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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
+1 607-535-4541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Vacationing in Watkins Glen, Captain Bill”s was on our to-do list. We were not disappointed in the tour! Visiting on a Monday morning with rain forecast for the afternoon, there were only five other people on this 50-passenger boat which made it feel like a...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Once again we flew in late for a race the next day. The team owner and wife had went on the wine tasting schooner that afternoon which was amazing as well. They made reservations for our group of 12, when we arrived a little early...More

Thank chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I took the one hour cruise on Seneca Lake. After we purchased our tickets in their (very clean) Office/ Gift Area- we strolled along the marina area until we were ready to board. The (narrated) one hour cruise took us around the...More

Thank Eljarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and were able to book their 2 p.m. cruise on their classic 1934 sightseeing boat. We had already visited the Clayton Antique Boat Museum so it was a thrill to actually get to ride on one of these classic...More

Thank 981Linda
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I took the scenic lake boat tour with a picnic dinner. The cruise itself was lovely with the scenery very appealing. The food however which consisted of burgers and pulled pork left much to be desired. the "hamburger" tased more like a...More

Thank prn13norm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice tour. Captain John & Joshua were friendly and very knowledgeable. The sound system could be a little better, they sounded a bit mushy.

Thank DeeDeePA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did not expect an overall amazing adventure as we chose to take an evening dinner cruise on an extremely rainy day. However, we did expect the food to be decent and the service/entertainment to be top notch for the price. The food was cold...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided here because of a recommendation. We decided on the special of steak and crab cake. Both were delicious. Steak was done to what we asked for. Potato was a little over done. The Italian bread was very fresh and warm. Would recommend.

Thank Kurt C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When friends visit I tour them around the Seneca Lake wineries and always stop here for lunch. Right on the water, great food, friendly, usually busy but always able to get seated right away. Prices are reasonable.

Thank hschler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The GOOD: Everyone was very friendly and what one would expect for a business in a tourist town. The cruie along seneca was both scenic and infomrative. The BAD: It was a hot day and could have used a little more breeze. The UGLY: The...More

Thank ClintAdvisor
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Glenn M
13 August 2017|
Response from tamesaor | Reviewed this property |
Captain Bill does not run the dinner cruise he does the hourly cruise that goes around the lake and only last about 50 minutes.. when we took the hourly cruise we brought our own drinks with us. I saw the dinner cruise... More
7 August 2017|
Response from laineeee | Reviewed this property |
I believe I saw a couple smoking on the bow of the boat in the evening. I do not remember any non smoking signs Enjoy the cruise
16 July 2017|
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Response from Mick L | Reviewed this property |
This is America, the tip is never included but seemingly expected whether providing good service or not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-4541
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