Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Finger Lakes Boating Museum
4.5
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Finger Lakes Boating Museum is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of boating and boat building in the region. Through exhibits and the FLBA(Finger Lakes Boating Academy), FLBM is providing a rich experience for all ages as the small museum grows.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Kellieww
    52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Revealed a historic wood boat industry around the finger lakes I was unaware of.
    I had no idea the wood boat industry Was so vast around the finger lakes. On a waitress recommendation we caught this on the way out of town so we didn’t get to go on a boat ride but the restored boats were enough to make the trip worthwhile. The boats are beautiful, the exhibits and space are creative, and the workshop is fascinating. I’d love to go back for a workshop!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Don S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2023 Pat II Farewell Tour
    We took the Pat II Keuka boat tour on the final excursion day of the season. While mostly overcast and misty, this was the perfect setting for a season ending, morning tour. The Captain & Mate were knowledgeable, personable, and most engaging. An excellent experience all around. The Finger Lakes Boat Museum can be most proud of this flagship craft and her crew.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 17, 2023
  • Debbie L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family vacation
    Did not attend the museum. We took a boat tour on The Pat II which is a boat tour the museum sponsors. The tour lasted one hour and ventures up one side of the lake and returns on the other. It does not go the whole length of the lake.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 13, 2024
  • Sherrille G
    100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful boats!
    Hubby wanted to see this. I like boats but would rather just ride in them vs. studying the history. Was I pleasantly surprised! You’ll see beautifully restored wooden boats of all types and learn the history of boating. It was very interesting… and a nice break from our “Waterfall and Wine” vacation. Afterward, we rode on the Pat II on Keuka Lake. Highlight of the day! If you ride the boat first, you’ll get a discount rate for the museum. (Of course we did that backwards, but it was more enlightening to have seen the restoration work and man-hours needed to get the Pat II in working order.)
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2024
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RidlerGirl67
Syracuse, NY247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
If you love old boats, you'll be in heaven. The museum is largely self-guided and you can get right up to the boats which is fantastic. During the summer thy have lots of events and don't miss the chance to ride on a restored boat on Keuka lake. We rode the Pat II, a restored 1920s mailboat, complete with solar panel technology for a clean ride. You can easily see the museum in 60-90 minutes.
Written August 30, 2021
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Sherrille G
100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Hubby wanted to see this. I like boats but would rather just ride in them vs. studying the history. Was I pleasantly surprised! You’ll see beautifully restored wooden boats of all types and learn the history of boating. It was very interesting… and a nice break from our “Waterfall and Wine” vacation. Afterward, we rode on the Pat II on Keuka Lake. Highlight of the day! If you ride the boat first, you’ll get a discount rate for the museum. (Of course we did that backwards, but it was more enlightening to have seen the restoration work and man-hours needed to get the Pat II in working order.)
Written July 22, 2024
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Don S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We took the Pat II Keuka boat tour on the final excursion day of the season. While mostly overcast and misty, this was the perfect setting for a season ending, morning tour. The Captain & Mate were knowledgeable, personable, and most engaging. An excellent experience all around. The Finger Lakes Boat Museum can be most proud of this flagship craft and her crew.
Written October 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bowercc
Lockport, NY30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Make sure you allow plenty of time as its is extensive and very informative. Not just boating so be prepared to be surprised.
a group of 8 of us went one morning, lucky to have a guide show us around and narrate for us. Never left til 2 pm. Wonderful
Written June 22, 2022
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DonandKim74
Grand Rapids, MI25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Each of the boats on display were beautifully crafted. The murals throughout set the stage for them. We were lucky enough to be there the day the 2nd building opened. Little difficult navigating other floors, signage would help.
Written January 10, 2022
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Gary H
Myerstown, PA332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
It was a rainy and chilly day so we decided to visit this museum. I like boating, my wife is so-so, but we both enjoyed the museum. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Admission is reasonable. There's lots to look at in a couple buildings. They do a good job of presenting boating history and boating culture in the Finger Lakes region. They have an area and projects for the kids too.
Written May 17, 2023
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Debbie L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Did not attend the museum. We took a boat tour on The Pat II which is a boat tour the museum sponsors. The tour lasted one hour and ventures up one side of the lake and returns on the other. It does not go the whole length of the lake.
Written July 13, 2024
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Janet H
Pittsford, NY104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This museum is well worth a visit. It's only small but the boats on display are really varied and fascinating. The history given in the short video and on the displays is very interesting. I'd recommend it to anyone, whether you have an interest in boats or not. The old photos on display are wonderful.
Written November 3, 2020
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Steve S
Liverpool5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Went on the Pat 2 boat tour. What a great way to start the day. The team on the the boat were great. What a beautiful way to experience the lake on such a wonderful craft.Highly recommend taking the trip. sign up early, it only seats 16.
Written August 31, 2021
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Kellieww
Alachua52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
I had no idea the wood boat industry
Was so vast around the finger lakes. On a waitress recommendation we caught this on the way out of town so we didn’t get to go on a boat ride but the restored boats were enough to make the trip worthwhile. The boats are beautiful, the exhibits and space are creative, and the workshop is fascinating. I’d love to go back for a workshop!
Written September 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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