Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour
Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 25 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. Our professional local guides share rich history, legends and lore as we get closer to the islands than any other tour. This international tour includes views of magnificent million-dollar homes on both the US and Canadian shorelines, travels under American and Canadian spans of the 1000 Island Bridge System, and passes Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island
At Heart Island guests have the option to take a self guided tour of millionaire George Boldt's Castle, built as a testament of love for his wife Louise, before tragedy struck in 1904.
Departing Boldt Castle we travel US waters and the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel with the possibility of viewing oceangoing vessels that travel from around the world to the Great Lakes of North America. Our small boats provide for a personal experience with our Captain and Crew.
per adult from
3 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Sightseeing boat cruise
- Local naturalist guide
- Entry/Admission - Clayton Island Tours
What's excluded :
- Entrance fees to Heart Island and Boldt Castle
- Entry/Admission - Boldt Castle and Yacht House
- Entry/Admission - Heart Island
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Boldt Castle and Yacht House, Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Boldt Castle on Heart Island is located near Alexandria Bay, NY in the famed 1000 Islands Region. Whether you are making an annual visit to see what’s new, looking for an affordable family vacation close to home or a couple seeking that romantic getaway, Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House has something for you! In fact, the Castles’ legendary beauty nestled among the St Lawrence Rivers’ 1000 Islands will keep you returning year after year!
The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) welcomes you to tour Boldt Castle to explore and experience an attraction like no other. Construction began on Boldt Castle in 1900 at the bidding of millionaire hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise. Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home. A castle rivaling those of Europe, built on the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the 1000 Islands. However it was not to be, Mrs. Boldt passed away suddenly just months before the completion of the castle. Mr. Boldt was inconsolable and immediately stopped all construction on Heart Island, leaving the property vacant for over seventy years…
The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), who owns and operates Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, invite you to explore our website. Here you can glimpse what awaits you at Heart Island. A chance to experience the Boldt’s tragic love story and the magnificence of a bygone era…
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Pass By: Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.
Vacationers have been coming to the 1000 Islands for more than 150 years to enjoy its breathtaking beauty. Waters that were once patrolled by pirates (yes … pirates!) and Prohibition bootleggers are now cruised by cottagers who enjoy serene bays and vacationers who tour aboard guided trips and hear the astonishing stories behind the islands.
Pass By: Saint Lawrence River, New York
Cruising among the 1000 Islands aboard a guided boat tour is among the most popular reasons visitors come here. Cruises include trips past dozens of islands, fairytale castles, lighthouses, island mansions and wildlife all accompanied by true tales of pirates, bootleggers and the Gilded Age rich and famous who all spent time here.
Stop At: Clayton Island Tours, 39621 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY 13624
Join us for the most unique and complete Boldt Castle/Two Nation Tour experience. Enjoy an intimate boat tour as we travel over 22 unique miles among many of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River. We begin in Clayton miles south of Boldt Castle, travel up the American Channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway, stop at Heart Island, and return through Canadian waters as we complete the circle around Wellesley Island. Our professional guides will share rich history, legends and lore as we get you up close to the islands allowing adults and children the ability to spot local wildlife.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Pass By: Wellesley Island, Alexandria Bay, NY
This tour circumnavigates Wellesley Island, New York, the largest U.S. Island in the 1000 Islands Region.
Pass By: Wellesley Island State Park, 44927 Cross Island Rd, Wellesley Island, NY 13640-3105
Wellesley Island State Park is a 2,636-acre state park located on Wellesley Island in the St. Lawrence River
Stop At: Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640
We stop at Heart Island for one hour and 15 minutes where you can explore Boldt Castle and the beautiful grounds. Our boat waits for you and you reboard the same boat with the same crew to continue your on the St. Lawrence. We return through US Waters to Clayton, traveling the St. Lawrence Seaway, Millionaires row, under the US span of the Thousand Islands Bridge System, and pass by Rock Island Lightshouse.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Pass By: Thousand Islands Bridge, 43530 US Route 81, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2306
This tour travels under two spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge System. One in Canada and one in the US
Pass By: Thousand Islands New York, Thousand Islands New York, New York
We get you closer to the islands than any other tour!
Pass By: Clayton, Clayton, New York
Pass By: Thousand Island Park, Thousand Island Park, Wellesley Island, New York
Pass By: Rock Island Lighthouse State Park, St. Lawrence Seaway, Clayton, NY
View Rock Island Lighthouse as we pass by Rock Island
Departure Point :39611 Chateau Ln, Clayton, NY 13624, USA
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children age 4 and under are free of charge
- Schedule subject to change without notice
- Boats are smoke free
- Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle on Heart Island
- No passport required
- Cost of boat ticket does not include admission into Boldt Castle: Adults $11/ Children (5 to 12 years) $8/ Children 4 and Under Free
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Please call ahead to confirm wheelchair access
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.