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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.
SWAN BAY RESORT – 1000 Islands Premier RV Park & Marina
“New York State’s #1 RV & Vacation Rental Resort!
Designed with the savvy and tasteful traveler in mind, Swan Bay is a 55 Acre upscale RV Resort located in Alexandria Bay, NY. The Resort offers 300+ Oversized RV lots, Unique Lodging Rentals & a 100+ Slip Marina with all of the necessary amenities to attract both seasonal and transient guests. When pulling up to the gate at Swan Bay, you can always expect a friendly greeting, superb amenities & high quality accommodations. Serving our guests from May-October each year.
THIS is Resort Camping. Swan Bay not only offers RV & Glamping experiences, but high-quality amenities as well. We offer Watercraft Rentals, a Waterfront Pavilion, weekend Food Trucks, two heated Pools with an expansive deck area and onsite Tiki Bar. Swan Bay is also pet-friendly with an onsite Dog Park. Just next to that is our Playground where we offer daily Kids Activities as well as Adult Events throughout the Season. Kick back & relax at our Tiki Bar and enjoy live entertainment on the weekends or shop around our Rift Boutique gift shop located in the Main Office. Need some extra food? Walk, Golf Cart or Drive just next door to the Price Chopper Plaza for groceries, quick food or the wine & liquor store.
With us, you will: Camp Happier. Stay Longer. Return Often.”