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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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Good ride on the old canal.

Despite a somewhat rainy day, we had a great time on this cruise. All staff were friendly and accommodating. We would recommend this as a fun way to spend part of an afternoon and... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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Red Bank, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite a somewhat rainy day, we had a great time on this cruise. All staff were friendly and accommodating. We would recommend this as a fun way to spend part of an afternoon and learn a lot about the history of the Erie Canal. Also loved the gift shop, they have a lot of local to NY products and enjoyed... More 

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Mayfield, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect weather, a Bald Eagle fishing in front of the boat swooping down and around us, the Captain's knowledge of canal history and the pristine boat made for a very pleasant experience. I had purchased my tickets on line and immediately realized the date was in conflict with something I could not change. Called and was pleasantly surprise at how... More 

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New London, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One and a half hour of an informative cruise on the Erie Canal. Modern boat, friendly professional crew.

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and information! More 

Pine Bush, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a spectacular ride on a beautiful new boat; enjoyed a delicious BBQ lunch with a tour of the historic residence of General Herkimer; enjoyed many laughs with some new friends; but most of all Capt Jerry's humorous banter and quick wit made the entire day a treat we will long remember. My wife and I highly recommend Erie... More 

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the Living History Cruise! We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you on board again soon! More 

New Ipswich, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice day. The captain gave a very informative narrative about the canal history along with information on other canals. Seemed very much to like his job. Ship was clean and tidy. Other crew members were nice. Only thing I would change was when ordered my ticket was not informed where to pick up ticket. Stood in... More 

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and information! We appreciate your feedback! More 

Wurtsboro, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing, amazing trip. This adventure includes the whole family no matter how old.. This cruise is full of history. My first time going through the lock, I have to say I was like a small child in a candy store.

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and information! We agree, it is always exciting to go through a lock on the Erie Canal! More 

otego ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful 2 story boat, witty and savvy Captain Jerry, helpful "stewardess" serving great drinks, what's not to like?! Also, the Captain's narrative really brought the history of the canal to life in a fun way. It couldn't have been better. Left and returned on time- what a great afternoon!

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and information! We appreciate the feedback on our Captain and Crew! More 

Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This 90 minute cruise was chock full of information. Went through one lock, turned around and went through it again. Loved hearing the history, scenic and relaxing. There's a full bar on board and snacks too. Loved the strawberry daquiri in a souvenir glass. The souvenir shop has lots of jewelry, t shirts and local items. We also ate lunch... More 

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise, and had a chance to enjoy the Gems Along the Mohawk property! More 

NEW YORK
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on the way to the Adirondacks, and stayed overnight in Herkimer. Thought this would be a nice way to enjoy the afternoon, which we did. Very pleasant and relaxing. Nice refreshments served on board.

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Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise! More 

Bennington, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came from Bennington, Vermont. It was a trip I have wanted to take for years. It was awesome! So, we finally had a chance to go. It was a two hour drive from where we live, and it was definitely worth it. We are teachers, and I love history, especially local history.

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John C, Public Relations Manager at Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed the cruise and information! Thanks for making the trip to visit us, and thanks for teaching! More 

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