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Raquette Lake Navigation Co

224 Main St, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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A wonderful boating, eating and history experience

I agree with so many of the other reviews. The fact that it is a family business, and they built... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Scott E
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Morristown, Minnesota
Our First Cruise of the Season

For Father's Day we joined a great group of father's and families for the evening prime rib buffet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Larry R
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Potsdam
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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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  • Poor2%
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“dinner cruise” (18 reviews)
“the upper deck” (11 reviews)
“great camps” (10 reviews)
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224 Main St, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Finally made it to the Winter Boat! Enjoyed some warm drinks and a fun atmosphere! The jukebox was playing and there were lots of people playing tennis ball golf outside of the Windows! Always welcoming and very friendly hosts! Will look forward to going again...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a great informative cruise around Raquette Lake. This company is great. Run by a family and everyone was very nice. Learned a lot of info about the lake and people that were part of history. The boat is named after William Durant. If you...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

This family owned and run business is wonderfully organized, friendly and beautiful. The captain does an informative narration during some, but not all, or the cruise. Food on the lunch cruise included three dishes, roast pork, vegetable pasta and a chicken dish,and also vegetables, dessert...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

The cruise around Raquette Lake was very enjoyable. The scenery is gorgeous and the Captain does a fine job of describing sites along the lakeside. The food was superb. This was the best cruise of it's type I've taken.

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you Sandra for taking the time to express your appreciation. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

I enjoyed this lake boat tour as part of a day's outing offered by Wade Bus Tours. But whether you do this as a group or on your own, I would recommend it! The business is family-owned and the Captain is very knowledgeable of the...More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you Kathy for taking the time to express your appreciation. Don't be a stranger! Come cruise with us again, either on Wade Bus or on your own. Donna

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

The Pohl family puts on an excellent cruise. Captain Pohl gives a historical narrative on the history of Raquette that is interesting and entertaining. Even if you are familiar with the Great Camps and other landmarks around Raquette, you will learn something new on the...More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Really appreciate your taking the time to express your happiness with what we do. I'll be sure to tell Rachel you like her Bloody Mary mix! Don't be a stranger! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Family owned and operated. Interesting lake history. Cash bar, free soft drinks. Well organized and delicious buffet lunch. Inside dining, every table with window view. Outdoor tables and chairs on upper deck for sight seeing. I would love to see this in the fall....it must...More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Deborah, it is spectacular in the fall. Though this year, it's hard to say when peak will be. We have had so much hot weather! Not good for fall foliage! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our third trip aboard the WW Durant with the Pohl family. The Traditional Dinner Cruise is always fantastic. The Captain's narrative was as enjoyable as our first trip 4 years ago. We try to make this our anniversary trip every...More

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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks Deborah. Could we ask for any better testimonial? Hope to see you next year on your anniversary!

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loisanna
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No, the ice isn't out until April, sometimes May!
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