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Cruise the Beautiful
Chautauqua Lake
on the Summer Wind!

About Us

The 130 passenger “Summer Wind” is a new sleek state-of-the-art, yacht-type cruise build for those who like to relax and enjoy the beauty of Chautauqua Lake.  Allowing for ultimate viewing, this one-of-a-kind excursion vessel puts the SEE in sightseeing.

Customized charters and customer services is our goal.  Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, class reunions, after the prom parties, and various school events can be celebrated in style aboard the “Summer Wind”.

Corporate events and meetings can be held in the luxurious dining salon, or you may prefer the breezes of the semi-open upper Admiral’s Deck.

The “Summer Wind” offers daily sightseeing (with or without lunch reservations) and Dinner Cruises.  Pizza Cruises are offered almost daily while moonlight Cruises will be available upon request.  Brunch Cruises on Sunday afternoons will be a meld of breakfast and lunch fare.

Dining on the “Summer Wind” is a delightfully luxurious experience.  After some sightseeing on the bow or upper deck, excellent cuisine is served in the climate-controlled plush interior salon.  Lunch and dinner cruises feature catering by 3C’s Catering.  Round out your excursion with a cocktail from our full-service liquor bar.  For your listening pleasure, live entertainment is featured on some Dinner Cruises.

Enjoy a complete historical narration on Sightseeing, Brunch, Lunch, Pizza, and Chicken BBQ Cruises.

Groups can order lunch or you charter the “Summer Wind” for your gala event by phoning the “Summer Wind” reservation desk.

Cruises depart from the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron, NY.

Daily Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Service Liquor Bar
Full-Service Liquor Bar
Lunch and Dinner Cruises
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Private Charters

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The staff at the Summer Wind will customize your private charter to suit your needs and wishes.  You are free to hire your own licensed caterer or use our “in-house” caterer, 3C’s Catering.  We can special order wines, liquors and beers for you.  Your cruise can be ride only or you may add any kind meal you desire.  Call Liz or Rick to arrange your private charter — (716) 763-SHIP (7447)

  • Corporate Meetings/ Celebrations
  • Dinners
  • Class Reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Retirement Parties
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Luncheons
  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Receptions
  • Sightseeing

Menu

Dining on the “Summer  Wind” is a delightfully luxurious experience.  After some sightseeing on the bow or upper deck, excellent cuisine is served in the climate-controlled plush interior salon…More Lunch and dinner cruises feature catering by 3C’s Catering.  Round out your excursion with a cocktail from our full-service liquor bar.

 

Grand Dinner Buffet

Carved Beef ~ Chicken ~ Fish or Seafood Entree
Tossed Salad ~ Potatoes ~ Rigatoni With Red Sauce
Rolls & Butter ~ Carrot Cake
Hot coffee, hot tea or ice water
 


 Evening Dinner Buffet

Carved Beef ~ Chicken ~ Potatoes
Tossed Salad ~ Rigatoni With Red Sauce
Rolls & Butter ~ Dessert
Hot coffee, hot tea or ice water
 


Lunch Buffet (when offered)

Chicken ~ Rigatoni With Meatballs
Potatoes ~ Tossed Salad
Rolls & Butter ~ Carrot Cake
Hot coffee, hot tea or ice water
 


Brunch Buffet

Chicken Cordon Bleu ~ Roast Beef Au Jus ~ Tossed Salad
Lasagna with Meat & Sauce ~ Potatoes ~ Vegetable Medley
Rolls and Butter ~ Dessert
Hot coffee, hot tea or ice water
 


Caribbean Buffet

Chicken/Pulled pork
Tossed Salad ~ Pasta Salad ~ Fresh Fruit
Rolls & Butter ~ Dessert
Hot coffee, hot tea or ice water
 


Chicken BBQ

½ Chicken
2 sides, rolls & butter


Galley Menu

Chicken Salad, Hamburger, Cheeseburger or Veggie Burger On Kaiser Roll
Potato Salad on Bed of Lettuce or Substitute Potato Chips
Fresh Fruit
Cookie


Chocolate (When Offered) 

Chocolate & Spice Rubbed Pork Loin ~  Pasta ~ Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette Dressing ~
Potatoes ~ Rolls & Butter ~ Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
Hot coffee, hot tea or ice water

• Menu and prices subject to change
• Ask About Additional Beverages
 

FAQ

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  • We are licensed for 130 passengers.  However, we do limit our cruises to about 100 on most cruises.  The Main Dining Salon seats 62 and the upper Admiral’s Deck seats 36.  Additional tables on the upper deck allow us to seat up to 110 on some cruises.

