Special Events

Upcoming Special Events - 2018

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  • Chevron down Other Pine Knot/Luncheon Cruise Packages - June 28, August 3, 30, September 13, October 3
  • Availabilities:

    Price:

    • $60 pp (except Aug 3 which is $68 pp)
    • Reservations required
    • 56 reservations maximum

     

    Schedule for all but Aug. 3:

    8:15-8:45 Board the WW Durant at Pier 1, downtown Raquette Lake

    8:45-9:05  Water taxi to Pine Knot

    9:10-10:45 Pine Knot Guided Tour

    10:45-11:00 Board the Durant at Pine Knot dock

    11:00-1:00 Luncheon cruise with historic commentary

    1:00 Dock at Pier 1 (in time to make the 1:30 guided tour of Sagamore if you’re interested)

     

    Schedule for Aug 3, which includes a sojourn to St. Williams & a Bob Milne concert:

    8:10-8:30 a.m. Board the WW Durant for water taxi ride to St. Williams

    8:30-8:50   Cruise to St Williams, built in a890 by William West Durant

    9:00-9:30  Tour the 100 yr+ church;  National Register of Historic Sites, 2005; site of the original village of Durant, NY  www.stwilliamsonlongpoint.org

    9:30-10:00  Walk through the meadow to Pine Knot, situated on the south shore of Long Point

    10:00-11:30  Guided tour of Pine Knot, the first Great Camp and home to Collis P Huntington of Southern Pacific RR fame  Camp Pine Knot

    11:30-12:30  Bob Milne ragtime music piano concert in Pine Knot dining hall.   Bob Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and was declared a “National Treasure” at the conclusion. www.bobmilne.com

    And in case you wondering what boogie-woogie sounds like, have a listen!  https://youtu.be/60VIl7vv4o8

    12:30-12:40  Board the WW Durant, tied up at Pine Knot dock

    12:45-2:30  Lunch cruise with historic narration

    AUG 3 $68 pp inclusive of cruise, meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours and Bob Milne concert

    Reservations required

    Limited to 56

  • Chevron down 3 Course Prix Fixe Wild Game Dinner - October 5
  • Board 5:30 – 6 p.m. Sail 6 – 8:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $52 per person inclusive

    We offer a three-course prix fixe menu to showcase the gastronomic skills of Chef Jim. Make reservations for a prix fixe menu cruise because you trust Chef Jim’s control of the food the kitchen serves and know it will be outstanding. Salad, entrée and dessert.

    We just finalized our Adirondack Wild Game dinner on the Durant on Friday, October 5th! Here’s the menu:
    1. Roasted root vegetable salad with smoked lake trout
    2. Grilled venison loin with a port wine reduction and bleu cheese smashed potatoes
    3. Savory fois gras creme brûlée with candied bacon jam

    Board: 5:30, Sail: 6-8:30 $52 per person
    315.354.5532 to reserve!

  • Chevron down Snowflake Excursion w/ Cider & Cinnamon Fried Cakes - October 13
  • Boarding at 1:30 p.m. Reservations not required. Lower enclosed cabin heated. Cash bar. We can’t guarantee the snow, but we can guarantee a blast to close the 2018 season.

    Availabilities:

    Price:

    • Adults: $15
    • Under 12 years old: $10

    What to Expect:

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

Past Special Events - 2018

  • Chevron down Annual Mitch Frasier Concert - May 27
  • Board 3 – 4 p.m. Sail 4 – 6 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $10 per person

  • Chevron down 2-4-1 Luncheon Cruises - June 6, 7, 8, 13
  • Availabilities:

    Price: $22 per person inclusive 50% discount

  • Chevron down Father's Day Prime Rib Cruises - June 17
  • Happy Father’s Day! We’ve scheduled two Father’s Day Certified Angus Prime Rib cruises on the 17th.

