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“Great to cruise around the Lake Chautauqua”

Chautauqua Belle Steamboat
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Mayville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wonderful time on the old Chautauqua bell. My nephew and I love the lake and full steam ahead into the Chautauqua Institution. Wonderful opportunity to teach the kids about long ago travel.

1  Thank BrenLucy
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

My grandson loves the Chautauqua Belle. You can just go for a ride or order a box lunch. Young people are often allowed to pull the whistle.

2  Thank Mary K
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a nice ride on an old paddlewheel boat that leaves from Mayville, NY, at one end of Chautauqua Lake and heads down the lake and returns. It's a beautiful view with narration pointing out some historical sites and giving information about the area. If you are in the Chautauqua County area, definitely put this on your list...

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Beautiful scenery. Belle arrives and departs promptly. Informative narrative. Relaxing, enjoyable way to spend the day!

1  Thank Cheryl684
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Once you are on the paddlewheeler, the sightseeing tour of Chautauqua Lake is relaxing and the commentary is informative and entertaining. Getting on the boat is the problem. We tried on 3 consecutive days to board the boat. The first day, the 12, 2 or 4 pm excursions were no-shows. When we called to inquire about the schedule, the young man knew nothing about the situation. The next day, we went to the dock again, and the boat arrived, but the captain could not dock. On a sunny day on a quiet lake in NYS, so he just sailed away with about 24 of us, including families with young children standing on the dock. The third day we showed up again, and it was again a no-show. A lifeguard at the adjacent beach said it happens all the time, and phone calls are futile. Such a poor way to run a business that has great potential to be 5 stars.

3  Thank Giambracarolyn
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