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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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Uncle Sam lines out of Alexandria, busy even in he off season

The guide was pretty good and told lots of bad jokes, but also included some good history and stories. I would say that as little as I know of he history, I did catch a couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Southport, NC
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Southport, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guide was pretty good and told lots of bad jokes, but also included some good history and stories. I would say that as little as I know of he history, I did catch a couple wrong, but not significant, facts. The tour is probably as good as any of the tours. I got a little tired of smelling diesel... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm always amazed at how many people don't know about this area of New York. It should be on everyone's travel list. It's just incredible. The river is bigger than many lakes, nice clean, clear and crisp water. Why travel abroad when this beautiful area is just a drive away. Visit both Alex. Bay and Clayton. There's plenty to do... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time visit and definitely will be back. So much to see, especially by boat. Don't miss Heart Island with Boldt Castle and the Yacht house as well.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with our tour,we had lunch first on the boat which was delicious.Then when we were half way through the heavens opened so we had to see everything from inside the boat,the part that we did see was beautiful.The boat staff were very pleasant and the tour lasted about 2 hrs with the meal.The place itself is lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thousand Islands in Alexandria Bay is situated at the Canada–US border, in the Saint Lawrence River. It's a wonderful place to visit, if you are on your way to Niagara or Canada. A guided boat ride in the river is a must do activity here, that takes you to many of the thousand islands while telling you stories related to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thousand Islands are beautiful but if you're looking for lots to do off of the water this isn't the place to be. I didn't see alot for kids to do, and as adults we had problems keeping entertained. If I hadn't booked and paid for 5 nights we would've left 2 days early.

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Newark, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of great little shops, amazing views and plenty of opportunities to explore further around the north country. From camping to staying at hotels I've always loved this place!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic town of Alexandria Bay has a quiet charm, scenic beauty, and many gift shops and restaurants. To truly enjoy the beauty of the area a pontoon boat is ideal. Swimming and paddle boarding in the crystal clear waters is amazing. Visits to Boldt Castle on Heart Island and to Singer Castle are both must sees but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the special, which was prime rib. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious. My husband had perch per our servers recommendation, he said it was fantastic. Our server was personable and very efficient. It was moderately priced. We will definitely come back to Riley's the next time we are here in A Bay.

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Bradford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Alexandria Bay is a quaint tourist town. There are many souvenir shops on James Street that are always fun to browse. You can see all kinds of boats, ships & barges going down the river. The town seemed to have a relaxed aire about it. We enjoyed it here.

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