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Glimmerglass Queen

10 Fair Street, Cooperstown, NY
607-547-9511
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Ranked #2 of 5 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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Manchester
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 attraction reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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