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Raquette Lake Navigation Co.
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Personalized Gift Certificates for Christmas! Call 315-354-5532


We thank you and our staff over the years for enabling us to reach and commence our 32nd season cruising and dining on Raquette Lake.

“…around half of all businesses no longer exist after five years. Only one-third make it past their 10th anniversary. These statistics have been remarkably consistent through the years. Interestingly, major economic downturns don’t seem to affect the survival rates for new businesses.

…survival rates begin to flatten out after several years of operation. The longer a business lasts, the more likely it is to last even longer.”  USA Today 5/21/17

We’re aware of the statistics.  We are grateful we are not in the group of failures.  We are optimistic about the future continued success of Raquette Lake Navigation.  Rest assured.  We know who our partners are and we know we wouldn’t be here today without the support and loyalty of our many customers and staff.

Captain Dean and Donna are proud to announce that daughter Rachel and son Chef Jim have bought Raquette Lake Navigation. Let the tradition of a family-owned and operated business continue! Let the tradition of cruise boats plying the waters of Raquette Lake continue!

1991-Donna,Rachel (13 yrs), Jim (10 yrs), Capt Dean

From this to this!

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With love,

Donna, Captain Dean, Chef Jim and Rachel.

End of the Line Caboose Gift Shop

Check out the variety of handcrafted items we have in stock.  We search high and low for artisanal treasures made locally, regionally and in the USA.
The shop is open daily in July and August 10a-5:30p.

The shop is open many midweek days, depending on cruise schedule.  Watch for new arrivals and sale items on our FB page.

Click here for a virtual tour of the shop.

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A 5-Star Cruise Company

“mY 5TH TRIP WAS THE LUNCH CRUISE LAST Tuesday…the food was spectacular….do you have a cookbook ????? Best Apple Crisp I have ever had. The dressing on the Caprese’ salad was perfect. I would love to have these recipes. The creamed pearl onions were wonderful ! We love the cruise and recommend to anyone we know travelling to the mountains. Thank you very much !”

-Debra N.

“We had a fabulous cruise/dining experience once again aboard the W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake! Many thanks to the Pohl Family for your wonderful hospitality and the best meal ever. We know you don’t control the weather, but Saturday evening was absolutely perfect!”

– Susan G. 

“Fantastic! We took an intimate dining cruise for our one year anniversary. Weather was perfect, the dinner was excellent, and the full moon topped the night off perfectly. Highly recommended!”

– Dick M. 

“We had a wonderful time on the Luncheon cruise. The food was delicious and you could even go back to the buffet for seconds. The Captain gave an interesting narration of Raquette Lake before and after our lunch while we were on the upper deck enjoying a drink. This is very nice way to see all of Raquette Lake and the small ship and staff made our cruise very enjoyable!”

– Judith L.

Private Events

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