On Cayuga Lake

Area’s Best Narrated Tours Since 2002

S/V Echo Private Charters Available Daily

For Groups of 2 - 6
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ITHACA BOAT TOURS

Ithaca Boat Tours offers a wide variety of narrated boat tours and relaxing cruises that depart from Ithaca, New York. Enjoy the sunset, learn about the history of the area, or enjoy a glass wine with friends or family during any number of special event cruises we offer.

Ithaca Boat Tours has been offering the most informative and historically accurate premiere narrated tours since 2002.

Our fleet features the Sailing Vessel Echo and the Motor Vessel Patrick T. Kennedy. The M/V Patrick T. Kennedy can host groups of up to 49 passengers, while the S/V Echo offers luxury sailing charters for intimate groups of up to 6.

TOURS  |  PRIVATE CHARTERS  |  CRUISE EVENTS

Motor Vessel Patrick T Kennedy 3/4 View

Motor Vessel Patrick T. Kennedy

This 52′ vessel was built in 1989, fresh off the deck of USS Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ithaca Boat Tours has successfully acquired this nautical masterpiece. Nothing short of a perfect “base-vessel-palette” to begin customizing into our very own– a classic Finger Lakes passenger Launch.

The vessel now offers a spacious onboard restroom facility.

Originally commissioned in 1989 as the Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower Utility Boat, it boasts a passenger capacity of 146 originally.  We have worked with the USCG and naval architects to dial in an optimal capacity of 49 passengers, thusly providing ample immediate seating or standing room for all passengers on board. 

STABLE LARGE FLOOR SPACE  |  UP TO 49 PASSENGERS  |  USCG CAPTAIN PROVIDED

Calendar By Day

SUNSET CRUISE SERIES

 

Departing From 708 West Buffalo St, Ithaca NY

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 This relaxing cruise is lightly narrated as we steam north through the historic Cayuga Lake Inlet. Once on the lake, enjoy breathtaking vistas from our fully open boat as the sun slips behind our glacially formed Finger Lake’s landscape. Experience the evening, Cayuga Lake Style. Cruise departs approximately 1 hour before sunset. Passengers are welcome to bring beverages for personal consumption.

The Patrick T Kennedy now offers passengers a spacious onboard restroom facility.

LIMITED FALL AVAILABILITY

TICKET PRICES

PRICES NOW VARY BY DATE AND TIME OF BOOKING

CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR VARIABLE PRICING – BUY EARLY TO SAVE

Groups of 7 or Greater May Qualify for Additional Discounts, Please Call 607-330-7900

CALENDAR OF SUNSET CRUISES

Ithaca Boat Tours Sunset Cruise

2Hr Eco-Adventure Tour

 

Departing From 708 West Buffalo St, Ithaca NY

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 Enjoy the unobstructed 360 degree view only available on the M/V Patrick T Kennedy as we discover architectural wonders nestled under lush forest, dramatic rock outcroppings and historic landmarks. Our narrator regales passengers with local history and lore of the area, as we describe how glaciers sculpted the landscape, and later how the Erie Canal would influence local life before, during, and after the Industrial Revolution.

The Patrick T Kennedy offers a spacious onboard restroom facility.

TICKET PRICES

PRICES VARY BY DATE AND TIME OF BOOKING

Adult Tickets Start at $27.50

CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR VARIABLE PRICING – BUY EARLY TO SAVE

Groups of 7 or Greater May Qualify for Additional Discounts, Please Call 607-330-7900

CALENDAR OF DAYTIME TOURS

M/V PATRICK T KENNEDY PRIVATE CHARTERS

 

Departing From 708 West Buffalo St, Ithaca NY

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Now accepting bookings for groups of up to 49 passengers, your charter will be tailored to your charter party’s needs. For inquiries and availability, call 607-330-7900, text 607-697-0166,

Email Your Charter Request: Please Include the Charter Date, Number of Passengers, Desired Time, and Duration of Charter.

M/V PATRICK T KENNEDY CHARTER RATES (Spring 2024)

First Hour $495

Each Additional Hour $395

Please call 607-330-7900 for additional information, pro rata rates available (i.e. 1.5hr)

VESSEL AMENITIES

TOUGH AND RUGGED VESSEL

LARGE OPEN FLOOR PLAN — FORWARD AND AFT DECK

SHIPWIDE PASSENGER ACCESSIBLE BT DJ 1000 WATT SPEAKER SYSTEM

SPACIOUS RESTROOM FACILITIES

Motor Vessel Patrick T Kennedy aft quarter view looking forward.
Sailing Vessel Echo

Sailing Vessel Echo

The S/V Echo is a well appointed Morgan 38 that has the soul of a traditional sailing yacht yet offers the finest contemporary amenities. Stable with ample deck space ensures easy mobility around the vessel while underway. Each outing is personalized to the wishes of the charter party. Let us help design a memorable experience. 

 

 

LUXURY CHARTERS  |  UP TO SIX PASSENGERS  |  USCG CAPTAIN PROVIDED

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Focus on Sailing, Sightseeing, or Enjoying an Evening Socializing with Close Friends as the Sun Sets

S/V ECHO PRIVATE CHARTER RATES

 

Departing From 708 West Buffalo St, Ithaca NY

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Each charter includes both a Captain and Mate for the finest customer experience, your private charter will include table and wine service for any items that you bring along. The full galley enables us to send you home with everything washed and cleaned.

S/V ECHO CHARTER RATES

2HR SCENIC CRUISE:

Total Price for Groups of 1-3: $195

Additional Passengers (Beyond 3): $45 each

Example Pricing:

4 Passengers: $195 + $45 = $240

5 Passengers: $195 + $90 = $285

6 Passengers: $195 + $135 =$330

Additional Time +95/Hr

This Special Pricing Excludes Food Cleaning Fee. Please add $100 if your are planning to bring along Any food Items. Beverages always welcome, no additional fee.

1/4 DAY RATES (3HR):

(Groups of 1 – 3) Starting @ $375

(Groups of 4 – 6) Starting @ $475

Passengers welcome to bring along food and beverages

VESSEL AMENITIES

REFRIGERATOR (UP TO 6 CUBIC FEET)

GALLEY W/HOT WATER AND CLEANING SUPPLIES + DEEP DOUBLE STAINLESS SINKS

FULL PRIVATE RESTROOM

INTERIOR CABIN SPACE W/6 PAX SEATING

EXTERIOR COCKPIT TABLE W/IMMEDIATE SEATING FOR 4-5 PAX COMFORTABLY

GALLEY OVEN AND 2 BURNER STOVE AVAILABLE W/ADD-ON OF MATE

FULL NAUTICAL CUTLERY SETS AVAILABLE W/ADD-ON OF MATE

WINE SERVICE W/ADD-ON OF MATE

FULL CHEF SERVICE ADD-ON AVAILABLE (PLEASE CALL)

 

BOOKING

Please call us at 607-330-7900 for Echo Charters, Allow us to help create the perfect personalized itinerary. You may also text message 607-697-0166 your inquiry for a faster response.

Sailboat Underway

PURCHASE MARINA PARKING PASSES HERE

Calendar Will Default to Correct 1/2 Day Parking Period if Purchased 1 -2 Hrs before Departure Time