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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)
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

On a pleasant afternoon, we decided to drive an hour or so to Watkins Glen, take in a boat cruise and have dinner. We made the 4:00 sailing for a cruise that leaves on the hour, plus or minus for unloading and loading. However, a...More

2  Thank Brian1776
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Food was excellent and service also. Very reasonably priced .We highly recommend this dinner cruise!

Thank markath753
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The staff was very nice and personable. The boat ride was beautiful and the captain provided us with some really great information. The reason for the three is that food was really average at best.

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to take this cruise on our honeymoon. I had proposed to her on a dinner cruise in Thailand and this seemed like a wonderful bookend to that tale. Upon boarding we were told that we were seated upstairs-- this was...More

Thank Jon-Michael D
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We booked Captain Bills Lake Cruise one early afternoon. This was an hour ride on Seneca Lake. The captain and his mate take turn speaking about the history past and present about Seneca Lake. It's a nice leisurely ride. We went past two salt plants,...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Located on Seneca Lake this is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. The prices a re fair and the food is extremely good. The menu covers a wide range and all is prepared fresh. The atmosphere is pleasant and the decor is nautical as...More

Thank BillSebring
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Five friends and myself took the lunch cruise with Captain Bill's on the Seneca Lake and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were all friendly and very accommodating and the luncheon was quite plentiful and very tasty. After eating we went up on top to finish...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a pleasant experience. We took the hour long tour of the lake. Comfortable ride, The assistant Billy was informative and willing to answer any questions.

Thank njblum22
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We took an hour tour of the lake on a not so beautiful day. The crew were polite and informative, so we really enjoyed it.

Thank padgetmiller
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you want a nice ride on Seneca Lake with a good narrator (who doesn't talk all the time), take a ride on the Stroller. It is a boat from the past, almost like you are riding on Roosevelt's personal boat. It is comfortable, clean...More

Thank Bobbie7
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Glenn M
13 August 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
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
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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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