1000 Islands Fishing Charters

Join us as our fishing charters service and professional fishing guides celebrate 44 years of turning dreams into memories



Now in our 44th year of catering to anglers from across the country and around the world, 1000 Islands Fishing Charters is widely recognized as the most experienced and innovative sport fishing charter service on the St. Lawrence River.

It's no wonder that in 2021, for the 29th straight year, we are one of only 14 charter services in N.Y. State and the only one in the 1000 Islands Region approved by the North American Fishing Club, the largest sport fishing organization in the world, serving more than 500,000 angler members.

Office hours:
May through October: 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. daily
November through April: 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily
Capt. Allen Benas, Owner/Operator
1000 Islands Fishing Charters
  P.O. Box 69
Clayton, NY 13624-0069
(You must dial all 10 numbers in our area)

We are now fully booked through the conclusion of the 2021 season.
Our thanks to the hundreds of our satisfied and successful anglers
for making this another record breaking season.
We look forward to welcoming back all of you and your families

who have made reservations
for next year.
2022 offerings will be posted on this website by "Black Friday,"
in plenty of time to purchase Gift Certificates for Gift and Holiday giving.

Click on the underlined trip links here to see trip offerings and pricing. But that's just the start.
Continue down the page for full information on all of our offerings and services.

We are the Only Charter Service in the 1000 Islands Offering:
Mixed Party Trips for just $70 per person! (July 1st through Labor Day)
Your Choice from 2 Different Private Party Bass & Pike Charters. (Mid May through early October)
Your Choice from 2 Different Private Party Muskie Hunt Charters. (June 19th through late October)
Gift Certificates for that Special Occasion:
Our many offerings and their reasonable prices make them popular special occasion gifts for family and friends.
If your group is larger than six anglers, no problem. Groups up to 12 welcome.
Your boat, A.B.'S Office, is the Only U.S.C.G. Certified charter fishing boat on the St. Lawrence River, Certified by the Coast Guard
to legally carry more than
the traditional 6 passengers that all the other fishing charter boats are restricted to.

We provide free, secure off street parking at our convenient departure location in the heart of downtown Clayton.

We are the only charter service in the 1000 Islands that can accommodate debit & credit cards*

When it comes to fishing in the 1000 Islands, our motto pretty well says it all:
"Unless you're the lead dog, the scenery never changes!"

2021 Fishing Trip Offerings

(Click on the underlined fishing trip or other item of interest for details & pricing)

Half Day Mixed Party Trips:  (July 1st through Labor Day)
  During the summer season, from July 1st through Labor Day, enjoy the experience of a professionally guided fishing trip, with all the features of a private charter, for
just $70 per person.  (Before July 1st and after Labor Day please reference our Private Charters, below).

Private Party Bass & Pike Trips: (Mid May through early October)  
Choose from 2 different trips.
Your private party enjoys the fun and special treatment of a traditional 1000 Islands Guided
Fishing Trip as the center of your guide's attention.

Private Party Muskie Hunts: (June 19th through late October)
Choose from 2 different trips, including our Half Day & 6 hr. Muskie Hunts. 

A.B.'s Office:
Your boat, our 15 passenger U.S.C.G. Certified charter boat. The largest, safest and only one of its kind in the 1000 Islands.

U.S.C.G. "Certified?":
Here's what U.S.C.G. Certified means to you. Don't be misled by the term "c. g. inspected."

Frequently Asked Questions:
Information that may be helpful in planning your fishing trip.

Reservation, Deposit and Cancellation  Information: 
We encourage our anglers to read this section in our mutual interests.

Fishing Tales & Other Good Stuff:

Why you should never take bananas on a fishing boat, how fishing may help you live longer and a couple great fishing tales.

1000 Islands River Rat Gazette:
Enjoy the current edition of our popular on line newsletter. Click your browser's BACK button to return.

Thousand Island Dressing

Enjoyed around the world, and..."Made in Clayton"....

 It was created in the early 1900s by the wife of a Clayton fishing guide for his shore dinners and first served to the dining public in Clayton's historic Thousand Islands Inn. Since 1972, when we purchased the Inn (1972-2013), we have been the world's only producer of the 'Original' formula dressing. Read the interesting history that inspired the 60 minute special on national TV, a CBS Sunday Morning segment, get some tasty recipes AND, best of all,

Order the 'Original' Thousand Island Dressing on line

Also available is a copy of the DVD of the TV special at a 50% discount, all delivered right to your home in 2 to 3 business days by priority shipping.

  Email us at tifc@westelcom.com for help in planning or to check on availability for your 1000 Islands fishing trip.

* Debit & Credit cards:
If you plan to use your credit or debit card to pay for your trip, there are convenient ATM machines at our two local
convenience stores and three major bank branches where anglers can access cash for  payment of their fishing trip.

1000 Islands Fishing Charters
P.O. Box 69
Clayton, NY 13624-0069
Capt. Allen Benas, Owner/Operator

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