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School's Out Charters

1 Lansing Park Rd. Slip 40, Ithaca, NY
607-280-3538
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Ranked #2 of 12 activities in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: School's Out Charters offers small group and exclusive boat tours on Cayuga Lake. We specialize in Winery Tours! This is the ultimate way to enjoy the... more » Owner description: School's Out Charters offers small group and exclusive boat tours on Cayuga Lake. We specialize in Winery Tours! This is the ultimate way to enjoy the wineries. No crowded cattle buses, no traffic, just a leisurely cruise on the lake combined with tastings at some of the best wineries in the Finger Lakes. Book us for an intimate customized sunset cruise or a party. Our boats accommodate from 2-16 people. We offer group discounts. School's Out Charters - the anti-limo.Established in 2009, the owners of School's Out Charters took the burgeoning winery tourism market on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and combined it with boat cruises to produce the ultimate vehicle to conduct wine tours. Our love for the lake and it's surrounding areas allow us the opportunity to share this passion for the natural beauty of the finger lakes with all of our customers. « less
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is the way to do it! I contacted School's Out to take us around for my best friend's bachelorette party. Rick provided first class service all the way and has everything you need on the boat from, plates, to water, napkins, etc. We had such a wonderful day out on the water and at the wineries and appreciated his... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a unique way to visit wineries! Had it not been for Living Social I would never have known about this boat. Imagine my surprise when I (a recently retired teacher) found that the owner is also a teacher. Captain Mike was an absolute delight. Owner Rick was so knowledgeable about the area. Both were very warm and friendly. The... More

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

See the lake & visit 4 wineries. Lots more fun than driving around. Captain Rick was great. Planning on doing it again.

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Hewitt, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a wonderful day we had on Cayuga Lake enjoying the scenery while sampling some terrific wine! From my first phone call to Captain Rick, I knew my party of 6 would be well taken care of. We were greeted warmly and felt at home immediately. Rick left us in the capable hands of Captain Mike but we saw him... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We just came back from our cruise. Overcast day but perfect host! Boat is luxury (not all boats are alike.). Captain is knowledgable and creates a great atmosphere for the experience. We brought snacks but the cafe food at long point was reasonable and fresh. Enjoy every minute:) great fun

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New York City, New York, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was back in Ithaca with a group of my college roommates for our 15 year Cornell reunion. We spent Saturday on Cayuga Lake with School's Out Charters. The experience was awesome. Captain Rick took us to four wineries (two on the east side, two on the west side) and we enjoyed tastings at each one. We also had lunch... More

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Trumansburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a School's Out wine cruise. The boat was so incredibly comfortable. Rick was AWESOME as our captain and facilitated some real VIP type treatment at the wineries. He is also very knowledgeable of the wineries and their wines so you experience the best that Finger Lakes wineries have to offer. This is... More

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Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Experienced, knowledgable and friendly staff. Comfortable, clean and safe water craft. Cayuga Lake and the fabulous wines on it's shores… All the ingredients for a perfect day. When you have a short amount of time in the Ithaca area, this is hands down the best way to experience the lake and visit a few wineries. If you've seen it all... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Captain Rick gave us a great sunset cruise, just sorry we did not have time to take in the wineries. I highly recommend his trips.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had the best time (and luckily weather( for our wine tour by boat with Capt. Rick. He took great care of us., told us all about the lake, and took us to some of the best wineries on Cayuga Lake.

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