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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
+1 607-535-4541
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:30 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a sightseeing cruise during the day. It was about an hour. It was a nice relaxing cruise and the captain and helper had great information to share. Not really exciting or breathtaking scenery, but it was nice.

Thank laurie2668
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great band; good food; nice crew; ship-shape vessel; sunset views. All fine fun with friends taking in the sights and sounds of marvelous Seneca Lake on a summer time eve.

Thank GrandDude2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this to a couple of days ago... It only lasts about 50 minutes but then the price is only about $19 so what do you think you're going to get. The captain is on board with his crew mate. They both take turns...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

we elected to take the smaller ship on the hour - no food, the older captain was delightful but the younger mate was dull, mechanical and clearly disengaged, some interesting history of the lake and area, a little pricey for what you get, however there...More

Thank DVE11044
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch on the patio of Captain Bill's. The food was great; the staff were excellent, and the prices were not outrageous.

Thank Dmarie340
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to see the lake and learn about all of the history. We did the stroller which was an hour and just enough for us.

Thank cac57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain John and Dylan were our guides. Nice 50 minute ride. Informative and relaxing, would have liked it to be longer.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was awesome!! My husband got a burger and fries, and I got a crab cake and shrimp alfredo. It was all amazing! We also sat on the patio and got to enjoy the view! We went for lunch and I wish...More

Thank 90cait
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the dinner cruise and I had the prime rib and potato. The dinner was average, but we expected that. It was a perfect evening causing the lake. The venue was extremely clean and the service was spot on. Add in a bottle of...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

With my birthday this summer.. my daughter booked us on this wonderful cruise while we were visiting Finger Lakes in New York. The setting of Watkins Glen is a quaint and busy American town. The cruise leaves the harbour there and the scenery takes you...More

Thank laineeee
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Glenn M
14 August 2017|
Response from Amanda M | Reviewed this property |
Captain Bill does not run the dinner cruise he does the hourly cruise that goes around the lake and only last about 50 minutes.. when we took the hourly cruise we brought our own drinks with us. I saw the dinner cruise... More
7 August 2017|
Response from laineeee | Reviewed this property |
I believe I saw a couple smoking on the bow of the boat in the evening. I do not remember any non smoking signs Enjoy the cruise
16 July 2017|
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Response from Mick L | Reviewed this property |
This is America, the tip is never included but seemingly expected whether providing good service or not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-4541
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