Cruise and Dine on Beautiful Raquette Lake
Raquette Lake Navigation Company has been family owned and operated for 25 years. Known for our delicious food, meticulously clean and well-maintained vessel, attention to detail, hospitality and personal touch, we’ve been navigating one of the most beautiful lakes in the Adirondacks since 1991. We offer a variety of cruise and tour options for out of town visitors and locals alike.
Explore the pristine and relatively undeveloped environment of Raquette Lake aboard the W.W. Durant and enjoy fascinating extemporaneous historic commentary provided by Captain Dean Pohl. Learn about the history of Raquette Lake, which was the playground for millionaires during the Gilded Age and home to wilderness retreats built for JP Morgan, Alfred Vanderbilt, Collis P. Huntington, the Carnegies, the Colliers and other prestigious families. In fact, the word “vacation” was coined during this era: the wealthy “vacated” their homes in the hot, dirty city for the cooler, salubrious air of the mountains.
The Avery Mae, an ELCO Electric Launch, is available for private charter for up to eight people. Think intimate, romantic, sunset cruise…green, serene, like riding on a magic carpet.
Enjoy the beautiful Raquette Lake scenery during the day on one of our brunch or lunch cruises, or experience the magic of an evening on the water on our sunset dinner cruise or summertime moonlight cruises.
Want an experience that’s all your own? We’re available for private charter at anytime. Whatever the cause for celebration-be it wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, birthday, bridal or baby shower, graduation, retirement- Donna, Rachel and Chef Jim plus the rest of the staff will work hard to meet and exceed your expectations with an exclusively yours party on the WW Durant
Make us a part of your Adirondack experience! Enjoy a cruise aboard the W.W. Durant with Raquette Lake Navigation Company.