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Chautauqua Belle Steamboat

78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
+1 716-269-2355
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Wonderful afternoon cruise!

After a one-day weather delay (the company called us ahead of time to inform us), we (my wife and I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael H
Quaint step back in time

I have ridden the Chautauqua Belle many times. I always take out of town guests for a ride. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth T
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Westfield, New York
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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78 Water St, Mayville, NY 14757-1323
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank josiestone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great cruise starting at the Chautauqua Institution. Loved the narrated tour which pointed out landmarks and the history of the lake and surrounding area (you could actually hear it over the sound system!); the friendly crew; and the on-board musical entertainment. The story...More

Thank Elaine B
Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We really strive for this kind of response from our customers. We are so glad you had a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever you do, do NOT purchase the deli lunch offered. It was $12.95 for adults for which you received an 8-inch wrap, a bag of chips, and choice of bottled water or a can of pop. For dessert there were 4 sandwich style cookies from...More

Thank DAW109
Chautauqua B, Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank so much for taking the time to write this review. We have addressed the issue of running out of the order to the crew the day this happened. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reviewed 15 May 2017

My wife and I take at least one trip on the Belle every summer. It's pretty much the same with the same history and highlights of the western part of the Lake. We've always been lucky and had good weather, but I would wait if...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

For years we meant to do this trip but we're so disappointed when we did! Not very comfortable and had a bare bones feel to,the entire experience.

Thank Pidged
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful ride in a refurbished old paddle steamer on Chautauqua Lake. There is a lot to see, with wildlife being abundant along the shores of Chautauqua Lake. I love to see the blue heron soar through the sky. They are beautiful! You can't go wrong...More

1  Thank Watergirl323
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This review is long overdue as we had a wonderful & fun ride last September. The Chautauqua Belle Steamboat is really cool and we sat upstairs and enjoyed the lovely views and our delicious cocktails.

Thank denver60
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This family business displays all the love of two generations saving one of the four steamboats in USA. Grandma and grandpa were on the boat to point out more sights. Check beforehand for weather and seasonal changes. They are great at answering your questions. The...More

2  Thank Barbara D
Chautauqua B, General Manager at Chautauqua Belle Steamboat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Glad you enjoyed the trip and gave us this positive review! Great tip! Always remember to check our homepage 269belle.com and read our message box for the most up to date information! Again thank you so much!

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Turnerjen
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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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