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Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour

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Clayton, United States
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At a Glance

3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Spend 3-hours 30-minutes floating along the St Lawrence River on this memorable cruise that highlights the homes and history of the area's elite. Navigate the scenic shores of nearby Canada and visit Heart Island, where you'll have a chance to go on a self-guided tour of the iconic Boldt Castle and explore the island before returning to Clayton.

Highlights

  • St Lawrence River Cruise with Optional Boldt Castle Tour
  • Learn about how local elite live as you float past their island homes
  • Cruise up and down the St Lawrence River and check out the historic mansions
  • Tour Boldt Castle (optional) and learn its interesting history

What To Expect

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Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the
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Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the famed 1000 Islands Region. Whether you are making an annual visit to see what’s new, looking for an affordable family vacation close to home or a couple
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Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the famed 1000 Islands Region. Whether you are making an annual visit to see what’s new, looking for an affordable family vacation close to home or a couple seeking that romantic getaway, Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House has something for you! In fact, the Castles’ legendary beauty nestled among the St Lawrence Rivers’ 1000 Islands will keep you returning year after year!
The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) welcomes you to tour Boldt Castle to explore and experience an attraction like no other. Construction began on Boldt Castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise. Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home. A castle rivaling those of Europe, built on the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. However it was not to be, Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly just months before the completion of the castle. Mr. Boldt was inconsolable and immediately stopped all construction on Heart Island, leaving the property vacant for over seventy years…
The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), who owns and operates Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, invite you to explore our website. Here you can glimpse what awaits you at Heart Island. A chance to experience the Boldt’s tragic love story and the magnificence of a bygone era…

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.
Vacationers have been coming to the 1000 Islands for more than 150 years to enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Waters that were once patrolled by pirates (yes … pirates!) and Prohibition bootleggers are now cruised by cottagers who enjoy serene bays and vacationers who tour aboard guided trips and hear the astonishing stories behind the islands.

Pass By: Saint Lawrence River, New York

Cruising among the 1000 Islands aboard a guided boat tour is among the most popular reasons visitors come here. Cruises include trips past dozens of islands, fairytale castles, lighthouses, island mansions and wildlife all accompanied by true tales of pirates, bootleggers and the Gilded Age rich and famous who all spent time here.

Stop At: Clayton Island Tours, 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624

Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle/Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 22 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle, travel up the American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway, stop at Heart Island, and return through Canadian waters as we complete the circle around Wellesley Island. Our professional guides will share rich history, legends and lore as we get you up close to the islands allowing adults and children the ability to spot local wildlife.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Pass By: Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, NY

This tour circumnavigates Wellesley Island, New York, the largest U.S. Island in the 1000 Islands Region.

Pass By: Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Rd, Wellesley Island, NY 13640-3105

Wellesley Island State Park is a 2,636-acre state park located on Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River

Stop At: Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640

We stop at Heart Island for one hour and 15 minutes where you can explore Boldt Castle and the beautiful grounds. Our boat waits for you and you reboard the same boat with the same crew to continue your on the St. Lawrence. We return through US Waters to Clayton, traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway, Millionaires row, under the US span of the Thousand Islands Bridge System, and pass by Rock Island Lightshouse.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Thousand Islands Bridge, 43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306

This tour travels under two spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge System. One in Canada and one in the US

What's Included

Sightseeing boat cruise
Local naturalist guide
Entrance fees for Boldt Castle

Departure & Return

Departure Point

39621 Chateau Ln, Clayton, NY 13624, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children age 4 and under are free of charge
  • Schedule subject to change without notice
  • Boats are smoke free
  • Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle on Heart
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children age 4 and under are free of charge
  • Schedule subject to change without notice
  • Boats are smoke free
  • Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle on Heart Island
  • No passport required
  • Cost of boat ticket does not include admission into Boldt Castle: Adults $10/ Children (5 to 12 years) $7/ Children 4 and
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children age 4 and under are free of charge
  • Schedule subject to change without notice
  • Boats are smoke free
  • Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle on Heart Island
  • No passport required
  • Cost of boat ticket does not include admission into Boldt Castle: Adults $10/ Children (5 to 12 years) $7/ Children 4 and Under Free
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please call ahead to confirm wheelchair access
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Boldt Castle Cruise
fashionista1409
, Aug 2019
Great info during our tour, just enough time at the castle. Smooth sailing. Brian and Matt were a great team.
Would go again
monkeylovingstranger
, Jul 2019
The young man narrating the trip was very personable polite and knowledgeable. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because it would have been better with more time to your the castle. I would absolutely take this tour again.
Nice Ride!
RNMoon16
, Jul 2019
Bring a bottle of water or two and a snack or lunch. Nice tour. 1 hr boat ride to the Castle, 1.5 hours at Boldt Castle on Heart Island & 1hr back to the dock.
boldt castle
Cruiser270674
, Jun 2019
I thought it was a very nice trip on the uncle sams boat tour, I would highly recommend it, it was beautiful scenery, and the girl that was tour guiding was a sweet girl, with a lot of knowledge
Wonderful scenic tour
Sightsee31033673678
, May 2019
Tour Guide Mike and Capt Matt gave a very informative tour. They were very knowledgeable about the area and history. They gave us good tips and a little extra time at the castle. I came all the way from Long Island, NY for this tour and I felt it was worth it.
The Boat Tour from Clayton to Boldt...
Melvin E
, Aug 2018
The Boat Tour from Clayton to Boldt Castle was a blast! My compliments to Mike with the mike and Captain Jack. The optional self-guided Castle Tour was wonderful! Mike even gave me the mike to tell a couple of pirate jokes. Here's one: What did the pirate say on his 80th birthday? Aye Matey! I'm eighty. LOL
The cruise was very informative and...
Gary B
, Sep 2017
The cruise was very informative and relaxing. We would have preferred a half hour more on Heart Island. Otherwise, we highly recommend this tour.
It was a very relaxing ride, and very...
Andrea E
, Aug 2017
It was a very relaxing ride, and very informative. My husband and I really enjoyed it.
Great time, the guide was great with...
Gregory F
, Aug 2017
Great time, the guide was great with his stories of the area. River traffic was heavy in spots with many other craft creating large wakes. Our captain handle those with ease to ensure a smooth and Dry cruise. Next time I would pass on the box lunch....
We loved the experience. The crew was...
Francis P
, Aug 2017
We loved the experience. The crew was great and very knowledgeable about the surrounding islands.

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