Private charters

Host your private event on board the classic MV Teal, while sponsoring our non-profit mission of environmental awareness and community access to our lake! The Teal is a comfortable boat that can easily accommodate up to 70 passengers for a variety of events. With seating for everyone, a sound system and a buffet counter, your group is bound to have a memorable experience! We operate May–October.

Charter options include: A Private Charter with flexibility in timing and onboard events based on your preferences or a 1.5 Wine Tasting Charter with a local sommelier on board (see below for details).

TYPES OF EVENTS: Catered Events • Birthdays • Rehearsal Dinners • Family Reunions • Retreats & Board Meetings • Team-Building • Employee Celebrations

Charter Rates vary by season. Note that special rates are available for non-profits, community organizations and educational institutions serving low-income and youth communities.


– Please consult the following DCL Charter Pricing and Policies document for many further details before making your inquiry.

– Fill out the Charter Request Form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible.

We look forward to creating a Great Experience for you on Cayuga Lake!

It was a beautiful, interesting, informative, calming, peaceful evening. We were tourists in our own town, choosing this experience to enjoy our 30th anniversary,

Mimi Welshonce Ramey

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.


    Guided Wine Tasting Charters

    Enjoy a Finger Lakes wine and cheese pairing in a stunning setting while cruising on the lake. Join sommelier and author Dr. Laura Winter Falk for a fun and engaging wine pairing cruise.

    Learn about Cayuga Lake and why its shores are dotted with vineyards. Explore four Finger Lakes wines paired with locally-crafted cheeses, learn the stories behind the producers, and discover the magic when wines and foods are paired with intention.

    Cruise is 1.5 hours. There are no additional concessions sold on this cruise. If there are members of your party who will not be participating in the tasting experience, they are welcome to bring their own beverages and snacks onboard.

    • 1.5 Hour private charter cruise with a minimum of 30 guests.
    • $79 per person + gratuity.


    The MV Teal can accommodate up to 70 passengers with enough seating for everyone. For groups of approximately 10-20 people we invite you to call us to discuss the best option for you.


    • Guests are welcome to bring food and beverages via BYOB or catering. There are no dining tables but rather a large buffet counter.
    • The Teal features two restrooms & running water.
    • The Teal is accessible for guests with mobility impairments.
    • There is a sound system with blue-tooth capability.
    • Take a virtual tour of the Teal to see details! 
    Great Experiences with Discover Cayuga Lake
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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