MEET THE CREW
Your cruise will begin with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. From our United States Coast Guard Certified Captains and our United States Coast Guard trained crew and our support staff, we welcome you on board Erie Canal Cruises!
We will do our best to provide you a safe and comfortable cruise! Our Captains and Crew perform various functions before, during and after our cruises. Feel free to ask questions about the operation of the vessel, the Locks on the Erie Canal, or about anything you encounter on our cruises. We are hopeful that your time with us is enjoyable, informative and fun!
USCG Captain Jerry Gertz, owner
USCG Captain Dave
Captain Dave has been a Captain for as long as he can remember. He owns and operates a tug, and has traveled the Erie Canal extensively over the years, as well as the Hudson River and New York harbor.
Captain Dave enjoys sharing the wonder and amazement of visitors who learn so much about the Erie Canal on a 90 minute cruise!
Captain Kari is in her fifth season with Erie Canal Cruises. She is one of only a few female Captains currently working a commercial vessel on the Erie Canal! Kari has a great story going from a Mate to a Captain, ask her about it when she is at the helm!
Captain Kari loves discussing the operation of the lock and the vessel with passengers.
Dean is in his first season with Erie Canal Cruises. He welcomes passengers on board and assists the Captain with lock throughs and docking.
Dean loves being on the water and spends a lot of time on the Erie Canal. He takes his own boat to work everyday!
Mike is in his first season with Erie Canal Cruises. He welcomes passengers on board and assists the Captain with lock throughs and docking.
Mike loves being on the water and enjoys discussing the operation of the vessel with passengers.