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Erie Canal Cruises

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Address: 800 Mohawk Street, Herkimer, NY
Phone Number: +1 315-717-0350
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Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal...

Calm and relaxing 90 minute historically narrated cruise on the Erie Canal in beautiful upstate New York. Experience traveling through a lock. Cruising Memorial day through Columbus day.

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cruised the canal with family

booked this cruise with my family and was very informative and couldnt of asked for better weather, also the captain was awesome and knowledgeable of the whole area

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy A
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Canaan, New Hampshire
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was not what I was expecting, I guess if you have never travelled through a lock then this would be interesting but I was totally bored even the scenery was non descript.

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Canaan, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

booked this cruise with my family and was very informative and couldnt of asked for better weather, also the captain was awesome and knowledgeable of the whole area

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this cruise on the Erie Canal. We got to travel thru the oldest lock on the canal. Amazing. We would highly recommend this.

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Clark Mills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

i took this cruise twice this year. The first time was 09/13/16 on the double deck Lil" Diamond 111. It was wonderful. The second time was 10/12/16 w/10 of us (including a 2 yr old) on the smaller one deck boat. It was very crowded & packed w/people. Trip was still good, but I was disappointed w/the overcrowded boat.

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syracuse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

very nice trip, staff was enjoyable to be with, i had a group of 20 people that all enjoyed it, we would do it again in the spring possibly

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Islip, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Travel by canal boat down the Mohawk River into the Erie Canal. Go through lock 18 dropping 20 feet. Very scenic and educational. The trip is 1 1/2 hours. We took our grandchildren and they enjoyed it and paid attention. The tour is narrated the entire trip with details about the building of the canal and it's impact on New... More 

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Milton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a wonderful time!!! Captain of the boat was great!!! Very funny and informative!!! Our group had a buffet meal there as well. The food was very good. I would love to go back to try the restaurant itself. The menu looks wonderful!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great tour guide, very informative and entertaining! Would definitely suggest to others. We went to the Herkimer Diamond Mine in the morning and then the 3:00 cruise with dinner to follow- a great day!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a beautiful ride on a wonderful fall day! Captain and crew were knowledgeable and friendly. If you are a history buff, you should take this ride!

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Jerry was a great captain.. Very informative and knowledgeable. The only thing that would have made it better was the weather but even with the inclement weather it was well worth it. Learned a lot. Boat was comfortable and well maintained.

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