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Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises

Address: Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5 , Canada
Phone Number: 705-742-9912
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This cruise is beautiful, first you aboard an a boat that looks like an old steamboat. Very comfortable, can be indoors or enjoy the view from the deck. The cruise goes by the Little Lake fountain which is located in the middle of the lake. You will cruise by the old Little Lake cemetary, and Beavermead Park. Next up the... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We shared our wedding vows and the amazing wedding experience with 75 of our closest friends & family aboard the Island Princess this past July 11th, 2014. It was professionally handled with great attention to every little detail. They handled absolutely everything from the decorations, to the food, to the DJ, etc....well worth the price! We could not have asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My 3 year old son and i went during summer he sat and watched with mouth wide open the whole trip! Laid back..the capton was super funny and kept conversation,history ans questions open.. p.s. boat lifts up REALLY high the view.is amazing!!!! Deff should go see!!

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Oshawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a great time. Our captain was very informative and added humour to make his commentary enjoyable and not boring. It was very interesting to find out so much about this area. I loved going through the different locks and seeing first hand how they operated. There is a snack bar and refreshments for sale. The 2 hours just... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This was an amazing boat tour . The guide gave us the history of the area during the entire 2 hour cruise. To see the way the lifts work up close is really neat, and then actually going through the lifts is the best part. I highly recommend doing this tour - both young and old will enjoy this amazing,... More 

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Sudbury Ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a must see while in Peterborough. It was a unique experience for us. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the commentary, we had the 2 guides and they were both great. Don't miss this, you will love it.

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We visited Peterborough, ON specifically to see the lift lock. Taking the cruise not only let us see and ride the lift lock but we also went through a traditional lock and saw a swing bridge in operation. Our cruise captain gave an informative and humorous narrative about the history of the waterway and lock system during the 2 hour... More 

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Lakefield, On
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is one of the amazing engineering feats and fascinating to watch the Liftlock go up and down. I took my sister and brother in law from England on the Liftlock Cruise and they were fascinated and impressed by the logistics and canal. You actually go up in the lock while the other side comes down. The visitors centre is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very interesting and relaxing 2 hours long trip. Narrative was original and you could see that Captain/Guide knows his route and loves talking about it.

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Greater Toronto Area
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our family took the double deck River Boat Cruise which took us through two sets of locks, one being the lift lock and a swing bridge along the Trent Severn Waterway. I love the fact that to a certain degree the first lock was still manually opened and closed. The lift lock, although impressive given its history, dual hydraulic lift... More 

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