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Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 800 Mohawk St, Herkimer, NY 13350-2261
Phone Number: 315-717-0350
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Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal...

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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Just what we had hoped for

Fun, beautiful and informative first trip on the Erie Canal! We recently moved from Vermont to New York State and this helped ease the homesickness.

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Deansboro, New York
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Deansboro, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Fun, beautiful and informative first trip on the Erie Canal! We recently moved from Vermont to New York State and this helped ease the homesickness.

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Berlin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I highly recommend this cruise. The captain was wonderful and very informative. A great way to spend a day.

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Black Diamond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Captain John did a tremendous job of relaying a wealth of information. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relaxing and informative trip. The personnel handling calls and taking reservations were very pleasant. The only problem we had was we were not told that you need to get a 'boarding pass' before you can actually get on the boat. So, because we had to go back inside to get them, we had to sit in the back of the... More 

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Millville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the 90 min tour of Lock 18 on the historic Erie Canal out of Herkimer NY. The boat was comfortable and the captain gave an excellent overview of the history behind the canal. We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day which added to the enjoyment. Before the cruise we had a delicious lunch in the adjacent... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cruise to the Herkimer Mansion -- Historic Cruise -- the trip was fun and informative the Captain and crew were great, the food at the mansion was fantastic. We had a great time and definitely would do it again.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole tour, from the cruise itself to the tour of the Herkimer home, the barbecue and chocolate demo were first rate! Everyone is super friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the topics they were talking about. Lunch was great! Everything was on time and we never felt rushed. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about local... More 

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Upstate NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually try to take any boat ride/cruise I can find when I am out on a vacation, so we booked a cruise with Erie Canal Cruises. The best part of the cruise happened to be the cheerful woman who took our reservation over the phone, she was a delight. The boat was clean and in good shape. It was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 3 pm ride. The staff were friendly and the narrative was interesting. We went through a lock on the Canal. The ship was not crowded; that might be true as it was after Labor Day. The store at the pier that is fun to browse through; we bought some canal history books and mugs. There is an... More 

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Detroit suburb, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I now understand how locks work, as well as how the Erie Canal was built and how it was employed. Thanks for a very enjoyable ride and informative presentation, complete with friendliness and humor.

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