Visitor Information

Here you’ll find all the information that might be useful for your stay on Dark Island. Hours of Operation, Latest News, Tours, Gift Shop, Boat Transportation etc.

Accommodation: The Royal Suite

Come and be King and Queen of Singer Castle for the evening! Our Royal Suite is an entire wing of the castle and can sleep up to six people.

Wedding like The Royals

Why should you choose Singer Castle for your special day? Because you can! We will work with you to plan the wedding of your dreams. Ask for details!


…where history is more than a time past

Singer Castle on Dark Island is open to the public to visitors who wish to have a guided tour of the intricate architecture, beautiful furnishings and puzzling secret passages of our magnificent 100-year old Castle.

Enjoy the 2024 season on Dark Island!


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Singer Castle on
Dark Island
Box 59
Chippewa Bay, NY 13623

We look forward to your visit in 2024!

Visitors will be greeted by smiling, enthusiastic tour guides sharing the unique history of the “hunting lodge” of Commodore Frederick Gilbert Bourne.

The tour guides will provide you with a 45-minute tour and narrative of the historic structure. Visitors will be treated to four floors filled with furnishings and artifacts original to the castle. You will see the entrances to many of the secret passages, and of course speculate on their purpose. There are 80 steps up from the Great Hall, so wear your walking shoes!

Visitors come from as far as Europe and as close as our own backyard of Chippewa Bay, all wanting to experience the mystery and history of the Castle. Plan to make Singer Castle the highlight of your 1000 Islands experience.

Hours of Operation – Latest News

We look forward to welcoming you to Singer Castle during the 2024 season. Currently we plan to open on Saturday, April 27, 2024 when the first tour boat of the season is scheduled.

April 30th thru June 20th we will be open on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. June 21st thru September 11th the castle will be open daily from 10 a.m. with the final tour of the day commencing at 4:00 p.m. From September 11th – October 13th the castle will be open Saturday and Sunday and during the week when tour boats are scheduled. Reservations for the Uncle Sam Boat Tours from Alexandria Bay can be made at Call 315-482-2611 with any additional questions and to confirm the schedule.

The schedule for the Shuttle from Schermerhorn Harbor to Singer Castle will be listed after it is announced. Call 315-324-5966 to make reservations.

Private Boaters are welcome. We have over 400’ of dock for your use and a dock attendant to assist you. Early and late season hours are subject to change without notice. Call 315 -324-3275 to check our daily schedule.

Guided Tours – Admission Rates

Guided tours of the Castle are offered to the public at a cost of US $14.75 per adult, children 4 and up $7.75, $12.75 for military adult and $6.75 for military children.
Children under four years of age are our guests; however, young children must be carefully monitored by adults at all times. (No strollers are allowed within the Castle).

Extended private tours may be arranged by appointment. Call for additional information and rates.

The Royal Suite

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