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Mid-Lakes Navigation

11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
+1 315-685-8500
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We Cruised the Erie Canal.

This vacation more than met our expectations. Our cruise proceeded leisurely, the vessel's top... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stanleywebb15
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Oswego, New York
Great introduction to Skaneateles!

The 50 minute lake tour (3:00 & 4:00) is a quick way to learn about the lake and many of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MaryEllen55
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Denville
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Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company, cruising on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Region.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dinner cruise” (34 reviews)
“erie canal” (41 reviews)
“boat tour” (10 reviews)
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11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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+1 315-685-8500
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This vacation more than met our expectations. Our cruise proceeded leisurely, the vessel's top speed being low, with plenty of time to sight-see, and pick our destinations. I arranged a seven night charter for our twentieth wedding anniversary. We picked up our boat, the Canadice,...More

Thank stanleywebb15
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review & reccommendation of your trip. I am so glad that you enjoyed the boat and the canal. We hope that you'll join us again! Happy Anniversary!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The 50 minute lake tour (3:00 & 4:00) is a quick way to learn about the lake and many of the beautiful residences along the shore. Now that we know it is a quality boat tour, company we will book the mail boat when we...More

Thank MaryEllen55
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again in August. I'm glad that you are going to check out our Erie Canal cruise. It is a great boat ride as well!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am doing this review for my mother and stepfather but I am also a past passenger and enjoyed a dinner cruise a couple of years ago. I purchased the Sunday Dinosaur BBQ 2 hour lunch cruise for a Father's Day gift for my stepfather...More

Thank lperry4
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for thinking of us as a great place to send your parents for a special occasion. I am glad that they enjoyed their cruise. We hope you will all come see us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice night out! Took the dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake, the scenery was beautiful and dinner was very good. Nice relaxing night!!

Thank Laurie F
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on Skaneateles Lake. We agree, you really can't beat the scenery in Skaneateles. So glad you enjoyed your night.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 friends rented the barge boat for 3 nights! We had a blast! We cruised from Macedon west with stops in Fairport & Spencerport. It was a wonderful experience going thru the locks & low bridge. The boat was in perfect shape & the Mid...More

Thank margeharoff828
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

With "Skipper", "Maryanne" & Ginger" on board, what could go wrong? Right? Thank you for joining us. So glad your trip was a Blast!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the sightseeing tour of Skaneateles Lake on a cool June afternoon. We enjoyed it very much. It was informative and fun. The water was a bit rough, but the ship is big enough to absorb any choppiness. The captain had plenty of corny...More

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the nice review. We are glad that you joined us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful way to spend reflecting on happy years as husband wife and family...Good food also Got the romance package very tastefully decorated....Nice added touch of a personalized card

Thank nunezloveall
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear that you had a Happy Anniversary aboard the Judge Ben Wiles on Skaneateles Lake. We hope you come back and celebrate with us again.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

An enjoyable two hours on Skaeateles Lake, with a great BBQ lunch from Dinosaur BBQ of Syracuse. Captain Karl kept us informed about the many mansions along the lake, along with the expected corny jokes. Even the weather cooperated to a point, although the sun...More

Thank Steve2526
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for posting our first wonderful review of the season! I am glad that you enjoyed your Mother's Day cruise and the Dinosaur BBQ. Mother Nature could have been better to us, but no matter the weather, it is always beautiful on Skaneateles Lake!

Reviewed 8 December 2016

fantastic, night ride with a nice meal with some nice people.. It was a mellow trip up the lake and back. ...

Thank wren53
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 29 November 2016

4 of us rented a 42 footer for a week; talk about a great way to relax. I am a sailor, so the tiller steer of the boat was very comfortable for me; my brother, wife and sister-in-law (not a boater at all) all came...More

Thank Mike G
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review of your canal boat rental. How nice that your family members got to learn some new boating skills and that everyone slowed down for the week! That is what its all about. The villages along the canal are great....More

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Langlokt
Hello! Are you allowed to pack or bring your own food for the sight seeing cruises?
14 May 2017|
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Response from MidLakes N | Property representative |
Sure. You can bring along a snack or light lunch, but we would appreciate it if you purchase beverages onboard. (Any alcoholic beverages must be purchased onboard, per our NYS Liquor License.)
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Nancy M
I would like to write a review about our recent (fabulous) trip on the Canadice which started in Macedon. All I see is Mid-Lakes Navagation DAY TOURS which ours was not. Where can I go to leave my review so it won't get lost in the other "dinner tour" reviews?
1 August 2016|
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Response from MidLakes N | Property representative |
Nancy, Since we have just one website for all of our cruises, TripAdvisor sees us as one company, so all reviews should be left on the page that says "Day Tours". I am not sure where the "Day Tours" part came from. I have... More
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louisvillegal2013
Forgot to ask on previous post. But do you have a luncheon cruise from Skaneateles? What time & price? Reserve ahead?
25 July 2016|
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Response from MidLakes N | Property representative |
We do offer Lunch Cruises Monday - Saturday (11am - 1 pm) and a Dinosaur BBQ Buffet on Sundays (noon- 2pm). Sometimes the timing changes a bit if we are working with a large group, but we usually stick pretty close to this... More
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