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Erie Canal Cruises

800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
315-717-0350
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Herkimer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal in beautiful upstate New...
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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.

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like history, you will like this cruise down the Eire Canal. You will learn a lot about the history of Central New York. Not just the history of the Eire Canal, but some Revolutionary War history too. The narration tells you all about the history of the canal. The captain interrupts the narration to add more information. He... More 

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Ware, United States
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11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

As a history buff of the founding of our country, I have been fascinated with the Erie Canal. Taking a trip down it has been on my bucket list for some time. We took the 90 minute cruise from Erie Canal Cruises. I think this might be the only place that does cruises on the canal. The cost is about... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The boat captain's spiel was much more than something he had memorized. It was obvious he loved the canal and all similar inland waterways in the U.S.A. And, of course, the 90-minute cruise in the fall weather was very relaxing.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Captain Jerry skillfully piloted 60 passenger 'Lil Diamond II along the Erie Canal to Lock 18 where we witnessed the lock's operation and a 20 foot drop to the re-join the canal. The captain's narrative about the canal and its critical place in American history was fascinating. My wife and I travelled after the peak summer season where a reservation... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I really enjoyed my Erie Canal Cruise. It's a slice of history. Going through the locks is awesome. The employees and the ship itself were wonderful. Very unique experience.

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I took the cruise last Saturday. The weather was beautiful and the experience delightful. Step by step we were informed on the upkeep and the work that goes into the preservation of the canal. An hour and a half of enjoyment and a great experience.

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Cary, North Carolina
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Last Friday four of us decided to take the cruise on the Erie Canal. The boat ride was delightful, going through the lock reminded me of the Panama Canal and the captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining. If you are in the Mohawk Valley, this is a must do.

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Plains, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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