We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stroller IV Scenic Boat Ride

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1220
+1 607-535-4541
Review Highlights
Ride on Seneca Lake for All Ages

The boat holds 49 passengers at a time & leaves on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. You can open your... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Dennis B
Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
Relaxing ride

This is a nice relaxing 50 minute ride. The weather was beautiful. The captain and his mate were... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Wellsville, New York
Read all 45 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“captain john” (4 reviews)
“seneca lake” (19 reviews)
“minute cruise” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1220
+1 607-535-4541
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (45)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 45 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The boat holds 49 passengers at a time & leaves on the hour from 11 AM - 3 PM. You can open your window or leave it closed; I opened mine to take better pictures, but left it closed because it was an early October...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a nice relaxing 50 minute ride. The weather was beautiful. The captain and his mate were informative on the history of the lake. Not a whole lot to see on the trip as far as buildings/cottages but the scenery is beautiful.

Thank cademun
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The 50 minute Cruise was ok. The "highlight" of the trip appeared to be the two salt factories. The captain and his crewman spent a good deal of time just talking to each other. The crew member had little personality and seemed to just run...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Took an early morning cruise with Captain Ross and first mate Dylan. Couldn't have asked for a better time. They were fun and the ride was smooth and beautiful! I'd cruise again, for sure! Thank you guys!!

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had a wonderful time taking the 50 minute cruise on the Stroller IV Scenic Boat Ride. The Captain and the our young host were great in entertaining us with all the facts about the origins of Seneca Lake. The weather was especially great that...More

Thank Dmarie340
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The stroller IV isn't new or fancy I have risen on it as a youngster took my kids on it and now my grand kids Nice easy ride. Informative on the area ranging from the lake geology to the salt industry and painting along the...More

1  Thank crowwalker56
Reviewed 7 July 2017

As we were at the State Park all day we drove into the town of Watkins Glen wanting to see the tip of Seneca Lake. We happened to pull into the parking lot for Captain Bill Stroller and decided to take the 50 minute scenic...More

1  Thank DianeP48
Reviewed 4 July 2017

One hour long circuit of the southern end of Seneca Lake for $18 per person. The tour guide and Captain John provided some commentary and information on the various features bordering the lake, such as the salt works or the painted rocks, but nothing that...More

Thank Mr_Rex
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My girlfriend and I spent the long holiday weekend travelling to numerous Finger Lakes wineries, while staying in Geneva. We took a break from the wineries to take an hour long sightseeing cruise on the Stroller IV. (This is not the lunch or dinner cruise.)...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We enjoyed learning more about the Finger Lakes--lots of great trivia and new information for us. The boat is enclosed so there's plenty of shade. This trip made for a fun afternoon.

1  Thank Ann M
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Watkins Glen
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
1,282 reviews
.16 km away
Watkins Glen Villager Motel
125 reviews
.39 km away
Budget Inn
68 reviews
1.70 km away
Gorgeous View Motel
149 reviews
1.76 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Wildflower Cafe & The Crooked Rooster Brewpub
903 reviews
.33 km away
Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizza Co.
1,042 reviews
.42 km away
Nickel's Pit BBQ
333 reviews
.26 km away
BluePointe Grille
355 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Watkins Glen State Park
3,524 reviews
.92 km away
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
534 reviews
.09 km away
Rooster Fish Brewing Tasting Room & Beer Garden
35 reviews
.21 km away
Clute Park Campground
42 reviews
1.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 August 2017|
Response from DianeP48 | Reviewed this property |
According to the website the boat ride is still available It's a 50 minute ride there is no meal or snacks available but I would suggest going to the Seneca Harbor Station for a meal afterwards, you could put in your... More
Michael B
23 September 2015|
Response from AMDew1956 | Reviewed this property |
It was $16.00 per person, but things change. You might want to look them up on the net, or give them a call. I googled Stroller IV, and got their web page. The dinner cruise was more, but we didn't do that.