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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 11 activities in Ithaca
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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Clemmons, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Captain Rick took us for a wonderful motorboat ride on Cayuga Lake, stopping at three wineries - each different but excellent in their own way. The autumn weather was perfect and his new boat was really accommodating for the three/four hour trip. Captain Rick was very friendly and personable making the overall experience truly enjoyable. Thom S.

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Emmaus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a wonderful time with Captain Rick on Cayuga Lake. He took us to 3 wineries, each very different. We learned a lot about the wine region and sampled many different wines. It was a very delightful afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I wanted to go wine tasting in the Finger Lakes for my 35th birthday and found a package deal that included a wine cruise with Captain Rick. We had a great time and were able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy because all the planning was taken care of. We visited four wineries and the staff at each of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Four of us went out for a 2 hour trip with captain Rick on Cayuga Lake and enjoyed it very much. Rick took the time to answer all of our questions, and told us many interesting facts about the area. His 22 foot boat is super clean and comfortable.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Do not hesitate to plan a day with Capt Rick for a tour of the Cayuga Lake wineries. It was a great day. Rick is very knowledgeable and planned the day well. If you are planning a trip to Cayuga Lake book a tour with Captain Rick

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Today my wife and I enjoyed a most fabulous day on the waters of Cayuga lake with Captain Rick. We were brought to three winery's via boat, named "Schools out". Captain Rick is very friendly and knowledgable about the winery's and surrounding area. The views from the boat an from the winery's are breathtaking so bring your camera. If you... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We read about School's Out Charter in the newspaper and decided we had to go. I can't think of a better way to spend a beautiful summer Saturday that on Cayuga Lake and visiting local wineries. Captain Scott and First Mate Mike took very good care of us. We brought beverages and snacks on board. Strongly recommend School's Out Charter.

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Atco, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My girlfriends and I recently returned from a girls weekend getaway in the Finger Lakes Region. We used School’s Out Charters for a 6 hour wine cruise. Needless to say, this was the highlight of our entire trip. Captain Rick and 1st mate Mike were very friendly and easy to talk to about the area and the local wines. We... More

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