How to see the Finger Lakes from a boat
There's so much to see - see it from a boat! From wine tours by boat to a charter boat for fishing, we have all the ways you can enjoy the Finger Lakes from the lake itself.
Head out on a cruise or charter your own! There's so much to see, and some of it can only be seen by boat. Enjoy!
Boat Rentals - You can rent power boats on Seneca Lake at Glen Harbor Marina in Watkins Glen, at Roy's Marina in Geneva, or at Stiver's Seneca Marina in Waterloo. You can rent canoes and kayaks from Fuzzy Guppies in Waterloo on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, or at Puddledockers Kayak Shop in Ithaca.
Sightseeing Cruise - There are plenty of options leaving from Watkins Glen, but Stroller IV at Captain Bills is a one-of-a-kind antique and Seneca Sailing Adventures offers a unique sailing experience.
Dinner Cruises - We recommend Midlakes Navigation’s boat tours of Skaneateles Lake and the quaint village.
Fishing Charters - Finger Lakes Angling Zone offers a number of fishing tour options including casting and fly-casting for a number of local species.
Wine Tours - There are a number of great limo and party bus services, but if you’re looking for something special, Water to Wine Tours offers a number of different wine cruises and boat tours on Cayuga Lake.
Horseback Riding - D & K Ranch and Painted Bar Stables can arrange horseback trail rides through the Finger Lakes National Forest.
Ziplines & Outdoor Adventures - Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures offers challenge courses with ziplines, tightrope walks, rope ladders, and bridges. Greek Peak Outdoor Adventure Center has a mountain coaster, zipline tours, an aerial challenge course, euro bungee, laser tag, tubing and more. And in the winter, both are also ski resorts.
Hot Air Balloon Ride - Liberty Balloon Company launches from lots of local spots including right here at Mill Creek Cabins.
Skydiving - Harris Hill Soaring Center in Elmira offers glider rides, and Finger Lakes Skydivers does tandem skydives in Ovid.
We can help you plan your trip! Let us know when you're looking to come and we'll help you find a place to stay and recommend things to do in the area!