Within minutes of arriving in Lake Geneva, a town with an annual population of about 7,000, as well as thousands of tourists from Chicago and Milwaukee, we found ourselves – not surprisingly – on a boat docked in Geneva Lake. The Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers a variety of tours every day on one of their numerous vessels. We were aboard the Geneva with a dozen or so other people and co-captains Jerry Mortier and Pete Petersen.
Make sure Lake Geneva Cruise Line is part of your summer plans. It’s always best out on the water.
Chicago’s 19-mile waterfront trail along Lake Michigan is part of a grand civic vision that offers public beauty not accessible to those of us in the rabble.
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!
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.
• 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