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There is no better way to experience the beauty of the St. Lawrence River than from the bow of a boat. The spray in your face- the wind in your hair- its a feeling like no other. The magnificence of the sparkling water, set off by the picturesque islands, offers a potent reminder of why the 1000 Islands has long been the choice of vacationers from around the world. Take off and try tubing, head out on water skies. Explore the islands, and stop for a quick swim or picnic.
Be sure to bring your own boat. Clayton makes it easy to get your boat into the water. The village provides a public launch and docking at many points along the river including a 200-foot floating dock complex in front of the Village.
Clayton also has a number of well-equipped full service marinas where you can buy gas, supplies, dock for the evening, or rent watercraft ranging from kayaks to canoes and small fishing boats to houseboats to pontoon “party boats”.
If you don’t have your own boat, you can enjoy the guided pleasures of a boat tour aboard a double-decker tour boat. The scenic vessels leave Clayton throughout the day, and travel beneath the 1000 Islands Bridge to near-by Alexandria Bay and its romantic Boldt Castle, and around the islands into Canada. You’ll view the extraordinary island homes built by the privileged of yesteryear especially along millionaire’s row, and learn about Clayton’s colorful past filled with bootleggers, pirates and local “river rats”. Perhaps you would prefer a private, personalized tour where you can try a day of “rivering” with a local guide on his private boat. With just your own friends and family aboard, your tour can be as personalized as you like.
1000 Islands Private Boat Tours
Founder and captain, Jordan, grew up year-round on one of the islands in the 1000 Islands region. Through his formative years, he developed a deep appreciation for the beauty and unique character of the area. Jordan’s passion for the region led him to creating a unique offering for visitors, providing the opportunity to fully experience all the special parts of the area that he has come to know and love.
At 1000 Islands Private Boat Tours, we believe that the best way to explore the 1000 Islands is by boat, and we offer a variety of tour packages that encapsulate the best of what the area has to offer. Whether you are looking for a quiet day on the water, an adventure-packed island-hopping tour, or a custom tour tailored to your specific interests, we have something for everyone.
As a young captain, Jordan brings a fresh and lively approach to experiencing the area. His enthusiasm for sharing the most captivating and charming parts of the 1000 Islands is evident in every tour that he leads. Beyond the tours, he’s always happy to share personalized recommendations for restaurants, activities, and attractions in the area to help you have the best time during your stay.
At 1000 Islands Private Boat Tours, we are excited to show you everything that the 1000 Islands has to offer. We invite you to come aboard and experience the beauty, charm, and excitement of this unique and captivating region.