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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the dinner cruise. I thought it to be a bit pricey. The tour was nice but was expecting a little more history about the Lake. The price of the wine was way too expensive since we are in the Finger Lake Wine area....More

Thank Janice O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The price comes close to fine dining but the quality comes closer to mediocre fast food. You do get a huge pitcher of Sangria but you probably will not want to finish it. In short, a tourist trap.

1  Thank llh2228
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We did a sightseeing cruise during the day. It was about an hour. It was a nice relaxing cruise and the captain and helper had great information to share. Not really exciting or breathtaking scenery, but it was nice.

Thank laurie2668
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great band; good food; nice crew; ship-shape vessel; sunset views. All fine fun with friends taking in the sights and sounds of marvelous Seneca Lake on a summer time eve.

Thank GrandDude2014
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We took this to a couple of days ago... It only lasts about 50 minutes but then the price is only about $19 so what do you think you're going to get. The captain is on board with his crew mate. They both take turns...More

Thank Amanda M
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Glenn M
13 August 2017|
Response from Amanda M | 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
6 August 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
16 July 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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