1000 Islands Overnight
Visit New York’s 1000 Island’s Region, one of America’s favorite international tourism destinations, favored by many for its scenic natural beauty. In Alexandria Bay, enjoy a luncheon cruise along 22 visually stunning miles through American and Canadian waters of the St. Lawrence River (no passport needed). Hear its storied past and view its magnificent Gilded Age summer homes and many other landmarks dotting its shores. Your cruise includes a self-guided visit to Boldt Castle, the sprawling stone mansion built in 1900 by Waldorf-Astoria Hotel owner George C. Boldt. Visit Clayton and its Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premiere freshwater boating museum. Enjoy a scenic Rock Island Lighthouse Nature Cruise with lunch (only accessible by boat) aboard a glass bottomed boat and enjoy unparalleled underwater views including two 19th century shipwrecks. Learn about the river’s fish, birds and landscapes, and what’s being done to protect and preserve them. Climb the lighthouse steps for a bird's eye view from the lantern room. Tour the keeper's quarters and stroll the beautiful island grounds. The trip concludes with a winemakers tour and tasting at the Thousand Islands Winery. A 1000 Islands (1,864 actually), but a million wonderful memories await!
- One night at the Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay, NY, breakfast at hotel, two lunches, baggage handling, deluxe motorcoach transportation, driver’s and guide gratuities and AAA escort.
- Housekeeping Gratuity
- AAA Member Discount: $10 per person
- Uncle Sam Boat Tours Luncheon Cruise including Boldt Castle visit
- Free time for shopping and dining in Alexandria Bay
- Visit to the Antique Boat Museum
- Clayton Island Tours Nature Cruise with Rock Island Lighthouse visit
- Tour and Wine Tasting at the Thousand Islands Winery
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Pricing for single, triple and quad occupancy is available. A refundable deposit of $100 per person is due upon reservation. Cancellation insurance is available at final payment. Balance is due by May 14, 2024 and trip becomes nonrefundable at that time. After May 14, 2024, space is based on availability. Itinerary is subject to change. All times are approximate.
Morning: Boarding at the Home Depot in Clifton Park at 7:00 am. Morning rest stop in route. Afternoon: Arrive in Alexandria Bay and board your 2.5 hour Uncle Sam Boat Tours’ luncheon cruise. After your cruise, enjoy an inclusive self guided visit to historic Boldt Castle on Heart Island. A return cruise shuttle to the mainland is included in your tour. On the mainland, the remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure. Stroll the village for shopping and dining or just relax and enjoy your riverside hotel amenities. Your hotel offers a restaurant, outdoor waterside Tiki Lounge and swimming pool.
Morning: Enjoy an inclusive breakfast at your hotel prior to check out. Next, board our coach as we make our way to the picturesque village of Clayton, NY for a visit to the Antique Boat Museum. Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, the Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater boating museum in North America. The ABM’s collections hold over 320 unique boats and thousands of related artifacts and archives. Afternoon: Board the Clayton Island Tours’ Night Heron, our unique glass-bottomed boat and learn about the fish and wildlife that share the river with us. Peer through the glass at an underwater shipwreck, the topography of the river bottom, one of the region’s largest underwater shoals and dock cribs left over from the Gilded Age. Spend an hour exploring Rock Island State Park and climb to the top of its historic 1847 light house for an unparalleled view of the St. Lawrence River. A boxed lunch is included. Your 1000 Islands adventure continues with a winemakers tour and tasting at the Thousand Island Winery which produces twenty-three different varieties of wine in five categories from their nineteen acres of wine grapes planted on the farm. The grapes consist primarily of Frontenac, Marquette, La Crescent, and Riesling. Evening Board the coach and depart for home. A rest stop will be made in route with an arrival back in Clifton Park at approximately 8:00 pm.