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Clayton Island Tours

39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624
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St Lawrence River Cruise with Optional Boldt Castle Tour
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St Lawrence River Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Rock Island Lighthouse Tour
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2-Hour St Lawrence River Sunset Cruise from Clayton
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624
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"glass bottom"
in 23 reviews
"boldt castle"
in 84 reviews
"rock island lighthouse"
in 30 reviews
"great tour"
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"captain dave"
in 10 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 12 reviews
"the river"
in 38 reviews
"heart island"
in 7 reviews
"bring your own"
in 7 reviews
"sunset cruise"
in 5 reviews
"canadian side"
in 5 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 5 reviews
"box lunch"
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"fun facts"
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"boat ride"
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"light house"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful area"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the money, super informative and very entertaining. We loved our Captain Dave. He made our trip out to Heart Island very special and showed us a lot of amazing homes along the way up close and personal. Boldt Castle was worth the time, money...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide was very personable. He grew up in the area and knows a lot of the history. He took us places that the bigger boats can't go. We went through the Lost Channel. You need to learn that story. If you need a...More

Thank diankamac
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking a tour with us and for taking time to write a wonderful review.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a really nice river tour. The boat was comfortable and the guide was excellent, sharing history and many great stories about the river. The glass bottom was pretty cool, and we were able to see some remains of ship wrecks. It was nice...More

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope you were able to relax a little on Rock Island, we like to call this "River Time"....relaxing from a stressful world.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a Boldt Castle Tour for our anniversary weekend away. Although a rainy, cold day, we were determined to make the best of it. The boat staff was knowledgeable and fun. In fact, our tour guide was a former stand up comic (among other...More

Thank Angela B
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for spending your Anniversary weekend with us and for taking the time to write a review! Happy Anniversary!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

A small boat, but we couldn't follow the guide description of passing islands because a noise fromm engine. However, the cruise was worthed and interesting even on overcast day we had.

Thank Maria B
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We will look into the engine noise!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, we did this boat tour with a toddler and the whole crew was so understanding which was a big plus. Second they are a wealth of knowledge and history and provide such interesting information about the area. We got to see freight...More

Thank Kathryn K
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We love to share the river and Rock Island Lighthouse!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Bolt Castle & Two-Nation Tour. Checkin was pleasant, with everyone we encountered. Most of the tours you can take anywhere, are only as good as the people who provide the narrative for where you are visiting. Mike is as good as any...More

Thank VillagerRick
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We too are pleased you were not disappointed! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and for mentioning Mike. He is a wonderful guide!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour is a much more personal view of 1000 Island area - more than one can gain from a cruise ship or sightseeing tour. Very strange - no fish were to be found the day we were out (the fisherman at the pier didn't seem...More

Thank 199ellynm
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us a tour of the islands!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never been to this area before and thought it would be a good introduction to the history and geography of the river. The guide Andy provided lots of detail as Captain Skip piloted us in the river and through the islands. It was...More

Thank 2jamestowners
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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your tour and thank you for mentioning Captain Skip, Guide Andy, and lunch. We love to share the river with our guests and also appreciate our staff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to tour Islands. Mike was great in explaining all about the islands, very knowledgeable. Bolt castle was awesome, so beautiful. Definitely will book with them again...Awesome job!!!

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David K, Owner at Clayton Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your tour. We also think Mike is a great guide and hope you will join us again.

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Louise H
18 September 2016|
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Response from David K | Property representative |
Hello Louise, We do have parking available for those who need to be close to our dock. There are two steps up to the boat, but a ramp is available. The "Night Heron" our glass bottom boat has rows of seating up both sides... More
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ptravl
4 August 2016|
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Response from Denis A | Reviewed this property |
Uncle Sam's boat tours run a shuttle to Boldt castle from all of their tours (which are similar to Clayton Island tours) so you can get dropped off there in the morning from your tour and spend the whole day there and hop... More
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Debbie A
5 July 2015|
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Thank you for your inquiry about our Boldt Castle Tour! Our boats typically hold between 43 and 55 passengers, which allows for a good view of the castle from any seat. The boats also have room in the center where... More
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