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Erie Canal Cruises

800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
315-717-0350
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Herkimer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal in beautiful upstate New York. Experience traveling through a lock.... more » Owner description: Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal in beautiful upstate New York. Experience traveling through a lock. Cruising Memorial day through Columbus day. « less
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Plains, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I wish I could tell you how the cruise was but I can't. We made reservations last week for a Thursday cruise at one pm. We altered our travel plans and spent an extra night in the area so we could do the cruise. The day of the planned cruise we received a call at ten thirty am telling us... More

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Belton, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a nice 1-2 hour cruise on a river boat through one of the Erie Channel locks. The boat Capt was a Merchant Marine who had traveled the world and sailed private yachts around the world. He was very knowledgeable on the channel and marine matters. If your not a history buff this might not be your thing, but... More

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Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went on the 1pm trip up the canal and my husband and I enjoyed it very much. The Captain was was incredibly knowledgable on the river and its history. We are not big history buffs, but he had such a great sense of humor and made it very enjoyable.

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Utica, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The bar inside lower deck was hosted by wonderful young college student, our first mate also college student with lots of canal knowledge too! Captain Jerry.... interspersed taped dialogue with jokes and more tidbits of canal , overall fun day trip! Lower deck enclosed, upper is nice too and you can move around once onboard!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wonderful, fun and educational for all three of our generations in our group. Captain was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the whole family here for the 3o'clock trip and everyone loved it. the canal is incredible scenic with several bird spices to see. Our captain shared so much of the canal, and area's history along with the workings of canal, the lock and its maintenance. one of the best spent hour and half we spent together.

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Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a delightful afternoon cruising the Erie Canal with eagles flying above us and a nice narrative on the history of the canal. The captain was about as welcoming and cordial as any one could be. He even let several kids sit in the Captain's chair and wear the hat for pictures. The scenery isn't spectacular, but the tranquility... More

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A great little cruise on a double-decker boat where you relax and see some nature, plus learn and experience some unique history of New York State and the Erie Canal. The Captain's narrative was part recorded, part live, and 100% interesting and amusing. The experience of going through Lock 18 was fantastic! There aren't very many opportunities out there to... More

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Richland, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Learn about the history of the canal and enjoy the view on this cruise. In a couple of hours the very interesting pilot tells tales about the canal and sailing in general. Children were encouraged to try their hand at the wheel when we weren't in lock areas. Very nice. At the dock is a giftshop and a nice restuarant.

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Colonie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Five us went on this 3pm cruise on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon. As the 1pm was disembarking two of the travelers said without being prompted "You are going to enjoy this" and right they were. It is a 90 minute cruise that leaves and returns to the starting point so you do see the same scenery twice but you can... More

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