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*Please Note: Masks are required on the boat and in the Wineries. Also, You will need to bring your own Masks and Hand Sanitizers to use throughout the day.*

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Captain Jim's Wine Cruises on Cayuga Lake

Captain Jim's Wine Cruises season runs from June 27,2020 through October 12, 2020. Call now to book that special date for your 2020 Wine Cruise
(607) 280-4644

Captain Jim's Wine and Lunch Cruises are available Thursday- Monday By Reservation only, We are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday
Call now to reserve your seats for this summer: (607) 280-4644

*Changes may occur so please contact Captain Jim with any questions *

Are you planning a vacation to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State this summer?
Do you like wine, boating, and the outdoors?

Come on a Wine and Lunch Cruise aboard Captain Jim’s Wine Cruises! Passengers will Enjoy a Cayuga Lake Cruise aboard our spacious and comfortable, 26 foot Wellcraft Boat to Three Wineries, and enjoy a relaxing Lunch Break at Thirsty Owl's fantastic Bistro with breath taking views overlooking the vineyards and Cayuga Lake.

Your Wine and Lunch Cruise will leave Dean's Cove State Boat Launch promptly at 10 AM. We'll cruise about 20 minutes North up the West side of Cayuga Lake to Varick Winery and Country Store. At about 11:15 AM we'll leave Varick and Cruise South along the West side of the lake, taking in all the beauty the lake shore has to offer.
About Noon we'll arrive at the dock of Thirsty Owl Wine Company. You'll have lunch at Thirsty Owl's fantastic Bistro and taste Thirsty Owl Wines. This stop takes about two hours depending on how busy they are. (Lunch is Not included in the price of the Wine Cruise.)

The afternoon stop can be Sheldrake Point Winery to the South or Goose Watch Winery to the North (both are on the West side of the lake.) You'll have about 45 minutes for our afternoon stop before we head back to Dean's Cove State Boat Launch.

Groups over six people require the boat to make two trips. In that case the last stop of the day will be Goose Watch Winery, as it's less than one mile from Dean's Cove and minimizes waiting time.

All Cruises depart from Dean's Cove State Boat Launch and the cost is $95 per seat. Pricing does not include your lunch at Thirsty Owl's Bistro. A 50% deposit is required to reserve a date for your cruise. Payment Methods accepted: Cash, Check and all major Credit Cards. Reservation only! Cruises leave the launch site at 10:00 AM and returns 4:00 PM or a bit after depending on how busy the wineries are. Twelve customers can be accommodated by me taking two loads up to six passengers each. Double trips are available Only from Dean's Cove State Boat Launch.

Are you looking for a more personal experience? Maybe you want a more private day, with just you and yours on the boat. "Captain Jim's Private Wine and Lunch Cruise" is for you. Up to 4 customers can enjoy the Private Wine and Lunch Cruise, and not share the boat with other customers. You'll have the boat to yourselves for that special day. Departure is 10 AM, and return to Dean's Cove at 4 PM. The cost is $570.

In the event of unsafe weather conditions, the Captain may cancel the cruise. Passengers may then be offered an opportunity to reschedule their cruise or receive of refund of their deposit.

What better way to spend a summer day in the Finger Lakes than a Wine Cruise with Captain Jim's Wine Cruises!

Captain Jim Mead is a US Coast Guard Licensed charter boat Captain with 35+ years experience boating in the Finger Lakes.

*All customers tasting Wine are required to show legal proof of age at all Wineries*

*Changes may occur so please contact Captain Jim with any questions *
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Dean's Cove State Boat Launch

State Route 89 Romulus, NY 14541
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