    Availabilities:

    Price:

    • Fathers: $45
    • Other Adults: $50
    • Child (under 12): $20

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

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

  • Chevron down Traditional Dinner - July 4
  • Boards 4:30 p.m. Sails 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price:

    • Adult: $62 / $68 (depends on entree)
    • Child (under 12): $31/$34

    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 4th 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.

  • Chevron down Fireworks Front Row Seats Viewing - July 4
  • Boards 9:30 p.m. Fireworks start 9:45 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $2 per person

  • Chevron down Jimmy Buffet Party Cruise - July 7
  • Board 11:30 a.m. Sail 12:30 – 3 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $47 per person

    What to Expect:

    • Boarding 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • DJ Glen LeBlanc returning to play Jimmy Buffett 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

    Menu:

    • Peel and eat shrimp
    • Spicy Queso & bean dip
    • Passed cheeseburger sliders
    • Chips, salsa & guac
    • Sweet calypso pineapple and pork bites
    • Caribbean salad with jerked chicken
    • Key lime pie
  • Chevron down Adirondack Experience Members Exclusive Package - July 13
  • Guided Tours Pine Knot & St. Williams packaged with luncheon cruise. Board 8:15 a.m. Sail 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $62 per person

  • Chevron down Prix Fixe 3 Course Dinner - July 13
  • We offer a three-course prix fixe menu to showcase the gastronomic skills of Chef Jim. Make reservations for a prix fixe cruise because you trust Chef Jim’s control of the food the kitchen serves and know it will be outstanding. Salad, entree, and dessert. Board 5:00pm. Sail 6 – 8:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $49 per person

  • Chevron down Bloody Blues Brunch - July 22
  • Featuring the Bluesy Sounds of Midnite Mike and the Bent Blinds with special guest horn player Ed Meelan. Music begins 11:30 a.m.  Buffet line opens at 11:30 a.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $55 per person

    Menu:

    Inclusive NOLA inspired Bloody Blues Brunch Menu:

    • Pontalba potatoes (contains tasso which is cured pork)
    • Cheddar grits
    • Seafood étouffée over white rice
    • Biscuits & sausage gravy
    • Chilled crab salad
    • Cajun deviled eggs
    • Spinach & strawberry salad with toasted walnuts with a balsamic cane vinaigrette
    • Bourbon pecan muffins
    • Bananas fosterAnd of course, Rachel’s Elixir Bloody Marys will be featured at the bar!
  • Chevron down Durant Days - August 3
  • Schedule for Aug 3, which includes a sojourn to St. Williams & a Bob Milne concert:

    8:10-8:30 a.m. Board the WW Durant for water taxi ride to St. Williams

    8:30-8:50   Cruise to St Williams, built in a890 by William West Durant

    9:00-9:30  Tour the 100 yr+ church;  National Register of Historic Sites, 2005; site of the original village of Durant, NY  www.stwilliamsonlongpoint.org

    9:30-10:00  Walk through the meadow to Pine Knot, situated on the south shore of Long Point

    10:00-11:30  Guided tour of Pine Knot, the first Great Camp and home to Collis P Huntington of Southern Pacific RR fame  Camp Pine Knot

    11:30-12:30  Bob Milne ragtime music piano concert in Pine Knot dining hall.   Bob Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and was declared a “National Treasure” at the conclusion. www.bobmilne.com

    And in case you wondering what boogie-woogie sounds like, have a listen!  https://youtu.be/60VIl7vv4o8

    12:30-12:40  Board the WW Durant, tied up at Pine Knot dock

    12:45-2:30  Lunch cruise with historic narration

    AUG 3 $68 pp inclusive of cruise, meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours and Bob Milne concert

    Reservations required

    Limited to 56

  • Chevron down Wine Pairing Luncheon - August 7
  • Board 10:30 a.m. Sail 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $47 per person | 3 course + 3 wines with complimentary sparkling to start

    Menu:

