Special Events

Special Events in 2017

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  • Two $10 Off Traditional Dinner Cruises — June 3, June 10
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $55
  • 4 Two-For-One Luncheon Cruises — June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $10
  • 2 Father’s Day Prime Rib Cruises — 11:30-1:30 and 5:30-8:00
  • Happy Father’s Day! We’ve scheduled two Father’s Day Certified Angus Prime Rib cruises on the 18th. The first one has been booked by Yankee Trails Tour Company. Though they will occupy most of the seats, there is still some space available, if mid-day works best for you.

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • Fathers: $45
    • Adult: $50
    • Child (under 12): $20

    Reservations required. Book online or, if by phone, credit card required to hold reservation.

    Besides the prime rib, one other protein (either chicken or pork), 1 carb, 2 veggies, fresh fruit, salad, baguettes and butter, dessert.

  • Karaoke with Mitch Frasier — June 25
  • You asked for it. We listened. Karaoke with Mitch Frasier. Board 5:00-6:00. Sail 6:00-8:00

    Mitch will play the first 1/2 hour and then it’s your turn!

    Availabilities (Call to Book) — (315) 354-5532
    • June 25, 2017
    Price
    • $10
  • Beer Pairing Dinner with McCraith — June 30
  • McCraith has committed. We don’t have many details yet so all we can do is ask you to save the date and check back often to see what menu and beers we’re pairing.

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $65
    What to Expect
    • 4 Courses
    • 4 Beers
    • Generous Pours

    To give you an idea of what we do, here is a menu from a previous beer pairing dinner cruise:

    • Amuse Raspberry Watermelon Saison
    • Course 1
      Avacado Mousse with Fried Basil & Bacon Crunch
      Bear Naked Ale
    • Course 2
      Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Cilantro Crema
      Beaver Tail Brown Ale
    • Course 3
      IPA marinated Hanger Steak – Anaheim Green Chili Sauce – Grilled Pineapple & Jimaca Slaw
      Iroquois Pale Ale
    • Course 4
      Jalapeno & Lime Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle
      Cream Stout with Cocoa Nibs
  • Jimmy Buffet Party Cruise — July 1
  • Join us for our 3rd Annual July 4th Weekend Jimmy Buffett party where Parrot Heads Rule!

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $47
    What to Expect
    • Boarding 11:30 – 12:30
    • DJ Glen LeBlanc returning to play Jimmy Buffet and island tunes
    • Costume contest
    • Trivia contest
    • Delicious buffet
    • Maximum of 75 people
    • Reservations not required, but appreciated.  Makes it easier to plan!
    • Cash bar
    The Menu
    • Sliders (hamburgs and cheeseburgs)
    • Spicy queso & bean dip
    • Mediterranean salad w/ lemon herb vinaigrette
    • Guacamole & chips- chef-made
    • Salsa & chips (chef-made)
    • Island-seasoned peel-n-eat shrimp w/ grilled pineapple
    • Sweet calypso pork kabobs
    • Key Lime Pie
    • Key Lime Poundcake
  • BBQ Lunch Cruise Over the 4th — July 3
  • Everyone loves 4th of July weekend!   join us for BBQ- as American as Apple Cobbler!

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • Adult: $42
    • Child (under 12): $21
    The Menu
    • BBQ Chicken
    • Ribs
    • Corn on the Cob
    • Baked Beans
    • Potato Salad
    • Cornbread
    • Watermelon
    • Apple Cobbler

    Reservations required. Book online or by phone. The first 56 reservations are guaranteed seating inside in case of inclement weather. If the weather is nice, up to 75 people can picnic and sail on either the upper deck or in the dining room. Two food stations, both upper deck and in dining room, will be set up weather permitting. Food station(s) will be open at initial boarding, 11:30.

  • Traditional Dinner — July 3
  • Monday, July 3, is traditional dining since it’s a holiday weekend.

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    • July 3, 2017
    Price
    • Adult: $62 / $67 (depends on entree)
    • Child (under 12): $30

    Sailing 5:30-8:30. Reservations required. Meal choice required. Book online or, if by phone, hold reservation with a credit card & pay with credit card or cash upon boarding.

