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Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
Phone Number: 315-717-0350
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Description: Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal...
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.
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Interesting, educational and relaxing

Captain Jerry was a phenomenal tour guide. Interesting and informative. The time flew by as he was so engaging. Going along the Erie Canal and into and through one of the locks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Captain Jerry was a phenomenal tour guide. Interesting and informative. The time flew by as he was so engaging. Going along the Erie Canal and into and through one of the locks was fascinating. Very nice boat ride and tour.

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Lake George, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a great ride with a very personable captain. It was very informative and fascinating. Going though the lock is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The experience of going through a lock of the Erie Canal was truly amazing. The captain was excited and informative, having worked for the canal system over 33 years.

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family (with two teenagers and a ten year old) brought my dad on this tour as a gift to him. He has always been fascinated by the Erie Canal history and also by engineering. I was hoping he would learn a little bit about both. While we did learn some history, the tour was a little more focused on... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were gifted tickets for the cruise. We were happily surprised at what an interesting trip this was. The captain provided narrative throughout the trip that was very educational and entertaining. The presentation was very good. We actually went through a lock, which was the highlight of the trip for me. Very relaxing tour. There are bathrooms on board, refreshments... More 

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London, On
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The tour booked through Groupon was very affordable and most pleasant. The small boat takes you down canal to lock 17 (the eldest working one) with a combination of live and recorded info about what you are seeing and the history of the Erie Canal. Definitely worth doing in Herkimer!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful experience with the Erie Canal Cruise and an exceptionally delicious meal served at their restaurant. Both the boat ride and the meal exceeded our expectations. We were with a bus tour and were expecting a box lunch but were served a Thanksgiving buffet of turkey and stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, beverage and a hot... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This 90 minute run downriver to LOCK #18 gives a super overview of the canal development and history. While the original 4ft deep canal was cut cross country, the current upgraded canal includes sections of rivers for greater capacity and efficiency. The lock gates & mechanisms are over 100 years old and still operating. Captain Joe worked for the Canal... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wonderful cruise! We decided to take the kids to see the locks after my son learned in his studies about the importance of the Erie Canal. It was worth trip. The Captain gave a detailed explanation of the history. The crew was extremely friendly. I definitely recommend this cruise.

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Monmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Arrived with a bus tour and was pleased to be greeted by the gracious captain and crew. The trip down the canal and through the locks was very informative.

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Additional Information about Erie Canal Cruises

Address: 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
Phone Number: 315-717-0350
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Herkimer
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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