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Escapade Yacht

643 Illinois Ave, Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, WI 54941-9750
+1 920-294-3344
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Pleasant ride; too much talk

We made reservations over the phone, then went into Heidel House Resort to buy tickets. The am... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LynnCapital
,
Springfield IL
via mobile
50th Wedding Anniversary

We were invited on the Escapade for a lunch tour. The food was great and the boat trip was relaxing... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
145Pat
,
Green Lake, Wisconsin
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This finely designed and constructed 60-foot catamaran-style yacht was custom-built for Heidel House Resort and christened in 1995. Powered by twin 180 horsepower Mercury diesel engines, the Escapade is the largest and finest entertainment vessel on Green Lake. It has a 14 1/2' beam and can travel at speeds over 26 miles per hour.The Escapade provides a fun and relaxing way to take in the beautiful scenery and historic buildings along the shores of Wisconsin's deepest inland lake. The captains are very knowledgeable and provide an interesting historical narrative about the lake and surrounding properties.The Escapade is available for public sightseeing cruises as well as private events complete with catering.
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643 Illinois Ave, Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, WI 54941-9750
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations over the phone, then went into Heidel House Resort to buy tickets. The am cruise includes a muffin and coffee or juice, which we picked up in the hotel lobby before boarding. The Escapade was pleasant--an indoor area with seating at tables...More

Thank LynnCapital
Kevin K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your Escapade experience with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your cruise around Green Lake and the stunning views it has to offer. Please know that your feedback has been addressed with our captains. Again, thank...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were invited on the Escapade for a lunch tour. The food was great and the boat trip was relaxing and fun with the anniversary couple. We had all ages aboard. The younger ones enjoyed the 2nd story deck.

Thank 145Pat
Kevin K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience aboard the Escapade. We are delighted that your cruise was relaxing and the lunch enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back soon for another cruise around Green Lake.

Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our friends recommended we take this boat tour - it was very educational and entertaining. Cletus the Captain was training a new guy - Gary and Gary did a great job - he definitely knows a lot about the lake. Cletus was socializing with the...More

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Kevin K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Again, we appreciate you leaving us feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cruise on the Escapade. Your compliments have been shared with Captain Cletus and Gary, who are both appreciative of the kind words. We regret the miscommunication that occurred with your soda...More

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this one hour tour! The captain shared history, pointed out natural landmarks, and shared info about some of the beautiful homes. He even sang to us and he has a beautiful voice. Price is right, too.

Thank Deborah H
Kevin K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

As has been mentioned before, we truly appreciate the feedback Deborah. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour of beautiful Green Lake. We hope to welcome you back soon for another Escapade cruise.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

Husband took an hour afternoon cruise and said it was fine once they got away from the dock (the gnats were a bit much) He recommends taking a jacket with you as the lake is cooler then the shore

Thank Christi K
Kevin K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for sharing your husband’s cruise experience, Christi. We are glad that he was able to enjoy it.

Reviewed 11 July 2016

Our family went on the Escapade over the 4th of July on the morning cruise and while the views of the lake and houses were great, we felt there was simply just too much talking by the captain over the course of the entire trip....More

Thank HammockMe
Kevin K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

As mentioned in a previous response to you, we appreciate you leaving feedback. Again, we’re happy to see you liked the views of the beautiful lake during your cruise.

Reviewed 9 November 2015

Our tour was great. We go each time we visit Green Lake. The tales and the information varies depending on which captain you have that day, which is nice because no one tour is exactly the same and we learn something new about this amazing...More

Thank Burpeelove
Scott K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2015

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Escapade! I am thrilled that you had a pleasurable time and that you were able to learn something new as well. Your kind words have been shared with our captains, who are appreciative of the compliments. Again,...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Beer cruise was a blast. Boat is large and comfortable and very safe feeling. The captain named Cletis was a bit of a dick though. Id see of there were other captains and who would be at the helm before goingMore

Thank NICHOLAS K
Scott K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2015

As mentioned in my previous response, thank you for sharing about your time here. I am glad to see that you had a blast on the Beer Cruise; though am disappointed to learn that your captain lessened your experience. The recreation department has been made...More

Reviewed 10 August 2015

If you like excruciating amounts of detail on your boat rides, this is the one for you. The captains, from the minute we left the dock to the minute we got back to shore (an hour and 20 minutes) never stopped talking. While we all...More

Thank Farewell18
Scott K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Thank you for sharing your sightseeing cruise feedback. I am truly sorry to learn your captain’s narration lessened your experience. It is our goal to provide both a relaxing and informative trip around the lake, and it seems we did not offer a balance of...More

Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was a great way to start the morning! Coffee and danish aboard a beautiful ship first thing in the morn! The wind (or no wind...as you like) and the gentle roll of the water. The Captain was terriffic! Very informative a personable. Would love...More

Thank Ann W
Scott K, General Manager at Escapade Yacht, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2015

Ann, Thank you for taking time to write this review about your Escapade cruise. I am more than delighted to see that you had a wonderful time on the morning sightseeing cruise. Coffee and danish while on a yacht is certainly a lovely way to...More

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