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Address: 12 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY
Phone Number: +(1)5856625748
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Description: 90-minute Public Cruises are provided daily on Sam Patch, a historic...
90-minute Public Cruises are provided daily on Sam Patch, a historic packet boat replica, departing from Schoen Place in Pittsford, NY.Traveling the routes of America’s early settlers, We provide uniquely authentic canal cruising experiences for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the signature Erie Canal Experience of traveling through a century old lock.
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Nice relaxing boat trip on the canal

I have been wanting to do this for the past 4 years and finally got myself to take the plunge. After work, I went down and got a ticket for the 4PM trip through the lock for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Spencerport, ny
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Spencerport, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have been wanting to do this for the past 4 years and finally got myself to take the plunge. After work, I went down and got a ticket for the 4PM trip through the lock for the price of $15 which I thought was a good deal. The boat starts off towards the local lock as one of the... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A nice 'non-seasick' boat ride on smooth water. This boat carries up to 40 people and was just a bit more than half full on our tour. So we appreciated a bit of extra room. The tour guide was pleasant and very informative providing a good deal of interesting facts, etc. about the canal and its history. A trip through... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took a nice leisurely boat ride and learned a lot of history about the construction of the Erie Canal. We also got to go through a lock. It's a 90 minute tour, thankfully there is a restroom on board. They have a good selection of beverages, but only a few small bags of chips for snacks.

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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This ride is lots of fun and really enjoyable. I even had my son's birthday party on the boat one year.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I was recently on the Sam Patch tour with a group of about 50 travelers. The captains were informative, friendly and fun. We had about an hour and a half trip up and down the canal. Everyone felt relaxed and refreshed when we departed the boat.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We brought my wife here for her birthday and it was a wonderful experience. The crew were fantastic and seemed to enjoy interacting with the passengers. My 2 smaller children were allowed to steer the boat (with captains help of course) and that made their experience memorable. Boat was full, but you could stand outside at either end of the... More 

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Ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took this tour because we thought it would be fun to hark back to yesteryear and hear about the history of the Erie Canal. We heard some canned history for about 15 minutes. The boat was packed an unairconditioned and stocked with kitchen tables around each of which 4 seats are placed. Seating VERY uncomfortable for even the smallest... More 

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WEBSTER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The only bad thing that I can say about the tour is that it wasn't long enough. We didn't go far enough. The boat captain was lively and very informative, but he was outdone by the guide. The ride was entertaining as well as interesting. The guide gave us a great deal of history of the Erie Canal and Sam... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The captain and crew were outstanding, very knowledgable, and shared valuable information regarding the canal, community, and the historical boat. The crew actually had formal backgrounds in history and professional presented programs identifying unique aspects of the community and canal. The captain invited us into the pilot house and shared many interesting facts and stories of the Erie Canal. We... More 

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Ventnor City, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

our friends from the Rochester, NY recommended that we go on an Erie canal cruise. This was the highlight of our vacation. If you have a chance to go there - don't miss it.

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Address: 12 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY
Phone Number: +(1)5856625748
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Pittsford

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