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While visiting the Park, be sure to take some time to relax aboard one of our scenic boat tours. With 4 vessels operating in the park there is ample opportunity for sight-seeing from the vantage of the water.

While taking in the sights, enjoy informative dissertations of life along the canal. Feel free to ask questions and share knowledge of the Erie Canal.

Historic Canal Boat Rides aboard our turn of the century excursion boat, the Ontario, and a pontoon boat, the Camilus Erie (wheelchair accessible), are entertaining as well as educational with music and historic narration available. These trips are approximatly 2 miles (45minutes) round trip with an optional short walk to the historic Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct. The 1844 Nine Mile Creek aqueduct reconstruction is now completed.

Dinner Cruises leave from Sims Store aboard our spacious new Iroquois (wheel chair accessible). While enjoying this scenic cruise, you'll be served a delicious meal of Prime Rib (alternative menus of Stuffed Breast of Chicken and Vegetable Primavera with Red Sauce are available upon request at the time of your reservation). This cruise will travel from Sims Store towards route 173 and back, passing over the Aqueduct. Your comfort and enjoyment are our primary concern so we recommend you bring a jacket or sweater. For more information, click here.

All of our boats are inspected by the State of New York and operated by licensed pilots.

Boat Schedules and Fares

Regular Tours
Sundays, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Sailings:1,2,3,4 o’clock.
May through Mid-October.

Adult - $3.00.
Ages 5 to 12 - $1.50.
Under 5 - Free.
Maximum for Family - $10.50.

Dinner Cruises
Boat leaves from
Sims Store, promptly
at 6:00 p.m.
Sails over Aqueduct.
Wednesday evenings:
July 11, July 18, July 25,
Aug 1, Aug 8.

Thursday evenings:
July 26, Aug 2, Aug 15.

$30.00 per person (includes Prime Rib dinner)
Children - $15.00 (chicken tenders or hamburger and fries).

Alternative menus available.
Live music and narration.

Reservations required for Dinner Cruises. Please call Vickie at (315) 487-7895 to make your reservations.

For more information, click here.





Boat Ontario photo

Boat Ontario photo


Boat Otisco photo



Link to boat Iroquois photo


Erie Canal Park • 5750 Devoe Road, Camillus, NY 13031 • Phone: 315-488-3409