Scenic Boat Tours

Explore the historic and scenic lakeshores of the Adirondack Wild from the bow of a small cruise ship or guideboat, and dine on the water. 

Raquette Lake Navigation

The W.W. Durant, a small cruise ship offering scenic boat tours and dinner cruises of Raquette Lake, was christened after William West Durant, an architect who pioneered the Adirondack style of building. Each dining experience on the W.W. Durant is a gourmet culinary adventure, carefully prepared by CIA-trained Chef Jim Pohl.

Crafted in the rustic, yet luxurious style that defined the Adirondacks during the Gilded Age, guests are invited to relax amid the splendor and comfort of plush carpets, gleaming brass fixtures and etched glass. An outside deck affords spectacular open-air views of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains and wildlife. Sail Raquette Lake’s 100 miles of scenic shoreline, and glimpse one of Durant’s enduring masterpieces, Camp Pine Knot – the first Adirondack Great Camp. 

Raquette Lake Navigation offers several options for touring the lake, including dinner cruises, Sunday champagne brunch cruise and moonlight cruises with live entertainment. Rates start around $37 per adult and $18 per child ages 4-11. Open throughout the year, even in winter when guides use an ice boat, Raquette Lake Navigation offers one of the most unique touring experiences in the Adirondacks. Reservations required.

Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery

Located on expansive Blue Mountain Lake, Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery offers Adirondack boat tours around the Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle and Utowana lakes from May through October. Experienced guides offer a unique sailing adventure, providing historical anecdotes and engaging stories. Known for being gifted story tellers, enjoy the scenic lakeshore as your guide spins an Adirondack tale that is both spine-tingling with mystery and informative with history.

The boat livery offers three distinct lake cruising experiences on three boats:

  • The Neenykin, built in 1916 out of oak. Offers an intimate sailing experience.
  • Towahloondah, which holds 30 guests, ideal for larger group tours.
  • Oneonta, a 48 passenger vessel ideal for weddings and large celebrations.

Experience a behind the scenes glimpse into the history of the Adirondacks in an authentic, heritage crafted wooden boat. Learn about the lumberjacks, servants of the Gilded Age and the Great Camps of the 1800s.

Tickets cost $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $17 for children ages 3-15. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery also offers sunset cruises, encouraging guests to bring beverages and snacks, as well as private cruises for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and family reunions.

The boat livery also offers motorboat, sailboat and kayak rentals, stand up paddleboards (SUPs) as well as canoeing and kayaking adventures. 

Long Lake Boat Tours

Long Lake Boat Tours offers seasonal fun on one of the biggest lakes in the Adirondacks, Long Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Wild. Enjoy a 22 mile round trip Adirondack boat trip with family and friends that is both interactive and informative.

Tour the lake and then enjoy lunch at the Lakeside Knoshery, the only waterfront dining experience in Long Lake. 
The nearly two hour tour runs from late June through early September and rates are $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 10-16.

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