While visiting the park, be sure to take some time to relax aboard one of our scenic boat tours. With 4 vessels operating in the park, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the canal from the vantage of the water.
While taking in the sights, enjoy informative dissertations of life along the canal. Feel free to ask questions and share knowledge of the Erie Canal.
HISTORIC CANAL BOAT CRUISES take place as you climb aboard one of our four excursion boats. The Ontario (replica of a vintage boat), the Otisco (representing a canal packet boat), the Camillus Erie and the Iroquiois (our pontoon boats). Boat rides are entertaining, as well as educational with music and historic narration available. These trips are approximately 2 miles (45 minutes) round trip with an optional short walk to the historic Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct. The 1844 Nine Mile Creek aqueduct reconstruction is now completed. We are able to accommodate wheelchairs, as well.
DELICIOUS DESSERT CRUISES: Welcome aboard our dessert cruises Wednesday evenings during July and August. We set sail from 6:30 - 8:15 P.M. @ Sims' Store and travel over the Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct toward 173. Enjoy summer evenings with delicious dessert choices, beverages, great entertainment and the glow of beautiful sunsets as you cruise along the canal. FARE: $18/person, children 12 & under $10/child. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. To make your reservation, please call Barbara @ 315-488-8625.
LUNCHEON CRUISES: The BOX LUNCH consists of choices of sandwiches, fruit jello cup, chips, cookies, beverages and a veggie tray. The tour includes a narrated boat ride and a box lunch, as well as a visit to the museum and our outer exhibits. ALL FOR ONE LOW FARE OF $13.
SPECIAL CRUISES can be arranged upon request. Groups are welcome to make special arrangements.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call 315-748-2278.
PLEASE NOTE: Your enjoyment and comfort are a concern, as you are welcome to bring jackets on all boat cruises.
All boats are inspected by the State of New York and operated by licensed pilots.