My better half and I spent a week at the Chautauqua Institution. In our limited free time, we decided to take the 2 hr. ride on the Chautauqua Belle sternwheeler. If you are embarking on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution, be aware that there are no signs to indicate precisely wehre the Chautauqua Belle "docks". They need a sign of some sort there to avoid confusion. As for the boat ride itself, the narration was fairly well done, but there were huge segments of the lake for which there was no narration, especially between Mayville and Chautauqua on our return. What narration there was at this point was devoted to the history of the vessel and how it was saved/restored. It is wonderful that this vessel is still in operation, but on the portion of the ride between Mayville and Chautauqua, the vessels cruises pretty much in the middle of the lake, so you will not be getting any birds eye view of anything on the shores of the lake. The half of the route from Chautauqua to Mayville was much more interesting.