Sunday, May 19, 2024

Exploring the Thousand Islands with Searchlight Tours

By Susan G Mathis

The Thousand Islands, a picturesque archipelago along the Saint Lawrence River, has long been a magnet for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Amidst the myriad of ways to experience this scenic wonderland, Searchlight Tours emerge as a unique and captivating way to explore the beauty of the islands. Offering a distinctive blend of history, mystery, and natural splendor, these tours cast a spotlight on the enchanting landscapes that have made the Thousand Islands a cherished destination.

Searchlight Tours were conceived as a novel way to showcase the Thousand Islands' beauty after the sun sets. As the daylight fades, the archipelago transforms into a magical realm bathed in moonlight and the soft glow of stars. The founders of Searchlight Tours recognized the potential to create a memorable and immersive experience by harnessing the enchanting ambiance of the islands after dark.

One of the unique features of Searchlight Tours is their focus on the rich history and legends that permeate the Thousand Islands. Expert guides lead participants on a journey through time, regaling them with tales of early explorers, indigenous cultures, and the opulent Gilded Age estates that dot the landscape.

The Thousand Islands are renowned for their breathtaking natural beauty, and Searchlight Tours take full advantage of this under the cover of night. As the searchlights pierce through the darkness, they illuminate the silhouettes of islands, revealing their unique contours and lush landscapes.

The tour routes are carefully curated to showcase the most scenic and awe-inspiring vistas, creating a surreal atmosphere as the moonlight dances on the rippling waters. Participants are treated to a front-row seat to witness the islands' transformation into a nocturnal paradise.

Searchlight Tours in the Thousand Islands offer a unique and enchanting perspective on this natural wonder. Combining history, legends, and the breathtaking beauty of the islands after dark, these tours provide an unforgettable experience for those seeking a touch of magic in their exploration. As the searchlights play across the landscape, they unveil the hidden stories and captivating landscapes that make the Thousand Islands a timeless and mystical destination.

Have you ever been on a searchlight tour? Leave your answer or comments on the post below and join me on February 19th for my next post.


Addison Bell has always had an enduring love for children, so she nannies at the renowned Thousand Island House on Staple’s Island? As Addi thrives in her work, she attracts the attention of the recreation pavilion’s manager, Liam Donovan, as well as the handsome Navy Officer Lt. Worthington, a lighthouse inspector, hotel patron, and single father of mischievous little Jimmy. But when Jimmy goes missing, Addi finds both her job and her reputation in danger. How can she calm the churning waters of Liam, Lt. Worthington, and the President, clear her name, and avoid becoming the scorn of the Thousand Islands community?


Susan G Mathis is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands in upstate NY. Susan has been published more than thirty times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books. She has eleven in her fiction line. Susan is also a published author of two premarital books, stories in a dozen compilations, and hundreds of published articles. Susan lives in Colorado Springs and enjoys traveling the world. Visit for more.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting today. Are you truly going to be away from posting until Feb? If so, I hope you are having fun, maybe taking this Searchlight Tour! I have never been on anything like that, nor did I know it was a thing!