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Chautauqua Belle Steamboat

78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
+1 716-269-2355
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Very relaxing

This was a truly enjoyable experience. A slow ride on a steamboat on the picturesque Lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maryteresa P
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Fort Myers, Florida
Wonderful Trip

We took this tour on the afternoon of July 27th and loved it. There was plenty of room and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tanya5971
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Conneaut
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a truly enjoyable experience. A slow ride on a steamboat on the picturesque Lake Chatauqua. There was a narrative giving you the history of steamboats, and the history of the area. When we got near the area where the mansions are, the history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this tour on the afternoon of July 27th and loved it. There was plenty of room and the lake and homes are beautiful. It was a very relaxing almost two-hour tour and the announcer gave a good story of the history of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Steamboats are a dying breed. Fortunately, the Chautauqua Belle is alive and well. Tickets are very affordable and we enjoyed an informative and beautifully scenic 1 hour and 45 minute ride around the lake. The boat ride began and returned in a timely manner. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a one-day weather delay (the company called us ahead of time to inform us), we (my wife and I and our adult daughters) had a great afternoon cruise aboard the Chautauqua Belle! We departed from the Chautauqua Institution and steamed toward Mayville. Loved hearing...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have ridden the Chautauqua Belle many times. I always take out of town guests for a ride. It is informative and relaxing. There are plastic chairs to sit in, or fixed seats along the front of the boat. There is a bar with full...More

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice way to spend a few hours on Chautauqua lake with interesting information presented by the captain during the tour. The view was so beautiful but I especially appreciated all the info about the lake and the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great cruise starting at the Chautauqua Institution. Loved the narrated tour which pointed out landmarks and the history of the lake and surrounding area (you could actually hear it over the sound system!); the friendly crew; and the on-board musical entertainment. The story...More

Thank Elaine B
Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We really strive for this kind of response from our customers. We are so glad you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Whatever you do, do NOT purchase the deli lunch offered. It was $12.95 for adults for which you received an 8-inch wrap, a bag of chips, and choice of bottled water or a can of pop. For dessert there were 4 sandwich style cookies from...More

Thank DAW109
Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank so much for taking the time to write this review. We have addressed the issue of running out of the order to the crew the day this happened. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I take at least one trip on the Belle every summer. It's pretty much the same with the same history and highlights of the western part of the Lake. We've always been lucky and had good weather, but I would wait if...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

For years we meant to do this trip but we're so disappointed when we did! Not very comfortable and had a bare bones feel to,the entire experience.

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Turnerjen
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Response from NickAndPaloma | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they told us during the narration but I don't remember. I don't see this information on their web site or Facebook page, but they imply that it started the cruises around 2009. You could email them.
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