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Lake Geneva Recognized Nationally and Internationally

Lake Geneva and the Lake Geneva Cruise Line has been recognized statewide and nationally as a great place to get out on the water.  Read the paragraphs below or click on the link for the full story!

 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Though the Midwest does party lakes as well as anyone, it’s not nearly as noted for its opulent lake towns. But this one, which sits on Geneva Lake, the second-deepest lake in Wisconsin, is home to some of the most impressive, intimidating mansions you’ll find on a midwestern lake not considered “Great.” And although the beautiful people of Hollywood (and tech whiz kids of Silicon Valley) haven’t quite discovered the American Lake Geneva, Hugh Hefner did think enough of it to put a Playboy Club there. It’s also home to the creators of The Young and the Restless and is the birthplace of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons, so there’s that.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, this laid-back watering hole has become quite the Midwest getaway for slowed-down weekends of lakeside moseying through shops and finding a good patio at sunset to lazily sip on a beer. Personal boat rentals can cost you a few mackerels, so get your float on with a boat tour via the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. Whatever you’re into–they’ve got a specialty boat tour for it: ice cream social, champagne brunch, jazz dinner. Step back on land (and back in time) at the Baker House, an 1885 mansion turned hotel, bar, and restaurant great for sipping a cocktail while overlooking the lake.


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Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Lake Geneva: The fleet of modern to vintage boats takes groups of 2 to 225 for tours that can include meals and cocktails. Unusual summer offerings include the 10 a.m. mailboat tours, to watch hop on-off delivery to lakeshore properties; twice-daily trips to tour Black Point Estate, a state historic site; and dinner cruises with jazz music on Friday nights.

Cost: $24 to $64 ($12.50 to $48 for children), depending upon tour length and whether a meal and music are involved. Information: cruiselakegeneva.com, 262-248-6206

The Evolution of Comfort at Black Point

Take a behind the scenes look at the Black Point Estate. Buy a ticket on the regular Friday 10:30am Black Point Estate Tour and you can decide to take the traditional tour of the first two floors of the house or do a quicker paced tour that takes you through previously unavailable portions of the estate.  The alternate tour begins at the house that was built in the 1970s for William Peterson Jr., the last direct descendant of Conrad Seipp.  Then head to the underground root cellar, walk by the big ice house, and then travel down to the two basements of the 1888 house where the original coal furnace is located as well as the gas lighting machine.  Take a quick tour of the two main floors and see the voice pipe system used to communicate to the kitchen.  Next, climb to the third floor and take a look up the tower that leads to the observation deck and get a view from the third floor balcony.

Friday Evening Events at Black Point!

The Friday evening Veranda Views events continue into August with several very special events planned for the upcoming dates.  Enjoy music, history and nostalgia at this most unique setting on Geneva Lake.    See the attached flyer for details, and please note, the departure time has been changed to 5:30 each evening.

Click here for details:    BP Veranda Views 2015

2015 Venetian Festival Lighted Boat Parade

Come out and join the 2015 Venetian Festival Lighted Boat Parade.  If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 53 year tradition.  Just go to the link below to print, complete, and mail the Venetian Parade Entry Form to Lake Geneva Cruise Line (812 Wrigley Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147) or email Jack Lothian at jl@glcl.net.

Best in Show Prizes include:

1st Place – 1 hour charter on the Lorelei for up to 14 people (Monday – Thursday)

2nd Place – Tickets for 4 on a Dixieland, Jazz, or Regular Dinner Cruise

3rd Place – Tickets for 4 on the Ice Cream Social Tour

Grab some friends and family, decorate your boat, and join in the fun.  We look forward to seeing you out on Geneva Lake!

2015 Venetian Parade Entry Form

Historic Yacht Tours

Come aboard our Historic Yachts

for a Geneva Bay or Full Lake Tour.

Ride on the 1898 Lake Yacht Polaris or the 1902 Steam Yacht Louise and enjoy a narrated tour of the rich history of Lake Geneva and the people that were instrumental in making this area the Newport of the West.  These special tours will be available on a limited basis throughout the tour season.

The Lake Yacht Polaris

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The Steam Yacht Louise

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Historic Lake Yacht Geneva Bay Tour Prices

  • Adult: $24.00
  • Senior: $21.50
  • Youth: $17.50
  • Child: $12.50

**Please add 5.5% Wisconsin Sales Tax to ALL above listed rates.

Category Descriptions:

  • Adults – Ages 18 – 64
  • Seniors – 65 years of age and over
  • Youth – Ages 13 – 17
  • Children – Ages 4 – 12
  • Infant – 3 years and under – no charge, but must be included in your total count

Historic Lake Yacht Full Lake Tour Prices

  • Adult: $30.50
  • Senior: $28.00
  • Youth: $22.00
  • Child: $17.00

**Please add 5.5% Wisconsin Sales Tax to ALL above listed rates.

Category Descriptions:

  • Adults – Ages 18 – 64
  • Seniors – 65 years of age and over
  • Youth – Ages 13 – 17
  • Children – Ages 4 – 12
  • Infant – 3 years and under – no charge, but must be included in your total count

Black Point Estate – Special Series

Black Point Estate is feature a new music/lecture/decorative art series called Veranda Views.  Click here for details.

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Opening Weekend!

The days that we have all been waiting for are almost here!  OPENING WEEKEND of boat tours with Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  The ice has melted on the lake and the boats have started to be moved back to their home base at the Riviera Docks in Lake Geneva.

Join us to kick off the season on April 11 and 12 with $10 off on all tours.  (excludes purchase of season passport.)
The tour schedule includes:
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 and SUNDAY, APRIL 12
11:00-12:30 Expanded Bay Tour
12:00-1:30 Expanded Bay Tour
3:00-4:15 Ice Cream Social Tour
Be sure to take advantage of this great discount for this weekend only!  $10 off per person on all rates!
SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!

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Great Escapes Close to Home

Exciting getaways are closer to home than you might think! Whether you’re planning your family’s spring break, a couples retreat or a weekend with friends, explore what awaits you in our guide to great escapes!
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Spring is here and it’s not too early to start planning your summer vacation. Whether planning a getaway for family, friends or couples, nearby Lake Geneva, Wis., is the perfect place to fulfill your summer vacation wish list.

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Start Planning those Much Awaited Summer Trips!

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Lake Geneva, March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — School is almost out and it’s time to start planning those much awaited summer trips. Lake Geneva, easily accessible from Chicago and Milwaukee, offers a plethora of options for all to get in and on the water this summer, as it is the most accessible body of water in Wisconsin.

“The Lake Geneva area is the perfect summer vacation destination for visitors of all ages, many who return year…

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