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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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Relaxing and lovely

Had a beautiful sunset cruise on the lake on a perfect night. Captain was great. Shelby and Trevor, his deck hands were fantastic. Kind, hard-working, friendly young people. Even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
tamdave12345
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Queens, NY
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Queens, NY
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a beautiful sunset cruise on the lake on a perfect night. Captain was great. Shelby and Trevor, his deck hands were fantastic. Kind, hard-working, friendly young people. Even the girl who checked us in at the dock was sweet. Boat is very cool. Not a lot of motion, smooth ride. Snacks served on the way back. Free water/soda. Good... More 

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Thank tamdave12345
Malvern, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful two hours sailing on Seneca Lake with the fantastic crew of the historic True Love sail boat. It was a celebration of my dad's 80th birthday, and the owner Lisa and her crew made the day very special for him. The weather was gorgeous and the scenery breathtaking. The crew served complimentary sodas and water, and... More 

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Thank lcoc64
Indiana, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Engaging crew with interesting stories, clean boat, well maintained, 1929 era sailboat, non alcoholic drinks provided

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Thank Mark712Home
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely 2 hours sailing on Lake Seneca on the original sailboat from the movie "High Society." The crew were super nice! The excursion is pricey but we thought it was worth it..

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Thank nan g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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