Lawrence River. This used to be the playground of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Alexandria Bay is a cute little tourist town with lots of eateries and gift shops. Tour boats ride out to castles in the St. Lawrence River. This used to be the playground of the rich and famous 100 years ago. Accept it as a tourist town and just enjoy the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful areas I have ever visited. Take tome to do a boat tour and visit Boldt Castle. We left our home at 5 am in order to do the a boat tour.

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Thank Karen K
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful. Did a boat tour, the only way to see the islands. The area is very clean. Will be returning.

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Tiffin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't been here since 1999 when I moved to another state. This place is a must see for the adventurous traveler! The scenic castles and the amazing homes are everywhere. The water is the draw but be sure to know your dates and seasons if you come to fish from a long distance, b/c catching fish is not guaranteed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Just an amazing area to visit. The islands are beautiful to look at. Tour boat is a good mandatory activity. We stayed at Alexandria Bay. Very calm place so long as yoy stay away from Pirates week event.

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Thank Annorath
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A 2 day quick trip to the 1000 islands turned into an amazing weekend. Staying at Angel Rock vacation homes to visiting Bolt castle, the weekend turned out to be better than expected. I would highly recommend Angel Rock if you are looking for a CLEAN,comfortable place to stay. Our trip was rather short, but will definitely be longer in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A recent short vacation to 1000 Islands and Boldt Castle makes me want to share information here. If your trip includes both sides of Canada and States, then going to Boldt Castle is easier from Alexandria Bay in New York State. The parking lot for tours to the Castle is big enough and free, it takes less than 10 mins... More 

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Middletown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the 2-Nation tour done by Uncle Sam Boat Tours, especially the section passing "Millionaire's Row." Amazed by the number of islands that have houses. Well worth the time spent to sail through this beautiful area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically, the main attraction would be the visit to the Thousand Islands Uncle's Sam boating company. The boat ride was a scenic trip to visit the many islands as well as a stop by Bolst Castle which was the main attraction. The guide, Jill, was great and provided us with many information on the island. If you are just looking... More 

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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Thousand Islands is a "must" once in a life (this is my second, and I would do it more and more times). St Lawrence River is the natural frontier between Canada and USA, a beautiful scenery where you'll find lots of amazing and beautiful islands, private islands, where the owners have their houses and gardens, in breathtaking surroundings. Sailing... More 

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