Sunsets. Sunken boat wrecks. World-Class castles you typically only see in Europe. Magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous. International ships traveling on the main shipping channel. The best way to see the Thousand Islands is by boat, where seasoned tour guides will share the stories of the more than 1,864 islands that cover 50 miles of the St. Lawrence River between New York and Canada. From two-hour cruises to private charters, Uncle Sam Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay knows the waters best – family owned and operated since 1926! Uncle Sam Boat Tours has a cruise designed for everyone. Whether you’d like to spend the day touring two castles or just have a couple hours and would like to experience the beauty of the Thousand Islands, there’s a Thousand Islands boat cruise to fit your needs, including: Two Nation Tour, 1 Hour Tour, Luncheon and Dinner cruises, Singer Castle and Boldt Castle Shuttle, Twilight Cruise and more.
Top 10 Adventures in the 1000 Islands
So, you only have a couple of days in Alexandria Bay and you need quick suggestions for what to experience?
We made it easy for you to explore our 1000 Islands Region with the Best of Alex Bay Top Ten Adventures Guide! All of these suggestions are suitable for a single adventurer, a family, or a whole gang of friends and neighbors too. Here is a snapshot of what our local residents often recommend to visitors for some must-do experiences in the 1000 Islands Community.
The Thousand Islands Region truly offers one of the most breathtaking and surreal settings in New York State, with islands dotting the St. Lawrence River ranging in size from a few square feet to Canada’s Wolfe Island, with its 48 square miles. Some islands remain wild and uninhabited, while others are adorned with Victorian homes and even world-class castles! Along the shores, nestled into nooks and near deep harbors, visitors find quiet villages, as well as lively towns, like Alexandria Bay, all regularly celebrating their enchanted surroundings. Here’s just a few of things worth doing while your visiting the Thousand Islands!