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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
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+1 607-535-5253
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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A relaxing, beautiful afternoon!

I highly recommend riding the True Love schooner on Seneca Lake. It was a very relaxing 2-hour ride with free water and pop (and beer and wine for an additional cost). The crew... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Lansing, Michigan
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Newfield, New York
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

$35/per person. Drinks available (alcoholic, water, etc). Hour and a half (45 mins out, 45 mins in). Overall a pleasant experience with pleasant crew on Seneca lake.

Thank Elizabeth W
venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

Thank you for sailing with us and taking the time to review. We are grateful for your patronage! More 

Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I highly recommend riding the True Love schooner on Seneca Lake. It was a very relaxing 2-hour ride with free water and pop (and beer and wine for an additional cost). The crew was very experienced and attentive chatting with everyone and providing information about the area, and the area is gorgeous!

Thank Lisa-MichTravel
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We did the sunset cruise and the views were beautiful. My young adult children initially felt out of place as they were the youngest people there but once we set sail they enjoyed the trip. The winds tipped the boat significantly and while I enjoyed it I would definitely not recommend this trip for kids under 14. The staff were... More 

2 Thank Psysuz
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The schooner is well cared for, the crew are competent and pleasant. You spend 2 hours on the lake, mostly under motor power, and then sail for a brief time, depending on the wind. There is nothing special to see on the trip. It can be a relaxing 2 hours on the water.

1 Thank brian k
venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to come sailing with us and also write a review. If we could control mother nature we would have wind on every trip. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to create the wind on demand, so we deploy our super secret sail (the D-sail aka the Diesel engine) on the less windy days.... More 

New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I truly enjoyed our trip to the Finger Lakes, which was capped off by a ride on "True Love." The water was beautiful, food was great, and the staff was friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank darapmurray
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful trip!!! We took our eleven year old granddaughter on this sail. It was her first time. She loved it!!! The staff was very attractive to everyone. I would highly recommend this awesome trip.

Thank Arlene M
Hanson, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

As long as the breeze was steady, it was cool on the water. Sun is very hot. I wore sunscreen, but still very hot. Crew was very friendly. Very knowledgeable about sailing and the local area. Views from the water were great. Got to see the sun set.

Thank jeanmwpatton
venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

We are grateful that you sailed with us and took the time to write a review. It is true that the Sun is very hot in the summer and we encourage patrons to use whatever protection they choose to protect themselves from the heat and rays of the Sun. Please know that we sell hats and offer sunscreen if our... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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945 reviews
203 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great staff, great boat, awesome, relaxing experience. Our second trip on this boat, and brought some "rookies" and they loved it! Only thing keeping it from being perfect? It's NOT being able to stay on the lake longer! Did the 3-5 cruise with Matt and Jess. They are great! Don't visit Watkins Glen or any surrounding area, without taking a... More 

Thank rryan313131
venona, Owner at Schooner Excursions, Inc, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the repeat business! We are grateful for you introducing the True Love to your friends! Please know that we offer private sails that are longer than the 2 hours allotted for the public sails and you also have the option to come out with us for back to back sails. Thanks again for bringing your... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Really enjoyed the sailing experience. We booked a noon cruise during the week. There were only ten passengers so we had plenty of room to move around. Captain and deck hands were friendly. Not much you can do about having little wind on a sailing ship. Did have to use the motor some. Really enjoyed being on the water under... More 

Thank Suzie S
Victor, NY
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110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Beautiful boat, friendly and helpful crew, knowledgeable and pleasant captain. Sunny skies, beautiful day - WE LOVE THIS! This is what the Finger Lakes are all about!

Thank db_victorny

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