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

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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)

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.

"Chautauqua Belle"

The Chautauqua Belle brings the Industrial Revolution's innovation and muscle back to life with cruises held aboard the 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.


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


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


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Very nice time. Would definately do it again :)”

  • “great trip--very informative--had a wonderful time”

  • “Choose a nice day, take a friend and enjoy the ride in this beautiful area.”

  1. A


    78 Water Street

    Mayville, New York 14757


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  2. B


    One Ames Avenue

    at Bell Tower

    Chautauqua, New York 14722

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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.

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