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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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Capt. Jerry and crew brought the Erie Canal to life!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pine Bush, New York
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Pine Bush, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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New Ipswich, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Wurtsboro, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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otego ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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NEW YORK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the trip down the Erie Canal, the passage through the lock and the educational information we listened to as we cruised. Our captain was a great asset on the trip with lots of fun facts as well!

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Mechanicsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Because of the number of guests signed up for our cruise, we used the smaller boat. It was very comfortable. The captain and crew were very nice and very informative. The cruise itself was just beautiful and historical as well. We had recently gone on a Panama Canal cruise and went through the locks there. Going through Lock 18 on... More 

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

I took this cruise with my parents and my children. Everyone enjoyed it. Our captain was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The staff was friendly and the whole experience was wonderful. My 8 year old son loved getting to drive the boat!

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