We welcome tour operators, group leaders, schools, clubs, and organizations, offering an educational and memorable cruise on the historic Erie Canal!
With our convenient location directly across from Exit 30 of I-90, we offer easy access for buses. Our home docks are located at the Gems Along the Mohawk complex which includes a gift store featuring New York products and the Waterfront Grille restaurant.
Group Tour – Sightseeing cruise on the Erie Canal
Take a journey back in time! Your group will enjoy a 90-minute cruise on the historic Erie Canal, which includes a trip through Lock 18. This “liquid elevator” raises and lowers vessels over 20 feet! Your fully narrated cruise features the past, present, and future of the world’s most iconic man-made waterway.
Group Tour – Two-Lock Living History Cruise to the Historic Herkimer Home
Join us on this new and exciting Living History Cruise especially for groups! Arrive at the Historic Herkimer Home and tour the grounds and home of Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer.
After the tour, enjoy a BBQ feast from Promiseland Farm & BBQ, and an 18th-century chocolate-making demonstration. We then depart on the Erie Canal for a two lock cruise through one of the most scenic and historic sections of the Erie Canal.
After the thrill of traveling through two locks, we end our cruise at our home docks in Herkimer for some specialty shopping at a New York-themed gift store.
School Groups – Educational Field Trips
Bring your students to the most interesting school field trip in central New York! Watch your students as they enjoy learning while experiencing a cruise on the most historically significant canal in the USA!
Our 90-minute cruise is BOCES approved and compliments the 4th Grade curriculum. We travel through a lock and feature a lively question and answer session especially for school groups.