In Aurora during the summer, the only thing better than relaxing by the water is actually being on the lake— and we have a ton of ways for guests and visitors to get out there. From guided Cayuga Lake boat tours to personal watercraft for every ability level, we have plenty of options to get you out on the water. Grab your paddle and enjoy the sun!
There are some great options for boat tours on Cayuga Lake that pick up or depart directly from the dock at the Aurora Inn, including:
If you’d rather be the captain of your own ship, we have a range of personal watercraft options available for our guests.
There’s nothing like slipping out for a quiet morning paddle before breakfast at 1833 Kitchen & Bar, when the mist is still on the water and the sun is just starting to warm up—or, taking your own sunset cruise before enjoying a drink next to one of our outdoor firepits.
We have watercraft options for a number of different styles and abilities, including:
There’s plenty of shoreline to explore to the north and south of the Aurora Inn dock. If you’re feeling ambitious, Long Point State Park is roughly three miles south. With a canoe or kayak, it would take an experienced paddler about four hours to get there and back, in favorable conditions. Long Point State Park is a great spot for a picnic or a hike: the park has multiple picnic areas on the lakeshore, and also throughout its 4.5 miles of hiking trails.
Whether you’re taking a guided cruise or heading out for a solo paddle, be sure to pick up snacks and supplies (especially extra water bottles!) from the Village Market, next door to the Aurora Inn.
Have a fun and safe day on Cayuga Lake!