Below you can find a few of the more popular local stops. For more information about the entire Thousand Islands region click here to visit the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council’s website.
To enjoy everything there is to see and do in the 1000 Islands area, we recommend staying overnight in Alexandria Bay.
Our companion operation, Capt. Thomson’s Resort, offers comfortable rooms with private balconies on the waterfront right in the heart of downtown within walking distance of all the shops, boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs and of course the Uncle Sam Boat Tours docks.
The resort has 68 rooms including two efficiencies, heated outdoor pool with large lounging deck, free wireless internet service, mini-fridges in all rooms and features the best views in the area of the Seaway Channel and Boldt Castle. Check the resort website under Specials for Late June – Early July rates on Lower Harbor rooms!
For the budget conscious guest, we have a new property at the traffic lights in Alexandria Bay. Capt.’s Inn & Suites features 60 units with boat dockage located on Otter Creek. The units include several efficiency suites and a fully handicap accessible room with large walk-in shower. The facility also has a pool with sundeck, seasonal boat ramp, mini-fridges and free WiFi in all rooms and a grass picnic area.
World famous historic home of George Boldt.
Castle built by Frederick Bourne for his family. This unique castle home is full of mystery and hidden passages for your discovery!
Antique Boat Museum, Clayton NY
15 minute drive south on Rte. 12. Largest collection of wood boats in North America, guided tours, and speedboat rides.
Coyote Moon Winery, Clayton, NY
20 minute drive.
Riley’s by the River
We highly recommend our new companion restaurant- Riley’s by the River – which is open from early May through mid-October each season. Riley’s features an enjoyable casual dining experience with views of the lower harbor and main channel, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Choose from an affordable, diverse menu or one of our daily lunch or dinner specials. Our Light Fare menu is served from 11:00am to 9:00pm daily. Enjoy our famous all-you- can-eat breakfast buffet on weekends off-season and daily in prime season.
Alexandria Bay is host to PIRATE DAYS for ten days in mid-August every year. This event celebrates an episode of river folk lore centered around Pirate Bill Johnston, who during the Patriot Wars (1837) helped burn the invading British vessel ‘Sir Robert Peel’. Johnston and his men then hid out in a cave on Devil’s Oven island in an effort to escape capture and sentencing by the British in retaliation for his act of piracy.
The village goes all out with magicians, sword fights, invasions and more. Uncle Sam Boat Tours provides all little pirates free admission on board its regularly scheduled 10 amdeparture of the Two Nation Tour Monday through Friday of Pirate week. To be eligible, little pirates must be dressed in pirate garb and be able to give the password of the day.
A complete listing of Pirate Days events in Alexandria Bay will be posted as they become available. Click here to view the events.
Do you remember the days of 8 tracks & cassette tapes? Then come to Alexandria Bay and remember those days with “Rockin’ The Bay”. This is a Classic Rock & Classic Cars Weekend held the end of August.
For additional information on Rockin the Bay, visit the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce website.
Labor Day weekend in Alexandria Bay means BLUES and Blues is KING from Thursday through Monday with bands featured at area restaurants and bars.
For additional information on Blues in the Bay, visit the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce website.
Uncle Sam Boat Tours is located within walking distance of all the unique shops and boutiques located in the downtown area.
We highly recommend the American Narrows Trading Company, the official gift shop of Uncle Sam Boat Tours, featuring a wide variety of affordably priced gift-ware, camp and cottage collectibles, and river-themed gift-ware, books and prints. Open mid-May through mid-October.