    View the dinner menu options. The Chef’s Choice options for July 3rd TBA. And of course, other entree choices include Certified Angus Beef, chicken breast w/ sardi sauce or coriander-encrusted fillet of salmon, grilled and served with fruit salsa.

  • Wine Pairing Luncheon Cruise — July 18
  • Looking for something different to do on Tuesday, the 18th of July?

    Consider a wine pairing luncheon cruise in conjunction with Montezuma Winery. Montezuma produces many fruit based wines but also makes drier wines as well! Come experience some new wines paired with a delicious menu!

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $46
    Sample Menu
    • “V” sparkling wine upon boarding
    • Course 1:  Caesar salad paired with Dry Riesling
    • Course 2:  Marinated flank steak with a whole grain mustard demi & sour cream and scallion smashed potatoes paired with Drumlin Red
    • Course 3:  Peanut buttter creme brûlée paired with Fat Frog Red
    What to Expect
    • Reservations Required
    • Boarding at 10:30 noon. Sailing 11:00-1:00 p.m.
    • Dining Room is heated and enclosed, sailing no matter what the weather
    • Cost inclusive
    • Cash bar
  • Beer Pairing Dinner with Fulton Chain — July 28
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $78

    Reservations required. Limited to 64 people. $78 pp inclusive. 4 courses – 4 different beers. We’re still planning the menu with Fulton Chain so check back later. Save the date!

  • 19th Annual Durant Days Weekend — August 4-6
  • To learn more about Durant Days weekend, visit our Durant Days page.

  • Durant Days Pine Knot/St Williams/Luncheon Cruise Package — August 4
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $60
    Schedule
    • 8:45-9:19 am  Board the WW Durant for water taxi to Pine Knot. Return to dock by 2:00 pm
    • 9:20-9:35   Water taxi ride to Pine Knot on the south shore of Long Point
    • 19:40-11:45 Guided tour of Camp Pine Knot, the first Great Camp built and not usually open to the public
    • 11:50-12:20 Walk through the woods to St. Williams on Long Point on the north shore of Long Point to view the recently renovated 100 year old church built by Durant (alternative transport avail.)  Visit the historic St. Williams, built in 1890; placed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 2005
    • 12:30-2:00   Board the Durant at St. Williams dock for luncheon cruise with historic commentary
    • $60 pp inclusive of meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours and water taxi service
    • Reservations required
    • Limited to 56
    • For details on other events during the 19th Annual Durant Days weekend click here.
  • Other Pine Knot/Luncheon Cruise Packages — June 30, July 8, August 17, Sept. 17, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 19
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $60
    Schedule
    • 9:30-9:45 Board the WW Durant for water taxi to Pine Knot.
    • 9:45-10:15 Water taxi ride to Pine Knot on the south shore of Long Point
    • 10:20-12:00 Guided tour of Camp Pine Knot, the first Great Camp built and not usually open to the public
    • 12:00-1:30 Board the Durant at Pine Knot and continue with luncheon cruise
    • $60 pp inclusive of meal, tax, gratuity, guided tour and water taxi service
    • Reservations required
    • Limited to 56
  • Caribbean Cruise — August 12 with DJ Glen LaBlanc
  • Don’t Worry – Be Happy!

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $60
    What to Expect
    • Boarding 11:30-12:30. Sailing 12:30-3:00
    • DJ Glen LeBlanc returning to play Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, you know…..island tunes
    • Trivia contest
    • Prizes
    • Delicious buffet
    • Maximum of 75 people
    • Reservations not required, but appreciated.  Makes it easier to plan!
    • Cash bar
  • Wine Pairing Luncheon Cruise — August 15 (Adirondack Museum Members Exclusive)
  • We’re teaming up with two of our long-standing partners – The Adirondack Museum and McCraith Beverages – to offer a special cruise for Museum members only. Carl Ciecko, wine salesman from McCraith Beverages, will be our on-board wine expert to guide you through each course and paired wine.

