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Schooner Excursions, Inc

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Address: 3 N Franklin St, Seneca Harbor Park Pier, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1251
Phone Number: +1 607-535-5253
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sail on the vintage 1926 John Alden Malabar VII Schooner "True...

Sail on the vintage 1926 John Alden Malabar VII Schooner "True Love" that was featured in the 1956 movie "High Society". Docked at the Watkins Glen Seneca Harbor Park Pier, Schooner "True Love" charters daily on the deep blue waters of beautiful Seneca Lake. Coast Guard Certified for up to 22 passengers Schooner "True Love" sets the perfect scene for your relaxing getaway.

Tour on our latest addition to the fleet, "M/V REMEDY" is an Oldport 26 Tour Boat. Enjoy an educational Eco-History Tour, a Winery, Brewery & Distillery Tour or relaxing Sightseeing Tour of Beautiful Seneca Lake. Docked next to the Watkins Glen Seneca Harbor Park Pier.

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Could Not Have Been Better!

We sailed the afternoon cruise. The weather was crisp and the winds on Lake Seneca perfect for sailing. Cruising the lake gives you another perspective of the area. The crew... read more

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We sailed the afternoon cruise. The weather was crisp and the winds on Lake Seneca perfect for sailing. Cruising the lake gives you another perspective of the area. The crew were attentive and knowledgable. Booked by calling the day prior to sailing.

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Thank Julia D
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the true love sunset sailing tour on Seneca lake. The weather, crew, and experience was wonderful and well worth the expense.

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Thank Sherry K
Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff was friendly and knowledgable, and the boat (True Love) is a real classic! We did the morning sail and had great weather - wind and sunshine. Price for the 90 minutes ($35) was well worth it! You should make sure you arrive early, as they leave on time and two stragglers did not make our departure. You should also... More 

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Thank laurasportzfan
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely nice, knowledgeable & helpful crew! We went on the morning sail, the weather was perfect & everyone had a great sail.

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Thank cook7249
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Knowledgable and friendly staff, great way to see the lake.90 minutes was just long enough to enjoy.

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venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to go sailing with us. We are glad you enjoyed the ride! More 

Alden, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

dont think the 45 dollars we paid was worth the price. Could have went on the Capt Bill for 17 dollars and enjoyed that. There was no wind so they used the motor. I know this was a 2 hour ride compared to Capt bills, paid way to much. 90 per couple compared to 34 per coule

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venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

Thank you for sailing with us on the 1926 John Alden Schooner True Love that was featured in the 1956 Movie High Society with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. You are right, Captain Bills, who we are not affiliated with, absolutely does a wonderful job in providing a safe stable platform for their 50 minute narrated... More 

Elmira, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain and crew were fantastic. They were personable, attentive and informative. The sail was wonderful even on a day with less than ideal weather conditions.

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Newfield, New York
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$35/per person. Drinks available (alcoholic, water, etc). Hour and a half (45 mins out, 45 mins in). Overall a pleasant experience with pleasant crew on Seneca lake.

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venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

Thank you for sailing with us and taking the time to review. We are grateful for your patronage! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend riding the True Love schooner on Seneca Lake. It was a very relaxing 2-hour ride with free water and pop (and beer and wine for an additional cost). The crew was very experienced and attentive chatting with everyone and providing information about the area, and the area is gorgeous!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sunset cruise and the views were beautiful. My young adult children initially felt out of place as they were the youngest people there but once we set sail they enjoyed the trip. The winds tipped the boat significantly and while I enjoyed it I would definitely not recommend this trip for kids under 14. The staff were... More 

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