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Captain Jim's Wine Cruises on Cayuga Lake

Captain Jim's Wine Cruises online booking system will go live on March 1, 2023. At this time we expect to begin running Wine Cruises June 1.

Captain Jim's Wine and Lunch Cruises are available Thursday- Monday by reservation only, We are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. *Coast Guard Regulations Limit the capacity of my boat to six customers. (Does Not include the Captain.) (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, Sanpan Pontoon 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.

The Bistro at Thirsty Owl may not be open early in the Wine Cruise season. You can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at Long Point State Park or another agreed upon location. The Bistro usually opens sometime in June, but may be only on weekends at first, so call ahead.

Your Wine and Lunch Cruise will leave Dean's Cove State Boat Launch promptly at 10:30AM. We'll cruise about 20 minutes South along the West side of Cayuga Lake to the Thirsty Owl Wine Company, taking in all the beauty the lake shore has to offer an experience. When we arrive at the dock of the Thirsty Owl Wine Company, you'll have tastings in their tasting room, followed by lunch at Thirsty Owl's fantastic Bistro. Coolers are limited to the size a person can carry in one hand. Large Coolers will NOT be permitted on the boat. This stop will take about two hours depending on how busy they are. *The cost of lunch and tastings are not included in the price of your Cruise.* On some days, lunch may be available at Long Point Winery. Please call Captain Jim before your cruise regarding lunch availability.

For your afternoon, you can choose two of three stops:
Sheldrake Point Winery to the South. Long Point Winery across the Lake in Aurora, NY. Goose Watch Winery to the North. *Goose Watch makes for a good last stop of the day since it's only a few minutes from Dean's Cove boat Launch. You'll have about 1 hour for tastings at each afternoon stop. That should get us back to Dean's Cove about 4:30 PM.*

All Cruises depart from Dean's Cove State Boat Launch promptly at 10:30AM and the cost is $110 per seat.*The cost of lunch and tastings are not included in the price of your Cruise*. Reservation only! Cruises leave the launch site at 10:30AM and returns at 4:30 PM or a bit after depending on how busy the wineries are.

Captain Jim's Private Wine and Lunch Cruise 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 6 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 promptly at 10:30AM, and will return to Dean's Cove at 4:30PM. The cost is $660.

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 *

*Customer requested cancellations within seven days of their scheduled Wine Cruise will Not receive refunds. You will instead be issued a Gift card for Captain Jim's Wine Cruises that the customer can use to book a Wine Cruise of equal value on another date.*

*Refunds will NOT be given for any no shows the day of your Wine Cruise. This includes those who book more seats than people show up for*

Our Cruise Boarding Location

Dean's Cove State Boat Launch

5753 State Route 89 Romulus, NY 14541

Helpful tips when booking a Wine Cruise:

Passengers need to be physically able to step down into the boat and step up onto the docks. These differences in height may be difficult for some people. There is also some walking involved from the docks to a couple of the Wineries. Since you will be out on the lake, please bring sunscreen, and bring clothing for changing weather conditions. Captain Jim's Boat has canvas tops that can cover the boat from the windshield back and clear side curtain enclosures that keep out rain, so we don't need to cancel Cruises for rain showers. You may also bring beverages to drink aboard the boat, which includes wine purchased while on your cruise. No children or pets please.

Contact us for more information

Call Us: (607) 280-4644

Email Us: captjim@captjimswinecruises.com

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