Adventure Sports

Whether it’s paddling a canoe or kayak in the calm waterways and bays of the St. Lawrence River or rafting Class III to Class IV rapids on the nearby Black River, visitors to the 1000 Islands area have plenty of adventurous on-the-water options.

In recent years, stand-up paddling (SUP) and wake boarding have become as popular as traditional favorites like swimming, diving and fishing. Dive shops on both sides of the U.S./Canada border cater to various skill levels and offer an opportunity for visitors to explore preserved shipwrecks.

Whitewater rafting companies guide visitors three seasons of the year through the rapids of the Black River near Watertown, New York. From the high-water of spring to the stunning foliage of fall, Black River whitewater is atop thrillseekers’ lists.

The new Skywood Eco Adventure Park in Mallorytown was built to be Ontario’s largest zip line and treetop adventure park. Skywood is a thrilling adventure for all. Kids can even join in the fun at scaled-back portions designed with little ones in mind.

On the U.S. side of the 1000 Islands, get your adrenaline going at the new Spencer Valley Zip Lines near Redwood. Spencer Valley opened for its first full season of operation in 2016.

Add some adventure to your 1000 Islands outdoor experience with these alternative activities.

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Alexandria Bay, NY
All In Adventures

All In Adventures

31 Holland St.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 315-374-6422
allinadventures@gmail.com
www.allinadventures.net

Flyboarding allows users to experience flight by being propelled by jets of water over the river. Ever want to feel like Ironman or any other super hero? Here is your chance. Come get high with us at All In Adventures!

Operation Season: May - October


Blue Foot Diving Charters

18 Highland Ave.
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607

Phone: 917-207-2181
andrew@bluefootdiving.com
http://www.bluefootdiving.com

Diving charter boat, gas fills and rebreather support based out of Alexandria Bay in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Air, oxygen, nitrogen, trimix and absorbent. Experienced in filming and crew support. Canadian cash at par. Check us out on Facebook at @bluefootdiving.

Operation Season: April - November


Athens, ON
Charleston Lake Watersports

Charleston Lake Watersports

20 Little Bay Lane
Athens, ON K0E 1B0

Phone: 613-924-1794
waterskiorboard@aol.com
http://www.charlestonlakewatersports.ca

Water ski wakeboard school. Providing tows and instruction on Charleston Lake. All equipment provided. Equipment sales in pro shop.

Operation Season: June - September


Brockville, ON
Abucs Scuba

Abucs Scuba Charters

12 Water St. E.
Brockville, ON K6V 1A1

Phone: 613-345-2800
helen@divebrockville.com
http://www.divebrockville.com

1000 Islands dive charters located on the Upper St. Lawrence River with four Transport Canada approved dive boats to take groups of 2 to 20 divers. Group bookings, walk-ons welcome. Rentals available. Air/Nitrox. 9am-6pm, daily charters, May-October.

Operation Season: May - October


brockville dive charters

Brockville Dive Charters – Action Scuba

Brockville Waterfront
Brockville, ON K6V 4R7

Toll Free: 888-412-2525
info@actionscuba.com
http://www.actionscuba.com

Access to dozens of historic and archaeological underwater sites, many of them wrecks, as well as excellent wall and drift diving for every level of experience! A member of PADI, TDI, Upper St. Lawrence Scuba Charter Association and the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron.

Operation Season: May - October


Dive Brockville Adventure Centre

Dive Brockville Adventure Centre

12 Water St. E.
Brockville, ON K6V 1A1

Phone: 613-345-2800
helen@divebrockville.com
http://www.divebrockville.com

Full-service outdoor adventure centre with kayak, canoe and scuba equipment rentals. Offering 4 dive boats for snorkeling or diving trips.  Open 9am-6pm.

Operation Season: May - October


Save Ontario Shipwrecks – 1000 Islands Chapter


Brockville, ON K6V 5T3

http://www.saveontarioshipwrecks.on.ca

SOS is a Provincial Heritage Organization that studies, preserves and promotes Ontario’s marine heritage, including the wrecks in the St. Lawrence River. Click on the website for activities, information and interesting links, including “diver guides” to various shipwrecks.

