About Uncle Sam Boat Tours
Uncle Sam Boat Tours invites you to cruise the St. Lawrence River and explore the famous Thousand Islands. Uncle Sam Boat Tours has been providing guided tours of the Thousand Islands for over 85 years from our downtown Alexandria Bay location directly across from Boldt Castle.
Uncle Sam Boat Tours provides a variety of regularly scheduled sightseeing cruises as well as luncheon and dinner cruises, the Sip ‘n Sail, and their popular Craft Beer and Wine Tour. Uncle Sam Boat Tours is also the ONLY tour company that allows guests an unlimited visit to Boldt Castle and Heart Island. It’s not just a tour; it’s an unforgettable experience!
The most popular cruise is the American Narrows Tour, a cruise departing from Uncle Sam Boat Tours’ homeport in the heart of the Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY. This narrated international tour offers you historic and scenic wonders in both American and Canadian waters; no passport required! At the end of each type of tour, there is an optional stop at world-famous Boldt Castle on Heart Island for a self-guided tour. Click here to learn the history about Boldt Castle.
Uncle Sam Boat Tours offers a variety of tours through the scenic 1000 Islands. Featuring the 2hr American Narrows Tour, 1hr Millionaire’s Row Tour, a quick 10min Shuttle to Boldt Castle, speciality cruises such as the luncheon, dinner, charter and Sip N’ Sail, plus another famous Castle on the River with the Singer Castle Tour. All of the daytime tours offer an unlimited stop and pick-up at Boldt Castle, where there is an additional fee for Entry. Passports or other identification is never required.
Boldt Castle Hours: In-season: Daily 10am-7pm; Off-season (early season and late season): Daily 10am-5pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find lunch/dinner after my Tour?
Check out their restaurant, Riley’s by the River, directly next to the boat tours!
Do they have any private tours?
Yes! They are called Private Charters. These are perfect for private events to celebrate Birthdays, Weddings, Bachelor/Bachelorettes, Anniversaries, and more. You can even request that they pick you up directly from the Swan Bay docks!
Is entry into Boldt Castle included in a Tour ticket?
No, you will have to pay an additional fee when you arrive at the Castle. To Note – All daytime tours make a stop at Boldt Castle.
What if we don’t have a vehicle with us to get to Downtown?
Swan Bay offers free Shuttle Bus services! Our Shuttle Bus will pick you up and drop you off in the towns of Clayton and Alexandria Bay throughout the Summer months. Call our Main Office at (315) 482-7926 to check out our schedule in the days leading up to your tour!
45 James St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Operating Season is May 1st to October 31st every year!