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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.
Bayside Marina and Cottages
Located in the heart of the 1000 Islands, on a prime waterfront location on the St. Lawrence River, in the village of Clayton, Bayside Marina will quickly become your home away from home. We are a full service marina offering seasonal and transient dockage, boat & kayak rentals, boat repairs, and indoor & outdoor storage. Slips are complete with fresh water and electricity, and rates are affordable. Located in the protected waters of French Creek Bay, our all deep water slips will make your boating a breeze. Our central location offers easy accessibility:
to great fishing, beaches, and cruising around the U.S. and Canadian islands.
we are a day trip to Gananouque, Kingston, and many state and provincial parks.
only minutes to Alexandria Bay and Boldt Castle.
we are walking distance to the town of Clayton with its world famous Antique Boat Museum, excellent restaurants, festivities, and golf courses.
Our beautiful park like setting, spectacular main channel views, meticulously cared for grounds and facilities, along with our friendly staff, will make you understand why Bayside Marina is where “friends bring friends”. In addition, when you dock at Bayside Marina, you get two marinas for the price of one, with dockage at our Henderson Harbor marina included for the same price. We would love to hear from you. Call us at: 315-686-2121.