Operation Season: Year Round


Cape Vincent, NY
All About Scuba

All About Scuba North

34308 Rt. 12E
Cape Vincent, NY 13618

Phone: 607-765-3942
scubabob13850@hotmail.com

All about scuba offers training, charters, tank fills.

Operation Season: May - November


Clayton, NY
Hunts Dive Center

Hunts Dive Shop

40782 Rt. 12
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-1070
Toll Free: 866-SEAHUNT
seahunt@gisco.net
http://www.huntsdiveshop.net

Full service dive center; charters, rentals, sales, service, instruction and air/Nitrox fills. Main Office in Watertown: 315-778-5243.

Operation Season: May - October


Thousand Island Dive Excursions

834 Rees St.
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-686-5542
tide@gisco.net
http://www.divetide.com

Providing a full complement of wreck, drift, deep & historical diving; making each day on the river a fun and exciting experience. Night diving is also available.

Operation Season: May - October


Snowmobile NY

Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club

PO Box 361
Clayton, NY 13624

Phone: 315-921-6464
tisnowclub@gmail.com
http://www.1000islandssnowmobileclub.com

Snowmobile trail maps, produced by the Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club, are available at the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, 517 Riverside Dr., downtown Clayton, NY, and at area restaurants. Map depicts trails, parking areas, business locations, and other information of interest to snowmobilers. Check out our Facebook page @1000IslandsSnowmobileClub.


Dexter, NY
BOB Rafting

B.O.B. Rafting

120 William St.
Dexter, NY 13634

Phone: 315-785-9386
bob_raft@hotmail.com
http://www.bobrafting.com

Starting in downtown Watertown, you’ll travel down seven miles of the best summer time whitewater rafting in New York State. Two trips daily led by professional outfitters. Alternative numbers: 315-767-6688, 315-659-3210.

Operation Season: May - October


Whitewater Challengers

Whitewater Challengers

16129 Foster Park Rd
Dexter, NY 13634

Toll Free: 800-443-RAFT
rafting@whitewaterchallengers.com
http://www.whitewaterchallengers.com

Add some excitement to your summer with one of our fun-filled outfitter rafting trips on the Black River! Our trip combines the heart-pounding thrills of whitewater with all the fun of a summer beach party. Class III-IV whitewater assures plenty of action and a hearty BBQ dinner is included with your trip.

Operation Season: May - October


Gananoque, ON

1000 Islands Kayaking Company

110 Kate St.
Gananoque, ON K7G 3M7

Phone: 613-329-6265
kayaking@1000ikc.com
http://www.1000islandskayaking.com

Fully equipped and professionally guided kayak tours in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Perfect for families and couples and solo adventurers. We offer unique programming, with the highest standards in safety, comfort and experience. From full day trips to half day trips, you will not be disappointed. No experience necessary. Rentals are also available.

Operation Season: May - October


Skydive Gananoque

258 Airport Rd
Gananoque, ON K7G 2V3

Phone: 613-382-5114
Toll Free: 844-JUMP-GAN (844-586-7426)
info@skydivegan.com
http://www.SkyDiveGan.com

Experience the exhilaration of freefall and the beauty of the 1000 Islands from 13,500 feet!

Operation Season: April - October


Hammond, NY
Capt.s Jack's Charters

Capt. Jack’s Charters

Blind Bay Marina
115 Blind Bay Rd
Hammond, NY 13646

Phone: 518-569-4407
jeb5004@yahoo.com
http://www.divestlawrence.com

Dive and custom charters, shuttles to Singer Castle, wedding services, Fourth of July charters, weekend five-dive packages for groups of four or more, night diving and customized trips based on calls.

Operation Season: May - October


Freedom SCUBA USA

71 Schermerhorn Landing Rd
Hammond, NY 13646

Phone: 315-882-3678
info@freedomscubausa.com
http://www.freedomscubausa.com

From entry level to advanced, Freedom SCUBA USA offers certified PADI courses. Classes kept small to give each student proper attention!

