38 Years of experience in turning dreams into memories

We have concluded service for the season. 2016 offerings and prices are posted below.
The Only Charter Service Offering Mixed Party Trips,
just $60 per person! (July 1st through Labor Day)
Half & Full Day Private Party Bass & Pike Charters. (May 7 through late September)
  Full Day Private Party Muskie Hunts. (Mid August through mid October)
Shore Dinners A Specialty, A unique experience for everyone.
We provide free, secure off street parking across the street from our easy to find downtown departure dock.


The St. Lawrence River is widely recognized as one of North America's truly great fisheries. From pan fish, like yellow perch, to smallmouth bass, pound for pound the fightingist fish in fresh water, to walleye, great northern pike and muskellunge, the fish rich waters of the 1000 islands offer it all.

  About to enter our 39th 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 2016, for the 24th 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.

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

1000 Islands Fishing Charters is widely recognized as the 1000 Island's most experienced and innovative fishing charter service. Since 1978 we have blazed the trail for our industry. Innovations include an array of complete fishing trip offerings unique to the northeast including half day mixed party fishing trips, complete fishing trip packages and even a combination fishing and hunting safari including guided fishing and upland bird hunting.
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!"

For your convenience, we are able to accommodate debit & credit cards*
We provide free, secure off street parking at our departure location in the heart of downtown Clayton.
2016 Fishing Trip Offerings
(Click on the underlined item of interest for details)

Half Day Mixed Party Trips : Enjoy the experience of a professionally guided fishing trip for just $60 per person

Half Day Private Party Charters: A four hour fishing outing for those not able to be on the river all day (May 2-mid October)

Full Day Private Party Trips: Your private party enjoys all of the fun and excitement of a traditional 1000 Islands Guided Fishing Trip

Full Day Private Party Muskie Hunts: A full day trophy muskie charter, in prime Canadian muskie fishing waters, for private groups of up to six anglers

A.B.'s Office : Your boat, our 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 deceived by the term "c. g. inspected," )

Choose from a selection of lunches to compliment your Full Day Private Charter:
Enjoy a Traditional 1000 Islands Shore Dinner: The ultimate 1000 Islands fishing trip tradition
     Island Picnic Cook-out: Take a  90 minute break from fishing, we'll go ashore and stretch our legs and have an old fashioned cook-out.
     On-board Lunch: Fish all day and enjoy your hearty lunch at your convenience.

Reservation, Deposit and Cancellation  Information.

Gift Certificates for that Special Occasion: Our many offerings and their reasonable prices make them popular special occasion gifts for family and friends.

Thousand Island Dressing was created by the wife of a Clayton fishing guide for his shore dinners. Read the interesting history, and enjoy the dressing. OR,

Purchase the Dressing on line, delivered right to your home.

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 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.

Contact us for more information, or to
check on availability for your 1000 Islands fishing trip.

* Debit & Credit
If you plan to use your credit or debit card to pay for your trip,
there are two convenient ATM machines where we depart from
where anglers can access cash for payment of their fishing trip.
The ATMs open at 7 A.M.

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

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