Family Owned 1 Operated Since 1968
Mid-Lakes Navigation Company is located in Skaneateles, New York, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region. Mid-Lakes was founded in 1968 when Capt. Peter Wiles Sr. purchased the the 20-passenger Pat II and acquired the contract to deliver U.S. mail to shoreside summer homes. For nearly half a century, the Wiles family has run the business, which has expanded to include an extensive array of daily cruises on Skaneateles Lake and on the Erie Canal in nearby Syracuse.
In the mid-1980s, Mid-Lakes began building rental canalboats patterned after the traditional English narrowboats and available to charter for 3, 4 and 7-nights. These Lockmaster Canalboats are based at Mid-Lakes Marina, a full-service facility located on the Erie Canal near Rochester.
We cruise from mid-May until early October but our headquarters in Skaneateles are open all year except the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The Wiles family and the staff of Mid-Lakes are proud to share the experience of New York’s wonderful waterways and we would love to have you cruise with us!