Amazing Experiences for Every Occasion

More than a Finger Lakes sailing tour, True Love is an experience. From the moment you first see our schooner dockside to the moment you first step aboard, you’ll know she’s a different kind of ship. Her rich history spans decades, and it’s a storied past that includes sailing the Virgin Islands, Hollywood stardom, and countless shared life events right here in the Finger Lakes.

Whether you want to join us for a day of sailing as part of a group, or you seek a more intimate excursion, we want you to experience True Love. Marriages, bachelorette parties, wine tours, corporate retreats, family reunions, special events…whatever the occasion, the grace and beauty of True Love awaits.

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Meet your schooner...True Love

Our History, Your Memories

With a rich history that began with her being commissioned in 1925, True Love has sailed the deep blue water of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, many winding rivers, and canal systems prior to finding her current home in the heart of the Finger Lakes at the Seneca Harbor Park Pier in Watkins Glen, NY.

Those who sail on this truly majestic schooner on the waters of Seneca Lake will feel as if they have fallen in love all over again.

True Love has a storied past. From her hosting famous people in the 1930’s, to her sailing in the Virgin Islands for over 40 years, to her place in Hollywood, the True Love is ready to make memories for you as well.

Regardless of the occasion, True Love can make your event a memorable one. Whether you choose to enjoy a casual sail with others, charter a private tour, or you want to make True Love a part of your special day, we’re here to make every moment incredible.

Click here to read more about the True Love Schooner

1926
1926
"True Love" is Built
Christened, Venona II, she is built by Pendleton Brothers Shipyard in Wiscasset, Maine.
1930
Charter Schooner for some Famous people!
As True Love II she hosted the Chairman of the Chrysler Motors.
1940
"The Philadelphia Story" Movie Debut
Appeared as a miniature model of herself with Katharine Hepburn.
1956
"High Society" Life-Size Movie Debut
Bing Crosby serenaded Grace Kelly while onboard True Love. Filmed in Newport RI.
1957
Charter yacht!
Chartered up and down the coast and the Caribbean, where she spent nearly half her life.
1960
Hurricane Donna
During Hurricane Donna, she broke free from her mooring and sank.
1963
Salvaged!
After Hurricane Donna, True Love was salvaged.
1965
The Beers Years!
Bill & Sue Beers purchased her and made sailing history in the Caribbean for over 40 years
2003
Completely Restored
Harmony Cottage Yacht Corp has Midnight Marine Resources perform the full restoration.
2005
Back in the Caribbean!
Sailed the Caribbean in the winter and Chesapeake Bay in the summer months.
2008
Purchased by Schooner Excursions, Inc.
Completes long journey north to her current home on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen.
2008
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