Cruises and Private Charters on Cayuga Lake
Welcome to Cayuga Lake, the Cayuga Wine Trail and Water To Wine Tours, offering a unique opportunity to tour award winning Finger Lakes wineries from a boat along a beautiful and scenic glacier lake. We offer both private and group tours. All scheduled cruises depart from the dock at O'Malley's Restaurant, Interlaken, NY or the Aurora Inn in Aurora, NY. Reservations are required.
All Interlaken departures tour past the beautiful Sheldrake-Kidders shoreline. You will view Victorian homes with lakefront gardens and vintage boathouses. Cayuga Lake is over 40 miles long and almost 500 feet deep. The waters are sparkling clear and approach 80 degrees in summer. As we head north past Sheldrake, the lake is at its widest point of 3 miles. We will see Long Point State Park and the charming village of Aurora, featuring Wells College, many large Victorian homes and the famous Aurora Inn. We will pass all 6 of the wineries offering access by boat and lunch is available at O'Malley's, Thirsty Owl, the Aurora Inn and The Fargo.
All of our 11 AM departures are a lake cruise with 3 winery tastings and a lunch stop. The cost of lunch is not included in the Tour price. Our 5 PM departure is a "Happy 2 Hour" cruise and does not offer any winery tastings. On Tuesdays only, we offer a 5 PM dinner cruise to Aurora with dinner available at the Fargo or Aurora Inn. Also departing Tuesdays from Aurora is a 6:45 "Happy 2 Hour" cruise. A detailed schedule is viewable on our reservation page.
|Private cruises are available on the six passenger II Special. She is a custom built "Gentleman's Runabout" offering classic elegance in a modern performance package. She is 27 feet long with highly varnished mahogany decks and sumptuous accommodations for six plus the captain. She departs from either the Silver Strand Bed & Breakfast or the Aurora Inn.
The Isle of Skye is available for either private or group tours and can accommodate up to 15 passengers plus the Captain. She is a 26 foot long harbor launch built in Newport, Rhode Island and evokes the look of a Maine lobster boat. She offers easy ingress and egress and some weather protection. Her classic lines and festive adornment make her a special event from the minute you board. She departs from either O'Malley's or the Aurora Inn.
The Bubbly is a "lobster boat" styled launch with comfortable seating for six, large cooler and some weather protection.
II Special - click to enlarge
|Either boat, in private charter, is available for any and every event, including small weddings as the Captain is able to perform legal ceremonies. Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, bachelor/bachelorette parties, retirement, graduation, full moon, you name it and we'll celebrate it on the water.
All cruises are weather dependent with the Captain making the call. Any trip cancelled by the Captain is fully refundable. All stops in Aurora involve some steps and a short walk. Book online. Gift Certificates are available. All cruises include complimentary soft drinks.
Please join us for a sampling of some of the world's finest wines while cruising