1000 Islands: Boat Ride

If you only have time for one activity in the 1000 Islands, you MUST get out on the water and take a boat ride.

You can bring your own boat, book a Castle Tour and enjoy the ride along the way, or stop by the Antique Boat Museum to see the exhibits then book a ride on one of their antique wooden boats.

During my visit I had the pleasure of cruising around the 1000 Islands in Gadfly. Built in 1931 in nearby Alexandria Bay, Gadfly spent some time in Michigan then joined the Museum collection in 1994. She was restored in 2014.

Wooden Boat Gadfly Wooden Boat Gadfly

Gadfly is gorgeous, but nothing compares to the views she delivers:

Rock Island Light

Rock Island Light, 1000 Islands

Rock Island Light

Thousand Islands Bridge, 1000 Islands

Thousand Islands Bridge

Frontenac Post Office, 1000 Islands

The boat accessible Frontenac Post Office


Check out the Antique Boat Museum website for more information on boat rides and charters.

Boat ride on wooden boat Gadfly, 1000 Islands

American flag at the back of wooden boat Gadfly during a boat ride, 1000 Islands

Antique Boat Museum, 1000 Islands

Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY as seen from the cockpit of Gadfly

Are you ready to take a boat ride? Tell me in the comments when you’re going and what you hope to see. Pin or share the image below to let your friends know that you’re headed to the 1000 Islands.

Boat Ride, 1000 Islands

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