Friday, April 13, 2012

Singer Castle & Boldt Castle 2012 Open Dates

The seasonal openings of the 1,000 Islands' famous castles are just around the corner! Here are the operational days for Singer Castle on Dark Island and Boldt Castle on Heart Island:

Singer Castle, photo by Bob Mondore

 Singer Castle will open for tours during the 2012 season on: 

~May 19 (Sat.) and will be open Saturdays and Sundays through June 23 (Sat.)

~Open daily June 23 (Sat.) through Labor Day - Sept. 23 (Mon.)

~Open Saturdays and Sundays after Labor Day through October 7 (Sun.)

Transportation to Dark Island: Use your own boat or shuttle by Uncle Sam Boat Tours, Schermerhorn Harbor, or Rockport Boat Lines (the latter from Canada). Blount Small Ship Adventures will also be making stops during the Fall with the Grande Caribe and the Grande Mariner.

Phone Singer Castle on Dark Island  for confirmation of tour times, further information, or changes at (315) 324-3275. They  also offer overnight stays, weddings and special events.

Boldt Castle, photo by Ad Meskins

2012 Boldt Castle on Heart Island Hours of Operation:

~May 12 - June 22: 10:00am - 6:30pm
~June 23 - Sept 2: 10:00am - 7:30pm
~Sept 3 - Sept 30: 10:00am - 6:30pm
~Oct 1 - Oct 14: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Boat tours from both Canada and the U.S. stop at Heart Island.
Phone Boldt Castle for more information or changes at (800) 847-5263.

Disclaimer: Contact the above primary sources for changes or updates before making any plans.
If coming from Canada, call ahead and make sure you understand what you need for U.S.A. entry, i.e., passports, customs check in locations, etc.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Subterranean Tours coming for Singer Castle?

We have it here first! Rumors from high places have been leaked regarding subterranean tours to be added to Dark Island's available roster of tours. If approved, this will go even below the secret undergound passageways.  Advice is being procured from several proven sources, including the Palawan model...

To implement it, however, will require controversial cutting edge technology which is being perfected by ® as can be seen directly on their website (you must see this, amazing!)...

It remains to be seen whether it can be made cost effective in the 1000 Islands' short season of warm weather. Also, there are expected to be some objections by environmental groups. Stay tuned here for important updates.

Log Date: 4/1/12

[ 4/2/12 Update: April 1st is called what day? Here is the Wall Street Journal's list of best April Fools Day web jokes...WSJ ]