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“Fun tour”

Lake Geneva Cruise Line
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Owner description: For the True Lake Geneva Experience, you have to get on the water! Beautiful estates, mansions and natural scenery that only be viewed from the lake unfold through a descriptive and insightful narrated tour or provide the backdrop for an unforgettable party or wedding celebration. With 8 boats that hold from 2 to 225, Lake Geneva Cruise Line is one of the areas premier attractions - including the World Famous Mailboat Tour. As seen on the Travel Channel, CBS News, and the Today Show; it is the only marine mail delivery of its type in the nation as the mailperson leaps onto the pier, places the mail in the mailbox and jumps back aboard the boat. The catch is - THE BOAT NEVER STOPS MOVING!
Aurora, IL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun tour”
Reviewed 21 August 2011

We took the ice cream social boat tour. It was nice and relaxing and very informative. It was fun to see all the beautiful homes and hear the history behind them. And, we got ice cream!! Great way to spend an afternoon.

Visited August 2011
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Milwaukee
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Loved the US Mail tour!”
Reviewed 20 August 2011

This was well worth the money!
This trip fills up fast. We got our tickets the daybefore. the trip was at 10 Am the following morning. We got to the pier at 9 AM and people were already lining up. the best side would be the right side to see the action and the view. we were on the upper level close to the front.
Very informative and entertaining!

Visited August 2011
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a sunny summer afternoon”
Reviewed 18 August 2011

The Lake Geneva Cruise Line provides several tours of varying lengths throughout the day. I chose the 2 hour Full Lake Tour. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the area's history. The homes on the water are gorgeous and the trip makes for a pleasant voyage.

Some of the boats the Cruise Line uses are actual U.S. Mailboats that deliver the mail. You can actually ride the boat on these routes. It appears that these tours sell out much more in advance. I bought my ticket the same day and didn't have a problem for the Full Lake Tour.

Visited August 2011
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wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Ice Cream Tour on Lake Geneva”
Reviewed 17 August 2011

Very nicely done! The tour was wonderfully narrated and lasted close to two hours. About half way through, they served small ice cream sundaes with good quality ice cream and your choice of chocolate, strawberry or caramel toppings. The strawberries were frozen but fresh berries as opposed to the syrup type toppings you sometimes get. The mansions along the tour were beautiful and the pilot was very knowledgeable about the lake and the mansions. A very nice way to see the lake!

Visited August 2011
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Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not for little kids, teens”
Reviewed 15 August 2011

I've gone on their trips several times. The most recent was in August 2011.

My most recent experience was the ice cream cruise on a very hot day. We started out downstairs on the inside. It was very stuffy, so we went outside to the bow of the boat. Unfortunately, the sides are very high so we didn't get a breeze at all. It was sweltering there, and someone had taken our seats inside.

The tour is all about the houses on the lake. They are fun for adults to look at but the teenage boy in our group was very bored. I've been to many attractions that find a way to engage this age group. As an example they could pass out a sheet with a quiz or a treasure hunt and give them a prize at the end if they get everything right. (The prize could be as cheap as a sticker or a pencil.)

Further, over the loudspeaker our captain scolded people for letting little kids run around. I didn't see them, but I don't think that's the appropriate way for them to handle the situation. They should have spoken to the group privately. And again, it takes just a little imagination for them to have something on board to help occupy the kids.

Finally, be aware that the ice cream sundaes are underwhelming. They aren't very large and they have one sauce (chocolate, caramel or strawberry). You can have nuts if you like. No whipped cream or cherries.

Visited August 2011
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