Boat Rentals and Tours

Tour boats on the Erie Canal

Get On Board!

Relax and enjoy the NYS Canal System on a canal boat tour, dinner cruise, or multi-day voyage. You'll find tours within an hour's drive of every major city in the Canalway Corridor. You can also rent kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddle boards or rent self-skippered canal boats for multi-day vacations.

Canal Tours

REGION AND CRUISE COMPANY LOCATION
Capital Region, Hudson River and Champlain Canal
Captain J.P. Cruise Line Troy (Hudson River)
Dutch Apple Cruises
Albany (Hudson River)
Mohawk Maiden Cruises Schuylerville (Champlain Canal Lock 5)
Eastern NY, Erie Canal
Mohawk River Cruise Schenectady
Erie Canal Cruises
Herkimer
Mohawk Valley Boat Charters (tours by appointment) Rome
Central NY, Old Erie Canal
Camillus Erie Canal Park Camillus
Greater Rochester Area, Erie Canal
Colonial Belle - Erie Canal Cruises Fairport
Cornhill Navigation Pittsford
Western NY, Erie Canal, Buffalo River, Niagara River, Lake Erie
Buffalo Harbor Cruises Buffalo
Buffalo River History Tours Buffalo
Buffalo Sailing Adventures Buffalo
Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises Lockport
Niagara River Cruises Grand Island
Queen City Bike Ferry (bike/ped ferry between Canalside and Outer Harbor) Buffalo
WNY Classic Cruises (tours by appointment) Buffalo
Finger Lakes, Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Canalside Experiences Waterloo
Captain Bill's Watkins Glen
Cayuga Excursions Ithaca
Discover Cayuga Lake Ithaca
Finger Lakes Boat Tours Waterloo
Force Seven Charters Waterloo
Ithaca Boat Tours Ithaca
School’s Out Charters Lansing
Schooner Excursions Watkins Glen
Seneca Wine Boat Tours Watkins Glen
Water to Wine Tours Interlaken & Aurora

Vacation Boat Rentals

Rent a self-skippered canal boat or overnight cruiser for a multi-day vacation. Rental boats are typically well-equipped with sleeping quarters, a galley, and plenty of deck space for relaxing. You'll get lessons in steering, docking, and locking through before heading out.

COMPANYLOCATIONBOAT TYPE
Canal Princess Charters N. Tonawanda34' Houseboats
Cruise - USAUnion Springs24' Trawlers
Erie Canal Cruise LinesCape VincentEnglish-style narrowboats
Low Bridge ChartersWaterlooEnglish-style narrowboats
Mid Lakes Erie Macedon LandingMacedonEnglish-style narrowboats, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, paddleboats

Multi-Day Cruises

COMPANY LOCATION
Blount Small Ship Adventures Cruises on the Erie Canal and inland waterways
American Waterways Cruise Lines Cruises on the Hudson River