Join us as our fishing charters service and professional fishing guides celebrate 43 years of turning dreams into memories

1000 Islands Fishing Charters


Now in our 43nd 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 2020, for the 28th 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 fully booked for the remainder of our operating season
and unable to accommodate any further reservations.
Thanks to all of our 2020 clients who, in spite of the inconveniences
presented by the pandemic, made this an especially busy season.

2021 offerings will be posted after Thanksgiving, in plenty of time to get
gift certificates for holiday giving to a lucky angler in your  family.

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. (June 20th through late September)
Your Choice from 2 Different Private Party Muskie Hunt Charters. (June 20th through 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 10 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.

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!"

    Covid-19 on-board precautions:   

We have everything necessary to insure your safety.

For your convenience, we are able to accommodate debit & credit cards*
We provide free, secure off street parking at our convenient departure location in the heart of downtown Clayton.

2020 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 for
just $70 per person.  (Before July 1st and after Labor Day please reference our Private Charters, below).

Private Party Bass & Pike Trips: (June 20th through late September)  
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 20th through October)
Choose from 2 different trips, including the traditional full day and our Half Day & 6 hr. Muskie Hunts.  (June 20th through October)

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.

Choose from a selection of lunches to compliment your 6 Hr. and Full Day Private Charters:
(Not included in trip cost, our lunches are put up by a local catering company and delivered to the boat on the morning of your trip)

On-board Lunch: Fish the entire day enjoying your hearty sandwich or cold fried chicken lunch on board at your convenience.

Island Picnic Cook-out:  This has become our most popular on-shore lunch option since we introduced it. After fishing all morning, finish your 6 hour charter trip or take a break in your full day charter and enjoy a traditional 1000 Islander's picnic cook-out lunch, prepared on an island, by your guide.

Hot on-board lunches for fall 6 hr. & full day Muskie trips: A special treat for muskie anglers, especially on chilly fall days.

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

 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.

  to check on availability for your 1000 Islands fishing trip.

Our Northern Pike charter season opens on May 2nd in both New York & Ontario,
  the Bass season opens in both New York & Ontario on June 20th.

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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