Boat Tours on Cayuga Lake

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 have to offer.

Ithaca Boat Tours cruising on Cayuga Lake during the autumn


With over 200 vendors just steps away from the boat, everyone will discover a variety of amazing prepared meals, wines and cheeses to bring onboard and enjoy during an afternoon or evening tour.

Pay-as-you-board | CC Payments Welcome | No Reservations Accepted For These Cruises | Departing from Steamboat Landing at 545 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850 (Click Address For Map)

Simply Follow Market Boardwalk to the Dock, Boat will Be Present at least 15 Minutes Prior to Departure Time | Line Begins Beneath Dock Gazebo 

1-Hr Weekend Farmers Market Cruise $25

May through October

Come enjoy Cayuga Lake in a way that you can only experience from a boat. Learn about the geology that carved the lake from glaciers and the communities that have made homes on the water for hundreds of years.  

Thursday Market Matinee $18

June 27 through August 29

This 45 minute cruise departs from the Thursday Evening Ithaca Farmers' Market, this modestly priced trip provides anyone the chance to get out on the lake and enjoy some time with family or friends and take in the spectacular lake views.   

Thursday Market 1-Hr Sunset $25

June 27 through August 29

This 1-hour lightly narrated cruise is scheduled to catch the sun setting over the West Hill of Ithaca, grab your market goodies to bring along before departure! Please check schedule for current departure times.   


Additional Market Information :  Ithaca Farmers' Market Website

The 2019 Ithaca Farmers' Market Departure Schedule.  Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursday evenings.


2019 Pre-Season Schedule! Check back often or signup for notifications. Additional cruise options become available as community events calendars become available.

Please contact us by email or phone if you have a group of 6 or more and would like to suggest a different cruise time. With at least a few weeks advanced notice we can likely make it happen, for you! Reach Capt Dave directly in the office at 607-330-7900.



Reservations Recommended | Departing From 416 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca NY (Click Address for Directions)

Pack a picnic lunch for this wonderful afternoon cruise, or bring a bottle of wine ! Enjoy your meal while cruising up the lake taking in the sights. Discover architectural wonders nestled under lush forest, dramatic rock outcroppings and hidden waterfalls on this relaxing 2 hour tour.  We recommend Greenstar Co-op just a few blocks away from our home dock, they have a wonderful hot bar and salad bar with a wide selection of to-go lunch options. Greenstar Google Map Link


CHILDREN (2-12) $25

INFANTS (Under 2) $0

Cruise Dates & Booking
Picnic Lunch Cruise Ithaca Boat Tours Night Time


Reservations Highly Recommended | Departing From 416 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca NY (Click Address for Directions)

Begins Approximately 1-Hr Before Sunset, Check Calendar For Exact Time

A more laid-back narrated tour where we encourage you to bring your beverages and celebrate the end of a great day- Cayuga Lake style.


CHILDREN (2-12) $29

INFANTS (Under 2) $0

Cruise Dates & Booking
Sunset Cruise with oil lantern lit during the voyage back to home dock


Reservations Recommended | Departing From 416 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca NY (Click Address for Directions)

Begin your happy-hour aboard the M/V Haendel. Choose from our well curated selection of complimentary wines that includes Dry Roses, White and Red Wines. Our late afternoon 90-minute cruise is lightly narrated- instead, our crew focuses on maintaining a glass of wine in your hand as you relax. Take in lakefront sights, meet travelers, or reminisce with old friends alike. We welcome passengers to bring along hors d'oeuvres or other beverages, but we’ve got the wine the covered. 


Wine on the Water Ithaca Boat Tours


Reservations Requested Prior to Departure Time | Departure Location May Vary

This 1.5 hour cruise provides our passengers a chance to see the lake delicately illuminated by the light of the moon. Regarded by many as the most beautiful time to see Cayuga Lake and the Lights of the City. BYOB welcome, please no glass beer bottles, wine bottles okay. Limited narration, enjoy our on-board music selection and the company of your friends or special other half.


Cruise Dates & Booking
Moonlight Cruise Ithaca Boat Tours Night Time


Ithaca Boat Tours now offers Gift Cards ! Our Gift Cards / Gift Certificates are redeemable throughout the season and can be applied towards multiple ticket purchases until the balance reaches zero. A Gift Card code will be emailed that is available for immediate use. You will also have the option to mail (1st Class USPS) a beautifully printed Gift Card directly to the recipient or to yourself. Please allow 3 business days for shipping.

Purchase Your Gift Cards


The M/V Haendel is available for private charter and may host a variety of custom tailored cruises. Our vessel is equipped with a fully inclosed cabin area with heat available on chilly evenings, large rear covered deck area with awning, and open-air forward deck. We have a full sound system throughout with P/A system perfect for music while underway, or for group announcements and speeches. Several of our Captains can may legally perform marriages. The M/V Haendel is a rugged and stable steel-hulled ship and can accommodate groups of up to 34 passengers. We operate May through October, charter rates begin at 495.00 for this first hour, each additional hour is 295.00, we have a 1-hour minimum. Additional add-on options available including pick-up and drop-off to private docks, restaurants, and state parks located on Cayuga Lake. Customizable Food and Beverage services also available on-board. Contact us for a quote, discounts that may be available based on scheduling, as well as for non-profit and youth programs. Reach us 9a-5p M-F at 607-330-7900 or email


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