View our "On the Water" Map and Guide for information on boating services and marinas; services and things to do; and accomodations, attractions, campgrounds, dining, parks, wineries, and visitor information centers. This guide was developed especially to assist boaters and water experience seekers in exploring and enjoying the waterways in the heart of New York!
Discover the beauty of Skaneateles Lake aboard the Sherwood Inn’s antique Chris Craft. The Stephanie is available to take you on a private cruise! Call the Sherwood Inn at 315-685-3405 for details or visit www.thesherwoodinn.com
Skaneateles Town Boat Launch - Located on State Route 41A, five miles south of the Village. Parking is located on Lacy Road near the Mandana Fire Station. Free parking for Town of Skaneateles residents, non- residents $5.00 per day.
NYS Public Boat Launch - Located on State Route 41A, 2 1/2 miles south of the Village of Skaneateles. Parking for 30 cars and trailers. Concrete ramp.
Skaneateles Chamber Community Docks go in the water at the north end of Skaneateles Lake in mid-June, and are removed from the Lake in early October. The docks are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Open from 6 am to 10 pm daily, the docks are a great way to access the beautiful downtown area of Skaneateles for dining, shopping and sight seeing. No overnight docking is permitted. A donation of $5 is requested every time the docks are used. A season pass is also available from the Skaneateles Chamber Office for $100. Call the Chamber at 315-685-0552 if you would like to order a seasonal pass.
For Boat/Canoe Rentals Sales and Service click here to get to the Skaneateles Area Business Directory.
For more information on boating regualtions you can visit the New York State Department of Conservation website.
Boat Cruises on Skaneateles Lake and the Erie Canal - available for lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from Mid-May through September. Contact Mid-Lakes Navigation at 1-800-545-4318 or online at www.midlakesnav.com.
Rent A Boat - be adventurous and explore Skaneateles Lake on your own. Canoe and kayak rentals are available, as well as pontoon boats and sailboats. The following have rentals available: The Sailboat Shop is located at 1322 E. Genesee Street and can be reached at 315-685-7558; The Skaneateles Marina is located just 5 miles down the west side of Skaneateles Lake in Mandana and can be reached at 315-685-5095. Both places have an abundance of boating accessories including ski ropes, life preservers, etc... The Skaneateles Marina also has a gas station for filling up on the lake, and convenience store items.
Sailing - The Skaneateles Sailing Club offers LEARN TO SAIL lessons to inidividuals or small groups on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. For more information go to www.skansailclub.com or call Ron Hosie at 315-685-3475.
The Skaneateles Country Club has a youth sailing program open to club members as well as the general public. Call 315-685-5759 for more information or visit www.skaneatelescc.com.