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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
+1 716-433-6155
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Fun and educational

This was a great experience! The boat captain was fun and very knowledgeable about the canal, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
footballgoof
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Wayne, Nebraska
History comes alive....

We had been in the Niagara area and were on our way back to Buffalo for our flight. I had seen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
webatweb
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Los Angeles, California
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Just 30 minutes from Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Canada and Buffalo NY "LOW BRIDGE, EVERYBODY DOWN!" Come aboard for a relaxing & informative ride on the 19th-century engineering marvel which opened the American Frontier. Featured on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels," AAA GEM Attraction, CAA Approved. Experience "Locking Through" - being raised and lowered 49 feet in Locks 34 & 35. See the remaining half of the famous "Flight of Five" locks from the 1800's. Be amazed at the 20-foot high stone walls of the 1800's "Rock Cut" and stone towpath blasted out of solid stone with powder left over from the War of 1812. Travel under the widest bridge in the U.S. Pass under 2 lift bridges that raise straight up while everyone sings "Low Bridge, Everybody Down...."
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210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience! The boat captain was fun and very knowledgeable about the canal, the locks and history of the entire area. It is well worth the time and expense to take this cruise.

Thank footballgoof
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy you enjoyed your cruise. The Erie Canal story is the story of America's great westward expansion.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been in the Niagara area and were on our way back to Buffalo for our flight. I had seen some information about the Erie Canal so we decided to go to Lockport on our way to Buffalo. It was well worth the short...More

Thank webatweb
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for cruising with us in this the 200th anniversary of the commencement of Erie Canal construction in 1817.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a well-narrated and informative cruise (approx. 2 hours) on the canal and through two magnificent locks! We gained a lot of insight into the historical significance of the canal and its locks, what it took to build them, and the people who worked...More

Thank shaluhe
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You for commenting. We read every single comment that is made and each is appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is right out of my fifth grade history book. Exciting, informative, and plain fun. This is a tour that should not be missed if you get to the Niagara area. It was second only to the falls for me.

Thank toyota_john
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You for your kind comments. I may sound like an old broken record, but, our staff work hard to make the Erie Canal experience worthwhile for our customers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area, this is a definite must do! It is historic, educational and fun. You are lifted up and down two locks while taking a ride on the Erie Canal listening to the history. The cruise is about 1 hour and...More

Thank Patty B
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your taking time to comment. After 30 years in business we continue to work hard to make our cruise a great experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great educational and recreational boat tour of the Erie Canal, transport through two locks and excursion on the canal system. Our Captain shared the history of the Canal and Lockport, tidbits on the canal building politics and descriptions of the mechanisms (gears and valves) used...More

Thank E8411GFsandrab
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You for responding. We are happy you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time on this tour. My kids had the opportunity to experience going through the locks and how they work. We enjoyed the ride through. The boat captain was informative and made the history fun. We at a picnic lunch on their...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for an afternoon while staying in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We were lucky to get a gorgeous day and not a full boat, which allowed us to spend the entire trip on the bow of the boat - definitely a prime spot to...More

Thank Joshua K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed this 2 hour tour of the Erie Canal and Locks. It was quite an experience going through the locks and watching how the ships and barges moved through the canal. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank lizguptill
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for commenting. It is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my Erie Canal experience. The captain was interesting and informative. I would recommend this experience to all!

Thank Karen M
MikeM808, Guest Relations Manager at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank You for taking the time to comment.

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April B
30 July 2017|
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Reservations are generally not necessary. Tickets may be purchased in advanced by visiting out website.
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Christina R
25 July 2017|
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Hello- Yes you can bring a small stroller on board the boat for your 2 year old if the boat is not near capacity.. He/She would cruise for free.
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caroljamison
9 July 2017|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
The trip is only about an hour for the basic tour. You will cycle through 2 locks twice and under a draw bridge. Some of the other tours are longer to other destinations outside of Lockport.
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