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Schooner Excursions, Inc

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Address: 3 N Franklin St, Seneca Harbor Park Pier, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1251
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+1 607-535-5253
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sail on the vintage 1926 John Alden Malabar VII Schooner "True...

Sail on the vintage 1926 John Alden Malabar VII Schooner "True Love" that was featured in the 1956 movie "High Society". Docked at the Watkins Glen Seneca Harbor Park Pier, Schooner "True Love" charters daily on the deep blue waters of beautiful Seneca Lake. Coast Guard Certified for up to 22 passengers Schooner "True Love" sets the perfect scene for your relaxing getaway.

Tour on our latest addition to the fleet, "M/V REMEDY" is an Oldport 26 Tour Boat. Enjoy an educational Eco-History Tour, a Winery, Brewery & Distillery Tour or relaxing Sightseeing Tour of Beautiful Seneca Lake. Docked next to the Watkins Glen Seneca Harbor Park Pier.

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Beautiful way to see the lake

We booked the sunset cruise and it was well worth it. The captain and crew were such fun. The boat is gorgeous and comfortable. They provide free water, sodas and for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Deb R
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Chester, Maryland
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Chester, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We booked the sunset cruise and it was well worth it. The captain and crew were such fun. The boat is gorgeous and comfortable. They provide free water, sodas and for the sunset cruise light appetizers. You can also purchase beer and wine. While there isn't much to see on this end of the lake it was still fun.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. Heather and Trevor did a terrific job of handling the sails and serving the guests. They spent time talking to us and it was all around a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Beautiful excursion on the schooner featured in the 1956 movie "High Society". This is the only Alden yacht I have ever been on and it was every bit as beautiful as expected. Captain Bill was extremely friendly and knowledgeable during the length of of this excursion. I photoed my wife sitting where Bing Crosby serenaded Grace Kelly. This was a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice relaxing boat ride. Get to enjoy the the Seneca Lake from within. Not the newest yacht out there of course, hard wooden seats, noisy engines, but still relaxing after a day hiking the Watkins Glen Gorge. You get to enjoy breathtaking scenery around the Seneca Lake up close, specially the huge rock formations on the east bank. Very knowledgeable,... More 

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We sailed on Seneca Lake starting at noon. The day and the wind were very nice. The air was hot, in the 90's but as soon a we left the dock the temperature seem to cool down. The crew made us feel comfortable with cold water and soft drinks. Its so nice to travel by wind power with no engine... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were so lucky to pick a day that was not too hot and was windy. Captain Bill and the girls are extremely friendly. Even with the stronger winds the tilting of the boat was just very pleasant. Just the odd splash of spray if at the front. So two wonderful hours of relaxation. The boat was used in the... More 

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Horseheads, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

A two hour relaxing tour of the south end of Seneca lake. Captain Bill, (yes the real captain Bill) is very knowlegeable about what he does. The crew is also excellent. The boat, truely a one of a kind is one you will never forget. Highly recommend you get on board.

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Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful sunset cruise on True Love. The staff was friendly and very helpful even prior to booking our sail. Wine and cheese on Seneca Lake watching the sunset was a romantic and delightful part of our trip. We loved it and will definitely do it again

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Thank Donna G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We went out on True Love on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and had a great time. So relaxing! Recommend making reservations - it only seats 22. We had our 6 year old nephew with us and he got to "captain" the boat for awhile - he loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST!!! Amazing sunset sailboat ride on a beautiful lake. The crew was attentive, served complimentary fresh fruit, cheeses, bottled water and soda and for a cost wine and beer. We shared a ride with Lisa and Josh, the boat owners who are the nicest people you'd ever meet and they talked about all the buildings, vineyards... More 

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