  • We have seating for 98+ passengers.  We can seat a few more if band equipment is not aboard.  You are seated at tables of 6 and 8.  This is the maximum number of passengers when serving lunch, breakfast, brunch or dinner.  We can accommodate up to 120 for cocktail parties.

    Assigned seating is necessary on all cruises with a meal.  You will be assigned a seat either on the upper or lower deck.  Sometimes other guests will be seated at the same table especially when we are at full capacity.  You will be directed to your table when you board.

    There will be times when you may choose your own seating, especially if the passenger count is low.  The crew will direct you as you board.

  • We do not issue tickets.  Your name will be on a boarding list under the last name of the person making the reservations.  For cruises having food, we require reservations and payment in advance because the caterer needs to know the number of passengers.  We are able to take a FEW additional last minute reservations on cruises with meals.  On sightseeing cruises reservations are not required, but recommended.  It is still best to call because sometimes we are full to capacity.

  • You may wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.  We suggest a jacket for evenings or cool days.  The lower salon is heated and air conditioned for your comfort.  We welcome everything from shorts and sneakers to party dresses.

  • We have a full service bar with wine, liquor, beer and soda.  A cocktail waitress will come to your table to take your order.  You may run a tab and pay near the end of the cruise.  On private charters many bar options are available.

  • We cruise in most types of weather.  The only weather that would keep us dockside is severe weather consisting of high wind or lightning.   We continue the event dockside because the food is catered.  Passengers or chartering parties will be refunded a portion of their fare should we stay dockside.  Usually storms blow through Chautauqua County very quickly so we are usually able to cruise once the storm passes through.

  • Cancellations are transferable/non-refundable up until 72 hours of the cruise.  Reservations canceled within 72 hours of the cruise are non-transferable/non-refundable.

    If SUMMER WIND cancels a cruise your payment is fully refundable.  We may cancel due to low passenger count, severe weather or boat down for maintenance.  We do cancel cruises if passenger count is less than 10 for sightseeing or 20 for meals.

  • *Children Ages 5 And Under Are Free On All Cruises
    *Children Ages 6 – 12 ~ Discounted Rates Available
    *Seniors 62+ ~ Discounted Rates Available

    *Subject to Change At Any Time

  • We have tier pricing which includes regular rates, group rates and tour operator rates.

Directions

From Buffalo, NY
Take the New York State Thruway (I-90) West to Exit 59 – Dunkirk/Fredonia.  Make a left turn from the off-ramp and follow Route 60 South to Jamestown.  In Jamestown follow Route 394 West to Dunham Avenue.  Turn right onto Dunham Avenue and follow it straight to the waterfront.  The Summer Wind is docked on the waterfront at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

From Dunkirk/Fredonia
Follow Route 60 South to Jamestown.  In Jamestown follow Route 394 West to Dunham Avenue.  Turn right onto Dunham Avenue and follow it straight to the waterfront.  The Summer Wind is docked on the waterfront at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

From Warren, PA
Follow Route 62 North to Route 60.  Take Route 60 North to Route 394 West.  Take 394 West to Dunham Avenue.  Turn right onto Dunham Avenue and follow it straight to the waterfront.  The Summer Wind is docked on the waterfront at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

From Ohio or Erie, PA
Take I-90 East to I-86.  Take I-86 (Old Route 17) East to Exit 8 Lakewood.  Follow Route 394 East about 8 miles to Dunham Avenue.  Turn left onto Dunham Avenue and follow it straight to the waterfront.  The Summer Wind is docked on the waterfront at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.>

From Eastern NY State or Salamanca/Olean Area
Take Route I-86 West (formerly Route 17) to Exit 12.  Follow Route 60 South to Route 394 West to Dunham Avenue.  Turn right onto Dunham Avenue and follow it straight to the waterfront.  The Summer Wind is docked on the waterfront at the Lucille Ball Memorial Park.

Contact Us

Paradise Yacht Cruises, Inc.
Summer-Wind-logo2Chautauqua Lake Cruises
Lucille Ball Memorial Park
P.O. Box 514
Celoron, NY  14720
Phone: (716) 763-SHIP (7447) – Fax: (716) 664-4944
email: liz@thesummerwind.com