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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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Fill in Activity

Husband has always been wanting to go sailing and this was the perfect opportunity as a fill-in activity before an afternoon wedding. The boat is wonderful and the crew amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With weather conditions, wanted to make sure picked a good day to utilize the boat for what is worth- sailing. Disappointed the crew did not share about their experiences with the sail or asked anyone who sailed. It would been nice to interact more. All in all the boat performed very well with the windy conditions. With being on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Husband has always been wanting to go sailing and this was the perfect opportunity as a fill-in activity before an afternoon wedding. The boat is wonderful and the crew amazing. Seneca Lake is beautiful and we had the perfect day to sail 25mph winds. A definite must do if you are at the lake and have sometime.

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful well maintained sailing vessel from the 1930's. Competent, friendly and accommodating crew. Wonderful experience.

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this trip while driving down to Watkins Glen. We wanted to go on a boat ride on Seneca Lake and found this online. We loved the idea of the schooner's connection to the movie "High Society". The boat did not disappoint. We had such a great time. We took the mid afternoon sail. The crew was so pleasant... More 

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Dixfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently sailed on the True Love - had a wonderful time. It was a perfect day and the crew was great. Can't say enough about this boat - and would definitely go again the next time that we are in the Seneca Lake area.

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Tariffville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the mid-afternoon cruise on the True Love with Captain James, and crew Jessica and Matt. All three were extremely professional while at the same time being friendly and sociable. The Captain even let Matt take my daughters and another young girl on a tour of the cabin underneath the deck. Our weather was perfect. Pleasantly warm and enough... More 

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Dillon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful sail with an experienced friendly helpful crew. The captain explained how the sails and wind work together about the rich history of the well maintained schooner. Could not have been better!

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Thank Gordon G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect. The schooner was beautiful. It starred in the movie High Society. The captain and crew were very attentive and did a wonderful job. It was very relaxing and the weather was a little calm but we still got to sail up the lake a ways. This trip includes the sailing, drinks and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages are extra. The scenery... More 

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Thank June K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw this excursion on trip advisor and thought it was the perfect trip to book for my partner and I. It was perfect, the weather, the sailboat is beautiful and you can tell the captain and crew mate loves setting sail! Besides the boat and the gorgeous view of the lake, the captain and crew, Jessica and Matt are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second sail on "True Love". We went last year and loved it so much we came back again this year. The sail is scenic, relaxing and romantic. The crew is friendly and helpful. It's a great way to see the lake and have a beautiful afternoon.

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