Great Experiences on Cayuga Lake

Boat Tours & Charters:
May through October

Come experience the beauty of Cayuga Lake on board our vessel, the M/V Teal!  We offer a variety of interpretive lake cruises, private charters and special events highlighting the ecology, culture, and natural history of the Finger Lakes.

Our home dock is at the Allan H. Treman Marine State Park at 1000 Allan H. Treman Park Rd. in Ithaca, NY 14850 (map)

Your purchase of a cruise or charter supports our non-profit lake access and youth education programs. Come cruise with us to learn about and share the lake love!

My husband and I had a great time on our boat ride. The crew was very knowledgeable and polite. We will definitely book another tour!

Kristy Wales

Great Experiences with Discover Cayuga Lake

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Our cruises typically run 1.5 hours. Most are family-friendly or even kid-oriented, though we save a few for our adult friends.

  • Capture breathtaking sunsets on the open water with our Public Sunset Cruises.
  • Visiting the Ithaca Farmer’s Market? Grab a bite to eat and join us for a fascinating, one-hour narrated cruise.
  • Join us on an educational Osprey or Fall Foliage Eco-Cruise to learn all about our lake’s ecology with interactive activities on board.

Boat charters for Private Groups May-Oct.

Host your private event on board the MV Teal while sponsoring our non-profit mission of environmental awareness and community access to our lake!

Our boat is perfect for:
  • Catered Events
  • Birthdays
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Family Reunions
  • Retreats & Board Meetings
  • Team-Building
  • Employee Celebrations

OUR boat, the m/V teal

  • Is a comfortable 63-foot cruiser with standing and seating room for up to 80 people.
  • Has a bluetooth connected sound system, microphones and monitor
  • Has a buffet counter for catered events
  • Is handicapped accessible with a ramp that can accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Has two heads, aka bathrooms (not wheelchair accessible.)
  • Has a full fleet of life jackets for adults, children and infants..
  • Is a great vessel for private gatherings and charters.
  • Is well structured to allow us to accommodate our educational and citizen science programs, like our Floating Classroom and Lake Monitoring Cruises.
  • Helps us generate tourism revenue to sustain our educational mission!
  • Will accommodate on-board wind and solar power and hopefully become electric some day soon!

Great Experiences with Discover Cayuga Lake

Our Mission

At Discover Cayuga Lake, our mission is to cultivate informed and equitable relationships between people and the watersheds upon which they depend and we do all this while providing memorable, breathtaking family, friend, and community experiences on the beautiful Cayuga Lake.

    We’d Love to hear from you!

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    1000 Allan H. Treman Marina Rd.
    Ithaca, NY 14850


    110 N. Tioga St., Suite 303
    Center for History & Culture
    Ithaca, NY  14850

    Discover Cayuga Lake 2023