Ithaca Boat Tours


marketdock1 BOAT TOURS FROM THE MARKET – GET TO KNOW THE FINGER LAKES! ITHACA BOAT TOURS Cruising May – October on CAYUGA LAKE (607) 697-0166 416 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY Enjoy beautiful views from the deck of the MV Haendel as our narrators reveal the natural history of the Finger Lakes! Ithaca Boat Tours offers a variety of cruises on beautiful Cayuga Lake including: One-Hour Tours NO reservations. On Thursday, Saturday & Sunday we offer one hour tours that depart from “Steamboat Landing” at the Ithaca Farmers Market dock. Tour times are 11:00/12:30/2:00 on Saturday & Sunday and 5:30/7:00 on Thursday evenings. Reservations are NOT available for these cruises.  Walk-ons only.  Tickets may be purchased at the boat prior to departure. One & 1/2 and Two-Hour Tours Reservations REQUIRED We offer a range of cruise experiences, departing from our home dock, at 416 (Old) Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY.
  • Picnic Cruise
Fridays & Mondays 12:30–2:00 pm Bring along a picnic and beverages of your choice, and enjoy a relaxing, narrated tour of southern Cayuga Lake.  We now offer a delicious box-lunch option from Green Star Market, for just $12.  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
Sundays & Mondays  4:00–6:00pm 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
  • Wine on the Water
Wednesday Evenings in July & August Departure times vary and will be noted in your reservation Simply relax and savor wines of the Finger Lakes on this lightly narrated mid -week excursion!  Each Wednesday evening we will feature samples from one of the many local wineries.  Light fare provided.
  • Fat Friday Happy Hour Cruise
5:30–7:00 pm Celebrate the end of your week with a fish fry dinner or veggie quesadilla prepared by our neighbors at The Dock!  Enjoy your meal aboard the MV Haendel as we cruise out to the Lake for a lightly narrated tour.  Ithaca Boat Tours takes pride in our partnership with The Dock as they provide us with used vegetable oil that we burn in our engines to create a more environmentally friendly atmosphere!
  • Summer Sunset Cruise
Saturday Evenings Departure 1hr before sunset—actual time will be noted in your reservation. 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.
  • Private Charter.
Call (607) 697-0166 to book a private charter for up to 30 people for your special summer event! Check our website for moonlight cruises and holiday cruises throughout the season! ALL CRUISES LEAVING FROM HOME DOCK (416 [Old] Taughannock Blvd) REQUIRE RESERVATIONS. We’ll help you…Get to Know the Finger Lakes!