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The Thousand Islands Region on the St. Lawrence River and Eastern Lake Ontario areas combine to offer the perfect blend of business and pleasure.  From waterfront resorts in villages such as Clayton, Sackets Harbor and Alexandria Bay, to national brand hotels in Watertown, NY, the region offers a variety of meeting, conference and convention venues.

 

1000 Islands International Tourism Council - 43373 Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 - 315-482-2520

Group Activities

Whether you are looking for team building activities or just want to have some fun and enjoy the area, the 1000 Islands has options for everyone! Take a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, step back in time at one of the magical castles, go on a fishing expedition or bike and hike your way around the Region. For those looking for a thrill, try a whitewater trip down the Black River or hop on a Flyboard in Alexandria Bay.

 

Castles and Boat Tours

BOLDT CASTLE ON HEART ISLAND

Phone: 315-482-2501

Admission: $10 - $13

Enjoy a self-guided tour, accompanied by audio from the Boldt Caslte App, of this 120-room Rhineland-style castle and yacht house built at the turn of the 20th century. Home to one of the saddest love stories told. Accessible by tour boat, water taxi and private watercraft. 

Alexandria Bay, NY

SINGER CASTLE ON DARK ISLAND

Phone: 877-327-5475

Admission: $14.25

Take a 45 minute guided tour of this 4-story castle built by millionaire Frederick Gilbert Bourne of the Singer Sewing Machine Co. Accessible by tour boat, water taxi and private watercraft. Please note: walking up steps is required to view the interior of the castle. 

Chippewa Bay, NY

UNCLE SAM BOAT TOURS

Phone: 315-482-2611

Tour Price: $9.50 - $56

Tour company offering a variety of tours through the scenic 1000 Islands. Featuring 1-hour, 2 1/4-hour and combination sightseeing cruises, luncheon, dinner and craft beer and wine cruises, twilight cruises and Singer Castle tours. ALL our daytime tours offer an unlimited stop at Bold Castle. 

Alexandria Bay, NY

CLAYTON ISLAND TOURS

Phone: 315-686-4820

Tour Price: $20 - $27

Climb aboard the Miss Clayton, Island Girl or the Glass Bottom Boat Night Heron to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the 1000 Islands. Offering tours to Rock Island Lighthouse and Boldt Castle, as well as lunch and sunset cruises. The Glass Bottom Boat provides a unique "river view" that you wont get anywhere else.

Clayton, NY

YOUR WAVE TOURS

Phone: 315-778-8128

Tour Price: $115 - $359 (Price for 6 people)

Private tour boat company offering a variety of tours to fit any need you may have. Tour castles, shops & restaurants, beaches and so much more. The possibilities are endless! Each tour is priced for 6 people and includes your own private captain and a 1-hour wait at a location of your choice. Contact us for more information and options.

Clayton, NY
 

Thrills and Chills

ADIRONDACK RIVER OUTFITTERS

Phone: 315-788-2297

Tour Price: $54+

Summer, sun, and exciting whitewater; the combination was unknown in New York until A.R.O. pioneered rafting trips on the Black River Gorge. Take an exciting trip, enjoy and snack and a BBQ and make memories to last a lifetime. Group prices available.

Watertown, NY

B.O.B. RAFTING

Phone: 315-785-9386

Tour Price: $59+

Go with the pros - go with BRO! If you're looking for an experience Black River Outfitter, this is it! Offering the newest, most up-to-date rafting center on the Black River and has a top-of-the-line, super friendly staff. Action packed rapids, free ice cream and unforgettable memories!

Dexter, NY

WHITEWATER CHALLENGERS, INC.

Phone: 800-443-RAFT

Tour Price: $61+

Add some fun and excitement to your stay in the 1000 Islands and spend the day whitewater rafting on the Black River! We offer a full day of adventure, which includes all the top-notch equipment you'll need, as well as a highly trained NYS licensed guide in each raft. A snack and a BBQ included!

Dexter, NY

ALL IN ADVENTURES FLYBOARDING

Phone: 315-374-6422

Admission: $99+

Flyboarding allows users to experience flight by being propelled by jets of water over the river. Ever want to feel like Ironman or Superman?? Here is your chance! Operating between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Come get high with us at All in Adventures!

Alexandria Bay, NY

SPENCER VALLEY  ZIPLINES

Phone: 315-767-3235

Admission: $20+

Climb to the top of our 60 foot tower and enjoy a trip on the 1000 foot zipline. This is the perfect attraction for thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the scenery, grab a bite to eat and relax for the day. Let Spencer Valley Ziplines take you soaring to new heights! 

Redwood, NY
 

Getting in Touch with Nature

BOOMERANG: KAYAK & BICYCLE RENTALS

Phone: 315-215-4004

Rentals: $10+

Bicycles and kayaks for rent; singes and tandems available. Renting half-day, full day and multiple days. Delivery and pick up available for an extra charge. Please call for group rates and for guided tour options. Our secondary number is 315-525-3172. 

Wellesley Island, NY

BAYSIDE MARINA & RENTALS

Phone: 315-686-2121

Rentals: $40+

Family owned and operated. Offering power boat rentals as well as paddle board, kayak and canoe rentals. Renting half-day, daily and weekly rentals. Multiple person discount available. Located directly on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton. Come by and let us show you around!

Clayton, NY

THOUSAND ISLANDS LAND TRUST

Phone: 315-686-5345

Admission: Free (some activities may have fee)

TILT works to conserve the natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitats, water quality and outdoor recreation opportunities of the 1000 Islands, for present and future generations. Try hiking, birding, or kayaking at one of their conservation trails.

Clayton, NY & various locations

INDIAN RIVER LAKES CONSERVANCY

Phone: 315-482-4757

Admission: Free (some activities may have fee)

The Indian River and the 18 lakes in its watershed occupy and extraordinary landscape of rocky, wooded uplands and teeming wetlands, lakes and waters. Explore the unique Indian River Lakes region by getting out onto one of our many preserves.

Redwood, NY & various locations

MINNA ANTHONY COMMON NATURE CENTER

Phone: 315-482-2479

Admission: Free with State Park admission

 Covering 600 acres in Wellesley Island State Park, featuring 9 miles of trails that are open year round and a 3500 square foot, newly upgraded Nature Center that is full of exhibits, including live animals. Our butterfly house is open in July and August. Call for information on our specialized programs.

Wellesley Island, NY

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER & LAKE ONTARIO CHARTERS

The St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario are famous for pike, bass, salmon and trout fishing. Experienced fishing charter Captains can tailor a group experience for a great day on the water. Most charter boats carry 6 anglers and captains often work together to accommodate groups using multiple charter boats.

Various locations