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Address: 78 Water St., Mayville, NY 14757
Phone Number: 716-269-2355
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Nice introduction to Chautauqua Lake

This was a nice ride to learn the history of Chautauqua Lake. It is only one of four remaining paddle wheel steamboats in North America. It cruises between Chautauqua Institute... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was a nice ride to learn the history of Chautauqua Lake. It is only one of four remaining paddle wheel steamboats in North America. It cruises between Chautauqua Institute and Mayville. You can get on in either place and it will take you back to where you started, for a total of 2 hours. We got on at Chautauqua... More 

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Batavia, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had a beautiful sunny day to enjoy the steamboat ride. The lake was a little choppy but the steamboat ride was still smooth and enjoyable. Boarded in Mayville and the cruise took 1hour 45 minutes. The crew was friendly the boat was clean. There is a prerecorded narrative to listen to regarding some history of the steamboat and the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So glad we were able to take this 2 hour ride. Great experience on a beautiful lake. Crew was friendly and informative. Recorded tour was well versed and humorous!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We really wanted to get out onto the water, and this was the perfect way to do it! What a nice, informative ride on one of only four remaining steamboats in the country! The cost is very reasonable, and the relaxation and education you get is priceless. Not to mention, getting to see gorgeous gazillion dollar homes! So fun! It... More 

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South Park
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a nice lake ride on Chautauqua Lake. Downside is that there is no road sigh so it is a little hard to find if the boat is not at the dock, also be prepared to wait until the nx=ext scheduled trip as the boat does not leave unless there is 20 people on it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A very pleasant way to spend 1 3/4 hours. Good historical commentary. Board either at Mayville or at Chautauqua Institution.

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Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Oh Gosh, I love history and a ride on one of the 4 remaining Steamboats in the country! I'd buy a Tshirt if they sold them on this chugga chugga paddle boat. Keep an eye on Groupon for a good deal on this ride. Bop across the street to the quick e mart for a wrap and bring it with... More 

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We have been in this area several times and finally found time to take a ride. The boat was on time. We boarded promptly and had an interesting trip listening to a mostly recorded description of the area around the lake. My highlight was a life bird, a Caspian Tern.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The ride provided nice sights, interesting information, but so-so narration. The jokes were corny and I learned more than I needed to know about the narrator's family. If you can get past that, you will have a pleasant and informative trip.

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clermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had planned to go on Monday, beautiful sunny day but closed for maintenance, wanted to go Tuesday-beautiful sunny day, closed because storms forecasted. Tried Wed. and they have to have 20 people and 10 came! So it is a hit or miss and we were sorry it was not a go. Check their calendar on line but then it... More 

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