Pirates Seen in Every Cove – ‘Attacks’ Reported Likely Those Mid-Lakes marauders are at it again! Aug. 8 is Pirate Day aboard all Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises sailing Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal. Be on the lookout for takeovers, treasure heists and tons of water play. Continuing his antics from last year, Capt. Jack will make a return appearance on the Judge Ben Wiles. “I’ll read to the kids, teach them about pirates, and prepare them for imminent attack,” he says, noting that he ad libs a lot and stays in character as a “goofy, crazy, fun-loving pirate” throughout the day. Crew members will dress the part, and passengers are encouraged to do so, too. Prizes will be awarded for best boy’s costume and best girl’s costume on each of the sightseeing and lunch cruises, and for best boy’s, girl’s and adult costumes on the dinner cruises. So that everyone can get in on the fun, pirate mugs, bandanas, eye patches, skull rings, earrings and swords will be for sale, and children will receive a free tattoo, trinket and pirate hat. A pirate menu will be available on the lunch cruises, and pirate drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be offered on all cruises. The mailboat and lunch cruises on Skaneateles Lake are already booked, but space remains on the following: • Lunch Cruise – 11 a.m. -1 p.m., on the Erie Canal (leaves from Dutchman’s Landing, 7490 Hillside Road, Baldwinsville). $29 adults; $24 children. Reservations required. • Capt. Hat’s Mighty Sights (sightseeing cruises) – 2, 3 and 5 p.m., on Skaneateles Lake. $12 adults; $8 children; $40 family. • Pirate Dinner Cruises – 6-9 p.m., on Skaneateles Lake and on the Erie Canal. $50 adults; $40 children. Reservations required. • Take-Out Cruise – 6:30-8 p.m., on Skaneateles Lake. $15 adults; $10 children. “We’re asking the entire shoreline community to help us keep the marauders at bay,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner and director of marketing at Mid-Lakes Navigation, tongue firmly in cheek. For more information, call Mid-Lakes Navigation at (315) 685-8500 or go to www.midlakesnav.com.
Wednesday, August 11 Pirate Day with Mid-Lakes Navigation. All Cruises
Music, Moonlight Set Stage for Mid-Lakes Navigation Theme Cruises
As if champagne, a prime rib dinner, and Central New York’s majestic waterways weren’t reason enough to take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, now there are a few more.
Throughout the summer, Mid-Lakes Navigation will offer a variety of special events and theme cruises.
“We’ve been in business many years, and we know that people are looking for different kinds of experiences,” says Sarah Wiles, a co-owner of Mid-Lakes Navigation. “So, to keep things fresh, we’ve added new sightseeing and dinner options.”
Included among them:
DJ Dinosaur Dinner, July 23 and Aug. 6
This three-hour dinner cruise along the Erie Canal, departing at 6 p.m., features entertainment by the Great Music Company and catering by Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Tickets are $53 adults, $38 children.
Full Moon Cruise, July 25, Aug. 24 and Sept. 23
This one-hour sightseeing cruise on Skaneateles Lake, departing at 9:30 p.m. in July and August and 8:30 p.m. in September, offers a romantic nightcap aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, with “moon music” in the background. Tickets are $12.
Glen Haven Excursion, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5
This four-hour cruise, departing at 10 a.m. aboard the Judge Ben Wiles, visits the south end of Skaneateles Lake, recounting the Glen Haven Water Cure and other historical attractions. Tickets are $50 adults, $38 children, and include a continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
Donna Colton Live, Aug. 2
This two-hour cruise on Skaneateles Lake, departing at 7 p.m., features musical entertainment by Donna Colton and Sam Patterelli. Tickets are $30 per person and include one cocktail.
Dixieland Dinner Cruise, Aug. 4
This three-hour dinner cruise, departing at 6 p.m., travels the Erie Canal and features entertainment by Dick Sheridan’s Soda Ash Trio. Tickets are $50 adults, $41 children.
Pirate Day, Aug. 11
All cruises throughout the day, on both Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal, will have a pirate theme. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, and drink specials and pirate loot will be offered, along with lots of other surprises.
Reservations are required for most theme cruises, and may be made by calling 315-685-8500.
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Skaneateles NY Mid-Lakes Navigation Plans Hijinks on the High Seas
Shiver me timbers!
Aug. 12, 2009 is Pirate Day aboard all Mid-Lakes Navigation cruises.
On Skaneateles Lake, Finger Lakes Region of Central New York:
Captain Kidd’s Family Lunch Cruise sets sail at 11 a.m., offering adult and children’s menus, a pirate hat, tattoo and gold coin. For sale will be such pirate treasures as bandanas, skull rings, eye patches, mugs and swords. Guests are encouraged to don pirate gear; a prize will be awarded for best costume. Tickets are $19 adults, $14 children.
Captain Hat’s Mighty Sights sightseeing cruises depart at 2 and 3 p.m. Crew members will be dressed up as pirates and wenches, and pirate-themed drinks will be served. Tickets are $11 adults, $7 children, $35 family.
The Pirate Dinner Cruise will run from 6 to 9 p.m., offering the same menu as the Champagne Dinner Cruise, drink specials in a pirate mug, and pirate treasures for sale. A prize will be awarded for best costume, and anyone who dresses in pirate gear will be entered in a raffle drawing for a dinner cruise for two. Tickets are $47 adults, $38 children.
On the Erie Canal:
The Buccaneer BBQ Pirate Cruise departs Dutchman’s Landing at 6 p.m., running until 9 p.m. The menu is the same as for the Dinosaur Dinner Cruise, with drink specials and pirate treasures for sale. A prize will be awarded for best costume, and those dressed in pirate gear will be entered in a drawing for a dinner cruise for two. Tickets are $40 adults, $33 children.
“Given the popularity of pirates, we thought Pirate Day would be a lot of fun for the entire family,” said Sarah Wiles, a co-owner of Mid-Lakes Navigation. “We’re really excited about it and hope to offer other theme cruises in the future.”
For more information, call 315-685-8500 or visit http://www.midlakesnav.com or Mid-Lakes Navigation’s Facebook fan page.