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Lake Geneva Cruise Line and PIER 290 Provide Extra Breath of Fresh Air to Visitors this Season

Boat Tour Passengers and PIER 290 Diners Enjoy Service and the Outdoors Safely     

People across the Midwest have been stuck inside for months and are craving the outdoors. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin’s popular Lake Geneva Cruise Line and PIER 290 Restaurant are open and providing the extra breath of fresh air visitors need this season. So, make time to enjoy a relaxing, fresh air ride on one of Lake Geneva Boat Tours and be served food by someone other than the people living in your house.

“Thoughtful planning has resulted in new seating so our passengers and diners can enjoy themselves with freedom from worry,” said Bill Gage, president and owner of Gage Marine, Lake Geneva Cruise Line and PIER 290.

Families will enjoy the comfort of Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s historic boats, all designed with open air access in mind, as they cruise the scenic lake and pass majestic mansions built by Chicago notables such as the Wrigley’s, Maytag’s and Borden’s. Capacity has been reduced to 50% and seating ensures families remain together, never needing to sit next to someone they don’t know. Tickets may be purchased in advance at cruiselakegeneva.com or at the Riviera Docks ticket booth. Tickets for children 4 to 17 years of age are only $1 (plus tax), through June 30, for all Geneva Bay and Ice Cream Social tours.

The good news is that outdoor enjoyment doesn’t have to end after your boat tour. Family friendly lakeside restaurant PIER 290 serves up American food with beautiful views of Lake Geneva and an outdoor bar complete with sandy beach and fire pits. Plenty of space and fresh air are guaranteed with hostess seating even at bar and beach areas. And a new comfortably spaced boat lounge (formerly a boat barn) has been added for diners to enjoy a drink and music should they have a short wait for their table. Reservations are encouraged at pier290.com, but walk ups are also welcome.

Mailboat Tour Runs Every Day at 10 a.m. from June 15 to September 15

Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s U.S. Mailboat tour will be delivering fun for passengers again this summer as its mail jumpers leap into action from a moving vessel, delivering letters, packages and newspapers to waterfront homes. The U.S. Mailboat leaves the Riviera Docks daily at 10 a.m., downtown Lake Geneva, while passengers watch the non-stop action on the 2 1/2-hour cruise as the jumper leaps back and forth. No two mailboat tours are the same with the exception of every tour delivering fun and spontaneity when a jumper misses the boat and makes a splash in the lake. Tickets may be purchased in advance at cruiselakegeneva.com or at the Riviera Docks ticket booth.

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