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Two nation tour was great

We did the two nation tour and had a wonderful time. Our tour guide was quirky, but still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara E
via mobile
Relaxing on the water

Very nice 2 1/2 tour of the 1000 Islands with beautiful views. The tour guide was very informative... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
447lwilson
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Webster, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the two nation tour and had a wonderful time. Our tour guide was quirky, but still enjoyable and very knowledgeable. The stories behind the islands, people and houses in the area are amazing. Highly recommended!

Thank Sara E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't hear tour narration over the diesel engine of the boat. We took the last tour of the day but that was not a good idea. Told us Boldt Castle tour would take 45 min but we didn't finish in that time frame at all and literally had to run for the boat...no time for the separate boathouse tour either. Disappointing.

Thank GlacierChick
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice 2 1/2 tour of the 1000 Islands with beautiful views. The tour guide was very informative. This is very relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank 447lwilson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we rode uncle sam boat twice . first day went to boldt castle and yacht house and next day rode on one thousand island on st Lawrence river over 2 hours. peaceful and quiet. excellent views. smooth beautiful weather. the ticket shelter were pleasant staffs and excellent information.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent tour of the Thousand Islands area on Uncle Sam's Boat Tours. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour itself is amazing, to see all these beautiful homes of all different sorts, both on the mainland and the island. And they stories that go with them are also interesting. We loved it and highly recommend it. We'd go again, in a heartbeat! And take teh Boldt Island Mansion tour (an add-on)--it's great, too.

Thank SanfordFoodie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Season winding down so purchasing tickets at the entrance was easy. Did not order ahead online. Was explained all ticket options. We just took ride to Boldt Castle and back... easy peasy!

Thank Angela8990
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Due to travel delays, we missed our on-line pre-booked 2-Nation tour, but Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours took care of us by refunding our money, got us on the next tour when we arrived & tickets for the Boldt Island shuttle the next day since we did not have time to go there the day we arrived! The only tour available when we arrived was the 1 hr tour, and although we missed out on a lot, us 4 adults aged 40-70 plus 2 teens enjoyed the 1 hr tour. Our guide told good stories about the islands & stopped talking for about 20 minutes so we could just enjoy cruising the river, the views & buy some on-board drinks & snacks. The highlight of the trip was exploring Boldt Castle (plan 2-3 hrs) & The Yacht House (plan 1/2 hr).

Thank klaulds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Uncle Sam’s is the biggest boat tour company in Alexandria Bay (of the two). This tour takes you up the American side of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and then jumps across to the Canadian side. The tour staff provides background on the area and the expensive home on both sides, whilst throwing in little tidbits about the area (just don’t believe the story about the origins of 1000 island dressing). It’s a good tour with plenty of scenery. Beer and nibbles available on the boat as well. Recommended.

Thank Curtis S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t say enough good things about Uncle Sams Boat Tours. Friendly service. Great tour of the 1000 Islands day or night. Wonderful for special events and affordable

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great boat tour, especially if you are not familiar with the 1000 Lakes area. The tour is very informative, mostly about the houses you will see on the St. Lawrence River, but also about the history and some fun facts.
Our tour guide was very engaging and interacted with the people on the top deck. Unfortunately, it was very cold and we opted to stay inside. We could hear quite well though.
The boat offers snacks and drinks and is comfortable.
If you go, make sure you buy the option to visit Boldt Castle. It is well worth the extra cost, which is minimal.

Thank Michelle S
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