35 Years of experience in turning dreams into memories

  Our famous shore lunches have been featured 33 times on the
Travel Channel's Taste of America series with Mark Decarlo.

This Site is a Recipient of the Following Awards


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.

Now in our 35th 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 2012, for the 20th straight year, we are one of only 15 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 members.

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!"

We are the only charter service in the 1000 Islands that accepts credit cards*.
2012 Fishing Trip Offerings

A.B.'s Office : Our 15 passenger U.S.C.G. Certified charter boat. The largest on the St. Lawrence River.

Half Day Mixed Party Trips : Enjoy the amenities of a professionally guided fishing trip for $55 per person

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

About our Complete Package Trip Offerings:
We are the only charter service in the 1000 Islands to offer complete
fishing trip packages. They
include one or two days
professionally guided charter fishing, daily breakfast, lunch and unrestricted "eat like a king" gourmet quality dinners.
Deluxe quality accommodations include two beds or king beds for couples, free in room high-speed Wi-Fi
our packages include taxes & server gratuities, all at one all inclusive price.

Package trips can save your party into the hundreds of dollars, depending on the size of your group.

Complete Fishing Trip Packages: Professionally guided fishing trips with deluxe accommodations and gourmet cuisine all at one set price

Complete Hunting & Fishing Trip Package : The ultimate sportsmen's outing: 2 days of guided fishing and 1day of upland bird hunting.

Groups of 7 to 77 Welcome! For 38 years we have been serving groups of up to 120 guests. We're time proven specialists!

Enjoy a Traditional 1000 Islands Shore Lunch: The ultimate 1000 Islands Fishing Tradition that was the inspiration for Thousand Island Dressing

Package Trip Accommodations & Meals at the Thousand Islands Inn: Don't confuse us with a limited service fishing camp. We offer everything, including deluxe accommodations, gourmet cuisine and free high-speed wireless internet access.

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

Fishing Tales & Other Good Stuff
: Just what is says, a couple fishing tales and some other good stuff!

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

    1000 Islands Fishing Charters is widely recognized as the most experienced and innovative fishing charter service in the 1000 Islands. Since 1978 we have blazed the trail for our industry. Innovations include the creation of an array of complete fishing trip offerings unique in the northeast including half day mixed party fishing trips, complete fishing trip packages including meals and accommodations and even a combination fishing/hunting safari including two days of guided fishing and one day of guided upland bird hunting.
    When you choose from any of our complete package fishing trips you will find your accommodations to be very unlike the average "fishing camp." Headquarters for all of our trips from June 8th to September 9th is Clayton's landmark Thousand Islands Inn. The Inn's recently remodeled rooms offer our fishing guests full private baths, color cable TV and choice of comfortable individual. The Inn's famous dining room is acclaimed as one of the finest in the region. The Inn's cozy lounge overlooks the river and is the perfect place to relax and exchange tall fishing tales after a long day on the water.
    Once settled in, the Inn's central location does away with the need to travel, except for a ride around the countryside, since all of Clayton's many shops and attractions are within a short walk of the Inn. Your guide and boat depart from just across the street.
This Season, Come and Fish the 1000 Islands...
We've Discovered How to Turn Dreams Into Memories.

There is no greater event in the outdoor world than that of hunting and fishing on Opening Day!
Book Now to Live the Tradition.
In 2012 the Northern Pike season opens on May 5th in both New York & Ontario waters,
Bass season opens in New York waters on June 16th and in Ontario on June 23rd.

Contact us for more information, or to check on availability for your 1000 Islands Fishing Charter vacation.


1000 Islands Fishing Charters
335 Riverside Dr. - P.O. Box 69
Clayton-1000 Islands, NY 13624
Reservations/Availability: Phone 1.877.544.4241, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Capts. Allen & Susan Benas, Owners/Operators

* Credit cards are accepted for final payment between May 18th and September 10th. Deposits  for all reservations made 15 or more days prior to departure are required by check.
Credit card deposits are accepted only when reservations are made 14 or less days prior to departure. Final payment after September 10th is payable by check or cash.


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