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A visit to Seneca Lake is not complete without stopping at Captain Bill's, located at the southern end of Seneca Lake, in beautiful upstate New York.  Captain Bill's provides a magnificent view, and offers many other breath taking experiences. Take a dining or sightseeing cruise, or just stroll our beautiful lakefront with your family and friends. 

William Simiele, best known as "Captain Bill" purchased an existing sightseeing boat company in 1963.  Captain Bill was not one to sit still, and after thirty years he found his business had grown to include son Mark, and daughter, Gina.  He would need them for they now found themselves with a sightseeing vessel, dinner vessel, gift shop, and a marina. 

The Simiele family welcomes you to the waterfront in Watkins Glen. We invite you to enjoy an elegant, and unique dining experience aboard our 270 passenger dining vessel, the Seneca Legacy.  For you landlubbers, enjoy a great meal at our waterfront restaurant Seneca Harbor Station.


The Seneca Legacy allows you to take in views only seen from the water, while enjoying a delicious meal. Whether you’re enjoying a lunch among friends, or a romantic dinner, your time on the Seneca Legacy will be memorable.

The Seneca Spirit, Captain Bill’s offers informative sightseeing excursions. This hour long tour of Seneca Lake provides a brief look into the history of the lake and the surrounding area. The Seneca Spirit is an enjoyable way to take in the scenery and spend an afternoon.

After a wonderful dining experience aboard the Seneca Legacy or at Seneca Harbor Station, or after a tour on the Seneca Spirit, don't forget to stop in the gift shop. With so many unique items, there is something for everyone.

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