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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

210 Market St, Lockport, NY 14094-2935
+1 716-433-6155
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Locks and Erie Canal tour

A wonderful boat ride through the locks and up and down the erie canal. Approximately 2 hours, lots... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James C
Second Time was Better than the First!

I took the tour two years ago and came up again this week. Even though it was raining for the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Janice J
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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 3 days ago

A wonderful boat ride through the locks and up and down the erie canal. Approximately 2 hours, lots of interesting information about the locks and the canal. Would highly recommend it if you are at all interested in the history of the canal.

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took the tour two years ago and came up again this week. Even though it was raining for the first half it was still great and listening to the guide I heard things I must have missed the first time. Highly recommend this even...More

Thank Janice J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This cruise takes about 2 hours. It is appropriate for all ages. The cruise has a captain who shares history and details of how the locks work. It was very relaxing. It is a good attraction to drive to from the city of Niagara, New...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were married and had our reception there on June 17, 2017 the staff was very attentive to all of our guests. The food was outstanding. My new husband and I had many compliments from all of our guests stating that everything was perfect. A...More

Thank toni6469
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You very much. My staff and I are very pleased you are happy with having selected our business for your wedding reception. We hope you have a long and happy life together.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Lockport Locks and Erie Cana Cruise as something additional to do while in the Buffalo area. The cruise was very informative and a good length of time. There were washroom facilities on the boat as well as snacks and drinks that were...More

Thank Bert V
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We appreciate your taking time to respond. This is our 30th anniversary year. We continue to strive to produce a reasonably priced quality attraction.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had completed all the activities and scenery that Niagara Falls had offered so wanted another activity to enjoy.Boat ride was enjoyable crusing through the Erie canal.Saw sites along the way.Once we were inside actual chamber of canal it was interesting but yet alittle freaky to...More

Thank Chemorn
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for your response. By the way the boat Captains and crew never tire of the locking through experience. The rush of 3 million gallons of water in 8 minutes is indeed interesting.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very relaxing ride through the locks and the pilot was very informative. Learned a lot about the canal and enjoyed the entire 2 hours.

Thank dlharris24
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You very much for taking the time to comment.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 50 teenagers and 10 adults. Most had never experienced a lock before and they really enjoyed the hour long ride. Thanks Mike for making this happen.

Thank Chris W
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You very much for traveling with us. We are happy you and your group were satisfied.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I drove up to Lockport to experience the adventure of the locks. We were not disappointed. The boat captain gave us so much information on the workings of the locks. He also included interesting stories of the lock history. We give the...More

Thank Kathy T
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You for commenting. It is much appreciated.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made this side trip while visiting Niagara Falls. We really enjoyed the cruise, the crew was fantastic. Recommend this trip if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank Isabel H
MikeM808, Owner at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank You very much!

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raeann74
Can we bring our dog? If he is in a crat?
6 June 2017|
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Response from MikeM808 | Property representative |
I'm sorry, but, unless it is a Certified Emotional Animal and you have the proper documentation pets are not permitted.
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Nesi2012
Is there an indoor area where you can still see but stay warm?
6 May 2017|
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Response from MikeM808 | Property representative |
Our boats are not heated. During cooler days -May-Late September-Early October- vessel windows are not open. Passengers seated on the enclosed lower deck are not subjected to the breeze caused by a boat traveling 5-7 mph... More
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wdjeh
Do you have to pay for parking and is there plenty of parking available? Thank you.
7 April 2017|
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Response from BinColorado | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the street just across from the office - without incident. It is a quiet back street.
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