The Port of Cape Vincent is a popular destination for tourists and residents. Ships from all over the world pass through the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, and the Port of Cape Vincent offers a comfortable place to watch them. The Port of Cape Vincent is the only place left where passengers and automobiles can ferry across the St. Lawrence to Canada.
The Port of Cape Vincent has a humid continental climate with warm humid summers and cold winters. Temperatures in the Port of Cape Vincent range from an average high of 21°C (70°F) in July and August to an average low of about -7°C (20°F) in January and February. Rainfall is highest in September (10 centimeters or four inches) and lowest in February (5.7 centimeters or 2.25 inches), and humidity ranges from about 78% in September to about 75%in April and May. Snow comes to the Port of Cape Vincent from November through April and reaches a high of about 70 centimeters (28 inches) in December and January.
The 1827 Tibbetts Point Lighthouse in the Port of Cape Vincent marks the spot where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario. The lighthouse houses the only working Fresnel lens on Lake Ontario. In addition to the telescope that allows visitor to view the river and the lake, the lighthouse has a hostel for travelers. The Lighthouse is open from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. From late May until the end of June and from early September through early October, it is open from Friday through Monday from 10am until 7pm. From early July until early September, it is open seven days per week.