St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour

32 Reviews | Clayton, USA

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THIS TOUR DEPARTS FROM THE US. This amazing tour will show you the 1000 Islands like no one else can!
Board the Night Heron, our incredible glass-bottomed boat for an unparalleled view of underwater life in the clean waters of the St. Lawrence River. Experience nature as our naturalist narrators spot ospreys, eagles, blue heron, deer, muskrats, minks, and loons that inhabit the 1000 Islands. Hear the history, legends and lore of the islands we pass by and shipwrecks we pass over. Docking at Rock Island for one hour guests may climb to the top of the Lighthouse for a birds eye view of the surrounding St. Lawrence Seaway. Visit the Lighthouse keeper’s cottage which is now a museum and gift shop to learn the history of the lighthouse and keepers who kept the lights burning. Walk the island and see the building once used to store whale oil for burning in the lighthouse.

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Average 4.78 out of 5 stars based on 32 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
dm6200, Sep 2021 Verified
I highly recommend this tour! Found it to be relaxing, scenic and offered a good history about the islands along the way. This is a good tour for all ages.When we arrived at the island, we were greeted by the park ranger who gave a brief overview before we departed from the boat. Definitely take the ranger-guided tour inside the lighthouse going to the top using the spiral staircase. Nice views from there and historical insight. Ships pass by, nice photos from the island. The rest of the island is self-guided.Lighthouse has an impressive history. Many shipwrecks occurred near this island.The crew was very attentive to everyone, friendly and informative, At the marina, there is a snack truck (burgers, wraps, etc.) and restrooms.
Great experience
Jim R, Sep 2021 Verified
Great day from start to finish for our party of nine. Having gone on several previous trips with this boat line I expected a great experience and was not disappointed. The ability to get close in to the various islands on a smaller boat is real asset and the stop over at Rock Island provided a great location for a family picnic. Our visitor from Spain was suitably impressed by the rivers beauty and the knowledgable banter of the guide.
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Roger_S, Sep 2021 Verified
Loved going up inside the lighthouse & listening to the history of Rock Island and the lighthouse. Enjoyed a beautiful boat ride on the St. Lawrence !
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
truckinchick, Aug 2021 Verified
Great time on the glass bottom boat tour and the light house. Captain Matt and Matt were very knowledgeable and friendly -gave a great tour! The lighthouse was amazing! Small group to tour made the experience great! The lighthouse tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable! Really enjoyed going up the lighthouse and all he taught us. He did a great job answering ALL our questions. Stairs are steep, but fairly easy to navigate and I'm 8 mos post ACL tear and then patella fracture. Fun little scavenger hunt for the kids! Our kids are 7 and 13 and enjoyed it, might be harder with Littles under 3 to climb the ladder part at the top of the lighthouse.
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
bethlQ910TC, Aug 2021 Verified
I might be a little bit biased as someone who lives in the Clayton area, but I think both Captain Joe and the tour guide were great. If you don’t know our area I would say that this tour is a good place to start. Not to mention because of the glass bottom in the center you can see things underwater that you normally wouldn’t on other tours. The staff at Rock Island was friendly too and they knew a lot about the history of the lighthouse and island itself.
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
upstateNYrell, Aug 2021 Verified
We toured the St Lawrence River on the Night Heron, a glass bottom boat. Enjoyed the stop at Rock Island Lighthouse, with the opportunity to climb to the top. Our guide Liam was knowledgeable and personable and did a good job of narrating the entertaining stories relevant to the islands we passed. All in all, a fun way to spend a few hours on the water!
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Elizabeth_O, Aug 2021 Verified
The glass bottom boat tour was fantastic! The fact I couldnt get ahold of anybody at Cool Destinations to add a guest was a disappointment. I had to get a hold of Clayton tours directly.
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Megan_H, Aug 2021 Verified
Was a fun time, kids real enjoyed it a lot. The light house with a little treasure hurt for them was so nice, definitely will go again!
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
L7987PDbethl, Aug 2021 Verified
Tour guides were excellent. We had great weather for our tours. Very historical and the places were gorgeous.
St Lawrence River - Rock Island Lighthouse on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Teri_F, Jul 2021 Verified
Loved touring the island and not only hearing the history but then getting to view it through the glass bottom boat was great!!

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