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Mid-Lakes Navigation

11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
+1 315-685-8500
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Our second time, and another outstanding experience!

This is simply a boatload of fun, bad punning notwithstanding. This was our second time cruising... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Erika-N-Patrick-NYC
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NYC
Far exceeded our expectations for a boater's Cruise

Experienced Lake Michigan boaters found the Mid-Lakes Navigation charter boats operations among the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
George Midge S
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Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company, cruising on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Region.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“dinner cruise” (36 reviews)
“erie canal” (50 reviews)
“boat tour” (11 reviews)
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11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is simply a boatload of fun, bad punning notwithstanding. This was our second time cruising the canal, and next time we plan to extend it from a long weekend to a week. The boats are not difficult to operate, and during the two times...More

Thank Erika-N-Patrick-NYC
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! (I am a "don't ever get off the boat" person too.) Tying up along the bank can be tricky, but it sounds like you have it mastered. We agree, the boats are great, and we, Mid-Lakes, are lucky...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Experienced Lake Michigan boaters found the Mid-Lakes Navigation charter boats operations among the best in the charter boat industry. Everything from sign-up to check-out were well thought out and user friendly. My wife and I enjoyed a long weekend traveling the Erie Canal from Macedon...More

Thank George Midge S
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Thank you for the amazing review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your rental. We hope you come back again.

Reviewed 3 October 2016

After living in Syracuse 12 years, I finally took a boat tour of Skaneateles Lake. I had a visitor from out of town and we were able to take a sightseeing cruise on the last weekend of the season. The captain was kind enough to...More

Thank rt279
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Thank you for the nice review. I am so glad that you finally got out on one of the cruises. Please visit again!

Reviewed 29 September 2016

I chose this vacation as a surprise for my husband and my 17th wedding anniversary. It was a once in a lifetime as it was costly, but was definitely worth it. The staff was wonderful from beginning (coordinating the rental) to the middle (orienting/training us...More

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Thank you for your review. We get a good mix of people who live fairly close and people who come from far away. I'm glad that you got the kids out on the boat, what a fun experience for them. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 29 September 2016

As a local resident since 1972, it was time to spend a beautiful, sunny, warm day touring Skaneateles Lake. So glad! Our guide had a soothing voice and she had many points of interest to share. The boat is the same used for dinner cruises...More

Thank weis52016
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Thanks for joining us! We hope you'll be back for another cruise.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was a lot of fun. The crew was great. Will try to go again. Too late for this year, but next year hopefully. We are going to ask a couple friends to come with us next time.

Thank mrsriccione
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for joining us. See you next time!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Five adult family members had a unique and most enjoyable week. No TV and cell phones used to take photos. We had taken books, crosswords, Scrabble game, etc. but were so busy watching birds and wildlife, admiring the scenery, and manning lock ropes that we...More

Thank Evelyn A
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

I loved reading your wonderful review of your trip. Sorry about the sprinkler surprise, but otherwise, it sounds like you had the perfect trip. We hope that you will come visit again.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a must for those visiting the scenic Skaneateles area. Mid-Lakes Navigation excelled in organization and efficiency in serving a full passenger capacity of meals, and all that goes with it. The food was absolutely great and bountiful. They provided a comfortable and enjoyable...More

Thank Dawn L
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for your nice review and for joining us on Skaneateles Lake. Please visit again soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2016

First, the boats were in perfect condition and everyone at Mid Lakes were extremely helpful. As you can see I gave it a 5 spot rating. We rented the Ochechobe for four nights , Monday through Friday. Here a a few thoughts and suggestions. Four...More

Thank 618MikeM
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for your review. It sounds like overall you had a good trip. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the 50 minute scenic cruise on Skaneateles lake. It was a beautiful day and the captain and crew were great. It was very interesting and informative as well

Thank JOANNE F
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for joining us on Skaneateles Lake and for writing a nice review.

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Langlokt
13 May 2017|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
Sure. You can bring along a snack or light lunch, but we would appreciate it if you purchase beverages onboard. (Any alcoholic beverages must be purchased onboard, per our NYS Liquor License.)
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Nancy M
31 July 2016|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
Nancy, Since we have just one website for all of our cruises, TripAdvisor sees us as one company, so all reviews should be left on the page that says "Day Tours". I am not sure where the "Day Tours" part came from. I have... More
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louisvillegal2013
24 July 2016|
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Response from Mid-Lakes N | Property representative |
We do offer Lunch Cruises Monday - Saturday (11am - 1 pm) and a Dinosaur BBQ Buffet on Sundays (noon- 2pm). Sometimes the timing changes a bit if we are working with a large group, but we usually stick pretty close to this... More
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