When cruising with Rockport Cruises you’ll experience the benefits of smaller tour groups – shorter wait times, faster check-in at the castle, and a closer view of the islands! Our 4 hour cruise includes a 2.5 hour stop at Boldt Castle. Cruise past Zavikon Island (the world’s shortest International bridge), opulent Millionaire’s Row, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the 1000 Islands Bridge as you see the area’s most breathtaking scenery.
In 1904, construction was well underway on the 120 room castle when tragedy struck. A telegraph arrived at the Castle announcing the death of George C. Boldt’s wife, Louise. Three hundred artisans and craftsmen were commanded to stop all construction. A broken-hearted Boldt never returned to the Island. Today, an ongoing major restoration is underway to stabilize and restore this magnificent piece of Island history.
Tours are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact our office for further information.
DOWNLOAD THE BOLDT CASTLE APP: Visitors with this APP are provided with deeper insights into the Castle’s history through audio and imagery. It details Boldt’s intended plans and restoration efforts by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority. As well as providing helpful information such as maps, restroom locations, concessions and picnic areas.
Download the Boldt Castle APP
Visit both Boldt Castle and the Yacht House. Boldt Castle offers a package ticket price that includes your admission to both Boldt Castle on Heart Island as well as the Yacht House on Wellesley Island. Round trip shuttle service between the Castle and the Yacht House is included in the ticket. Purchase your tickets online in advance by clicking this link:
Boldt Castle & Yacht House tickets
Cruise tickets can be purchased up at our Ticket Office located at 20 Front Street. From mid-July through mid-September we suggest arriving one hour in advance of departure to pick up your tickets. Free parking is available on site.
Valid passports ARE REQUIRED for this cruise and must be shown to purchase tickets.
Please note all schedules are subject to availability of US Customs & Border Control and may change without notice.
May 13 ~ June 11: Saturday & Sunday (Also, Monday May 22)
June 17 ~ September 3: Daily Departures
September 9 ~October 8: Saturday & Sunday (Also Thanksgiving Monday, October 9)
Departure from Rockport: 10:00am, 12:00pm & 2:00pm
**Special 5 hour departure 12:00pm
June: 3, 10, 17, 21, 24, 26
July: 3, 7, 12, 16, 21, 25, 30
August: 3, 8, 12, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29
September: 1, 2, 3, 10, 16, 23, 30
Passports ARE REQUIRED for this cruise and must be shown to purchase tickets.
Please note all schedules are subject to availability of US Customs & Border Protection and may change without notice.
Seniors (65+): $39.00
Child (2-12): $25.00
Infant (0-1): $5
SPECIAL FAMILY PASS – The pass includes 2 adults and 2 children (2 -12 years old) : $130.00.
Plus HST 13% Tax
Boldt Castle Admission
Adults & Seniors: $12.50 USD
Child (0-12): $9.00 USD
Boldt Castle & Yacht House Package Ticket price
Adults & Seniors: $15.50 USD
Child (0-12): $9.00 USD
Save time by purchasing your Castle tickets online in advance by clicking this link: Boldt Castle Tickets
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We cannot confirm online reservations if made less than 48 hours prior to cruise time. Please call our office direct. Thank You!
Schedule is subject to change without notice.
- Passengers on the stop-over cruise are subject to US Customs & Border Control as Boldt Castle and Singer Castle are in the U.S.
- Passports, Enhanced Driver’s License and/or Nexxus Cards are required for this cruise. Birth Certificates for children under the age of 16 may be accepted in lieu of passports.
- Citizens of countries outside of Canada or the US may require a visitor’s visa as well as their passport. Canadian Permanent Residents also require a valid passport and US visitor’s Visa.
- It is at the discretion of US Customs & Border Control to refuse entry to Boldt Castle to any person(s). In this case, Rockport Boat Line regrets to you inform you that no refunds will be given.