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Raquette Lake Navigation Co

254 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
+1 315-354-5532
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Cruise and dine or just cruise on Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant. Breath-taking scenery, fascinating history and delicious food combine to create... more » Owner description: Cruise and dine or just cruise on Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant. Breath-taking scenery, fascinating history and delicious food combine to create an experience you can't wait to do again. Choose a luncheon cruise, intimate or traditional dinner cruise, Sunday brunch, sightseeing excursion or moonlight cruise. Cruising daily in July and August through Labor Day. Full public schedule weekends in Sept through Columbus Day weekend. Midweek in the fall individuals may piggyback with a preformed group. Nurture your mind, body and soul with a cruise aboard the WW Durant! Special events on the Durant are our specialty! If history is your thing, then be sure to sign up for one of our Pine Knot guided tours. Wine and beer tastings and pairings sell out, so reserve early! A Jimmy Buffet-themed cruise on Sat of July 4th weekend will celebrate our independence Margaritaville-style. There's also a Murder Mystery Who Done It Cruise and a Comedy Cruise. Have I tickled your curiosity bone? Check us out online! We are ready to welcome you aboard the WW Durant! « less
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Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have been cruising aboard the WW Durant for almost 15 years. We have taken the traditional dinner cruise, the intimate dining cruise, the buffet dinner cruise and just took the lunch buffet cruise today (9/13/14). This was actually our second cruise this year! It has always been a positive, 5-star experience. Donna, Captain Pohl, Rachel, Biz,... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Manager at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

It's because of people like you and your husband Cassandra that we're celebrating our 24th season providing cruise and dine experiences for thousands of people. We so appreciate your loyal patronage and support. Donna More

Phoenix, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Took this cruise last Saturday with some friends and had wonderful time. It was kind of a rainy day, but that was fine because the boat is totally enclosed where the luncheon was served. The staff was A+. Friendly helpful and extremely pleasant. The Narration was wonderful and very informative. The food was excellent. Great experience and day despite the... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Manager at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you Rae Ann for your kind words. We wish we could order up beautiful weather for every cruise. Donna More

Marcy, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Took the Raquette Lake lunch cruise today with family and friends, what an enjoyable experience! Although the day was overcast and then rainy, the atmosphere on board was quite the opposite. The Pohl family, which owns and operates the cruise, are "Adirondackers" in every sense of the word, friendly, knowledgeable, hard working people who will make your experience onboard one... More

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Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement of what we do. We never get tired of being appreciated! Donna et all More

Rome, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful, almost perfect experience on our 1st cruise here. The boat is beautiful and exceptionally clean. The captain details the history of the lake, surrounding areas, and prominent families who have lived there. I had several questions about homes on the islands and the captain and his wife were extremely knowledgeable about the subject,... More

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Thank you Alan for your heart-felt remarks. This is the first time we've ever staged a comedy cruise and, as you know, what is funny for one, isn't necessarily funny for another....maybe even offensive. Comedy is a very tricky thing to pull off successfully. We interviewed the restaurant in Long Lake where Steve performed last year. Everyone said he was... More

Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been on the dinner cruise several times over the past 10 years and have had a wonderful experience every time! First of all, the boat is absolutely beautiful and you can tell it is meticulously maintained. The captain provides a very informative narration of the history of the lake and points of interest. The food is always spectacular-... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Suzanne, thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to share your enthusiasm. We so appreciate it! Donna, Rachel & Biz! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is my very first review of any place I have ever been. I was so impressed by this cruise, I just had to leave a review. It was me,husband and two kids. We all absolutely loved it! The staff was so kind and went out of their way to be extra friendly to us. The kids loved it! I... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic testimonial. We never get tired of being appreciated! Donna More

Naples, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The cuisine might be the best around and the cruise with live narrative was comfortable and informative. The family atmosphere of crew and staff made the cruise friendly and smooth. The chef was particularly creative and the dinners fairly priced. It was not at all difficult to get drinks or snacks brought to your deck table or inside seat. We... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you Steve for your wonderful review. We never get tired of being appreciated. Donna More

Stittville, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We rode the WW Durant boat for an evening dinner and cruise on Raquette Lake in theAdirondacks in upstate NY, what a trip! The food was outstanding, prime rib perfect, the veggies and all just great. The cruise around Raquette Lake was very enjoyable. The narrative of the places of interest was very well presented. I would recommend this trip... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We never get tired of being appreciated. Donna More

Potsdam
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband loves the water and even more dining on the water. We frequently travel around NY state and have taken dinner cruises from Lake Champlain to the 1000 Islands, Finger Lakes to the Adirondacks.(NYC is not my cup of tea) The Raquette Lake Navigation Cruise is the best. We have had Sunday Brunch, Jim's smoked salmon and Rachel's Bloody... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Manager at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic support! It's because of people like you we're 1/2 way through our 24th season! Murder Mystery cruise tonight, Wine Tasting next Wed the 16th, Comedy Cruise the 29th, Beer Tasting Sat the 30th and Beer Pairing Sept 12. We look forward to seeing your name on the reservation sheet for any of these... More

Albany, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary by hosting a 3 hours luncheon cruise for 60 guests with RLN. The Adirondacks are beautiful and a cruise on Raquette Lake is one of the most picturesque ways to enjoy them. Donna was extremely helpful in helping us to develop a customized menu. It included superb hors d'oeuvres with jumbo shrimp... More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Manager at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

Thank you Don for your kind words. So glad you and Amy and your guests enjoyed yourselves. Look forward to seeing you again. Donna More

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