As long as you have a valid passport, you can take a pleasurable cruise through the American and Canadian spans of the 1000 Islands for a 2-hour visit to Boldt Castle, one of the islands' landmark icons.
Navigate the St. Lawrence River for views of the scenic 1000 Islands until you reach Heart Island, home island to Boldt Castle. George Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, began construction of a full-size Rhineland Castle in 1900 as a grandiose symbol of his love for his wife, Louise. The castle was to be a six-story, 120-room abode with tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens, a drawbridge and a dovecote.
Construction came to a halt in 1904 when Louise died suddenly. Boldt never returned to the island, and the unfinished structure was left exposed for 75 years to harsh weather elements. Several million dollars have been applied to rehabilitating, restoring and improving the structures on Heart Island since 1977 for visitors to enjoy.
The total cruise time is 5 hours, which includes 3 hours in cruise time and a 2-hour stopover on Heart Island.
10:00 am, 10:30 am or 3:00 pm daily (Mid-May to Mid-October)
Please check Availability Calendar for specific dates and times.
The 1000 Islands are the remnant peaks of an ancient mountain chain, shaped by successive glacial advances and then inundated by the flood waters of the Great Lakes. This process created a richly diverse eco-region.
Note: Admission to Boldt Castle and its accompanying Yacht House are NOT included with the price of the cruise.>/p>
Important Customs Information:
All passengers who disembark are subject to U.S. Customs & Immigration. A valid passport is REQUIRED. Citizens of countries other than Canada or United States REQUIRE a passport AND valid VISA. (The VISA waiver program may apply in certain cases.)
48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Valid Passport Required for this Tour. Admission to Boldt Castle and its accompanying Yacht House are not included. Tour does NOT offer hotel pick-up or drop-off. Rates are in US Dollars and are per person.
All sales are final. There are no refunds.
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