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Glimmerglass Queen

Address: 10 Fair Street, Cooperstown, NY
Phone Number: 607-547-9511
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Ranked #4 of 10 Activities in Cooperstown
Owner description: Enjoy a cool drink at the bar while taking a one hour tour on beautiful Otsego Lake. Private...
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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).

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Lake Front Hotel in Cooperstown and received one free boat ride on the Glimmerglass Queen. Otsego Lake was once known as Glimmerglass and was featured in James Fenimore Cooper's novels The Pioneers and The Deerslayer. The nine mile long lake is located in Otsego County, New York and is the source of the Susquehanna River. Our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was a very pleasant one-hour boat ride. We especially liked that the first 15 minutes or so was narrated, telling us about the area we were seeing, and then the commentary ended. Often boat trips in tourist areas have endless, mostly silly commentary which gets annoying. This was interesting and informative but also not excessive. The trip itself was... More 

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Manchester
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The lake is beautiful, the scenery around it too. The narative is only for the beginning of the trip and informative. Then the captain stops talking and you just enjoy a relaxing trip. There is plenty of seating inside and out and very comfortable.There is a small bar serving alcoholic and virgin drinks as well as coffee with someone to... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We actually came a day early so we could do the boat ride. Motel gave 1 free ticket for boat. Ride lasted 1 hour and traveled half the length of the lake. First few minutes the captain narrated and then you could just enjoy the ride. Was surprised to learn that this lake is the start of the Susquehanna River.

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Central Islip, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've read some of the somewhat negative reviews and I really don't know what some people expect. Cooperstown is a small, quaint town, tucked back in time (even though it's full of baseball souveniers), but you get the feeling of going back in time. The Glimmerglass Boat Tour is just one more thing that takes you back to the simpler... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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Richardson, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We took an hour long boat tour of the lake on a platoon boat. IAs we went up the lake the guide told us about the history of the lake and surrounding areas.

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Utica, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lake is beautiful, and the hour ride on the lake is well worth it. Brief history of the area is included which will help you learn more about the area

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