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Address: 78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
Phone Number: +1 716-269-2355
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Relaxing Sunday afternoon cruise on the lake

We enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon cruise. The weather was perfect with a sunny day and lake breeze while we were aboard the Belle. My only complaint was that we went to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
sue3577
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Warwick, New York
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52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This family business displays all the love of two generations saving one of the four steamboats in USA. Grandma and grandpa were on the boat to point out more sights. Check beforehand for weather and seasonal changes. They are great at answering your questions. The boat is accessible.

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Chautauqua B, General Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the trip and gave us this positive review! Great tip! Always remember to check our homepage 269belle.com and read our message box for the most up to date information! Again thank you so much! More 

Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Bought a Groupon for my sisters and I to go for a ride and very glad that I did. We picked a Friday afternoon to go and after having lunch and exploring Bemus Point, we hopped on board. The ride was terrific. Can sit downstairs or up. I preferred the downstairs in the front, great view and a little less... More 

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Chautauqua B, General Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this positive review! What a great way to spend a summer day, glad we could be apart of it! We hope to see you again next summer! More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A fabulous experience- a history tour on the lake. The man that saved the steam boat, his spunky gramma and gorgeous cherry rails along the boat made for a fun filled afternoon. Don't miss a ride on the belle- an American institution. Good beer on board too.

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Chautauqua B, General Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this review

Thank you so much much for this positive review! We as well love when Grandma Donna is on board. Happy to hear you loved the experience! We all hope to see you again next summer! More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Took a ride on the Belle! Great day! History of the lake and houses! Fun and historical! Music and drinks. Everyone had a lovely time! Thank you for your time!

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Chautauqua B, Owner at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the ride! Thank you so much, we really appreciate this positive review! Hope to see you again next summer! More 

Fredonia, New York
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

we camp for the season on Chautauqua Lake and often see the Belle pass by and blow her horn. We are seniors and we had company from out of town and decided it was a good chance to finally do this. what a disappointment. it could have been great but it was so noisy due to the steam engine and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The staff was great! They were friendly and willing to help with pictures. They delayed our return so we wouldn't all get soaked in a big rain cloud that blew through. That being said, I guess this just isn't my thing. I went because my whole extended family wanted to go. We were in the area for a wedding that... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

very disappointed ... called Friday August 12 about reservations for Monday We're told just to come ..by young lady So we drove 2hr had a picnic by the boat at the park Weather was overcast Went by dock at 1245 No one there .. Waited for 1/2 hr about other 25 folks all there Finally called your #, spoke with... More 

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Ohio
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102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We enjoyed a relaxing Sunday afternoon cruise. The weather was perfect with a sunny day and lake breeze while we were aboard the Belle. My only complaint was that we went to the original docking place there was a sign that said the location had changed. We are not from the area and had no idea where the new location... More 

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Holland, NY
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77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

It was our first ride on the Chautauqua Belle and we were not disappointed. The launch site is easy to find easy to access. The boat has plenty of room and offers food and drink. A great historic narrative to learn many things about the area during the heyday of the steamboat era. Highly recommend it..check out discounts on groupon.

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Chautauqua B, General Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this positive review! We are glad you enjoyed your time out on the lake with the Chautauqua Belle. We run groupon sales a couple times a year, around Christmas time and then again for Mothers day! Again thank you so much! More 

Vancouver, Washington
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We'll run historical steamboat that gives a nice tour of surrounding area book online for best seating, refreshments available onboard!

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Chautauqua B, General Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Great tip as well. The view is really a 360 view but online reservations do board first. We appreciate this positive review and we hope to see you again next summer! More 

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