Originally Posted by Tangled Online
Hoping for some local input to add to my planning. My family and I (Myself, wife and (2) 2-1/2 year old kids) are planning a vacation this summer to the Thousand Islands. We are trailering our 26’ SeaRay dancer from South Jersey. At this point we are looking to come the last week in July and stay at the The Ledges Resort & Marina (nothing set in stone, just looked like a cool place with having your boat docked at your front door). I’m open to suggestion on lodging as well.
We are adventurous boaters that love taking long trips and hitting different towns and restaurants, we do most of our boating on the Norther Chesapeake Bay. What are the Must See that we should not miss??
Besides Passports, what other documentation should we bring? Is it difficult to travel to Canadian destinations, how does that work with Customs?
Should there be anything I should know about what, or what NOT to have on board when entering Canadian waters?
Thanks in advance for the help!
What not to have on board...any type of firearm, even if you have a permit/licence it will get seized and so might your boat and you could end up in the slammer.
The laws regarding firearms are very strict.
What to bring on board....charts/depth finder/gps.
And lots of cash, we love your money
The best thing about the 1000 Islands is the beauty and different islands, both populated and not.
As to places to see...Boldt Castle is the biggest, there is also Singer Castle which is a bit smaller and completely restored, but you can not walk around freely, you must go on a guided tour.
One of the really cool things to do is go to Stovin Island at Brockville and sit and watch the ships go by in the narrows, they are so close you can almost reach out and touch them. Plus Stovin has a small beach for the young ones.
And that's something not found on many islands.....there are beaches near Brockville at Refugee, Stovin, Deadman, and .....I forget...LOL But these are all Canadian so you'll need to check in with Customs.
As for the US side, there are many nice places to spend a day or two and State Parks quite close to ABay.
I'm not sure, there is usually something going on in the 1000 Islands & ABay every weekend in the summer.
Parks Canada owns numerous islands and many of them have docks where you can tie up for a few hours or a few days.
Because it is Canada's 150th birthday, yea I know just a baby, there are some perks as mentioned in a previous post. I'm not sure but I think the locks are free but mooring is still gonna cost.
I'm kind of just babbling here but if you have any specific questions, please ask me I'd love to help you.
Enjoy and maybe we'll share a dock or anchorage.