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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
+1 607-535-4541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“surf and turf” (7 reviews)
“brownie” (3 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful cruise on Seneca Lake. Captain Bill’s ground and boat staff were amazing and helped to make our corporate event a huge success!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This is what it felt like being on the lower deck. On the upper deck was a live band which you could not hear down stairs over the boats engines. If your seated toward the back of the boat near the bar, you get the...More

1  Thank Brian J
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to have a look at the lake, and needed to eat. We always enjoy a dinner or cocktail cruise on the water. Captain Bill's looked good for this small town. I had the prime rib and scallops which were much better than I expected....More

1  Thank toyota_john
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Take the one hour tour of Seneca Lake for a relaxing and informative excursion. Your hosts are very friendly and anxious to share their knowledge of Lake facts and history. It's really a pleasant diversion.

Thank Gibbled371
Reviewed October 1, 2017

History of the lake(Seneca) was interesting.This is not a restaurant.It is a senic boat ride. There is no food .

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

What a way to experience Seneca Lake! The boat was medium size, just perfect for enjoying Seneca Lake with a bunch of friends... And a dozen or so others. The boat ride was smooth and offered fantastic views of the shores of Seneca Lake. The...More

Thank Travelinggal0121
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

After getting reservations and making plans for weeks for a special occasion cruise, a few days before the trip we were refunded our money with no explanation or alternate date! Very disappointed. A little bit of courtesy goes a long way.

Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We had the most enjoyable afternoon on the water that we have had in quite so time with Captain Bill’s. The weather was just perfect as it was not too hot or too cold and sun was shining and winds mild. This was our first...More

1  Thank rnapier77
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Good dinner provided along with a beautiful view of the lake. Food was much better than expected. Good Service, Friendly Staff.

1  Thank ritanigri
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We took an evening sightseeing cruise, which lasted around 50 minutes, as we feel that dinner cruises etc. are usually a disappointment, so have no idea what the brunch or dinner cruise is like. It was very relaxing and made a nice end to a...More

1  Thank Cruella10861
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Glenn M
August 13, 2017|
Response from tamesaor | Reviewed this property |
Captain Bill does not run the dinner cruise he does the hourly cruise that goes around the lake and only last about 50 minutes.. when we took the hourly cruise we brought our own drinks with us. I saw the dinner cruise... More
August 6, 2017|
Response from laineeee | Reviewed this property |
I believe I saw a couple smoking on the bow of the boat in the evening. I do not remember any non smoking signs Enjoy the cruise
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Mick L | Reviewed this property |
This is America, the tip is never included but seemingly expected whether providing good service or not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-4541
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