Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will I need a passport or visa to take a tour?

A. No passports or visas are required for any of our tours.

Q. Does my boat tour include admission into Boldt Castle?
A: No. Boldt Castle is a separate admission that you pay for at the castle.

Q. Where can we purchase tickets?
A. Tickets are available for purchase on our website or at our ticket booth when you arrive!

Q. What are our payment options?
A. We accept Cash or Credit. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express)

Q. Will the boat go out if it is raining?
A. Absolutely! Our boats have an enclosed deck in case of inclement weather. If the day starts out bad, it may be completely different by noon or evening.
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Q. Can we smoke on the boat?
A. Smoking is not allowed on any vessel.

Q. Where do we park?
A. We offer free parking. If you use our GPS address, 47 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, this will bring you to our parking area. There will be parking attendants to direct you into the available lots.

Q. Are reservations required on public cruises?
A. Sightseeing cruises are available on a first-come basis. Specialty Cruises, Lunch Cruises and Dinner Cruises do require advance reservations. A 48hr transfer and cancellation policy applies to all reserved cruises for a refund.

Q. What time does boarding begin?
A. Boarding is 15 minutes prior to all cruise departure times.

Q. Are outside alcoholic beverages allowed?
A. No. Due to New York State Law, we do not allow any outside alcoholic beverages because there is a fully licensed New York State bar aboard our vessels.

Q. Can we bring our own food?
A. We do have a wonderful concession stand and you can also order boxed lunches for any of our cruises, but you are also more than welcome to bring your own snacks.

Q. Are pets allowed on the boats?
A. Pets are allowed on our vessels as long as they are leashed and fully under your control. Pets are not allowed on any cruises where food is served (Luncheon Cruise, Dinner Cruise and Craft Beer & Wine Cruise). Pets are not allowed at Boldt Castle.

Q. Do you offer group rates?
A. Group rates are available for groups of 20 people or more. To be eligible for the group discount, we require one payment for the whole group. Please email unclesam@gisco.net or call (315) 482-2611 for more information or to book your tour now.

Q. Do you offer Private Cruises?
A. Yes we do. For more information about our private cruises, please email usbtcharters@westelcom.com or call (315) 383-8138