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The Cayuga Lake area is rich with culture, history and interesting spots to spend a few hours, a weekend or a week.

Ithaca Boat Tours, Ithaca

lifering_logoEnjoy beautiful views from Cayuga Lake, as our experienced narrators reveal the human and natural history of the Finger Lakes. See, or call (607) 697-0166, for a full schedule and reservation information.

One-Hour Narrated Cruises. On Saturdays and Sundays, cruises depart the Ithaca Farmers’ Market dock at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Walk-ons only, no reservations.

Two-Hour Narrated Cruises:  We offer a range of cruise experiences, departing from our home dock, at 416 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY. Reservations are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for these cruises.

Early-Bird Picnic Cruise, 12:30-2:30pm, Fridays & Mondays:  Bring along a picnic and beverages of your choice, and enjoy a relaxing, fully narrated tour of southern Cayuga Lake. We now offer a delicious box-lunch option from Green Star Market, for just $10. Place an order from our online menu when you make your reservation, and your choice of locally-produced sandwiches and salads will be waiting for you on the boat!

Afternoon Eco-Cruise, 4:00-6:00pm, Thursdays through Mondays:  This fully narrated cruise emphasizes the natural history of the Finger Lakes, and features brief demonstrations by high school interns working with the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom. Opportunities to participate in lake-study activities make this a fascinating, interactive option for the whole family. (Information on Floating Classroom educational and community programs available at

Sunset Cruise, Friday and Saturday Evenings (Times Vary):  Bring a bottle of wine and a snack, or simply enjoy the splendor of a sunset over the water! Our evening cruises feature a lighter narration, although our guide will be available to share information informally.

We’ll help you…Get to Know the Finger Lakes!

Supplemental…. ABOUT ECO-CRUISES

Proceeds from these cruises support the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom’s “Community Access” Fund. The Fund ensures equal access to Cayuga Lake and to the hands-on STEM/science programs offered to area schools and youth groups by the Floating Classroom. “Community Access” coupons are also available for individuals (must be a Watershed resident) and may be obtained at GIAC, Ithaca Youth Bureau, Tompkins County Cooperative Extension and Southside Community Center.  Please use responsibly!

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