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Address: 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624
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+1 315-686-4820
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcome to Clayton Island Tours!

Experience the grandeur and beauty of the...

Welcome to Clayton Island Tours!

Experience the grandeur and beauty of the 1000 Islands Region the Clayton Island Tours way. Clayton Island Tour’s professional tour guides will share the legends and lore behind the Thousand Islands region on a 1.5 or 3 hour scenic tour.

You will enjoy magnificent views of premier sights with opportunities to view giant Great Lakes freighters, lighthouses, magnificent island homes and the Thousand Islands International Bridge up close. Daily stops to Boldt Castle are available. All tours have many photo opportunities and cruise areas of the 1000 Islands not seen on other cruise.

From Memorial Day through September, Clayton Island Tours offers narrated tours for the general public. If you’re looking for a fun group outing or private party we will create a custom private charter to suit your needs and make sure it’s a success. Check our ever changing special events including the Clayton Fireworks Cruises.

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$22.00*
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St Lawrence River Cruise with Optional Boldt Castle Tour
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$24.00*
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St Lawrence River Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Rock Island Lighthouse Tour

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Best way to see some of the thousands islands

We were in the Thousand Islands in the fall. This boat tour was wonderful! The captian and mate had alot of knowledge of the area and they were alot of fun. They answered all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krfurney2012
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Corning, New York
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Corning, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the Thousand Islands in the fall. This boat tour was wonderful! The captian and mate had alot of knowledge of the area and they were alot of fun. They answered all questions asked and treated every one like family. I highly recommend this tour!

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! More 

Medina, New York
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

The boat ride was nice but they didn't have a lot of beers and wines to choose from. They provided pizza, wings and snacks but there wasn't enough room for everyone to sit down once you got your food. We ate standing. I wouldn't do the cruise again.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Recentlt took a Sunday afternoon Rock Island Light House Tour. Had a great trip! Glass bottom boat was cool, tour guide and captain, awesome. Really enjoyed exploring the Island and Lighthouse.

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Watertown, New York
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

We traveled 10 hours roundtrip to the 1,000 island region and this tour was supposed to be the highlight of our visit. We checked the tour schedule for Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 10-9. Saturday was listed as having no openings, but the Sunday tour had 10 openings. We purchased 3 tickets and were charged $54. We printed the ticket and... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had an absolute great experience chartering with Clayton Island Tours! They set up the food tables and we were able to provide our own libations to enjoy on the trip. The boat more than adequately met the needs of our guests with on board bathroom facilities and everything was just perfect.

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for chartering our Boat! We appreciate the great review! More 

Watertown, New York
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We thought we would see lots of fish and wreaks on bottom of St Lawrence , but we didn't , the water is beautiful seen ducks and such but ,we wanted to see under the water don't know why

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

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Niagara Falls, New York
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Made reservations well in advance and planned our trip to include this boat ride in our schedule. The day before they sent me an e-mail telling me that they had to move our 10am to the afternoon trip because of no captain. That didn't fit in our schedule so we tried to call and all you get is a recording.... More 

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

We do apologize that your tour did not go as scheduled. We are pleased that we were able to notify you in advance of the schedule change! More 

Watertown, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We had family visiting from North Carolina, three generations, we rented a boat with tour guide Dan Giles a recent college grad, and pilot Captain Dave, a long time river rat. They took us down the American channel and up the Canadian channel. They showed us highlights and narrated a educational and humorous tour. We thank them sincerely. It was... More 

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for chartering our boat! We certainly enjoyed having your family with us and appreciate the great review! More 

Syracuse, New York
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have always just gone to Alex Bay and taken the Uncle Sam Boat tour which have been great, but this goes out of Clayton so you the other side and learn more about the 1000 Islands. The tour guide was so full of "riverrat" stories that everyone kept asking for additional information about the original owners and what happened... More 

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! More 

Owego, New York
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I have done the Clayton Island Tours trip to Rock Island Lighthouse twice now and highly recommend it. The boats are much smaller than Uncle Sam's. They are essentially covered pontoon boats yet are restroom equipped. There are far fewer people aboard and you ride much closer to the water giving the trip a much more serene and intimate feel.... More 

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We hope to see you on another future tour! More 

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