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Address: 11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company,...

Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company, cruising on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Region.

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Erie canal cruise

Great crew, good food, excellent event!!! Going through the locks was a great aspect of the day. Beautiful weather made it even more special

Reviewed 21 August 2016
cslocum57
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Binghamton, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Great crew, good food, excellent event!!! Going through the locks was a great aspect of the day. Beautiful weather made it even more special

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on the Erie Canal. Going through a lock is something that we think everyone who lives in and visits New York should do at some point. I'm glad that you had great weather too! More 

Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went on each of their 2-hour lunch tours on Lake Skaneateles and the Erie Canal. We enthusiastically recommend both tours. The staff was very helpful and accessible and the narration on the tour was perfect. We spent some time on the main deck of the boat (in the dining) room as well as the top deck. These are very... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for TWO cruises. I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed both. All of our Captains give a good commentary, so you know what you are seeing as you cruise by. All meal cruises are available as "Cruise Only" if you decide to have your meal before or after the cruise. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Had a great time on the cruise!!! Crew were helpful and informative. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Skaneateles. Very easy to reserve tickets and change lunch options. Mid-Lakes staff are very knowledgeable.

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and sharing your experience. We made the leap to online bookings this year and things are going really great with that. I am glad you had an easy time navigating our new system. Hope to see you again! More 

Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We LOVED this 2 hour lunch cruise on Skaneateles Lake. From the moment I reserved with Connor until stepping off the boat, everything was super well organized and orchestrated. I reserved by phone, and immediately got an email confirming all details: the pricing, the lunch order, the date. Then, two days before the cruise, I received and email reminder, which... More 

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Auburn, New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

It was a business dinner but would have loved to spend it as a couple. Great summer evening lake experience.

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. I hope you make it back as a couple to enjoy again! We do a lot of corporate parties and business meetings both on Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal. We can accommodate groups up to 100 people. More 

Asheville, NC
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Our extended family of 6 (3 adults, 3 teens) spent three nights on the Skaneateles II, a 41-foot house boat, exploring the Erie Canal. It was a fantastic experience being on the canal and going through locks and lift bridges, but made especially so by the beautiful house boat we rented from Mid-Lakes Navigation! The hand-built boat was impeccably maintained--extremely... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your family vacation time on the Erie Canal! The 41' boat is perfect for a larger family, and you are right the towns and villages are great. We appreciate the efforts that villages and community volunteers put in to keeping the canal side in wonderful condition. (Personally, I agree, Pittsford is one of the... More 

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9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

After a weekend exploring the area and catching up with old friends, my husband and I finished out our visit with a dinner cruise on the lake. Wonderful service, surprisingly good food and a bottle of wine - what more could you ask for? Of course, the fact that Skaneateles Lake is beautiful helps, too! Next time we are thinking... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on Skaneateles Lake. We agree, no Finger Lakes vacation is complete without a Mid-Lakes Dinner Cruise! Give us a shout for more information about the Canal Boat Rentals. And, please read through out Trip Advisor Reviews about them. We see the words "Best Vacation Ever" over and over. More 

NY
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was an anniversary gift that I gave my husband, and he loved it. The Crew was polite and very attentive. It was a very hot day, we've had many 90 plus degree days this summer in New York and they made sure that we stayed hydrated throughout the trip. Great history was provided. We hope to rent a houseboat... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. I am so glad that your husband enjoyed his anniversary surprise. It sure has been a hot summer! You will love the Lockmaster Canal Boat Rentals. The provide such great experience and way to see the Erie Canal from the water-side! There are some great reviews for them right on this Trip Advisor page. Read... More 

Garrettsville, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We enjoyed our dinner and boat ride. The food was very good! We enjoyed our ride on the Skaneateles Lake. We would take another boat ride again. Also very nice and helpful at their office in town.

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your Anniversary with us. And, Congratulations on your first Five Years!! More 

Trenton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The boats are beautiful inside and out. I didn't expect first class but this rental far exceeded my expectations. My husband said it was the best vacation ever! It's easy to navigate the boat. It's super fun to go thru the locks. It's nice in the evening to tie up at a city marina, bike around, get ice cream, sit... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of your Lockmaster Canal Boat Rental! We do our best to keep the boats in top condition, and we never get tired of hearing the worlds "best vacation ever". We agree! (Just a side-note for anyone reading this, not all boats have Air Conditioning. We don't charge extra for them and we don't guarantee... More 

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