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $42

    While we haven’t yet planned the menu for this event, here’s the menu for a similar wine pairing luncheon last year. Check back for the menu and the wines to be paired.

    • Opici Champagne during boarding- California
    • Course 1
      Summer Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette- Alverdi Pinot Grigio, Italy
    • Course 2
      Grilled Pork Tenderloin with an Espresso Poivre Sauce & Garlic Smashed Potatoes
      Wine Men of Gotham Shiraz, Australia
    • Course 3
      Apple Crisp ala Mode- Adirondack Winery “Orchard Blossom”- green apple infused white wine, Lake George, NY
    What to Expect
    • Reservations Required.
    • Boarding at 10:30 noon. Sailing 11:00-1:00 p.m.
    • Dining Room is heated and enclosed, sailing no matter what the weather.
    • $45 pp inclusive retail.  A courtesy reduced price, $42, is extended to Museum members.
    • Cash bar.
  • Dr. Frank Wine Pairing Dinner Cruise — August 25
  • Wine Pairing Dinner Cruise featuring Dr. Konstantin Frank wines on Friday night, August 25. We’re developing the menu now. Check back soon to see what we’ve come up with.

    Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $80

    “We are proud to be New York’s Most Award-winning Winery since 1962. We won an incredible 129 gold medals in 2013, the most we’ve ever won. The number of accolades our Finger Lakes winery wins each year is a testament to our quality of wines.”

    What do you get for your $78 per person?

    • 5 course dinner, paired with 5 different Dr. Frank wines selected to compliment the flavor profile of the food
    • Generous pours
    • 31/2 hour cruise
    • Tax and service charge
    • Barbara Frank herself will be present to regale you with stories of her famous grandfather and growing up in a vine cultivating family.

    2016 Menu  Dr. Frank Wine & Chef Jim Food Pairing Cruise

    • Course 1 – Szechuan seared Ahi tuna with lemongrass pickled cucumber- paired with Rkatsiteli
    • Course 2 – Mulligatawny (curried cream of chicken soup)- Semi- Dry Riesling
    • Course 3 – Pennsylvania Amish peach caprese salad- Gruner Veltliner
    • Course 4 – New Zealand rack of lamb with plum jam and cinnamon smashed potatoes- Merlot
    • Course 5 – Sour cherry tart with clove crust- Chateau Frank Célèbre Rosé
  • Scenic Excursion — Sept. 1
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $15

    Because we cancelled our scenic excursion on Sat Sept 2 for the Beer Tasting cruise we scheduled one for Fri the 1st so as not to disappoint people. Reservations not required. Board 1:30. Snacks and adult beverages (plus NA) available for purchase.

  • Saranac Beer Tasting Labor Day Weekend — Sept. 2
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $30
    • $20 DD or non-beer drinkers

    Here’s what to expect for your $30 per person:

    • Boarding 1:30-2:00 with sailing 2:00-3:30
    • Must be 21 years to taste;  DD can be under 21 years
    • Matt Grainger entertaining
    • Reservations appreciated
    • Limited to 75 people
    • Includes appetizers
    • Generous pours
    • $20 DD or non-beer drinkers
    • Raffling off a growlers of pilots
  • Labor Day $5 Sightseeing Cruise — Sept. 4
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $5
    What to Expect
    • Snacks and beverages available for purchase
    • Fully licensed cash bar
    • Reservations not required
  • Columbus Day $5 Sightseeing Cruise — Oct. 9
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • $5
    What to Expect
    • Snacks and beverages available for purchase
    • Fully licensed cash bar
  • Snowflake Excursion w/ Complimentary Cider & Cinnamon Fried Cakes — Oct. 14
  • Availabilities (Click to Book)
    Price
    • Adult: $15
    • Child (under 12): $10

    Boarding at 1:30. Reservations not required. Lower enclosed cabin heated. Cash bar. We can’t guarantee the snow, but we can guarantee a blast to close the 2017 season.

    What to Expect
    • Complimentary cider
    • Doughnuts/fried cakes
    • 1/2 price with comp pass