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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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Fun and informative.

A must do if you are in the area. A pleasant ride captained by a very knowledgeable and personable captain and assisted by a most pleasant first mate.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A must do if you are in the area. A pleasant ride captained by a very knowledgeable and personable captain and assisted by a most pleasant first mate.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have to agree with most of the reviewers that this is a great afternoon experience. We were fortunate to have nice weather and we all thoroughly enjoyed the captain's narration and his knowledge of the history of the canal. Our teenager liked being up by the pilot's section of the boat where he could see the operation through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wife and I have taken this boat ride and it is a great time. Everyone who has the time should do it, you will find out what is on the waterways and history of the canel and much more. The day we took the trip it rained very hard when we were coming back, but this still didn't change... More 

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

interesting cruise about the erie canal. good break from the casino up the highway. only 30 minutes away. captain answers any questions you may have.

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Gilboa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Any time you can take a boat tour of a historic body of water its wonderful, but rarely will you have such detailed narration of history as you do with this cruise. The Captain came out of retirement to begin these cruises, and we are so glad he did! This is a 1 1/2 hour cruise on the Erie Canal... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was a great way for three generations of our family to spend an afternoon. Not only was it fun, but we learned a lot, and broadened our horizons. The captain and staff were very friendly, and we had a great time! The captain's narration was excellent, as was the sound system over which we listened to him. He was... More 

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Toronto, Ont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great way to spend a summer afternoon. Interesting and informative. Boat was well maintained and stocked for a short trip. Very enjoyable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was an interesting journey on part of the Erie Canal. The captain was very informative, and the working of the locks was definitely something to experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trip was a surprise because we didn't think the canal would be that long and the Captain and his assistant, Taylor were very helpful. The Captain was very informative about the cruise and it was fun being on the boat.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was an incredible value, even without the Groupon we used. It's a beautiful, unique ride down the canal with a few very interesting sights along the way. Our Captain was very informative about not just the canal and helped us get the best experience by switching sides to see interesting things. We learned a lot and became very interested... More 

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