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Colonial Belle-Erie Canal Tour

400 Packetts Lndg, Fairport, NY 14450-1576
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Great trip

We took the two hour midday cruise. The captain of our boat was very informative and kept us... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
bulldog88man
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
Lunch option bad on 12:00 - 2:00 cruise

Lunch cost 21.00. $16.00 for boat, 37.00 for boat and lunch. You are Not allowed to bring any... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
lcourteau
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Rochester, New York
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400 Packetts Lndg, Fairport, NY 14450-1576
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took the two hour midday cruise. The captain of our boat was very informative and kept us entertained. We enjoyed getting to do this trip.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Lunch cost 21.00. $16.00 for boat, 37.00 for boat and lunch. You are Not allowed to bring any food or drink on board including water. This was the fourth cruise we took on the Erie Canal in two weeks non has the no water rule....More

2  Thank lcourteau
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wasn't overly impressed with the Colonial Belle. It get chilly on late summer nights. The chairs on the viewing deck are cheap dirty plastic lawn chairs. We booked a dinner cruise, the food was below diner quality. Had some gross stuffed chicken breast with broccoli,and...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We've taken out of town guests on this ride several times, and it has always been enjoyable. The captain is well versed in the canal's history and she delivers it with humor, but does not overdo it. The boat is comfortable for the two or...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The captain had lots of personality and jovial as well. She had a good balance of sharing information about the canal and allowing us peace to soak it all in. We enjoyed the serenity of the cruise that included seeing a Blue Heron, deer, ducks...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We just returned from one of the evening Jazz Cruises and it was excellent in every respect. The crew is enthusiastic and ready to serve. Listening to excellent live jazz while cruising the beautiful Erie Canal makes the evening a true delight. Wonderful experience.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We frequently take visitors on this tour. I have never eaten on the tour but it is a lovely few hours riding on the canal. We always sit on top and the captan is up there and give a narration as you go along. not...More

Thank Susanrg
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This was my second trip on the Belle. Every time family comes from out of state we go. Not being from the area I learned a lot about Fairport, Perinton, and Upstate Ny on the tour/cruise. Boat goes under the Fairport Liftbridge and under a...More

Thank Ashley M
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Though we live nearby, being on the boat does give you a different perspective. Seeing the buildings and land from the water is a unique experience. The boat is big enough to move around on, but not so big that you get lost! We had...More

Thank Larry N
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great boat ride on the canal to view Fall Foliage! Optional food and beverages available. Captain was very knowledgeable of the history of the canal and Fairport in general. Well worth the leisurely trip.

Thank BernieSampson
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Cuttr
29 August 2016|
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Response from 3swim3 | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp from the parking lot to the dock and a ramp to the first level.from there, they aren't very accommodating unless you pay extra to eat. They didn't really care if my father who is 87 and on a walker or my... More
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calischirm
20 July 2015|
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They responded to my question via email: Two hour cruises are $15 for Seniors and $11 Age 10 and under. Three hour cruises are $19 for Seniors and $13 Age 10 and under. There is no charge for children Age 4 and under.
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C W
20 July 2015|
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Response from Laura F | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 20-30 minute ride via expressways from Rochester airport to Fairport. I believe it's Rt. 390S to 590N and then 490E to 31F east, and north a half block to the canal. You might Google it or check ur GPS to... More
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