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Captain Bill's Seneca Lake

) #9 of 28 Restaurants in Watkins Glen ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
+1 607-535-4541
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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11:30 - 21:00All hours
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1 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1275
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11 - 20 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Really enjoyed the ride around the lake. Would definitely do it again when in town but would avoid the dinner cruise. Prime rib was 50% fat and the scallops were drowning in sauce and very over cooked. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Judyi333
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Okay people, I'm guessing that whoever owns Captain Bill's boat trips up and down the lake, including the lunch/dinner cruises (one of which we did last year), also own this restaurant, namely Seneca Harbour Station (for trip advisor website designers who add the spell checker.....More

Thank Mick L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I take a couple of dinner boat trips throughout the summer. It is relaxing, great food and a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery of the lake.

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

went on this boat trip around Senaca Lake twice. Very informative and well worth it. Captian Tony great guy

Thank msdawn461
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The captain was very knowledgeable of the area and history of the lake and Watkins Glen town. He was able to convey some interesting facts. There was a fair amount of quiet time on the boat.

Thank Madareg
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Very good! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The captain and sailor helper were both knowledgeable and helpful. The weather certainly helped! We were there in a glorious sun filled day surrounded by magnificent autumn colour. Worth the money!

Thank Piera V
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My beautiful wife planned a surprise birthday party for me aboard the Legacy. The night was perfect to begin with, but the ship, the crew, and the meal added layer after layer of frosting to this special night. If you have considered doing it but...More

Thank Jake J
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took the two-hour tour with lunch. The skipper pointed out some of the mildly interesting shoreline sights, using a loudspeaker system that rendered just about everything he said indecipherable. The food wasn't terrible, but it's far from being memorably good. But, what do ypou...More

Thank LoafJugThouTree
Reviewed 16 October 2016

On a pleasant afternoon, we decided to drive an hour or so to Watkins Glen, take in a boat cruise and have dinner. We made the 4:00 sailing for a cruise that leaves on the hour, plus or minus for unloading and loading. However, a...More

2  Thank Brian1776
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Food was excellent and service also. Very reasonably priced .We highly recommend this dinner cruise!

Thank markath753
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Questions & Answers
Glenn M
13 August 2017|
Response from Amanda M | 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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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