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Address: 11 Jordan St, Skaneateles, NY 13152-1109
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Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company,...

Mid-Lakes Navigation is a family owned and operated tour boat company, cruising on the Erie Canal and Skaneateles Lake in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Region.

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Fantastic Ride..

fantastic, night ride with a nice meal with some nice people.. It was a mellow trip up the lake and back. ...

Reviewed 8 December 2016
wren53
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central ny
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central ny
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

fantastic, night ride with a nice meal with some nice people.. It was a mellow trip up the lake and back. ...

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Thank wren53
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your cruise. More 

Moline
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95 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

4 of us rented a 42 footer for a week; talk about a great way to relax. I am a sailor, so the tiller steer of the boat was very comfortable for me; my brother, wife and sister-in-law (not a boater at all) all came up to speed on boat operation real fast. The instructor and the level of instruction... More 

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Thank Mike G
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review of your canal boat rental. How nice that your family members got to learn some new boating skills and that everyone slowed down for the week! That is what its all about. The villages along the canal are great. I am glad that you found some good restaurants! Hope to see you again. More 

NYC
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is simply a boatload of fun, bad punning notwithstanding. This was our second time cruising the canal, and next time we plan to extend it from a long weekend to a week. The boats are not difficult to operate, and during the two times we were on the canal (both mid October), the waterway was pretty well deserted, with... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review! (I am a "don't ever get off the boat" person too.) Tying up along the bank can be tricky, but it sounds like you have it mastered. We agree, the boats are great, and we, Mid-Lakes, are lucky to have an amazing staff. Thanks again! More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Experienced Lake Michigan boaters found the Mid-Lakes Navigation charter boats operations among the best in the charter boat industry. Everything from sign-up to check-out were well thought out and user friendly. My wife and I enjoyed a long weekend traveling the Erie Canal from Macedon to Spencerport. It was truly an adventure fit for the novice or expert. We motored... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your rental. We hope you come back again. More 

Syracuse
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

After living in Syracuse 12 years, I finally took a boat tour of Skaneateles Lake. I had a visitor from out of town and we were able to take a sightseeing cruise on the last weekend of the season. The captain was kind enough to run the cruise with just a few passengers. He was very knowledgeable about the area... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. I am so glad that you finally got out on one of the cruises. Please visit again! More 

Honeoye Falls
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I chose this vacation as a surprise for my husband and my 17th wedding anniversary. It was a once in a lifetime as it was costly, but was definitely worth it. The staff was wonderful from beginning (coordinating the rental) to the middle (orienting/training us on the use of the boat), to the end (return at the dock). We are... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We get a good mix of people who live fairly close and people who come from far away. I'm glad that you got the kids out on the boat, what a fun experience for them. Hope to see you again! More 

Liverpool, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

As a local resident since 1972, it was time to spend a beautiful, sunny, warm day touring Skaneateles Lake. So glad! Our guide had a soothing voice and she had many points of interest to share. The boat is the same used for dinner cruises so the seating is a little rustic. Perfect amount of time...50 minutes...for the option chosen.

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! We hope you'll be back for another cruise. More 

Waterloo, New York
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9 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was a lot of fun. The crew was great. Will try to go again. Too late for this year, but next year hopefully. We are going to ask a couple friends to come with us next time.

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us. See you next time! More 

Franklinville, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Five adult family members had a unique and most enjoyable week. No TV and cell phones used to take photos. We had taken books, crosswords, Scrabble game, etc. but were so busy watching birds and wildlife, admiring the scenery, and manning lock ropes that we never got to them. Locals and lockmasters were very friendly and helpful. We ate most... More 

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Thank Evelyn A
MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

I loved reading your wonderful review of your trip. Sorry about the sprinkler surprise, but otherwise, it sounds like you had the perfect trip. We hope that you will come visit again. More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a must for those visiting the scenic Skaneateles area. Mid-Lakes Navigation excelled in organization and efficiency in serving a full passenger capacity of meals, and all that goes with it. The food was absolutely great and bountiful. They provided a comfortable and enjoyable way to see that spectacular lake.. Although my husband and our friends are from the... More 

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MidLakes N, Public Relations Manager at Mid-Lakes Navigation, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and for joining us on Skaneateles Lake. Please visit again soon! More 

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