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)

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 late September)
Your Choice from 2 Different Private Party Muskie Hunt Charters. (June 19th through mid October)
Gift Certificates for that Special Occasion:
Our many offerings and their reasonable prices make them popular special occasion gifts for family and friends.
Check out our early season discounts on Private Party Pike charter rates between mid May and June 18th.
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!"

    Covid-19 on-board precautions:   

First and foremost, it should be very reassuring to know that the entire 1000 Island region's infection numbers,
from day one, ranks it among the absolute safest regions in the entire U.S.
However, if we are still experiencing any limitations by the coming fishing season, rest assured,
our time proven safeguards include everything necessary to insure your safety, comfort and enjoyment.

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 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 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 19th through mid October)
Choose from 2 different trips, including our Half Day & 6 hr. Muskie Hunts. (June 19th through mid 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 Hour Private Charter:
(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 trip 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 enjoying a  traditional 1000 Islander's picnic cook-out lunch, prepared on an island, by your guide.

Hot on-board lunches for fall 6 hour Muskie hunts: 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

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.

Our Northern Pike charter season begins in mid May.
The Bass season opens on June 19th.

* 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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