Operation Season: Year Round


Lansdowne, ON

Sea Kayaking in the 1000 Islands

25 River Rd
Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0

Phone: 613-382-4232
mistyisl@kos.net
http://www.mistyisles.ca

Providing rentals directly from our waterfront location. Promoting Island camping on Parks Canada and ACA Sugar Island. Personal launching with your own kayaks is available.

Explore the endless coastlines by participating in this dynamic recreational sport.

Operation Season: June - October


Mallorytown, ON
dive tech

Dive Tech Training Centre

1624 Hwy. 2 E.
Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0

Phone: 613-923-1992
Toll Free: 866-691-2190
dan@divetech.ca
http://www.divetech.ca

Instruction, equipment sales and service.

Operation Season: Year Round


Redwood, NY

Spencer Valley Zip Lines

44575 Stine Rd
Redwood, NY 13679

Phone: 315-767-3235
svlines@gmail.com
www.spencervalleyziplines.com

Zip more than 1,000 feet over an scenic open field approximately 10 miles from the St. Lawrence River. Spencer Valley Ziplines provides fun for the whole family, with a bouncy house, nature trails, jungle gym, picnic areas and outdoor family games all on site. Please call ahead.

Operation Season: May - October


Rockport, ON
Thousand Islands Pleasure Diving

Thousand Islands Pleasure Diving

Docks in Brockville and Rockport
Rockport, ON K0E 1L0

Phone: 613-659-3943
Toll Free: 866-659-2334
info@islanddiver.ca
http://www.islanddiver.ca

Catering to both recreational and technical divers. Servicing the St. Lawrence Seaway for 17 years.

Operation Season: April - October


Sackets Harbor, NY

Marina Inn & Suites

121 Pike Rd
Sackets Harbor, NY 13685

Phone: 315-646-3375
office@madisonbarracks.com
http://www.marinainnny.com

Paddleboard and Kayak Rental and sales available on site.

Operation Season: May - September


Thousand Island Park, NY
Boomerang Kayak Rental

Boomerang: Kayak & Bicycle Rental

17204 Coast Ave. W.
Thousand Island Park, NY 13692

Phone: 315-215-4004
boomerang.holly@gmail.com
http://www.boomerangbikeandkayakrental.com

Bicycles and kayaks for rent; singles and tandems are both available. Please call for group rates and guided tour options. Operating from two locations: Thousand Island Park, Wellesley Island, and near the entrance to Wellesley Island State Park at 44051 Cross Island Rd. Secondary number also available: 315-525-3172.

Operation Season: April - November


Watertown, NY
Adirondack River Outfitters

ARO Adventures Whitewater Rafting

140 Newell St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: 315-788-2297
Toll Free: 800-525-7238
aro@aroadventures.com
http://www.aroadventures.com

Summer, sun, and exciting whitewater; the combination was unknown in New York State until A.R.O. pioneered rafting trips on the Black River Gorge. For thirty four years our guests have been our best promotion. “Such a professional and entertaining crew, the staff at A.R.O. are the epitome of professional, safe, and fun. and the food (both the snack and the BBQ at the end) was delicious.” Minimum age 12 for Gorge trip July and August. Minimum age 7 for “family fun” trip.

Operation Season: May - October


Black River Outfitters

Black River Outfitters (BRO)

531 W. Main St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Toll Free: 866-960-4BRO
gowithbro@live.com
http://www.brorafting.com

Go with the pros – go with BRO! Offering whitewater rafting on the nearby Black River. BRO offers the newest, most up-to-date rafting center and has a top-of-the-line and super-friendly staff. Action-packed rapids, free ice cream and unforgettable memories. No experience necessary. Ages 14 and up.

Operation Season: May - October


Wolfe Island, ON
general wolfe hotel

General Wolfe Hotel

1237 Hwy. 96
PO Box 100
Wolfe Island, ON K0H 2Y0

Phone: 613-385-2611
Toll Free: 800-353-1098
info@generalwolfehotel.com
www.generalwolfehotel.com

Fishing; duck hunting October through January.

Operation Season: October - January


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