Captain Thomson's Resort
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... off at the Tall Ships dock on Broad Street in Brockville, Ontario at around 10 am this morning. The ages of the people taking part in this trip range in age from 16 to 18. When we dropped Frederick off at the dock, the ship was there along with many other parents and their kids - waiting for the adventure to begin.
... River and seeing all the Islands. It such a beautiful and relaxing sight to see.
So anyways... we kept driving and finally made our way to Gananoque...
I love spending time with the kids. It's hard to believe that Frederick is already 17 and Fiona is 10. Time sure flies when you are having ...
... to eat, I called my Mom to say "hi" and then we headed off to Cornwall to visit her parents.
It's not too far to Cornwall from our home in Lyn, Ontario. It's a little over an hour to be honest. The drive to Cornwall was pleasant even though there was quite a bit of traffic on the 401.
The wind died this morning allowing us to shift over to the fuel dock for diesel and pumpout. We loaded 214.6 gallons. Having traveled 617 miles that computes to just about 2.9 miles per gallon. Not too much worse that a giant motorhome I would guess.
After that operation we traveled downriver to Heart Island and Boldt Castle where we docked in a little heart shaped lagoon. Boldt Castle was really quite ...
... much of my blood as possible. At least five bites were in places I was completely covered in clothes, so much for my new-found bite cure Mosquito Milk.
There might not have been any mosquitos in the storage room, but I still didn’t like going down there: it’s in the cellar, a place I don’t like going into in any house, let alone a house in the countryside with four relative strangers my only company. I kept looking back to see ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Captain Thomson's Resort Alexandria Bay
My husband and I stayed there on two different occations,both times were very enjoyable,the staff,the food, the view, the shopping all pleased us.the boat ride was good,we would stay yhere again. people very friendly,and helpfol. we will be returning .a little advice, stay away from the Pinetree resort--A REAL DUMP!!! we got engaged at ABAY,so that is a special place for us. susan and edward frey
A real bargain
We took the 3-day, 2-night package just after Labor Day to get the off-season rates. We got a first floor corner room right on the main channel...the room was decent, if not spectacular, the view was breathtaking, and the ducks on the water below were always hungry! The package also came with a boat tour and a tour of Boldt Castle: The boat tour was interesting and fun, the castle less so...but it's being refurbished.
Our package also included four meals at the Captain's Landing restaurant; if we do this again, we'll do it without including the meals...the food was no better than average...sometimes not quite that good...and the service was slow, though generally cordial. Also, some of the more desirable items on the menu were only partially covered by the package price. In the restaurant's favor, they DID have a strawberry thing on the breakfast menu that was to die for!
In all, it was a decent experience for a decent price, and I'd do it again...if I had the same room and wasn't stuck with the in-house restaurant. In fact, without the restaurant experience, I'd have given it one more "dot" in the review.
MOLD SICKNESS FOLLOW-UP
I first wrote a review regarding this property back on Oct, 5, 2003. I have since been in contact with the Management of Capt. Thomson's and they have agreed to have this room tested and to correct any problems found. I also was given a refund on unused portions and the room. I am confident that they will follow through on their promise to investigate this potential problem and thanked me for bringing it to their attention. I believe that Capt. Thomson's is a good organization and that they were unaware of any problem as the normal symptoms would be flu-like and most people would not even raise a question. I am sure now that they are aware of a problem that they will correct it as it appears apparent to me that they were genuinely concerned with the situation. In closing I would say that I may try this property out again, as it was in a great location and if this problem is corrected it would be a fun place to visit.
Spent part of our honeymoon here - stayed on riverside, second floor, directly across from Boldt Castle. Balcony on riverside - sit there and enjoy - water is directly below. Attached restaurant (Captain's Landing) is a floating restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating - reasonable pricing, courteous staff and good food. Staff at Capt.
Thompson's very pleasant, rooms excellent, recently renovated. Free coffee 24-7 for patrons. Uncle Sam Boat Tours adjacent to resort - shopping in walking distance. Beautiful area - will definitely go back and am continually recommending to ALL! If you don't stay there, you'll regret it!
Breathtaking view from Captain Thompson's Resort
My fiance' and I had a wonderful time in Alexandria Bay! The people were all very polite and made us feel right at home!! We stayed at Captain Thompson's Resort with a 'main channel' view. It was breath-taking and we cannot wait to return next year!!!!
Capt. Thompson's was fine, rooms clean and fairly up to date. My wife and I had a room on the main channel with a great view of Boldt Castle.
Would not advise rooms on marina side of building as tour boats dock there constantly.
This was our first trip to 1000 islands. A recommendation on restaurants. Stay away from the Admirals Inn on the main street. Also, Capts. Landing had a great view of river but food was so-so and service was poor. Coleman's Smokehouse was excellent. DockSider Bar dosen't look like much but was a great place for a casual meal. In general, this is a very quite area at night. Was suprized at lack of activity after 10 PM.
Great View Friendly Staff
We stayed here after we booked into a different hotel in the area that was a terrible experiance the staff were very helpful and friendly and were sympathetic to our plite and managed to get us a room with an excellent view of the castle it was a great weekend and we will be returning.
Loved the view
Capt. Thomson's Resort well worth the stay. View breathtaking of Boldt Castle and back porch was right on the river, also in the heart of the shopping area.
Was a FANTASTIC romantic get-a-way for me and my wife... We stayed in the room with a large hot tub..(jacuzzi).. Our back pourch over looked the bay and the short walk to all the reastaurants and stores was perfect. Bolt Castel was also across the bay just a wee bit and we could see it from our room and back pourch... The staff at Capt Thomson's Motor Lodge were the best... friendly and accomidating... Thanks for such a grand experience... we hope to visit again soon... signed David and Deb
Walk to the Shops
Capt Thomson's is located right next to the busy marina where tour boats dock. One wing of the "U" shaped resort has rooms that are only a few feet from the busy dock. Passengers leaving and returning on a tour boat are so close that they can see right into the rooms on that side. There are no grounds at all, but the resort is located right at the end of the main street so shopping is convenient. There is also a nice restaurant at the resort and other restaurants within walking distance.