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Exploring the Unique Wildlife of Galapagos Island

Galapagos Island is a breathtakingly beautiful volcanic archipelago situated in the Pacific Ocean, about 1000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. It is home to some of the most unique and diverse wildlife on the planet. The islands are famous for their stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich biodiversity. In this article, we will take a closer look at the fascinating wildlife of Galapagos Island.

The Land Animals of Galapagos Island

The land animals of Galapagos Island are diverse and fascinating. One of the most iconic species on the island is the giant tortoise. These gentle giants can live for more than 100 years and weigh up to 900 pounds. They are found only on the Galapagos Islands and are a major tourist attraction. Other notable land animals include marine iguanas, lava lizards, and various species of finches.

The Birds of Galapagos Island

The birds of Galapagos Island are equally impressive. Perhaps the most famous bird on the island is Darwin’s finch, which played a crucial role in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The islands are also home to blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, frigatebirds, albatrosses, and penguins. One interesting fact about these birds is that they have no natural predators on land.

The Marine Life of Galapagos Island

The marine life around Galapagos Island is simply stunning. The waters around these islands have been declared a marine reserve since 1998 to protect its rich biodiversity from human activities such as fishing or oil drilling. Some remarkable species you may encounter include hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, whales, dolphins and rays.

Conservation Efforts in Galapagos Island

Due to its unique biodiversity, the Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and a biosphere reserve. However, the islands still face significant conservation challenges. Invasive species such as rats, goats, and cats have been introduced to the island by humans and threaten the native wildlife. Several organizations are working tirelessly to protect and conserve the islands’ ecosystem by removing invasive species and promoting sustainable tourism.

In conclusion, Galapagos Island is an incredible destination for nature lovers who want to experience some of the most unique wildlife on earth. With its pristine landscapes, stunning marine life, and fascinating land animals, it truly is a natural wonder that must be protected for generations to come.

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An archipelago of more than 1,800 islands creates an unparalleled water recreation land. Scenic narrated boat tours meander through channels, between islands and under bridges from spring through fall, sharing the history of the region.

Tour companies take visitors past fairytale castles, historic lighthouses and stately mansions that take you back to the area’s heyday as a playground for the rich and famous. Stories of pirates and bootleggers, industry titans and secret societies await. Sightseeing cruises can include stops at Boldt and/or Singer Castle , and Rock Island Lighthouse. For a different option, take a lunch cruise or pair an evening sunset cruise with dinner on board.

Tours depart from several communities along each side of the border. Cruising companies regularly host thematic cruises centered to fun, education and experiencing the culinary assets of the region.

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Kingston is a vibrant town in Eastern Ontario, rich in Canadian history and culture. Our close proximity to the famous 1000 Islands region, attracts tourists from all over the world to visit, stay and explore the area. As the largest city bordering the Canadian side of the 1000 Islands, Kingston offers plenty to see and do including cruises, trolley tours, and more:

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Discover local sights along Kingston’s historic waterfront on a 1-hour Discovery Cruise or take in views of the 1000 Islands during our famous 3-hour Heart of the Islands Cruise.

Dining in the 1000 Islands is our signature experience: Relax at a reserved table and enjoy live entertainment with a delicious meal.

Great cruise. Table view was really great. Food was good, roof was great with lots of nice views. Captain and crew are very nice and professional. Entertainment was really excellent and funny. My wife and I really enjoyed it. We will definitely do it again. – Lunch Cruise Guest
We had the privilege of taking your lunch cruise. What a fantastic experience!!! I have taken other cruises, and even boated through the 1000 Islands many times on my own boat. Your cruise was tops! Good food, Great service, Very enjoyable. – Island Queen Lunch Cruise Guest
The trolley was a wonderful way to see everything! It saved finding a parking spot and getting lost. My daughter, her sons and I had a wonderful experience in Kingston. The trolley drivers were very informative and answered a variety of questions. – Kingston Trolley Tour Guest
Our cruise was extremely enjoyable and the fine dining experience was nothing short of amazing. The entertainment was also top notch with a beautiful sunset adding to our experience. Staff were very attentive. This was our second dinner cruise experience. – Sunset Dinner Cruise Guest
We had a wonderful time. Loved the entertainment and our server was amazing!!! First time any of us visited Kingston to go on the cruise. Loved every minute of it. Food was very good as well. I have already recommended the cruise to friends and will continue to. -Island Star Lunch Cruise Guest
Overall experience was fantastic, our guests were very happy. Would recommend and would rent again for future parties! – Privately Chartered Event


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Welcome to Brockville and the Thousand Islands

Welcome to 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises in Brockville, an enchanting destination that invites you to explore the breathtaking beauty of the St. Lawrence River and the renowned 1000 Islands region.

Nestled on the City’s historic waterfront, at the eastern gateway to the Thousand Islands, 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises is the only boat tour operating from Brockville and plays host to tens of thousands of visitors annually aboard our fleet of modern, Transport Canada certified tour boats. 

