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Wonderful experience!

My husband and I took the cruise and dine on Skaneateles lake. We added on the Romance package for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Denise A
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Hyde Park, New York, United States
Great Boats, Great People, Great Canal

We spent a long weekend on a Mid-Lakes Canal Boat, The Onondaga. I've rented or owned between 15... read more

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Scott W
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Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company, cruising on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Come help us celebrate 50 years on Skaneateles Lake in 2018!
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11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I took the cruise and dine on Skaneateles lake. We added on the Romance package for our anniversary. Everything was perfect. The trip lasted 3 hours as we cruised up and down the lake. We were seated at a table for 2,...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed yesterday

We spent a long weekend on a Mid-Lakes Canal Boat, The Onondaga. I've rented or owned between 15 and 20 houseboats over the years, and this was the coolest among them by far. Mid-Lakes has had an amazing fleet of boats designed and custom built....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This year[2018 we came back for two weeks, the canal is as good as everas are the towns, this year we saw more. Found some really good BBQ as well as Chinese resturants. The people at Mid-Lakes could not be any better. They helped us...More

Thank paulbberg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous trip. Mid-Lakes provides everything you need except food and drink. We went west and stopped at Spencerport, Brockport and Fairport. All were great villages with plenty of restaurants and shops. Highly recommend shopping at Bittersweet in Brockport if you like jewelry,...More

Thank Diane B
Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for renting your Lockmaster Canal Boat with Mid-Lakes. The canal towns that you visited are some of the best! I am glad that you found the boat well stocked and easy to operate. I hope you come see us again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat ride was beautiful. Unfortunately we could not hear anything the guide had to say over the PA so we lost out on the historical part of such a ride (our favorite part). We were sitting on the lower section of the boat where...More

Thank Tina J
Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us for a sightseeing cruise. I am sorry that it was difficult to hear. Acoustics on a big steel boat are challenging to get just right. Some Captains come across more clear than others, and we try to make adjustments to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently went on the dinner cruise and we enjoyed the scenery very much. We were on the bottom floor and you cannot hear the captain speak very clearly at all through the speakers. Also, they do not have a kitchen onboard,...More

Thank Tory D
Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on a Dinner Cruise. Just to clarify, our food is not microwaved. It is prepared ahead of time in a kitchen across the street from the boat, transported to the boat in hot-boxes and plated in the small galley on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had ever been on the Erie Canal before or chartered a canal boat but we had a wonderful time driving the boat and site seeing along the Erie. Mid Lakes showed us everything before we left and it was easy. The boat was like...More

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Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review of your Lockmaster Canal Boat Rental. Give us a call when you are ready to do it again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the sightseeing cruise. Perfect outing for 50 minutes. Lots of interesting trivia about the lake and enjoyed hearing about the families that own the lake homes. The lake is beautiful!

Thank Brinie66
Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking a Sightseeing Cruise with us. Glad you enjoyed the lake and the commentary. Come see us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun 50 min boat ride if you don't own a boat with an opportunity to enjoy the Uber clean Skan lake. Relaxing tad loud due to the narration. Highly recommended!

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Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us and writing a nice review! So glad you had fun.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the mail boat cruise. A 3 hour trip around the lake and a great way to see the shore line and the houses. Smaller boat than the 50 minute cruises. Cold drinks available to purchase.

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Mid-Lakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us on the Mailboat Cruise.

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lamattiaccio
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
In Skaneateles, parking is metered both on the street and in the Municipal Parking lot. I believe that the meters on the street are 25 cents for 15 minutes with a maximum of 2 hours. Meters stop running after 6:00 p.m. In... More
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Glenn A M
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. We always recommend reserving in advance. But, if you are in town and don't have a reservation, it never hurts to stop by the dock and see if we have space. We do sell out some cruises. If you... More
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ljbriggs517
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
Hi there. We do several 50 minute Sightseeing Cruises each day for $17. Lunch Cruises are generally from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and cost $36/adult & $28/child. If you want to go not he 2 hour lunch cruise and just ride, not... More
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