We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Erie Canal Cruises

Erie Canal Cruises
800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
315-717-0350
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Herkimer
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Clifton Park, NY
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took this relaxing, informative cruise on a lovely summer day. The captain shared the history of the canal throughout the cruise. He was very informative and interesting. He shared his love of being on the water with us all. He was happy to answer questions. The crew was friendly and courteous. The boat was comfortable and clean. Going through the lock was a great experience. Goimg on this cruise is a terrific way to spend the afternoon.

Visited August 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

200 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    168
    27
    3
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
West Babylon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“fun and educational”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

i was concerned that this wasn't going to be as good as it sounded, but it was better. the crew was friendly, the captain was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all kinds of questions, no matter how irrelevant, the boag was clean and comfortable, ths trip was great. i especially was awed by the experience of Lock 18 -wow! i wish i lived closer so i could do it again. thank you and kudos to the crew of this boat.

Visited August 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cortland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Simply Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My son and I have done a few Erie Canal cruises and wanted to learn more about this bit of history. We were very impressed with this tour. The captain was like a walking history book and we learned so much about this portion of the canal as well as the surrounding area. The other staff were very nice and made this trip even better.


The only thing I would say is that with the motors going it is a little hard to hear the captain but if you more toward the front of the boat that help.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing, informative and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We took this cruise because of a Groupon and it was great! I'm originally from Syracuse,NY and never realized just how significant the Erie Canal was not only to our state but to our country. It takes almost two hours and is well worth it. Just going through the working lock is awesome! Captain Jerry Gertz is loaded with information about the canal and makes the trip alot of fun. He even lets the kids on board who want to, drive the boat for a bit. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone and especially if you are from New York state.

Visited August 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not for us”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We booked the trip with a nice lady earlier that day.got on the boat,it wasnt full.so we expected to have a nice and peaceful cruise.Well.if the captain wasnt talking thru the speaker system,she would put in a cd,that would essentially tell us the same thing she just spent 30 minutes explaining to us.made us feel like we were in a very dry and boring history classroom.there wasnt a minute of quiet to be had.the lock was interesting,but everything was being talked to death.and then there were our fellow tourists,who thought the boatride was a photoshoot for the family(all 15 of them)that constantly would bump into you.and pose right in front of you.we were thouroghly annoyed by the time we got back to the dock.i know the cruise cant be responsible for other peoples behaviour,but we really did not enjoy it.

Visited June 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Erie Canal Cruises also viewed

 

Been to Erie Canal Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Erie Canal Cruises, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.