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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
Phone Number: 716- 433-6155
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Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY...

Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY "LOW BRIDGE, EVERYBODY DOWN!" Come aboard for a relaxing & informative ride on the 19th-century engineering marvel which opened the American Frontier. Featured on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," AAA GEM Attraction, CAA Approved. Experience "Locking Through" - being raised and lowered 49 feet in Locks 34 & 35. See the remaining half of the famous "Flight of Five" locks from the 1800's. Be amazed at the 20-foot high stone walls of the 1800's "Rock Cut" and stone towpath blasted out of solid stone with powder left over from the War of 1812. Travel under the widest bridge in the U.S. Pass under 2 lift bridges that raise straight up while everyone sings "Low Bridge, Everybody Down...."

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Interesting cruise and informative captain

The trip was interesting from the standpoint of be able to watch how a lock really works. The captain was very informative of the the lock, river and history of the town. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Donald W
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The trip was interesting from the standpoint of be able to watch how a lock really works. The captain was very informative of the the lock, river and history of the town. The views from the boat proved top be great photo opts.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went recently with my 9 and 11 year old niece and nephew and we all enjoyed learning about this part of Lockport's history. There are some snacks and beverages on board but no bathroom. Went on the Underground Caves tour the next day and these two tours really complement each other.

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Thank Thepeevs
Sarasota FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Strike One: The website allows you to reserve a spot on a particular cruise...or so you are told...you are advised that it is not an automated system and your confirmation email might not be received for a day or two. I never received my confirmation, and when I arrived, was told that their reservation system hasn't worked all year. Luckily... More 

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

This is the second time that our Alumni Association booked a boat ride and this time dinner at the Lockport Locks. We had close to 80 guests and not one compliant. Just compliments. The boat ride through the locks was interesting as well as a lot of fun. A few of us broke out into song "eighteen miles on the... More 

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Thank jeannette d
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was amazing to see the way the locks raise the boats. The Erie Canal was very important part of American history, and to see it was interesting.

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Thank Debra H
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting and educational boat ride. The captain was knowledgeable and funny. There is a bar on board. Sodas, alcohol and snacks are available for purchase. You can roam about and get great pictures.

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Thank Christi K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently went with my 9 year-old nephew and other family members and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The narrator was very entertaining and knowledgeable. I went on this tour several years ago and it is still. We sat on the top deck towards the back so it was a little difficult to hear the narration at times, however, it was still... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises is a round-trip boat cruise on the Erie Canal leaving from Canalside in Lockport. The cruise takes about two hours and includes live narration. Dug by hand between 1817 and 1825, the Erie Canal is 363 miles long and uses 36 locks to overcome a 571-foot difference in water level to link the Niagara... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this cruise. I have never experienced canal locks and it was amazing. The staff is wonderful, fun and knowledgable. I highly suggest this adventure for the entire family. I am so ready for the Panama Canal now!

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have lived in the are most of our lives and have never taken this "cruise" but when friends from Florida visited looked for something different to do so the 4 of us took the cruise - it was very interesting to here the history of the making of the erie canal and the area of lockport - - i... More 

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