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Colonial Belle-Erie Canal Tour

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400 Packetts Lndg, Fairport, NY 14450-1576
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Birthday celebration in a hot Fall day. Captain is entertaining, attentive waitress for drinks, all while relaxing along the canal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IslandTraveler8
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Took this ride on the Erie Canal and enjoyed it very much. The boat was comfortable with cushioned seating on the bottom level and plastic lawn chairs on the top level. The Captain broke in every so often for some fun facts. Going through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Skippy1958
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Ride a passenger boat through a long length of the Erie Canal, including a lock. This is a good opportunity to see a lock in action. Ride the boat on the upper deck because the lower deck is too warm and stuffy. Wear a hat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My wife and I made arrangements for a cruise and it got cancelled. We were never contacted about this and showed up for the boat ride. We came up the next day and we were comped for the trip. This shows that there really is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ron Z
Reviewed 11 August 2018

My family took the cruise. My expectation was that there would be information presented as we road up the canal. There was a limited amount of information presented by the captain, however we could not hear anything through the speakers. It was raining so were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kriston J
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We took the lunch cruise on a weekday, three hours, from 1-4pm. Thankfully the weather cooperated, and it was partly sunny/ partly cloudy so that sitting on the upper deck was comfortable. There was a nice breeze when the boat was moving, even though it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

The cruise probably would have been very nice, had the captain been narrating. Basically you were just coasting down the canal looking at trees,peeled houses, people biking and walking. After a while it got pretty boring (3 hours). There is history and many interesting facts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Debby B
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Could Independence Day be any better? In Rochester, NY. Fireworks and fairly good meal along the Erie Canal. The cruise was very easy going. We would have preferred some dialogue with history of the canal and the city of Rochester. Cash bar through out the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank I5385RGmaryp
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank I2099SWpatrickw
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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
20 July 2015|
Response from calischirm |
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.
20 July 2015|
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