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Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises

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Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5, Canada
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

I received a phone call 80 minutes before the cruise saying it was cancelled due to insufficient passengers. Problem was I had already driven for 2 hours on my way. No mention of this possibility when I reserved 2 hours earlier. Didn't matter that it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ron Q
LiftlockCruises, Owner at Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. There was the possibility of the cruise not going out as the day started with severe weather. This was relayed to the customer at time of reservation. It is always a difficult call to make as weather can change dramatically...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018

Four of us chose to do this cruise on a day when it was a lunch cruise. However, due to the fact that it was my husband's birthday that day and we were all going out for a meal to celebrate in the evening, we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Joining the boat in Peterborough, you sail to and through the lift lock. The sail is scheduled for around 2 hours, but we had good value for money when we got stuck at the railroad bridge with a freight train going over. The commentary given...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We had the opportunity to go on the Riverboat cruise recently and when I checked the website it said it was wheelchair friendly. Not so. The ramp down to the dock was treacherous, a lot of grass, steep incline, some pavement that was broken up,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Ok cruise was 35 minutes late....no place to sit down while waiting just stand over there the gal said at 2:45 did not board until 3:40 hot and boring

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

First off JODY was our Captain. He was a great personality - knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. I feel that Jody needs some recognition for his patience with boat loads of touristy people if nothing else! Thanks Jody. I had never been through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

This was our second time bringing visiting relatives, everyone enjoyed although we went on one of the hottest days. ...so really hot once in the locks, a must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

It was a great experience going through the lift locks. Slightly pricey, but not terrible. I was a little disappointed that they did not accept access2 cards for disabilities.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melanie W
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We booked this cruise as an activity for a family reunion. All the reviews were great so we didn’t mind the big price. However, it is slow and boring. Our tour guide was great and did his best to make it fun, but there is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We called first this morning at found out just how popular this boat cruise is. The 1030am and 1pm were both sold out, so we booked the 3pm cruise It arrived a bit late, but boarding was quick and efficient. The trip started out with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Leslie M
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Weggees | Reviewed this property |
August 14, 2017|
Response from LiftlockCruises | Property representative |
Hey, Adults are $26.50, Seniors are $24.50 and Children are $13.50 unless they are 4 and under they are free.
Dave P
August 11, 2017|
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Response from nealw604 | Reviewed this property |
Hi...here is the answer to the question from the cruise organizers: Our boat does run, rain or shine! The upper deck of the boat is completely covered by a canopy and has clear plastic side curtains we can drop down in case... More