Erie Canal Cruises

Experience the historic waterway on an entertainment yacht, complete with commentary about historic sites along the route, and area wildlife.

Erie Canal Cruises

Erie Canal Cruises offer many ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of a trip down the Erie Canal! Their most popular cruise is the sight seeing cruise. Daily sight seeing cruises are 90 minutes long and travel east on the Erie Canal through Lock 18. Pass by the Fort Herkimer Church, one of the oldest in the state, while listening to an award-winning narration about the past, present and future of the Erie Canal.

Don’t miss out on these amazing tours!

Erie Canal Cruises Offered

Sight seeing cruises and offered 7 days a week from mid-May through Columbus Day. Also offered are specialty cruises which include, the Living History Cruise and Friday Night Party Cruises.

Living History Cruises* 
2019 Dates: Sunday-June 16 (Father’s Day); Saturday-June 29; Sunday-July 14, Saturday-July 27; Sunday-August 11, Saturday-August 24 *tickets for this cruise must be purchased in advance*
Departs from: Gems Along the Mohawk, Herkimer, NY
Boarding: 9:00am at Gems Along the Mohawk (short bus ride to Historic Herkimer Home)
Departure Time: 9:30am, returning at 3:00pm
Tickets: $59 per person, includes a BBQ feast from Promise Land BBQ
*Enhanced for 2019: boarding and returning to Gems Along the Mohawk and extended cruise through 2 locks: Lock 17 and Lock 18 and shopping New York legacy products!

Friday Night Party Cruises
2019 Dates: June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16
Departs from: Gems Along the Mohawk, Herkimer, NY
Boarding: 6:30pm at Gems Along the Mohawk
Departure Time: 7:00pm, returning at 9:00pm
Tickets: Adults – $20 each

Erie Canal Daily Sightseeing Cruises
2019 Dates: Cruises daily from May 17 – October 14*
Departs from: Gems Along the Mohawk, Herkimer, NY
Boarding: 15-30 minutes prior to departure at Gems Along the Mohawk
Departure Times: 1:00pm or/and 3:00pm daily*
Ticket Prices: Adults – $20.00, Children (ages 4-10) – $12.00, Infants 3 and under – FREE
*Daily cruise schedules vary by day, check the latest daily cruise schedule here

Take Amtrak to Erie Canal Cruises

Experience Erie Canal Cruises via Amtrak to Utica Station in Utica. Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Utica Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car! Click here to reserve your car or call the Utica office today at: 315-736-0002.

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