Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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About Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

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.

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.

Thirty-two years in business. Began operating with a single 18 passenger pontoon boat. Has grown into a business with three tour boats (one is a Mississippi type dual paddle wheel special events/party boat), with a banquet building, full kitchen, restaurant license, fully licensed bar that is open for events, a gift shop, and 500 feet of Erie Canal frontage.   Come experience the majesty of the Erie Canal a.k.a Clinton's Ditch. Open year round for receptions, banquets and parties. Pavilion and picnic grove for outside events. Group and student tours.   TripAdvisor Certificate Hall of Fame Award winner. Voted by customers as a 4.5 Star business for the last 5 consecutive years. American Automobile Association (AAA) "Gem Rated" business.   Provides Tour Boat, Wedding, Banquet, Business, Special Event, Party, Meeting services   Closest public transport is a Niagara Frontier Transportation Auth. stop 1/2 mile away on Locust St. between Main & Walnut Sts. Gift Shop

The Gift Shop offers a wide variety of souvenir memorabilia for young and old alike. We have books dedicated to the construction and history of the Erie Canal; traditional Erie Canal music CDs; Irish novelties, because of the connection of Irish workers on the Canal; Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises Hats, Visors, Knickknacks, Clocks, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Tee Shirts, and Jackets; Children's games and toys; Framed pictures; Post Cards, Pens & Pencils. Feel free to browse!