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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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Dansville, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Warren, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful time on the old Chautauqua bell. My nephew and I love the lake and full steam ahead into the Chautauqua Institution. Wonderful opportunity to teach the kids about long ago travel.

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Mayville, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My grandson loves the Chautauqua Belle. You can just go for a ride or order a box lunch. Young people are often allowed to pull the whistle.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a nice ride on an old paddlewheel boat that leaves from Mayville, NY, at one end of Chautauqua Lake and heads down the lake and returns. It's a beautiful view with narration pointing out some historical sites and giving information about the area. If you are in the Chautauqua County area, definitely put this on your list...

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Clarion, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Beautiful scenery. Belle arrives and departs promptly. Informative narrative. Relaxing, enjoyable way to spend the day!

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