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Thousand Islands

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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the...

This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.

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USD 24.00*
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St Lawrence River Glass-Bottom Boat Cruise and Rock Island Lighthouse Tour
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USD 22.00*
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St Lawrence River Cruise with Optional Boldt Castle Tour

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Too much to see under the sun and fresh air!

We had been travelling for more than 5-6 hours and were tired of sitting in the stifling environment of AC bus and this trip came as a boon to me as I could breathe in fresh... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been travelling for more than 5-6 hours and were tired of sitting in the stifling environment of AC bus and this trip came as a boon to me as I could breathe in fresh air! The scenic beauty is beyond words, each island presents a unique structure! Would love to stay at one of these after my retirement..

Thank Harkaur884
Faridabad, India
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a tour to Niagara and 100 islands. When we reached here and boarded the ferry, we realised the meaning of beauty! Each island is uniquely developed. Since, we neither had the time nor that much of money to stay in any of the islands but atleast will surely cherish the views preserved in our memories and photos,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousins had a cottage on Stave Island and I went there many times as a child. We've been back many time as adults and we still love. Go on a boat cruise or rent a boat yourself. A relaxing day!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Alexandria Bay and the Thousand Islands is a very different time in the winter, but it is still beautiful. I had to go up there last weekend, and the scene is very different; most the stores and restaurants are seasonal, so they are not open. There are a couple places on the main roads of the town(s) that are open,... More 

1 Thank Larry W
Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you love boating and nature and natural beauty, this is the place for you! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to 1000 Islands. It was so relaxing taking boat tours and seeing the islands. I would love to live here and own my own boat! I was really impressed with the town of Sackets Harbor - it was beautiful! I... More 

1 Thank Andrea B
Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Lovely if you enjoy solitude, nature and serenity. Really gorgeous and natural. If you are Big City Gritty, this is not your atmosphere.

1 Thank Kristina R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you love to be on the water and tour the islands, it is a nice place to visit. From your own boat or a tour boat you view many islands, some small, some large but all interesting to view. KP

2 Thank kathy p
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Alexandria Bay is a very quaint little town in the scenic Thousand Islands area along the border of NY and Canada. Alex Bay is the jumping off point to both Singer and Boldt Castle, both muse see locations. Nice shopping area for souvenirs, ice cream, and home made chocolates.

1 Thank Cindy M
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We took a boat ride up and down the st. Lawrence River and got to see all the different Islands what a nice place. The kids had a great time riding on the boat although this time of year I was kind of a little on the chilly side but we really enjoyed it

1 Thank Lewis B
Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was so excited to vacation in the Thousand Islands with my husband one week this August - What. A. Disappointment. Our friends and family raved and raved about Alexandria Bay, so that is where we based ourselves. We stayed at an airbnb (horrible, but that's another story), received TERRIBLE customer service in nearly every restaurant we went to, and... More 

Thank Ellen K

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