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Raquette Lake Navigation Co

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Address: 254 Antlers Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Phone Number: +1 315-354-5532
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Description: Cruise and dine or just cruise on Raquette Lake aboard the WW Durant...
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!
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My husband and I have been on this dinner cruise many times with visiting friends who always want to spend an evening on the boat. We all love the excellent food, comfortable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
LindaM97
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I have been on this dinner cruise many times with visiting friends who always want to spend an evening on the boat. We all love the excellent food, comfortable atmosphere, pleasant hosts, and dining on the water. If you are in the area, don't cheat yourself of this delightful experience.

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

Linda, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely note about your experience on the Durant. It's because of people like you that we're commencing our 25th season this year in 2015. Donna Pohl, on behalf of the Pohl family and our RLN staff More 

Yyy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stopped here last week while snowmobiling in the area....what a great spot ! When your riding you often need a quick fix as far as food goes...this place nailed it with some simple hot dog and soup offerings at very reasonable prices on the bar menu...not to mention the incredible lakeside view!! Oh yeah, gas as well...able to fuel up... More 

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

Thank you Matt for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for the winter boat. We're glad you enjoyed your stop. Things to look forward to, still to come this winter: Raquette Lake Winter Carnival Feb 14 & 15, ice harvest sometime end of Feb, and end of winter customer appreciation party sometime in March. Check our FB page for... More 

Queensbury, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We tried this attraction based on my sons recommendation. He stated that this was among the best meals he ever had. The entire staff makes this a memorable trip and, the captain does a great job of narrating the cruise. Just kick back in casual attire and, enjoy the voyage. If you are in the Old Forge N.Y. area you... More 

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

Wow James! You really make us feel appreciated! Thank you! Don't be a stranger. Come see us again. Donna PS Sorry I'm so late responding to this review. I saw it when I checked my Trip Advisor account after a long period of time had passed. More 

Munnsville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We came up after purchasing a Living Social buy one get one deal. We went to Raquette Lake hoping to get on the 90 minute tour. It was a rainy day and we were the only ones there. We were told there had to be 10 paying guests for the tour to leave. I am not about to bash anyone... More 

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

Wow Joanne! After reading your review, I think you were able to cruise yesterday, right? We ended up with about 20 people on that cold, rainy afternoon. I'm not sure exactly why you say we should distance ourselves from Living Social. But at any rate, I'm glad it all worked out and you were able to cruise. Donna More 

Utica, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The W W Durant delivers best trip, boat tour is hour and half, website describes tour boat beautifully, inside dining, upper deck drinks and best views! Fall best time to enjoy for sure upper deck choice seating. Captain narrative provides great entertainment , mixed with humor, nostalgia, fun historical facts. Well worth trip. The best deal is the cruise without... More 

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

Kathleen, thank you for your enthusiastic support of the service we offer. Donna More 

Dansville, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Out daughter's wedding and reception were held here on August 1st. It was exceptional from A to Z. The boat is the cleanest venue I have ever seen....after the wedding and reception, the bride's dress was still clean even though it was floor length. The food was exceptional as was the service.. We returned this week for a luncheon cruise... More 

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

Jane, thank you so much for your effusive appreciation of what we do. We really appreciate your taking the time to express yourself. Don't be a stranger! Come see us next year! Donna More 

Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this review

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

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 

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