Quick History

Captain Jeff Garnsey is a third generation fishing guide from a family that spans 9 generations in the 1000 Islands. From the time of his 10th birthday he was a deck hand for numerous Clayton fishing guides including Clark Jackson, Roly Garnsey (his grandfather) and Joe Garnsey (his father).
He retired after 26 years in the Submarine force as a Master Chief Petty Officer. He returned to Clayton and in the winter of 2009 received his Master’s Captain’s License and once again joined the ranks of the Clayton fishing guides. In the spring of 2010 he kicked off his first season with Garnsey’s Classic Island Cruises. In addition to fishing, he offers personalized tours as well as wine and cheese cruises in both day and evening hours.

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Fishing

We have a variety of fishing trips available from ½ day drift fishing to full day drift fishing or trolling, depending on the season. If you would like to bring along your own snacks for lunch we have ample refrigerated space onboard. If a shore dinner is more to your liking, they are also available in the full day fishing trips.

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Wine and Cheese Cruise

These cruises are completely customized to suit your individual needs. If you are looking for a romantic cruise along millionaire’s row or a stunning sunset across forty acres, I can do either one or both. Or maybe your tastes go more toward a cruise on the way to one of the 1000 Islands restaurants for dinner. Give me an idea of what you are expecting and I’ll build your dream.

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