Chautauqua Belle Steamboat
Chautauqua Belle Steamboat
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Mayville, New York

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Christine Lodestro
San Jose, CA13 contributions
Sep 2022
If you leave from Jamestown, be prepared for 40 minutes down a swampy channel to the lake, then five minutes to the Harbor View Hotel then back down the channel for another 40 minutes. It is best to take the boat from Mayville because you are actually on the lake. You cannot go to the top, only middle and bottom.
Written September 11, 2022
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pshurd
Everywhere USA786 contributions
Jul 2021
Took this tour with friends who live nearby. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2+ hour tour. Ours went a little long due to strong headwinds, but the crew still completed the tour & they were friendly & helpful throughout the cruise. The cruise included a narrative of history & facts about the area. This was a good mix of live & recorded. The staff worked very hard to ensure that the audio level was perfect was everyone. After a dreary morning, the 1pm cruise lucked out & we had a breakthrough of sun & smooth waters! Highly recommend this for a lazy afternoon adventure.
Written July 18, 2021
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Lili P
Jamestown, New York, United States3 contributions
Sep 2022
Like Tom Sawyer we road the steamboat down the river to the lake. It was an awesome experience. It was like traveling in time. We watched the Autumn leaves as we passed by and saw no less than five Great Blue herons! Amzing!
Written September 26, 2022
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Kathrynn S
Incline Village, NV2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Purchased 7 tickets for the 4th of July. The boat ended up having mechanical issues so our ride was cancelled. As of today, August 29th- still waiting on a refund of over $100. Have called several times and left messages and they have yet to return a single call. If you want to throw your hard earned money down the drain buy tickets to ride this boat
Written August 29, 2021
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FromBuffalo
Buffalo, NY126 contributions
Aug 2021
We tried multiple times to take the boat ride before finally getting an opportunity. They don't seem to follow the schedule they post on line. Generally there was no reason given and/or no one around the boat or in the office. When we finally got to go - it was noisy and smelly - especially on the lower deck.
We didn't expect wakeboard speed, but considering the time spent we expected to see more of the lake.
Thankfully we were with friends that made being there enjoyable.
Written August 4, 2021
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sweetpea432016
Hamburg, NY25 contributions
Aug 2019
Since childhood I have known about Lake Chautauqua, passed it several times in our way to Ohio. One day we met our friends there and took the steamboat ride. It was lots of fun and very informative about the area....Lots of history. Worth every minute. Try it, I believe you'll enjoy it.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thomas K
Fairfax, VA267 contributions
Aug 2022
Four of us, at Chautauqua for Week 9 at the Institution, took a ride on the Chautauqua Belle, and had a wonderful time. The cruise is timed perfectly, from noon to 1:45. The boat drops it's forward gangway on the shore near the clocktower, and then heads up (at a peppy 6 mph) to Mayville to exchange those passengers; then back to the clock tower. Now, this is a bit of a noisy experience, but it's to be expected with a steam engine, and the commentary of top of that.
There's an option to buy a lunch, and we were very surprised how good it was.
Written August 25, 2022
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Patty C
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Fun trip on the lake with a real steam paddle wheeler. Interesting history and a nice way to see the beautiful houses on the Lakeshore. Friendly and accommodating staff and our dog liked the trip too.
Written August 26, 2022
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Renee R
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fun, relaxing and unique experience! Most of the seating is on the second floor. Open air and breezy. You can hear best toward the front. We went out of Jamestown and it took most of the ride to get out of the river. By the time we got to the lake we turned around. Still well worth it.
Written September 11, 2022
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Sorena G
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Such a fantatsic asset to the community of Mayville and the surrounding areas. The tours are fabulous and there is so much history shared with such vibrance. It is great to have such a unique experience unlike anything around. The whole process from booking through the deboarding was a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the steamer was very clean and well maintained. Will definitely go again (and again).
Written July 11, 2022
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