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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...more
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224 Main St, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

We purchased tickets for the luncheon cruise via Groupon. When we arrived, we were greeted by the wife of the captain, owners of the business. They were very inviting and personable. The captain was very knowlegable and an excellent narrator. The boat was clean, Comfortable...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank maria b
MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you Maria for observing how efficient we are! We weren't born knowing how to do this, but we've perfected the system after 27 seasons! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed August 20, 2017

Our party of 7 enjoyed the dinner cruise. The seating on the dining area is a bit tight but manageable. We had drinks up top, then a served dinner...soup, salad, entre ( choice of 5 ) and dessert. Service was excellent and the food better...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Kathryn, thank you for taking the time to evaluate us on Trip Advisor. We have a little more room than an airplane, but not much! We do offer intimate dining cruises on Wed and Sun nights during July and Aug. You're guaranteed your own private...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017

We recently took a dinner cruise on Raquette Lake Navigation. It was the beer pairing with Fulton Chain Brewery. The food was outstanding, especially the Thai noodle salad and the brisket slider with Rachel's Elixer BBQ sauce. The beer was well paired and each course...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Larry R
MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Testimonials don't get any better than this Larry! Thank you so much!

Reviewed August 2, 2017

We went on the Dinner Cruise last night on a beautiful Adirondack evening. The boat was spotless and in outstanding condition. The family who owns and runs the business obviously takes great pride in their business and works hard to ensure their guests have a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

You're right. It can be tight if we're sold out and some guests are "ample size." Thank you for such a nice testimonial! You might want to try our intimate dining cruises next year on Wed or Sun night- guaranteed private table. We deliberately take...More

Reviewed July 31, 2017

If you haven't taken an Intimate Dinner Cruise, you haven't experienced the best of RLN. Our favorite, this cruise seats fewer people, with each party being seated at their own table in front of a window. Each course is a masterpiece being as delicious as...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Wow! What a testimoniai! You're right- we love the intimate dining cruises on Sun and Wed nights and wish we could offer them every night. Thank you for such a nice review. Donna

Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Went on the pizza cruise on a beautiful summer day. The staff was friendly and helpful. Pizza, salad and the root beer floats were great. Well worth the money.

Date of experience: July 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It IS good pizza! Donna

Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Our second year in a row it was just as awesome an evening our second year in a row it was just as awesome and evening as it was last year the food scenery the weather the crew everything was wonderful thank you see you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

It's because of people like you Doug that we are still here, 27 seasons later. Thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation and we look forward to seeing you next year. Donna

Reviewed July 14, 2017

We have done multiple cruises on the Durant over the years and have enjoyed every single one. Whether it was the luncheon, dinner, or special cruise, the food has always been excellent. Lounging on the upper deck to take in the scenery with family and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you Mr. Peabody for taking the time to show appreciation! Donna

Reviewed July 6, 2017

We drove by and booked our dinner cruise the day before but sat with people who had booked months before. We showed up at 4:20pm and people were already lined up so I would advise showing up as early as you can. There was an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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MadonnaUpstate_ny, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation. The cocktail server was Tiffany, from Taiwan and yes, she is amazing. Hope to see you again! Donna

Reviewed June 24, 2017

As the bus-trip leader for our Senior Group, if there were a more superlative word than “EXCELLENT” to describe our experience, I would use it. First of all, the pre-event planning support from Donna was beyond expectation. Then, on June 8 when we arrived at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Donna P, Owner at Raquette Lake Navigation Co, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thanks Jeanne for your enthusiastic review. We hope the North Syracuse Seniors will come again! Donna

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