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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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Beautiful and amazing region

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 NEW

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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Congers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were only in Alexandria Bay for one night. We took a boat tour and had dinner in well-review pizzeria. Everything was nice and we had a good time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views of the Thousand Islands are sullied by the dump of a town that is Alexandria Bay. One of the worst tourist towns I've visited. People aren't friendly in the shops and restaurants. Everything there is tired and shabby. You have to make the best of your time spent there by finding hidden gems and fun tours.

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was so great because of Andy, our boat tour guide. He is a pillar of knowledge and we learned so much history of the river it was mind boggling! Look for Andy at Clayton Island Tours and go enjoy yourself!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go on a cruise, rent a boat, fly over, whatever - but make sure you see this place. Serenity, peace, quiet (well, except for cruise boats and jet-skis :))... If you can, rent a place and stay for a few days. If you are financially challenged like us, grab one of the many boats to show you around and pretend,... More 

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