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About Raquette Lake Navigation Company

Raquette Lake Navigation Company has been family owned and operated for 27 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.

A 5-Star Cruise Company

“Finally made it to the Winter Boat! Enjoyed some warm drinks and a fun atmosphere! The jukebox was playing and there were lots of people playing tennis ball golf outside of the Windows! Always welcoming and very friendly hosts! Will look forward to going again next Winter!”

– Susan G., February 2018

“The cruise around Raquette Lake was very enjoyable. The scenery is gorgeous and the Captain does a fine job of describing sites along the lakeside. The food was superb. This was the best cruise of it’s type I’ve taken.”

– Sandra, September 2017

“Our party of 7 enjoyed the dinner cruise. The seating on the dining area is a bit tight but manageable. We had drinks up top, then a served dinner…soup, salad, entre and dessert. Service was excellent and the food better than one would expect. The beautiful scenery didn’t hurt either. Will try the brunch cruise next year.”

– Kathryn C., August 2017

“Our second year in a row it was just as awesome an evening our second year in a row it was just as awesome and evening as it was last year the food scenery the weather the crew everything was wonderful thank you see you next year.”

– Doug F., July 2017

Private Events

Raquette Lake Navigation offers a variety of private options for your next event! Enjoy family reunions, weddings, group tours, parties, and more aboard a scenic cruise on the WW Durant.