Cayuga Lake Panorama

Book a Winetastic Cayuga Lake Boat Tour

Welcome to New York's spectacular Finger Lakes Region and the fine wines they produce. Cayuga Lake is the only place in the world where you can board a boat and visit fine wineries. Water to Wine Tours has been offering boat tours of Cayuga Lake since 1999 with over 12,000 happy customers. The ISLE OF SKYE is the only winery tour boat that can carry more than 6 passengers.. In fact, we are annually inspected by the United States Coast Guard and Certified to carry up to 15 passengers; we specialize in Bachelorette Parties. Our circular seating puts everyone in the Party.

Our Tours are sold by the "boat" only with Private Charters beginning at $500. If your group is 6 or fewer, you want to book the "PANGA"; if your group is 7-15, you want the "ISLE OF SKYE". All you need to know now is the date you desire and the maximum size of your group. Our regular tour lasts about 5 to 51/2 hours and includes 3 winery tastings and a lakeview winery Bistro lunch. Your tour guide will be a USCG licensed Captain and the boat will be stocked with a large cooler with ice & water. Lunch and tasting fees are not included. Your tour can be whatever you wish and can include pickup at your vacation dock. Our boats are enclosable and only cancel for lightning or heavy wind. Our diesel powered boats are designed for ocean duty. We do not operate pontoon boats.

Spend the day with us as your tour will include lunch (either winery Bistro or BYO) winery tastings at your pace and even an opportunity to extend until 5:30. Visit the gift shop, enjoy the view; it's all up to you as this is your Private Charter . You may bring whatever you wish to eat & drink. We have cups and openers onboard. Our tours depart from both the East or West side of Cayuga Lake. Our home port, Sheldrake offers private parking with a restroom, private dock with only 4 steps.

Please go to "CALL NOW" to secure your date. All other decisions can be made later. All weekends sell out, so don't delay. Questions? See our FAQ, email me or call 607-229-6368 (no texts). Thanks

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*Children 12 & under not allowed

Our Boats

Isle of Skye

II Special


Maps & Directions

Long Point State Park

Frequently Asked Questions

Which wineries do you visit?

Most typically, we visit Long Point Winery & Thirsty Owl Winery. Weather and logistics can have us visit Lakeshore, Goose Watch, or Varick Winery.

What happens during inclement weather?

Both of our boats will keep you safe, dry and warm. We will cancel for high wind, (docking issues) lightning and heavy rain (transportation from the dock to the winery)

What is the best day to tour?

Weekdays are best as weekends can be crowded at the wineries & docks.

How do I select my departure point?

Interlaken is the best for Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Geneva, Seneca Falls & all points west. Aurora is best for Auburn, Syracuse and all points east. Feel free to call for advice.

Why do I need to call the Captain on the morning of the tour?

Weather and logistics can alter the schedule by a small amount.

Where is lunch and is it included in the price?

The daily tour stops for lunch (not included in price) at Cayuga Lakes’ most popular winery, Thirsty Owl Bistro. You order off their scrumptious menu while sampling their wines and enjoying the view.

Can we tip our Captain?

If you feel he has done a good job. On a narrated tour a suggested tip for the Captain is $10 per person if he has provided you with information and service.

Are there bathroom facilities on the boat?

No, both departure points have facilities available and you are never on the boat for more than 25 minutes between wineries.

Can I bring a cooler?

No, however alcohol consumption IS permitted on the tour. As a courtesy to our winery partners, we recommend you purchase products for consumption during the tour. The first stop is 11:15 AM. Also, a large cooler with ice & bottled water is included on all tours.