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Chautauqua Belle Steamboat

78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
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We love anything steam and this was a great find!

Even though we were visiting the area off season, it was a particularly warm beautiful fall weekend... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Patti M
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Cleveland, Ohio
Nice day on Chautauqua Lake

Nice afternoon (about 1-1/2 hours) on the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat. Service was good, friendly... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Don H
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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Even though we were visiting the area off season, it was a particularly warm beautiful fall weekend and we learned they were doing a final Saturday afternoon boat tour. We rearranged our plans and were able to take this leasurely ride around the lake. It...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Nice afternoon (about 1-1/2 hours) on the Chautauqua Belle Steamboat. Service was good, friendly staff. Plenty of seats to stay upstairs. The only negative I can offer for our trip was that the history of the lake and area was not "synched" with where the...More

Thank Don H
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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We are so glad to hear that you had a great time. Some of the narration is specific to certain areas of the lake. Since we have just started going in and out of the Bemus Point dock and we are adding more docks each...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A very interesting trip down the lake with lots of neat information on the history of the boat and of the area - things you would never know by looking at the lakeshore now! Recommend sitting towards the front of boat for best hearing of...More

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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for this positive review. We are happy to hear that you had a great time. We can't wait to have you on board again next year!

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

I was on the Chautauqua Belle previously with a bus tour and enjoyed the day so much that I suggested to other friends that we ride it this summer. We all purchased Groupon tickets early in May for the August 20th 3 pm trip. Checking...More

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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us a review. This was a VERY busy day as i'm sure you remember. We do depart from Chautauqua Institution and Mayville all summer. There were two people ticketing at the gangway meaning we were boarding all passengers at...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This was a truly enjoyable experience. A slow ride on a steamboat on the picturesque Lake Chatauqua. There was a narrative giving you the history of steamboats, and the history of the area. When we got near the area where the mansions are, the history...More

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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for this review. You enjoyed the steamboat like they would have in years past, it's always nice to hear when people like learning about the history of the lake. The sound is the one area that we still need to improve...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We took this tour on the afternoon of July 27th and loved it. There was plenty of room and the lake and homes are beautiful. It was a very relaxing almost two-hour tour and the announcer gave a good story of the history of the...More

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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much! We can't wait to have you on board again!

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Steamboats are a dying breed. Fortunately, the Chautauqua Belle is alive and well. Tickets are very affordable and we enjoyed an informative and beautifully scenic 1 hour and 45 minute ride around the lake. The boat ride began and returned in a timely manner. It...More

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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

We are so glad to hear that you will recommend us to your guests! We can't wait to have you back. We to are glad that the Belle has been saved and has a bright future on Chautauqua Lake!

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

After a one-day weather delay (the company called us ahead of time to inform us), we (my wife and I and our adult daughters) had a great afternoon cruise aboard the Chautauqua Belle! We departed from the Chautauqua Institution and steamed toward Mayville. Loved hearing...More

Thank Michael H
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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Being an operation that sometimes depends on the weather we always try to inform passengers about delays in one way or another. We saw this review earlier in the season and started requiring that employees wear their Chautauqua Belle work shirts. Thank you so much...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have ridden the Chautauqua Belle many times. I always take out of town guests for a ride. It is informative and relaxing. There are plastic chairs to sit in, or fixed seats along the front of the boat. There is a bar with full...More

Thank Elizabeth T
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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

6 mph, Must have put the steamboat into turbo drive! Thank you so much for this positive review. We love that you are your guests had a wonderful time. We can't wait to see you all again next season!

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

What a nice way to spend a few hours on Chautauqua lake with interesting information presented by the captain during the tour. The view was so beautiful but I especially appreciated all the info about the lake and the area.

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Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for this review! We can't wait to have you back on board again next summer!

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Response from NickAndPaloma | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they told us during the narration but I don't remember. I don't see this information on their web site or Facebook page, but they imply that it started the cruises around 2009. You could email them.
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