Our two hour scenic boat cruise crosses three beautiful lakes: Blue Mountain, Eagle
and Utowana. The Neenykin and Miss Manatee, along with the 40' Towahloondah perfectly
complement the historical narrative spun by experienced guides. In the late 1800s,
Blue Mountain Lake attracted the very wealthiest families in America as a great retreat;
some of their great camps are still visible from the water. Behind the scenes, the
servants and lumberjacks of the area lead to many interesting stories that give this
region its rich cultural heritage. Our tour features the camps, hotels, steamboats,
workers, and players in the late 1800s. As the era draws to a close, we cover the
last of the great camps and the whirlwind of typhus and bankruptcy that follows.
As a new generation emerges, preservation and conservation in our times also play
a part in the great Adirondack story. Between the beautiful scenery, fascinating
history, and interesting tour guide, our historic boat cruise is one part of the
Blue Mountain experience you will not want to miss!
Historic Three Lake Tour
Youths (3 to 15) $16.00
Like its namesake, Miss Manatee is a large vessel that moves gracefully through the
water. This modern craft is used for cruises with fewer than ten people. It’s wide
stable platform makes it accessible and comfortable for all passengers. It is also
covered to protect from the sun.
Departs daily at 6:15pm
Bring beverages and hors d’oeuvres as you wish.
All tours depart promptly from our dock.
Special charters and group rates available.
Book a private cruise for your special event:
Anniversary Wedding Divorce
Birthday Family Reunion
Charters are available for your own group at the same price per person as a regular
tour. Please see our Charters & Weddings page for more information.
This vessel holds as many as thirty people. Its large size proves ideal for large
groups; circular seating allows for interior space and personal conversation. Her
brilliant deep blue hull awes the passerby. A mahogany bow and deck complement a
truly magnificent boat.
Built in the Swampscott, Massachusetts yards, this oak-ribbed "double ended" craft
saw initial service as a passenger shuttle that cruised between Hyannis and Martha's
Vineyard and occasionally Nantucket. Its oval shaped interior and circular seating
makes it an ideal boat for friendly conversation as well as leg room. Still running
on its original engine, this antique boat makes for an intimate touring vessel.
Daily July 4th through Labor Day
11:00am and 2:00pm
Off Season: 2:00pm
Reservations are not necessary, but they are suggested.
Each boat is annually inspected by the New York State Department of Historic Preservation.
The New York State Parks and Recreation Department tests and certifies the pilots,
who are skilled in the navigation of these waters.