Experience “Life in the Past Lane" when you get on board for your cruise on the historic Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway between the Hudson River with Niagara River and the Great Lakes and an important part of American history.
Your fun and informative cruise will take you past five of the original 1800's locks. Three million gallons of water will fill Locks 34 & 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal, and raise the boat 50 feet. You’ll pass under Lockport's "Upside Down Bridge," Lockport's "Big Bridge" (the widest bridge in the U.S. at 399 feet wide), through the "deep rock cut" and under lift bridges. The lively narration by the Coast Guard Licensed Captains is also accompanied by crowd-pleasing canal music, popular during the 1800's.
You and your guests can cruise one of the regularly scheduled cruise times available daily from early May to mid-October. Cruises are approximately 2 hours long.
There are no reserved seats on either boat. You can use this reservation form to tell us when you're coming. Please include your email address and we'll send a confirmation. (Note: This is not an automated system. It may take a day or so to confirm your spaces.)
Please contact us in advance if you have any concerns regarding boat accessibility.
You can also arrange special private charter times for your groups of 25 or more. Charter cruises can travel east for a relaxing canal cruise or choose our regular cruise route which includes 'locking through.'
Reservations are suggested to insure a spot on your desired cruise.