    • Course 1: Spinach salad with mandarin oranges, candied walnuts, mint, blue cheese & apricot vinaigrette.
    • Course 2: Marinated flank steak with a whole grain mustard demi & sour cream & scallion smashed potatoes.
    • Course 3: Peach cobbler aka mode
  • Chevron down Growlers vs Grapes - 4 Course Wine & Beer Pairing Dinner - August 10
  • Board 4:30 p.m. Sail 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $62 per person | 4 courses

    • Heirloom caprese salad paired with Heron Hill Semi-Dry Riesling
    • Southwestern sweet corn chowder paired with Founders PC Pils
    • Grilled marinated flat iron with an herbed compound butter & loaded smashed potatoes paired with Empire East Coast Amber
    • Grilled Pennsylvania Amish Peaches, raspberry sorbet & fresh basil whipped cream paired with Maggio Moscato
  • Chevron down Dr. Frank Surf n' Turf Wine Pairing Dinner August 24
  • 4 course dinner featuring 4 different Dr. Frank wines. Board 5 – 6 p.m. Sail 6 – 8:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $62 per person

    We offer a 4-course prix fixe menu to showcase the gastronomic skills of Chef Jim. Make reservations for a prix fixe cruise because you trust Chef Jim’s control of the food the kitchen serves and know it will be outstanding.

    Course 1- Chilled watermelon & cucumber gazpacho with mint cream paired with Dry Rose’ of Pinot Noir
    Course 2- Seared sea scallops over an Asian noodle salad with wasabi soy drizzle paired with Gruner Veltliner
    Course 3- Grilled bistro filet with rosemary horseradish & herbed whipped potatoes paired with Cab Franc
    Course 4- Lemon tart paired with Dr. Frank “Celebre” Sparkling Riesling

     

    Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution”, a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

    We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Frank’s granddaughter, Barbara Frank, on board, during this cruise.  She will be sharing her vast knowledge of each wine as we serve each course.

    Barbara  is the Regional Marketing Representative and Consulting Winemaker for Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars and Chateau Frank Winery. She has over 30 years of experience in wine production, research, instruction and marketing.

    In addition to having been head winemaker at Dr. Frank’s and Chateau Frank, Barbara has operated in various winemaking capacities at S. Anderson, Navarro, Schramsberg and Domaine Mumm. She also worked as National Sales Representative for Billecart-Salmon Champagnes. Barbara has lectured on wine and wine appreciation at various institutions including the Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and the International Wine Center (NYC).

    Her educational background includes a B.S. in Viticulture from Cornell University, guest student at the Geisenheim Institute in Germany and an M.S. in Enology from California State University at Fresno.

  • Chevron down St. Williams/Luncheon Cruise Package - August 29
  • Board 10:30 – 11 a.m. Sail 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with a stop at St. Williams

    Availabilities

    Price: $46 per person

  • Chevron down Saranac Beer Tasting - September 1
  • Board 11:30 a.m. Sail 12 – 2 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price:

    • $30 per person
    • $25 (DD & those who don’t drink beer)

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

    • Boarding 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. with sailing 12 – 2 p.m.
    • Must be 21 years to taste;  DD can be under 21 years
    • Matt Grainger entertaining
    • Reservations appreciated
    • Limited to 75 people
    • Includes appetizers-Swedish meatballs, peel-n-eat shrimp & sauce, smoked salmon with horseradish dill sauce, raw veggies & dip
    • Generous pours
    • Cash bar available
  • Chevron down Moonlight Cruise with Matt Grainger - September 1
  • Board 9:30 p.m. Sail 10 – 11:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price:

    • Adult: $7
    • Under 12 years old: $5
  • Chevron down 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner - September 14
  • Board 5 – 6 p.m. Sail 6 – 8:30 p.m.

    Availabilities:

    Price: $49 per person inclusive

    We offer a three-course prix fixe menu to showcase the gastronomic skills of Chef Jim. Make reservations for a prix fixe menu cruise because you trust Chef Jim’s control of the food the kitchen serves and know it will be outstanding. Salad, entrée and dessert.