Public Cruises & Eco-Tours

Join us for a variety of cruise options during our cruise season from May - October.  Most of our tours are between 1.5 and 2 hours in length. Cruises have different themes based on the time of day and year. Most of our tours are kid-friendly or even kid-oriented, though we save a few of our cruises for our adult friends. See below for cruise descriptions, special events and our schedule.

GROUP PRICING: For groups of ten or more, we offer a 10% discount on advance ticket purchases. You may purchase tickets for your entire group all at once, or request a unique group promo code for your guests to use on a particular date. Contact us to set up a block purchase!

Cruises depart from Allan H. Treman Marine State Park unless otherwise noted.

(607) 327-5253

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cruise options

Sunset cruiseS & events

Tradition 2-Hour Sunset Cruises feature light narration, informal chats with our crew and beautiful sunsets.  BYO refreshments.   

Special Events exist with unique dates and pricing:

  • Club Cayuga w DJs on board on Sunday evenings. Facebook link here for details or go directly to Book Now on our site.

  • Community Cruises every Wednesday starting July 17th. Pay as you can and learn from local experts who will be on board giving talks about various aspects of our wonderful Cayuga Lake. From science to art to policy, the history, health and culture of our lake are the main topics. See the calendar below for the topic of the week.

  • Full Moons and Meteor Watches tba

  • Pricing is dependent on the cruise. Traditional cruises start at $40/adult, Special events start at $25/adult.

  • $80 family pack (2 adults, 3 kids)


midday ECO-CRUISEs 12:30-2:30pm

This narrated cruise covers nearly 20 miles of Cayuga shoreline and 300 years of history. Our narrators will focus on the interests of their audience and are happy to lead all-ages lake study activities for those interested. A great cruise for a picnic lunch!

  • $40/adult, $35 for students & seniors for 2 hour cruises

  • Family & group discounts available

  • Check schedule for available days.


Mini-Eco Cruise (1.5 hrs)

Mornings, 10:00-11:30am & Afternoons 4:30-6:00pm.

A slightly shorter version of our 2 hour Eco-Cruise, with narration & optional, hands-on lake-study activities for kids and curious adults.

  • $25/adult

  • $20 for students & seniors

  • $50 family pack (2 adults, 3 kids)

  • Check schedule for available days.



your fares support our mission of access, empowerment &education on cayuga lake! 

The crew at Discover Cayuga Lake hosts over 1500 students on the lake  each year, and strives to  offer educational programs and public cruises that highlighting the close connections between Finger Lakes products, people, and natural resources.   


Cruise Calendar