Experience the Thousand Islands YOUR WAY aboard a traditional sightseeing excursion or, get your motor runnin’ on the Islands’ only high speed catamaran, the ‘WildCat’; a soft adventure that’s fun for all ages! As evening falls over the mighty St. Lawrence River, climb aboard for a sunset dinner cruise or special event and experience the quiet scerenity of the Islands by night.

While in Brockville, be sure to take in some of the City’s other attractions including, the ‘Aquatarium’ – a 32,000 sq. ft. interactive learning centre devoted to the ecology, geography and history of the 1000 Islands or, stroll through Canada’s Oldest Railway Tunnel, running a quarter mile under the City – a testament to our rich industrial past. Take in one of the City’s many festivals, offered on most weekends, all summer long or simply enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown where you’ll discover rich architectural treasures of this one-time ‘Millionaire’s Capital of Canada’.

Come and discover for yourself why Brockville is the ‘City of the 1000 Islands’!

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Very interesting tour, beautiful scenery and you also learn more about our Canadian history in that region.

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We were pleased with the creative social-distancing strategies used – so nice to be able to get out on the water as a group! Our birthday celebration was an exjoyable, comfortable, informative and very affordable cruise.

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Buoy your next corporate, family or fundraising event on a memorable cruise of the 1000 islands. It’s your own private paradise drifting amongst the ever-changing landscapes and stunning island vistas of the Thousand Islands and the mighty St. Lawrence River.

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The 1000 Islands Ultimate Breakfast Tour

Enjoy a Continental Breakfast  as you experience our one of a kind “Heart of the 1000 Islands Tour!”   Your opportunity to walk on two of the islands along the St. Lawrence River and get up close to many more of the 1000 Islands.

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The Ultimate Sightseeing Tour in the 1000 Islands

Designed for those who wish to see the most attractions in an afternoon from the river!  Tour the 1000 islands on the St. Lawrence River through US and Canadian Waters, visit Boldt Castle on Heart Island and Rock Island Lighthouse on Rock Island.  Picnic Lunch and all admissions included.

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Boldt Castle and Two Nation Tour

Experience the most unique and complete Boldt Castle Tour in the 1000 Islands.   Narrated & intimate boat tour travels over 27 unique miles among the islands through US and Canadian waters on the St. Lawrence River .  Stop at Boldt Castle on Heart Island to explore the grounds and castle.

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Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Glide through the clean waters of the 1000 Islands on our Glass Bottomed Boat, “The Night Heron,” for an unparalleled view of this mighty river we call The St. Lawrence. Bring your camera because this tour offers many unique opportunities to photograph natural settings, many bird species (perhaps even a Great Blue Heron), ships traveling from around the world, and so much more!

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Experience the grandeur and beauty of the 1000 Islands Region the Clayton Island Tours way. Enjoy an uncrowded intimate tour with our highly professional and friendly staff as they share the legends and lore of the beautiful St. Lawrence River.

Clayton Island Tours offers the 1000 Islands’ most unique boat tour experience on our 43-65 passenger boats. Our family-oriented tours get you closer to the islands and offer magnificent views of premier sights such as giant Great Lakes freighters, lighthouses, magnificent island homes and the American Span of the Thousand Islands International Bridge up close.

Daily stops to Boldt Castle and Rock Island Lighthouse are available. All tours have many photo opportunities and cruise areas of the 1000 Islands not seen on other tours.

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Dreaming of a wedding out at sea? Or ready to take your next corporate party to the next level? Our private charters, weddings and events offer guests a chance to enjoy the lovely 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence River area.

Clayton Island Tours can provide a full bar and dining options depending on the occasion. From your bachelor or bachelorette party to your “I dos,” we can provide a serene or festive setting to celebrate. Check out our “private charters” page to find out more information, and feel free to reach out to our team at Clayton Island Tours with your questions.

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Went on the Boldt Castle two nation tour. Very friendly captain and narrator. The price is very reasonable compared to going from Canadian side. We would definitely recommend this trip to all!!

My husband and I had a great time on this trip. We were able to get an up close view of the Thousand Islands. Capt. Jack and Mike were great. They shared a lot of knowledge with us and even more laughs.

The tour was great! The Captain and tour guide were very informative, friendly and funny. I only wish we had more time to explore Boldt Castle. Would definitely recommend the trip and wold come back!

This trip was well worth it. Our Captain Ron and Tour Guide Ken were both very friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. The views that we had from this boat were breathtaking.

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Why 1000 Islands Excursions?

We are a family-owned small boat tour business that is fully insured. Our Captain, Captain Matt, is a 50-ton United States Coast Guard Master. Matt has been navigating the river for over 30 years, bringing this expertise to every tour.

