Boldt Castle Yacht House – Gananoque, Ontario, Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle Yacht House

By Andy Adams

When we stayed at the Gananoque Inn & Spa in Gananoque, Ontario, we could easily walk to the Thousand Islands Cruise Line docks to take the trip through the islands, stopping at Boldt Castle and then taking the side trip to the amazing Boldt Castle Yacht House.

The Yacht House is spectacular and in excellent shape too. It was designed to take a large sailboat right inside, mast and sails up!

If you like castles and the grandeur of the early Thousand Islands lifestyle, check out Singer Castle as well. It’s east near Alexandria Bay.


Boldt Castle and Boldt Castle Yacht House, Thousand Islands

Accessible from both Canada and the United States – Customs located on Heart Island



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