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Glimmerglass Queen

10 Fair Street, Cooperstown, NY
607-547-9511
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Ranked #2 of 4 activities in Cooperstown
Type: Ships, Tours
Owner description: Enjoy a cool drink at the bar while taking a one hour tour on beautiful Otsego Lake. Private charters and catered parties available; weddings,... more » Owner description: Enjoy a cool drink at the bar while taking a one hour tour on beautiful Otsego Lake. Private charters and catered parties available; weddings, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, birthday parties... any special event. Tours in season at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00. Off Season ( Labor Day - Columbus Day ) Closed - Monday & TuesdayWednesday, Thursday and Friday 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00Saturday and Sunday 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00Ticket Prices- $ 16.00 Adults $ 10.00 Children (12 & Under). « less
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Newer boat with comfortable seating. Great views. You need cash and they only sell tickets if there are 10 or more people interested in your trip time. Nice staff. Parking is on top of the hill not down by the dock. Not much parking.

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Utica, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful lake from shore, nice boat but there's no need to be on the lake tour beyond the first 15 minutes. The last 45 minutes are simply views of what seems to be the same group of trees. The Kingfisher Tower was interesting but not worth an hour or $16 for the trip. One word ... boring.

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NYS
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Yes, this is just a boat ride, but it is a nice way to spend an hour or so relaxing, catch a few rays and just chill out. Cooperstown offers a lot to do and see, time relaxing is rewarding. Beverages (yes, legal beverages are available) and snacks are available. There is something about open water and wind in your... More

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Manassas, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I took my family on this cruise since they had not been on the lake yet. The tour was nice but a bit pricey for what you get.

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Huntsville, Alabama
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take cash to get tickets they don't take credit cards. Only sell tickets 15 prior to departure. 1/2 hour ride out and back with some very quick recorded area info on the way out. Bar on board was pricy and mixed and frozen drinks were not well prepared. No local beer or wine selections! Boat was very clean.

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The vessel is very comfortable has indoor and outdoor seating. The narration is very informative, and does not last the entire time, so you can enjoye private conversations. There is food and drink available on board. The cost is reasonable for the time of the ride.

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

As a first time visitor to Cooperstown and a fisherman, I was intrigued with Otsego and wanted to take a boat ride to see the source of the Susquehanna River and the beauty of this largely unspoiled lake. The Glimmerglass Queen offers several trips this time of year with a 10-person minimum to take the tour. The minimum is very... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband, Mother and I visited Cooperstown the last week of August and wanted to take a tour of Lake Otsego. Admission was $16 a person, and the boat ride takes about an hour. We arrived about 15 min. before the next launch. No one was manning the ticket booth (the lady inside said someone would be back in a... More

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Marion
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The boat itself is beautiful. The deck below has seating, and a bar, where you can get alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks. There is a narration for the first 15 min or so, after that you get the enjoy the beauty of the lake. It's an hour trip, so you don't go the full length of the lake. We got... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We took the boat ride today. Found the boat trip while walking around Cooperstown after visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum. Think Cooperstown is pretty? Wait till you see the boat tour. We're definitely coming back. If we lived in the town, we'd make this a regular thing to do for fun. I remember one of my most romantic... More

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