Thursday, May 2, 2013

Opening Dates of the 1000 Islands' Castles (2013)

Singer Castle brochure

Singer Castle will open for the 2013 season on May 18 
(and will be open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment through June 25)

Open daily June 25 - Labor Day

Open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment Labor Day - October 6

Boat Transportation
Visitors may find transportation on shuttle, tour boat, or by personal watercraft.
Uncle Sam Boat Tour departs Alexandria Bay, NY. Find information and reservations at 877-253-9229 or on the web at
Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle Hammond, NY. Call 315-324-5966 or on the web at  for directions, schedule information or to make reservations.
For Canadian departures contact Rockport Boat Lines Rockport, Ontario at 800-563-8687.
Private Boaters Welcome!!!
Over 600 feet of free dockage! Dock attendants are prepared and on hand to assist you.   Dockage is free while touring, or shopping in the Gift Shop. Call ahead 315-324-3275 or use your Marine Radio Channel 16.

Charter group tours are available from Uncle Sam Boat Tours (877-253-9229 or and from Schermerhorn Harbor (315-324-5966).

A reminder to boaters from Canadian waters: Until we establish an Immigration/Customs office on Dark Island, you are obligated to meet all United States criteria. Travelers from outside the United States must go to Heart Island near Alexandria Bay or the town dock in Morristown to clear immigration and customs prior to docking at Dark Island.


Boldt Castle, Photo by Ad Meskins

Boldt Castle 2013 Hours of Operation
May 11-June 23: 10:00am - 6:30pm
June 24-Sept 1: 10:00am - 7:30pm
Sept 2-Sept 29: 10:00am - 6:30pm
Sept 30-Oct 14: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Oct 15-Oct 20: 11:00am - 5:00pm 

Boldt Castle Yacht House 
May 11 - Sept 29: 10:30am - 6:30pm
Special Hours: The Castle will remain open until 7:30pm on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th and 26th. It will also remain open until 6:30pm on Columbus Day/Canadian Thanksgiving, Oct 12th and Oct 13th.

For more info: 1.800.847.5263
Boat tours from both the U.S. and Canada stop at Heart Island. Extensive docking is available for private pleasure craft. A shuttle from Heart Island provides access to the Boldt Castle Yacht House.


All information in this date's blog is directly from the respective castle website and is posted here for your convenience. Be sure to check with them for more details and changes before making any plans.