Ithaca Boat Tours


Cruising May – October on CAYUGA LAKE
(607) 697-0166

Enjoy beautiful views from the deck of the MV Haendel as our narrators reveal the natural history of the Finger Lakes!

Come aboard with us, the original Market Tour Boat since 2003. Offering 3 variations of market tours departing directly from the market dock during market hours. Experience Cayuga Lake from the water and see amazing cliffs, waterfalls and spectacular architecture that’s only visible from the lake. The boat is equipped with a fully-enclosed cabin option (with heat) making early and late season tours comfortable. We also encourage market patrons to bring food and drinks aboard! Kids always ride for cheaper, and children under 2 years old are FREE! Are you having a wedding or event at the pavilion after market hours? We can create custom, private tours for you!

Market Departures

Departing from “Steamboat Landing” located at the Ithaca Farmers Market dock during market hours.

Pay-as-you-board | No Reserved Tickets | CC Payments accepted

Purchase Tickets at boat, line begins beneath dock pavilion 15 – 30 minutes prior to departure.

1hr Saturdays & Sundays, $25

May through October. Departures are 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.

Experience Cayuga Lake in a way only available by boat. Our narrators will reveal the geology of our glacially-formed lake and the cultural history of the communities that have made homes on the lakeshore for hundreds of years. We welcome market eats while aboard!

Thursday Market Matinee, $18

June 27 through August 29

Catch just the right amount of late afternoon sun during these lightly-narrated 45-minute cruises. Enjoy this time to catch up with family or friends and take-in the spectacular lake views. Be sure to check schedule for departure time.

Thursday Market 1-Hr Sunset, $25

June 27 through August 29

This 1-hour lightly-narrated cruise is perfectly-timed to catch the sun setting over the West Hill of Ithaca, so grab your market goodies to bring along before departure! Feel free to bring a bottle of local wine, too. Departure time varies, be sure to check the schedule.

Additional Home Dock Departures Available

Departing from 416 (Old) Taughannock Blvd.

Ithaca Boat Tours offers a wide variety of cruises by reservation departing from our home dock as well! Catch a 2hr Sunset Cruise, Wine on Water Cruise, Picnic Lunch Tour, or Moonlight Cruise. Reservations highly recommended for our home dock departures. Visit our website for details, descriptions and booking.