Our tours will offer a unique river experience, as Captain Matt is not only a licensed NYS Hiking Guide and Fishing guide but is also PADI Advanced Scuba Certified. Matt has spent countless hours exploring life on and in the St. Lawrence River, giving him a unique perspective to draw from.

 With over 25 years of experience teaching Environmental Science and Biology, he brings a wealth of knowledge to our boat tours ensuring they are both engaging and fun.

When not in the classroom or on the river, Matt spends his free time fishing , hiking in the Adirondacks, playing guitar, refinishing wooden boats, and making people laugh.

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The Thousand Islands Boat Tour are by far the most popular boat tour in Gananoque, and for good reason. The Thousand Islands Boat Tour takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area, and you even get to stop at Boldt Castle for a closer look. If you want a more relaxing experience, then a Gananoque boat cruise is perfect for you. You’ll slowly cruise down the river while taking in all the sights along the way. There are also a few different Gananoque boat rentals available if you’re interested in exploring the area on your own. Whatever you decide, you’re sure to have an amazing time on the water in Gananoque.

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Which landmarks and famous sights can you see on a Gananoque cruise?

The 1000 Islands region is full of natural beauty and amazing landmarks, many of which can be seen on a Gananoque cruise. Some of the most popular sights include Boldt Castle, Heart Island, Singer Castle, and the Thousand Islands Bridge. Gananoque is also home to several museums and historic sites, so there is plenty to see and do while on your cruise. Boldt Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the 1000 Islands region. The castle was built in the early 1900s by George C. Boldt as a summer home for his family. Today, the castle is open to the public and features guided tours, gardens, and a museum.

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With a variety of sightseeing day cruises or special event night cruises, you’ll get the chance to experience the best of the area out on the water.  Be sure to listen to the on-board audio commentary, which gives insight into the incredible wonders of the St. Lawrence River.

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“Great tour!!! We did the 5 hour Boldt Castle tour and it was just perfect. 2 hours on the island is just enough, not too long and not too short. Highly recommend!!! Staff are super friendly and the price is right.”

“Excellent value for money. The 1hr tour gives you a good insight on the islands history and their present as well as the characteristics of the region. The 3hr tour takes you to the beautiful Body castle and the international bridge and also has a really good description of the area.”

“If you go to visit 1000 Islands this is a must do! We absolutely loved our 2.5 hour cruise. The weather was nice and we managed to make some great photos of Boldt castle. The boat crew was very nice and their boat was very clean and spacious. It was a great experience for us and our kids and we enjoyed the scenery.”

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Tickets are not required for boarding. When boarding, you can check in with your confirmation number and the last name that is on your reservation.

Option 1: You may transfer to a different cruise date of your choosing. If you are rescheduling to a lower priced cruise, the company will refund you the difference. If you are rescheduling to a higher priced cruise, payment will be required for the difference once the new date is selected. Prices are subject to change based on demand and peak cruise times.

Option 2: If you are unsure of a new date when you can cruise, you may move your funds to a gift card. Gift cards never expire.

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Uncle Sam Boat Tours: 1000 Islands Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay NY

Uncle Sam Boat Tours: 1000 Islands Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay NY

Uncle Sam Boat Tours Thousand Islands, New York

Any of our daytime tours offer an optional stop at Boldt Castle at the end of the tour. If you choose to disembark at the castle you can purchase the castle admission at the ticket booth on the island.

Come explore one of America’s greatest vacation getaways, the Thousand Islands, in Alexandria Bay, NY. Here you can find magnificent homes, including historic American Castles and modern mansions, all carefully placed throughout one of nature’s most picturesque settings. Uncle Sam Boat Tours is family-operated and has been navigating these waters since 1926!!!

Contact our office with any questions at 315-482-2611 or [email protected] . 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Give them something more, give them an experience! Explore the St. Lawrence River & 1000 Islands aboard one of our famous cruises. And don’t forget the Castle’s!

About Uncle Sam Boat Tours

Uncle Sam Boat Tours invites you to cruise the St. Lawrence River and explore the famous Thousand Islands. Uncle Sam Boat Tours has been providing guided tours of the Thousand Islands for nearly 100 years from our downtown Alexandria Bay location, directly across from Boldt Castle.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours provides a variety of regularly scheduled 1000 Islands sightseeing cruises as well as luncheon  and  dinner  cruises. We are also the ONLY tour company that allows guests an unlimited visit to Boldt Castle and Heart Island. It’s not just a tour; it’s an unforgettable experience!

The most popular option is the 2 Nation Tour. Departing from the heart of the Thousand Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY. This narrated tour offers you historic and scenic wonders of American and Canadian waters; no passport required! At the end of each trip, there is an optional stop at the world-famous Boldt Castle on Heart Island for an unlimited self-guided tour. Click here for more information about Boldt Castle .

Join us for a wonderful time on the water!

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Uncle Sam has been providing scenic cruises of the Thousand Islands for over 85 years from its downtown Alexandria Bay, NY, location.

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