Public Cruises, Charters & Eco-Tours!

Every Discover Cayuga Lake cruise features an authentic, made-to-order narration from our knowledgeable interpretive crew.   Cruises depart from the Allan H. Treman Marine State Park unless otherwise noted (map)

For Info call (607) 327-5253

Cruise Options

Special events

Dragon Boat Express to Taughannock Park

DRAGON BOAT TEAM MEMBERS ONLY.   Join the visiting team from Trinidad and Tobago for ferry service between Ithaca & the Ithaca Dragon Boat Festival race site.     Click HERE to book your round trip cruise.

Coming soon - weekly Wine tastings and Moonlight Escape cruises! 

ONGOING cruises

Sunset cruiseS

7:00-9:00 pm

Nothing beats a sunset on the lake!  Settle in for a relaxing two-hour cruise that features a light narration, and a chance to chat informally with our crew.  Feel free to bring your own refreshments.  We’ll provide the sunset! On Mondays, we host Club Cayuga with discounted fares and local DJs on board (DJ Hameen and DJ Mike Judah) to liven up the mood and possibly inspire a dance party! 

$40/adult, $35 for students & seniors.

Special rates of $15 in advance, $20 at the dock.  Mondays: 7/23-8/20

The Eco-Cruise

4:00-6:00 pm

Join us for a two-hour, narrated cruise, featuring views of Myers Point, the Cayuga palisades, famous homes and more.  We’ll share both the human and natural history of the Finger Lakes, and catch a glimpse of the fascinating ecology of Cayuga Lake.  Adults and kids alike can join in and do some authentic science, or just sit back and relax.

$40/adult, $35 for students & seniors


The Expedition cruise


The crew at Discover Cayuga Lake hosts 1500 students on the lake for educational programs each year.  We know how to have fun and create a little knowledge while we’re at it.  With a lively narration and optional hands-on activities, including water quality monitoring and looking at plankton under our microscopes, an expedition with us will please everyone in the family.  

$40/adult, $35 for students & seniors.  Family discount available.

MV Teal comfortably accommodates over 60 passengers, and we offer a weekly variety of interpretive lake tours, along with group charters and special events highlighting the close connections between Finger Lakes products, people, and natural resources. 


For questions and booking information, please call or email.


Bill Foster
Program Director
Discover Cayuga Lake

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