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Mid-Lakes Navigation

11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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Gorgeous day, gorgeous lake, fun adventure!

The mailboat tour was a blast. So much fun and information! I have taken it a couple of times now... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Victoria J
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Fairport, New York
Good Experience

This was a very pleasant, 50-minute boat ride around Skaneateles Lake. The sole drawback: we were... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
DMFNewJersey
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New Jersey
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Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company, cruising on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Come help us celebrate 50 years on Skaneateles Lake in 2018!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dinner cruise” (45 reviews)
“canal boat” (19 reviews)
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11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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"dinner cruise"
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"prime rib"
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"dinosaur bbq"
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"lovely cruise"
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The mailboat tour was a blast. So much fun and information! I have taken it a couple of times now and each time I learn something new. Three hours on gorgeous Skaneateles Lake... what more could you want on a beautiful day? I especially love...More

Thank Victoria J
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us on the US Mailboat. We are so lucky to be part of this tradition on Skaneateles Lake. And, it really is the best way to see the whole lake and meet some of our neighbors. Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was a very pleasant, 50-minute boat ride around Skaneateles Lake. The sole drawback: we were sitting down below and could barely hear what the guide was saying. It was nice to view everything, but it would have been nicer to be able to hear...More

Thank DMFNewJersey
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us on Skaneateles Lake. I am sorry that you had a hard time hearing the commentary. Sound is tricky on a big steel boat. We try to make adjustments based on how many people are on the boat and where they...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had the most wonderful time on this trip. The boat stops at many docks to deliver or pick up mail. The captain told us a lot of history about the lake. The mate handed the mail to the residents. He gave out tootsie rolls...More

Thank Cathie V
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us on the U.S Mailboat Cruise on Skaneateles Lake. Mail delivery by boat is a unique experience. We only know of a couple of other places in the country where it is done. It is a great tradition on Skaneateles Lake....More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful trip on Skaneatles lake. The captains narrative added a lot to the trip. Price was reasonable. Recommend!

Thank Michael C
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us and leaving a nice review.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you are visiting the finger lakes or central new york region, a trip to Skaneateles and a ride on the Judge is a must. I took my niece who was visiting from Georgia and she loved the scenic views of Skaneatles Lake aboard the...More

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us! We think a trip to Skaneateles Lake is a "must" too! See you next time.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We rented a 42' canal boat for 4 nights and couldn't have had a better experience. Wonderful orientation, which made us feel very comfortable with operation. The boat itself was so well appointed (plates, cups, silverware, pots/pans, etc), not to mention SQUEAKY clean. I've never...More

Thank Lindsay D
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. We have an amazing housekeeping and maintenance staff who keep the boats in great shape. I am so glad that you were comfortable with the boat and enjoyed your vacation!

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

It was a sublime day weather-wise on Lake Skaneateles and the little Judge Ben Wiles (name of boat) took us up the lake and back. Clean, sparkling boat, excellent rib/chicken lunch buffet with attentive servers and great captain to navigate the water and tell about...More

Thank Carole Y
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us on your anniversary. Nice! You found some of the rather elusive good weather while you cruised. So glad that you enjoyed Skaneateles Lake!

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We all enjoyed the cruise so much. An area was reserved for us. Our lunch was delicious, and was served graciously by the ship's staff. We had the choice of generous deli sandwiches or a hot casserole plate, washed down with coffee, tea or lemonade....More

Thank Jeanne H
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us with your Senior Group and leaving a nice review. I am glad you just got a few sprinkles. We have spent the summer dodging raindrops, and we are getting pretty good at it.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We rented a 42 foot vessel to navigate around the Erie Canal for four nights. First off I want to say the staff at Mid-Lakes is awesome. From the booking process with Aimee to checking in with Shelly to Peter coming out to Seneca Falls...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for the amazing review. I think you covered it all! I love the itinerary that you chose. The more rural areas of the canal offer such a relaxing, no pressure, peaceful time. You are right, the boats a pretty well equipped. Not all...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband booked this for our 10 year anniversary. I was so impressed with the staff from the beginning to the end! The whole operation is seamless. One of the crew members helped us re-create a photo from out wedding. We are already talking about...More

Thank Jacqueline S
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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for joining us for your anniversary. It is so fun to hear about people's memories on the Skaneateles Lake! Please bring your parents, make more memories.

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Langlokt
13 May 2017|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
Sure. You can bring along a snack or light lunch, but we would appreciate it if you purchase beverages onboard. (Any alcoholic beverages must be purchased onboard, per our NYS Liquor License.)
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Nancy M
31 July 2016|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
Nancy, Since we have just one website for all of our cruises, TripAdvisor sees us as one company, so all reviews should be left on the page that says "Day Tours". I am not sure where the "Day Tours" part came from. I have... More
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louisvillegal2013
24 July 2016|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
We do offer Lunch Cruises Monday - Saturday (11am - 1 pm) and a Dinosaur BBQ Buffet on Sundays (noon- 2pm). Sometimes the timing changes a bit if we are working with a large group, but we usually stick pretty close to this... More
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