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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, dinner, 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 we cruise with preformed groups of 20 or more. Individuals are usually welcome to piggy back unless it's a private charter.Nurture your mind, body and soul with a cruise aboard the WW Durant! Here's something different! Visit the winter Ice Boat for sone delicious chili and a hot or cold beverage. We freeze the Durant into the ice and are open Thurs-Sun. Free tacos on Fri nights from 6 pm until we're out. Holiday weeks like Christmas and Feb break we're open daily and, of course on Mondays on those 3 day weekends like martin Luther King. Totally different from the summer boat! TV, juke box, darts, very limited menu. We're a warm spot on the trail if you're snowmobiling between Old Forge, Inlet, Indian Lake, Newcomb and Long Lake. Great trail system. Come check it out! « less
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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 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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

Michigan
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141 reviews 141 reviews
23 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

No matter which cruise experience you choose (cruise only, lunch, dinner), you'll have a wonderful time. We've done them all over the years and have never been disappointed (even in inclement weather). Our favorite is the Intimate Cruise - less people. The food is absolutely excellent; some of the best in the Adirondacks! Sailing on the Durant is worth every... More

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

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

Tupper Lake, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had the pleasure of sailing and dining on the WWDurant cruise boat last week with a former student of mine who was visiting from Montana. I have been on this boat many times and the Pohls and company never cease to amaze me with their attention to detail. The food is incredible and worth every penny you spend for... More

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

Thank you Mary for your kind words. So glad you and Theresa enjoyed yourselves. Did you ever imagine Jim Pohl would become an executive chef when you had him in third grade?!! Look forward to seeing you again. Donna More

Liverpool, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very comfortable boat. Staff was excellent. Helpful, courteous and very attentive. The captain narrated throughout but not constantly. Great history lesson! I can't say enough about the food. The chef outdid himself. The combinations of flavors were awesome. It was buffet style however the salad and dessert were served at your table to you. Tables were called individually therefore there... More

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

Thank you Merlena for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again. Donna More

Bonita Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We boarded the Durant and had leisurely reasonably priced cocktails on the top deck and listened to some history of the lake and area! Just the right amount of talking,and then great music We chose to add a nice cheeses plate to our cocktails which was yummy as well as artfully arranged. When we were called down to dinner, I... More

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

Thank you Nancy for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again. Donna More

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