105-Minute Historical or Cocktail Cruise for Two or Four from “Chautauqua Belle” (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Guides tell tales of local history or bartenders whip up cocktails as a historic open-air steamboat sails through calm waters

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. .Valid 6-23-13 to 7-31-13. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability and weather. Not valid for Saturday afternoon cruises at 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm. Not valid on holidays. Drinks not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Boats are like rich parents, in that they will float you for a few years while you drift around playing acoustic guitar and working on your coming of age novel. Live the dream with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for a 105-minute historical or cocktail cruise for two (a $40 value)
  • $39 for the above cruise for four (an $80 value)<p>

During the narrated historical cruise, guests nibble on snacks (available for purchase) and take in picturesque views of Chautauqua Lake as guides share tales of the surrounding area. Alternatively, of-age guests can enjoy happy hour during the cocktail cruise, sipping libations and beer (available for purchase) from the full-service bar while drifting across the lake’s placid waters.

This Groupon is valid only 6/23/13 to 7/31/13 for the Chautauqua Institution season and may not be redeemed for Saturday-afternoon cruises at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., or 5 p.m. See the full schedule.<p>

Chautauqua Belle

The Industrial Revolution's innovation and muscle come to life during cruises aboard the "Chautauqua Belle," a historic open-air steamboat. The eponymous vessel glides across the calm surface of Chautauqua Lake as guides educate guests of all ages on the lake's colorful history. Guests can enjoy snacks and libations from the full-service bar as they glimpse picturesque beaches and lush forests during dinner, fireworks, and private charters or narrated history tours.

The beautiful and informative tours take place in association with the Chautauqua Institution, a historical society located in an even more historical building. Formerly known as the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, the society first perched itself on the edge of the lake in 1874, and by 1880 was a nationally recognized forum where intellectuals discussed global politics, scientific developments, the arts, and favorite fishing holes. The name may have changed, but the Chautauqua Institution carries on that spirit of inquisitiveness and community development today in educational programs, artists' outreach, and religious services.


Reviews

young man (then 18!) who saved this great steamboat from the scrap heap, has recorded a terrific narration, including sights, history, and tall tales

nysq1

It was also a real treat to see the beautiful homes of the Institution from offshore and learn about thier history and owners.

acmepanda

Tips

95% of 244 customers

  • “Awesome crew...had a great time!”

  • “comfortably relaxing, not over booked so there was room to move around. the history was very interesting and given in such a way that you thought no one had ever...”

    “comfortably relaxing, not over booked so there was room to move around. the history was very interesting and given in such a way that you thought no one had ever heard it before. loved it. ”

  • “Was very informative and the right length of time. Good luck to the young man that bought it, restored it and is now making a go of it!”

  1. A

    Mayville

    78 Water Street

    Mayville, New York 14757

    716-269-2355

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  2. B

    Chautauqua

    One Ames Avenue

    at Bell Tower

    Chautauqua, New York 14722

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