- The Full Geneva Lake Experience
Relax and enjoy all the scenic beauty of Lake Geneva as you cruise around the entire lake.
GET A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE LAKESHORE ESTATES!
There are only a handful of places left in the country where mail is still delivered by boat, and none with a more exciting and scenic tour than this! With over 100 years of mail service, we still deliver mail to about 75 homes around the lake on a daily basis from June 15 – September 15. The Walworth departs promptly at 10:00am every day with a load of passengers, mail, newspapers and a very unique mail person. The Mailboat returns to the Riviera Docks after its 2 ½-hour cruise around the entire lake.
The Mailboat is our most popular tour because of the unique nature of mail delivery that we provide to lakeshore residents. The 75-foot Walworth with a load of 150 passengers, delivers mail and newspapers by moving between the docks and getting close enough to the pier for the Mailperson to jump off the moving boat, deposit the mail in the mailbox, grab outgoing mail, and jump back onto the boat – all while the boat keeps moving. Every delivery is different and challenging both for the Captain and the Mailperson! Sometimes the delivery ends with a splash in the lake!
Although the Mailboat is very popular and is fun and exciting for adults, it can be long for young children since it is 2 ½ hours in length. Passengers are asked to remain seated throughout the tour and it is typically sold out every day. We welcome children on board the Mailboat but we recommend the shorter tours – the Geneva Bay Tour or the Ice Cream Social – for younger children.
We offer AAA, Preferred Guest with local hotels, and military discounts. (One discount per transaction.) We also offer an additional discount for senior guests on Tuesdays. View our specials and promos here.
We offer a full Snack Bar and Cash Bar with items such as chips, candy and soft drinks. If you bring a small snack to hold you over during the tour that is fine, but we do not allow full meals and we do not allow coolers. No alcohol is permitted to be brought on board because we have liquor licenses on all of our boats.
In most cases we can accommodate a stroller, however on very busy days our crew may ask you to fold it up and/or store it on the dock due to limited space. The boat crew makes that decision based on the number of tickets sold.
The Walworth, the boat we use for the Mailboat, can accommodate a wheelchair. There is a gangplank that goes across from the pier to the boat and one step down onto the main deck that our crew can help you navigate. Please let us know ahead of time if you need extra assistance.
The Mailboat could also be called the “newspaper boat” because we deliver newspapers along with the mail. On Sundays we deliver the large Sunday newspapers, so our service runs seven days per week.