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 Silverstrand Bed & Breakfast, Ovid NY or Long Point State Park in Aurora, NY. Reservations are required.
All Ovid 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 430 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 on the east side and and Sheldrake Point on the west side. Lunch is available at the Thirsty Owl Bistro, Amelia's at Long Point Winery and the Busy Bee Café.
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. On Tuesdays only, we offer a 6 PM dinner cruise to Aurora with dinner available at the Fargo or Aurora Inn. Also departing Tuesdays from Aurora is a 6:45 90 minute narrated shoreline cruise. 90 minute tours are available daily at 5 PM with a $200 minimum fee. 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 excellent weather protection. Her classic lines and festive adornment make her a special event from the minute you board. She departs from either the Silver Strand or Long Point State Park.
The 26' Panga is a 6 passenger center console boat featuring spacious seating, walk around comfort and generous wine storage and cooler space. She offers the performance and safety of dependable Cummins diesel power. She has been fitted with excellent protection from sun, wind & rain.
The "LIMO" is luxurious 6 passenger winery tour boat featuring teak decks, mahogany trim & luxurious seating with full sun-only protection. She was custom built to serve as the tender to a 188' luxury yacht and she has circled the globe in her previous life. She offers exceptional ingress/egress with dedicated steps & railings. She carries a large cooler with bottled water, plastic cups & wine opener. You 'll be traveling First Class!
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 one of the world's finest lakes. Make your visit really special!