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This area of 1,600-plus islands was discovered by French explorers in the 16th century.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolute beautiful place to visit with tons of things to do. The boat trip and the boldt castle was better then I had even imagined

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brittany9669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Thousand Islands area is a very charming, serene and pretty area. Alexandria Bay is located on the US side of the St Lawrence, and is chock full of boutiques and restaurants. The Thousand Island themselves are easily accessible by boat and I strongly urge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank myszka0611
Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Thousand Islands area is a beautiful playground for all ages. Take a boat tour to get the full history and a great look at some of the waterfront homes and the views. Sam's Boat Tours gives a great two hour tour with a convenient...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank L0vetotravelgal
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Cruising around these islands is lovely, total amount really is 1,864, but thousand islands sounds better. Go if you can

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank valvori
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We always go here sense I was a child and now taking our kids it’s something special for everyone young and old and in between I love the Thousand islands many things to just look at so pretty and peaceful we will always come back

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shanna3000
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I have visited it many times, first in the late eighties. Than a few weekend trips in the late ninities, than a long gap until now. Just so many things to do. Rent a boat for a day and go exploring.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scooby-BTR
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Awesome Gem on a place and well worth the visit and time to see. We were lucky and had splendid weather.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Loouis S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We just went for the day! It was a beautiful day and plenty to see. Bolt Castle was very interesting and we were there for a couple hours. The Uncle Sam boat tour was also very interesting the guide made it fun he had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Usmarine55
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Been here many times, and I just miss it when I don't come back for a few years. I'll be back next year for sure!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This place is to total relax. The boat across the river is good. It takes like 45 minutes. It's a beautiful nature place

Date of experience: September 2018
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27 August 2018|
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Response from Bruce-Boy47 | Reviewed this property |
Upper NY State and Ontario are beautiful in fall due to the variety of trees. Tours are still running into the fall. While I have not seen the islands in fall I have seen the foliage and can predict the sight will be worth... More
Amberly L
17 August 2018|
Response from wperruna | Reviewed this property |
To get around to the different islands, since many are privately owned, most do a boat tour through a tour company like Uncle Sam's so you can see either Boldt Castle, Singer castle and go through Millionaire's Row to go... More
Melita C
31 July 2018|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Alexandria Bay has every kind of accommodation from Plush to cheap. Nice touristy spot, beautiful area.