Wedding Receptions


Uncle Sam Boat Tours can provide a unique venue for your special day. Our double-decked LIBERTY can accommodate a maximum of 60 for a dinner reception and up to 85 for a cocktail/hors d’oeuvres reception. A triple-decked vessel can seat up to 200 for either a dinner or cocktail/hors d’oeuvres reception.  A chart of seating capacities can be found here.

Weddings at Boldt Castle, Heart Island
All arrangements must be made directly with Boldt Castle by calling Shane Sanford at (315) 482-9724 when the castle is open for the season or (315) 482-2501 after the castle closes.

Regularly Scheduled Boldt Castle Shuttle
Uncle Sam Boat Tours provides shuttle service to Heart Island daily every half hour from 10 am to 5 pm off season and from 10 am to 6 pm in season from our docks located at the foot of James Street in downtown Alexandria Bay. For wedding parties, we set aside a block of tickets for their guests to pick up on the day of the ceremony. The castle shuttle seats 82 passengers. For larger groups, guests should be given several departure times from which to choose. You are charged for only those tickets that are actually used. The discounted rates of – $7.50 pp for guests aged 13 and older and – $4.50 pp for children ages 4 to 12 years of age will apply. Children 3 and under are free.

Private Charter
Uncle Sam Boat Tours can provide a double decked vessel capable of seating a maximum of 150 passengers in good weather and 100 passengers should inclement weather prevail. This option allows everyone to be transported at one time over to Boldt Castle and back. The charter fee is – $850 round-trip. There is one trip over and one trip back. If guests wish to get to the castle earlier than the established departure time, they could take our regularly scheduled castle shuttle at the rates quoted above.

Double decked charter vessels can pick up and drop off at Bonnie Castle Resort, Riveredge Resort, Edgewood Resort and the T.I. Club. Unfortunately, pick up and drop off cannot be arranged at the Thousand Islands Country Club. Offsite pickup and drop off carries a modest surcharge.

For more information about weddings please contact our wedding planner, Terri Norris by clicking here.