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“Excellent day sail”

Schooner Excursions, Inc
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Watkins Glen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sail on the vintage 1926 John Alden Malabar VII Schooner "True Love" that was featured in the 1956 movie "High Society". Docked at the Watkins Glen Seneca Harbor Park Pier, Schooner "True Love" charters daily on the deep blue waters of beautiful Seneca Lake. Coast Guard Certified for up to 22 passengers Schooner "True Love" sets the perfect scene for your relaxing getaway. Tour on our latest addition to the fleet, "M/V REMEDY" is an Oldport 26 Tour Boat. Enjoy an educational Eco-History Tour, a Winery, Brewery & Distillery Tour or relaxing Sightseeing Tour of Beautiful Seneca Lake. Docked next to the Watkins Glen Seneca Harbor Park Pier.
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We called for availability, were able to get onboard in under an hour. True Love is a gorgeous Malabar with historic roots. The captain was entertaining, & the crew was adorable. Ask for Kate & Kelsey. The owners of the boat are very nice people.

The two hour sail was so perfect, I wish it lasted all day.

A must do if you are in the area, we will definitely come back.

Thank raviadvani
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

What an amazing team who is running these sails! The sunset sail is extremely reasonably priced for a 2 hour tour of the lake and they offer complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refresments. You can also purchase beer and wine. The tour is very romantic for couples but also very fun for a good guys trip or girls get away. Being on a sailboat was on my bucket list and this sail deserves 10 stars! Thank you all for making my first sail so special. I'll never forget it!

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

We found our 2 hour sail to be relaxing and interesting. We loved learning about some of the details of the schooner's rich history as well as the beautiful Finger Lakes scenery. The Captain and crew were friendly, saftey minded and very skilled. This sail meant a great deal to us personally since we have enjoyed boats for years but hadn't been out for a long time. Our father has not been able to get on the water for years due to health problems, and this cruise was just what the docter ordered. He got to enjoy skimming across the lake, while chatting to the captain about boats.

3  Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Great crew, beautiful boat and very affordable. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon or evening. Lisa and her staff are terrific!

Thank Jodelle
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

we were worried we wouldn't be able to get on the boat, because we didn't reserve ahead, but we booked on Friday for the same day (maybe we were lucky, because we were before the really "hot" tourist season) Owner was amazing and friendly on the phone, gave us lots of info.. we met Captain Jim when we boarded, and had choice to sit in the comfy bench on the back or anywhere up front.. he put Jimmy Buffet on the cd player at just the right volume.. quiet enough that you could hear the wind in the sails, and loud enough that you could hum along if you wanted to, and have great conversations with either the other 2 crew members or the other guests. Seneca Lake local wine was served along with ice cold water or other beverages. A beautiful cruise along the southern part of Seneca Lake, along with historical tidbits and "lore" about the boat and the lake.. midpoint a beautiful view of Hector Falls.

Captain Jim blows a great conch shell close to shore.. and if you're smart.. you sit out back a while and hear his stories of sailing the boat in the Virgin Islands.. and other stories of sailing in other parts. Well worth the $.. a great 2 hours, you'll wish was longer.

1  Thank Amoslionheart
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