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Boating Excursions

Our passengers have the choice of either a boating or fishing excursion.  Please tell our office what your preference is when scheduling.  There is nothing more disappointing than “for want of a worm, we lost the fish”.

The vessel holds up to 21 people (Captain, two Excalibur escorts, and 18 passengers).  It is wheelchair accessible, and on average, we can accommodate 6 wheelchairs.  From dockside to portside, we offer you reliable access.


Our normal, weekly schedule during the season runs Monday thru Friday, with two-hour trips (10am to 12 pm / 12pm to 2pm / 4pm to 6pm / 6pm to 8pm).

FSS members click HERE for scheduled times during the week and on Saturdays. Please note: Sundays and Saturdays are reserved for Special Events and Family Support Saturdays.

About the “The Richard A. Smith”

R_A_SOriginally built for the rugged lobster trade in the Florida Keys, Island Hopper boats have made a name for themselves for their ability to stand up to the most extreme punishment that unpredictable seas and commercial fisherman can dish out. Extremely well constructed, hand laid, these custom boats are built virtually trouble free, durable, and economical under all sorts of conditions. All Island Hoppers feature a 26’draft. 12’4” beam, 27-layered 1 ½” thick solid 30’ fiberglass-planning hull with four bulkheads.

The “Richard A. Smith” was custom built as a commercial, USCG certified, wheelchair accessible, passenger vessel in the 30’T-boat category. Special design features include a widened and reinforced companion way, reinforced transom, raised deck, front and rear wheelchair lifts, L-trac hold down system, a cabin model with full cockpit camper top, custom foldaway cockpit seating, custom built boarding ramp and steps, as well as a full array of electronic instrumentation and safety items. This vessel powered by a QSB5.9 355 Tier II Cummins Diesel engine with Twin Disc transmission is geared for many years of service.

This unique vessel is a tribute to the former New York State Legislator Richard “Dick” Smith who worked so tirelessly to protect and promote New York State’s wonderful and diverse waterways and ecosystems.