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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
(607) 535-4541
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner Cruise

As mentioned in other reviews, you give your menu choice when making your reservation. The woman who reserved out spot on the cruise was pleasant, very informative and helpful with local information. The dinner started with soup, then salad. We had pre-ordered scallops and were told they would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Connierjo
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Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
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Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Seneca Legacy offers a 3 hour sunset cruise for $59. Great value! A lot of variety in the meal. The prime rib was excellent. Quietly cruising along Seneca Lake was a pleasant way to see the shoreline sights and simply relax and enjoy the evening. Great bar, great staff, great evening.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went out on the Stroller for an hour. The crew was nice but the tour was quick. You get a history of the salt industry and some brief history of the lake. Only complaint is that there wasn't more information given.

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Pittsburgh
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the Captain Bill's tour of Seneca Lake. What I appreciate most is they did not use those really corny jokes that get so tiresome. Nice crew, very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

friendly staff. candy. toys. keepsakes and collectables. Also good sight seeing boat rides available by reservation.

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Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As mentioned in other reviews, you give your menu choice when making your reservation. The woman who reserved out spot on the cruise was pleasant, very informative and helpful with local information. The dinner started with soup, then salad. We had pre-ordered scallops and were told they would be in a wine/mushroom sauce. We didn't taste any wine; it was... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

great boat ride. very informational about the lake and the surrounding attractions. They have a few different boat tours to pick from.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was good and a lot of it. Service was good also. The view of the lake was great. The fireworks were so far away that you could not even here them. Ship was older but nice. Price was a little high and did not come with adult drinks. For $55 p/p they should have a open bar.

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Johnstown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I dined in the evening and had the filet steak and the shrimp pasta. All parts of the meal were just right. The dessert of bread pudding was the ending that was perfect.

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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Second time I have escorted a group to take the Captain Bill's Seneca Lake 1 hour cruise. Excellent both times. The narrator knows the facts and is more than willing to answer all questions during the cruise. Boat is clean and comfortable small only holds 50 people but nice for the short cruise

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Corning, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Enjoy these cruises on Seneca Lake. A relaxing and scenic experience. Food is reasonably good especially as it is being served on a boat with limited related cooking facilities.

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Additional Information about Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
Phone Number: (607) 535-4541
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: (607) 535-4541
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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