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Raquette Lake Navigation Co

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Address: 254 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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+1 315-354-5532
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Cruise and dine or just cruise on Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant....

Cruise and dine or just cruise on Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant. Breath-taking scenery, fascinating history and delicious food combine to create an experience you can't wait to do again. Choose a luncheon cruise, intimate or traditional dinner cruise, Sunday brunch, sightseeing excursion or moonlight cruise. Cruising daily in July and August through Labor Day. Full public schedule weekends in Sept through Columbus Day weekend. Midweek in the fall individuals may piggyback with a preformed group. Nurture your mind, body and soul with a cruise aboard the WW Durant!

Special events on the Durant are our specialty! If history is your thing, then be sure to sign up for one of our Pine Knot guided tours. Wine and beer tastings and pairings sell out, so reserve early! A Jimmy Buffet-themed cruise on Sat of July 4th weekend will celebrate our independence Margaritaville-style. There's also a Murder Mystery Who Done It Cruise and a Comedy Cruise.

Have I tickled your curiosity bone? Check us out online! We are ready to welcome you aboard the WW Durant!

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July 4th Holiday

We do an evening dinner cruise with family during the July 4th week. The choices are limited but everything that we have eaten is done to perfection. The business is family run... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We do an evening dinner cruise with family during the July 4th week. The choices are limited but everything that we have eaten is done to perfection. The business is family run with assistance, all the staff do a great job. Touring the lake and seeing the history of the area and properties prior to and after dinner is relaxing.... More 

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Holland Patent, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I took a lunch and shoreline tour on a beautiful fall day. The meal was delicious. The narration was informative and interesting. The lake has beautiful scenery, especially on such a lovely day, with extraordinary foliage. I have been on this cruise before, and each time it has been a wonderful experience..Great memories are made on this boat.

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Thank Kathleen H
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Thank you Kathleen for your beautiful words. We never get tired of being appreciated! More 

Lincoln, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in time for the Sunday brunch cruise. Out group was 40 people. But we found we were sharing the dining room with approx 40 more. The day was windy an chilly so everyone was inside. The Buffett was set up on our arrival but no organization of how we were to be served. The other people were already... More 

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Thank morestips
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We don't usually have bus groups go on the Sun Brunch. It was our mistake not to board you early so your group could go through the line at your leisure without feeling rushed or like there wouldn't be food left. Next time a bus books a brunch, we will board the bus group in advance. I'm sorry the cruise... More 

garden city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a special GREAT CAMP PINE KNOT/ST WILLIAMS/LUNCH CRUISE, IT WAS EXPENSIVE, BUT WORTH IT FOR $60 EACH FOR WHAT YOU GET, it is four hours. The boat was full, I found out, because a group staying at Great Camp Sagamore for a class on GREAT CAMPS was with us, there are at least four Camps or more on... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Forgot to review this from our trip in August but it really deserves it. This is a great ways to relax on a beautiful lake and get a great sense of the history of the Adirondacks and the great camps. The boat has been painstakingly made by the owner in the style of the old long boats and was remarkably... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I took my grand children on the Columbus Day cruise which was only $5 a person for an hour and a half cruise. The scenery was beautiful and the Captain had a lot of information about the lake and area. We had so much fun. Thy do have lunch and dinner cruises also.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The dinner cruise was part of our bus tour and are we glad it was! This was one of the best dinner cruises we have ever taken. What made it great, beside the perfect weather and foliage, was that this is a family operation. The dad captains the boat and gives you the commentary as you traverse the lake. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We tagged along with a bus group on a Monday afternoon cruise for wine sampling and lunch. The group was very welcoming to us as outsiders. We had a small intimate table near a window -- almost like a "lover's table." The wine was more than a sampling -- procesco, reisling, pinot noir, and bourbon cream -- and all were... More 

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Thank Ukie57
MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise experience. Aren't those wine pairing luncheons fun? We love doing them! Donna More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I took the 90 min cruise around the lake and loved every minute. The Captain's narrative was very informative about the history of the area. It was a beautiful way to spend a fall afternoon.

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Thank chillwills
MadonnaUpstate_ny, Manager at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your cruise experience. We love showing off Raquette Lake. It's one of the most beautiful lakes in the Adirondacks, maybe the planet! Donna More 

Woodbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The weather was perfect, so that may affect our feelings about this excursion. We loved this dinner cruise! The views, the commentary from the driver/guide, the friendliness of the staff and the best part...the food! The chef went to CIA (Culinary Institute of America) and perhaps that is why every course was excellent. Don't miss this fun, relaxing and beautiful... More 

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Manager at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Really appreciate your enthusiastic review of your cruise and dine experience. Thank you! Donna More 

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