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Chautauqua Belle Steamboat

78 Water St., Mayville, NY 14757
716-269-2355
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Mayville
Type: Tours
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Englewood, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This paddle wheel steamboat has been resurrected from the scrap pile and offers a wonderful 2-hour ride along the shores of Lake Chautauqua, with a stop at the historic Chautauqua Institution. This is a wonderful opportunity to view the scenic vistas of the Institute, and hear some interesting historical narration along the way. The crew was extremely accommodating, friendly, and... More

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Lewis Run, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Let me start off by saying I work with the public and I understand how demanding they can truly be. I also understand that everyone has an off day, but if you just don't hold personnel skills, you should not be working with the public. That being said, I walked away disappointed in the personnel skills of what I am... More

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Orlando
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a great time visiting the Chautauqua Belle. Was a relaxing ride. Bring cash for faster entry to the boat. $10 for lunch and you get a sandwich, chips, drink and a cookie--a good deal. The staff was courteous and polite. We learned much about the Chautauqua region from the narration. My only suggestion is to improve the speaker... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Weather and narrative was great. Enjoyed sights of Chautauqua and having grown up in the area really brought back memories.

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Dansville, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We rode this lovely steamship as part of a one day bus trip. Lunch was provided on board and was delicious. The staff was friendly and most helpful. Lots of fun information was given during the taped narration. Very enjoyable.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Chautauqua Belle is one of only 4 remaining steamships. This ride on Chautauqua Lake is a fun and enlightening time. The 2-hr. ride goes from Mayville to the bell tower at Chautauqua and back (or from the bell tower to Mayville and back) and takes about 2 hours. Along the way you'll hear an interesting narrative about Chautauqua and... More

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Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Narration went along with sights we were viewing at the time, even though it was taped. The captain would stop the tape occasionally to add his own interesting facts. Thank goodness the "Belle" was saved from destruction and refurbished for these rides.

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Kildeer illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice trip on and old steam driven boat. Great narrated story about the area and its history. Great staff. For the 2 hours and $20 bucks, it was very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Took to wife on the Chautauqua Belle for the 3rd time this past Sunday afternoon. I must say that it was just what I needed to finish off a perfect vacation week. I love being on vessels of this size and also enjoy the fact that once I am off of it I don't have to take care of it.... More

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Strongsville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The boat ride was both enjoyable and informative. The owner and the people running the boat were very nice. Would recommend this one hour and forty five minute ride. It is a beautiful area.

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