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 26-passenger Pat II and acquired the contract to deliver U.S. mail to shoreside summer homes. For half a century, the Wiles family has run the business, which has expanded to include an extensive array of daily cruises on Skaneateles Lake.
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 is open all year.
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!