Singer Castle on Dark Island, Chippewa Bay

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  • As a volunteer tour guide for the Aquatarium in Brockville I was given the privilege of a behind the walls tour of the Castle and it is truly stunning and I would and do recommend this as a destinatio...  more »
  • I think that the impression of Singer Castle is controlled by two factors: your guide and the number of people on your tour. I have been on several tours and I have found that the quality of the guide...  more »
  • I was finally home for a visit while they were still open. The exterior of the castle and grounds are gorgeous, but the rest was a let down. The tour was extremely rushed and most everyone in my group...  more »
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  • The tour is definitely worth the money. You start out on the tour with uncle Sam's boats with a very informative guide. You continue to the castle where you get another guide that walks you threw the castle. I am definitely recommending this to those that enjoy this type of outing . 5 stars isn't enough but all I could give.
  • This Singer Castle tour is amazing. The boat ride there is beautiful. Much of the castle has been restore and is in great shape. I love the architecture and the pieces on display. I would recommend a visit.
  • It's a nice "castle" with a guided tour. That means that how good a tour you get depends on how good the tour guide is. Well we had a high school student who did an okay job -- for a high school student. When I asked him some questions of the period mechanics; electricity, plumbing, he really didn't rise to the occasion. The island is currently owned by some investors and I guess that's how venture capital keeps costs down. It's not a remarkable structure all said. I think Boldt Castle, which is much closer to the port, is much better, feels much bigger, and is more of what you expect in a castle. Looking back on the building as we sail away, the one lingering question I have is: "Was that it?" I think for the fee, the hour trip there and back, they should invest in more knowledgeable and experienced tour guides. The talk we got on the Uncle Sam boat out there and back was much better than on the island. I get that they are trying to do weddings, fancy sleepovers, and ghost tours, but talking about the castle, how it was built, and something about the people who lived there would be worthwhile.
  • Staff is great and helpful. Although it's a ride down river from Alex Bay it's well worth the trip to take the tour. Love to stay over night for a day or two and enjoy the place more. Maybe one day.
  • A must place to spend a night. Scott and Tom were awesome hosts. It's a castle you get to stay in what else can you say. Will be returning.

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