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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises

1 N. Franklin St.
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-4541


Discover the beauty and charm of Seneca Lake as it can only be seen from the water. With two vessels to choose from, we offer scenic boat tours on Seneca Lake, including lunch, dinner, private parties, and weddings. Captain Bill’s vintage, 49-passenger mahogany vessel, the Stroller IV, offers informative sightseeing excursions. This hour-long tour of Seneca Lake, a tradition since 1908, provides a brief look into the history of the lake and the surrounding area. You will be captivated by Hector Falls at 165 feet, the majestic cliffs of the east shore with Native American Paintings, and a view of the salt industry. Dining in the Finger Lakes would not be complete without experiencing the splendor of a meal cruise aboard the luxurious Seneca Legacy. Our meal cruises boast full course seated dining with fantastic entree selections prepared daily by our chef. The casual elegance of the finely appointed Seneca Legacy is complemented by her friendly crew. Our officers and staff promise to spoil you and your guests from stem to stern. Whether sailing for dinner, lunch, cocktail, or an entertainment cruise, you will experience elegant dining afloat executed with style and charm.