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About Erie Canal Cruises
We offer many ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of a trip down the Erie Canal! Our most popular cruise is our sight seeing cruise. Daily sight seeing cruises are 90 minutes in length and travel east on the Erie Canal through Lock 18, raising and lowering vessels over 20 feet! Pass by the Fort Herkimer Church, one of the oldest in the state. Hear an award-winning narration about the past, present and future of the Erie Canal. Sight seeing cruises offered 7 days a week from mid-May through Columbus Day. Join us on a specialty cruise! Welcome on board a Living History Cruise to the Historic Herkimer Home, "Rock the Lock" on a Friday Night Party Cruises, laugh all the way down the canal on a Comedy Cruise or relax and enjoy a Canal Nations sunset cruise!
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cherryrd wrote a review Jun 17
Cincinnati, Ohio21 contributions22 helpful votes
Had no idea what to expect from a cruise on the Erie Canal. We knew the history, but an afternoon on a boat on the canal and going through a lock - with great and interesting commentary - made that history real. Great adventure. We’ll worth it.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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karenh02554 wrote a review Jun 16
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Enjoyed the narration and were lucky to have nice weather. Next year when we come thru we will go again. K.H.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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marykuch47 wrote a review Jun 12
Binghamton, New York2 contributions
Started our time in Herkimer with a delicious lunch at the Waterfront Grille. Then we boarded the tour boat for a delightful one and a half hour cruise on the Erie Canal which included travelling through a lock and learning so much about the canal. All in all a great day and only about 2 hours from home.
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garyzarrilli wrote a review Jun 7
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Very informative and relaxing. Price was reasonable and a senior discount was requested.. The Captain was very informative.
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Barbara R wrote a review Jun 7
Dover, Delaware2 contributions
The trip into and out of the lock was great! Not many people get to do that! Lots of history live and recorded from the Captain all the way. The Captain was confident in his boating skills and we were able to relax all the way.
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