School's Out Charters
School's Out Charters
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School's Out Charters offers small group and exclusive boat tours on Cayuga Lake. All Tours are PRIVATE! We specialize in Winery Tours! This is the ultimate way to enjoy the wineries. No crowded cattle buses, no traffic, just a leisurely cruise on the lake combined with tastings at some of the best wineries in the Finger Lakes. Book us for an intimate customized sunset cruise or a party. Our boat accommodates from 2-6 people. School's Out Charters - the anti-limo.Established in 2009, the owners of School's Out Charters took the burgeoning winery tourism market on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail and combined it with boat cruises to produce the ultimate vehicle to conduct wine tours. Our love for the lake and it's surrounding areas allow us the opportunity to share this passion for the natural beauty of the finger lakes with all of our customers.
Ithaca, United States

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Bill S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Captain Rick was a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide on our Anniversary Sunset Cruise. He made our cruise very memorable and fun for my wife and I . We would recommend this experience to all, and will do it again soon.
Written 2 August 2022
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stephen d
Martinsburg, WV1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Everyone should do this the very first day you get to Cayuga Lake! The info shared by our captain was far superior to any pamphlet or website. A great way to cruise the lake. We did the sunset cruise but are already organizing a winery cruise for next summer.
Written 27 June 2022
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lsujohnny
Winter Springs, FL41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Captain Rick was fantastic! For starters, my daughter dropped her wallet in the water as she was getting on the boat and Rick said, not a problem, got his goggles on, and went in and got it! Excellent guy and the boat ride was a really nice trip around the lake. Highly recommend you take the boat tour! (just hang on to your stuff when you get on the boat...)
Written 24 June 2022
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Daryn G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Rick was an absolute blast! My family and I originally chartered his boat to enjoy the day on the water. What we ended up getting was an incredible history lesson on the area and many laughs with the captain. He provided great recommendations on wineries in the area and had amazing knowledge on wine in general. He turned a fun boat day into an experience my family will never forget. I can't recommend 'School's Out Charters' enough!
Written 21 September 2021
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Amanda S
New York City, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
This exceeded my expectations! The boat was clean and timely. We had 4 friends and Captain Rick on board and it was comfortable. The wineries were fabulous!!! Captain Rick was fun and funny and accommodating and knowledgeable and we felt safe. All-in-all I would go again and I’d highly recommend to others. It’s worth it!!
Written 7 September 2021
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Linda M
Sicklerville, NJ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Great trip, interesting tour of the history and real estate of the lake, and puppy friendly! Thanks for the local tips and relaxing trip around Cayuga on your pristine boat!
Written 3 August 2021
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Jess F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
We had such an amazing time. Captain Rick took us on a four hour winery tour via boat. It was amazing, he put on whatever music we requested. His boat was in perfect condition and a lovely size for our group of 5. We were celebrating a bachelorette. We went to Long Point Winery and Sheldrake. Both were amazing amazing experiences. Rick was also half boat captain, half wine guru. He had a lot of knowledge of each winery and the wines they offer. We had such a blast and it was such the perfect day. Thanks Rick!
Written 26 July 2021
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NewYorkJM
New York63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We toured with Captain Rick in 2013. We came back and enjoyed a beautiful day on Cayuga Lake yesterday with 4 friends. Stop one was at Longpoint winery for a delicious lunch and a wine tasting. Our second and final stop was Sheldrake winery for a VIP wine tasting with cheese pairing. Wines at both were wonderful. Thank you Captain Rick for fun day. We won't wait 8 years to return.
Written 25 July 2021
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bmja69
Lansdale, PA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Again Captain Rick was awesome! Sunset cruise, no sunset because of cloud cover but Captain rick made it informative, fun and relaxing.
Written 9 August 2020
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LQ00
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Amazing sunset boat cruise!! The boat was beautiful and the captain was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable about the lake area. I would highly recommend this boat cruise and I would absolutely do it again!
Written 6 August 2020
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