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Lockport Locks Erie Canal map

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Our Vessels

Boats at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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The Cruise Experience

Erie Canal Map

Experience “Life in the Past Lane" when you get on board for your cruise on the historic Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway between the Hudson River with Niagara River and the Great Lakes and an important part of American history.

Erie Canal map

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Your fun and informative cruise will take you past five of the original 1800's locks. Three million gallons of water will fill Locks 34 & 35, the only double set on the Erie Canal, and raise the boat 50 feet. You’ll pass under Lockport's "Upside Down Bridge," Lockport's "Big Bridge" (the widest bridge in the U.S. at 299 feet wide), through the "deep rock cut" and under lift bridges. The lively narration by the Coast Guard Licensed Captains is also accompanied by crowd-pleasing canal music, popular during the 1800's.

Passing through the locks...

 

Boat passing through the Locks

Cruise

For more about our cruises, call us at 716-433-6155, or toll-free at 1-800-378-0352.

Cruise Schedules and Pricing

Regularly Scheduled Public Cruises

SPRING:

Friday, May 18, 2018, through Sunday, June 17, 2018

Every Day all week 12:30 pm and 3 pm

Additional Cruise Saturdays at 10 am

SUMMER:

Monday, June 18, 2018, through Monday, September 3, 2018

Every Day all week 10:00 am, 12:30pm, and 3:00pm

FALL:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018, through Sunday, October 14, 2018

Every Day all week 12:30 pm and 3 pm.

Additional Cruise Saturdays at 10 am

PRIVATE & GROUP CRUISES:

Can be scheduled every day, anytime from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2018, through October, 2018

2018 Rates

$ 18.50 Adults

$ 10.00 Children (4-10), Children Under 4 - FREE

$ 17.00 for AAA & CAA Members Courtesy Rate

Special Discounts Available for Groups, School Programs, Scout and Youth Programs. Please contact us for details.

Credit Cards accepted.

You and your guests can cruise one of the regularly scheduled cruise times available daily from early May to mid-October. Cruises are approximately 2 hours long.

There are no reserved seats on either boat. You can use this reservation form to tell us when you're coming. Please include your email address and we'll send a confirmation. (Note: This is not an automated system. It may take a day or so to confirm your spaces.)

Please contact us in advance if you have any concerns regarding boat accessibility.

You can also arrange special private charter times for your groups of 25 or more. Charter cruises can travel east for a relaxing canal cruise or choose our regular cruise route which includes 'locking through.'

Reservations are suggested to insure a spot on your desired cruise.

Taking a cruise

For more about our cruises, call us at 716-433-6155, or toll-free at 1-800-378-0352.

Our Boats

Lockview IV

Lockview IVLockview IV inside

Lockview IV, a 48-passenger motor vessel built to resemble the African Queen, provided tours in Hilton Head and Mystic Seaport (also appeared in the movie “Mystic Pizza”) before her service in Lockport. 47 Foot single deck US Coast Guard licensed vessel with a beautiful teak interior equipped with 2 restrooms and a licensed snack area. Two small steps provide easy access.

Lockview V

Lockview VLockview V

Lockview V, a 125-passenger double-deck motor vessel built for the Great Lakes, previously provided tours in Florida and Booth Bay Harbor, Maine. 65 Foot US Coast Guard licensed vessel equipped with 2 restrooms and a licensed snack area.

Lockview VI

Lockview VILockport VI inside

Lockview VI, a 75 Foot double-deck Mississippi-style stern paddle wheel motor vessel. This United States Coast Guard licensed vessel carries up to 150 passengers. Lockview VI has an upper and lower deck, 2 restrooms, and a fully licensed bar.

For more about our cruises, call us at 716-433-6155, or toll-free at 1-800-378-0352.

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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises 210 Market Street, Lockport, NY 14094 716-433-6155 or 800-378-0352 info@lockportlocks.com