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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.
Wagoner’s Marina is a family owned and operated business on the beautiful St. Lawrence River.
Located just two miles north of Alexandria Bay, the marina has proudly been in the Wagoner family since 1888. It originally was a small family farm which sold milk, strawberries, raspberries, corn, and other vegetables. In 1962 Robert Wagoner Sr. started developing a small trailer park with limited dockage with the help of his wife, Esther and his ten children. Today Wagoner’s Marina boasts 55 seasonal trailer sites, dockage for 120 boats, inside winter storage for 125 boats, a convenience store, gas, marine service, cottage rental, dredging service, barge service, licensed river captains, boat hauling, and dry storage.
Over 100 Years of Quality Service!
Over the years Wagoner’s Marina has experienced several changes; however one thing that has not changed is the family that created it. We, the Wagoner family, still run the marina with pride and excellence, continually striving to add to the quality service and friendly atmosphere that we have developed over the past 100 years — and we will continue to do so for the years to come!