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Erie Canal Adventures
Based on 25 reviews
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Robert NortonRobert Norton
12:11 24 Aug 23
good people to deal with.
Dave RedfieldDave Redfield
20:31 04 Oct 22
I can't say enough good things about this company in Macedon. We rented one of the 40 foot Lockmasters for four nights and had four adults on board. What a perfect organization. They were thorough ahead of time with multiple itineraries and information about the many towns and possible stops. The cruising guide was great. The linens were perfect. The galley was well-supplied and we cooked all our meals aboard the Otisco. The training provided ahead of time was spot on with several videos and pre-trip refresher. The trainer walked us through a very thorough checklist beforehand and sailed with us to help with handling and locking through a couple times.
What we noticed was the end-to-end attention to detail and the friendly and competent staff. I wish there were more stars!
Liz Novak HendersonLiz Novak Henderson
11:22 21 Aug 22
Our group had a wonderful time. It was a mix of newbies and those who have kayaked before. Capt LJ created a safe and fun atmosphere for us. Highly recommend.
Osumah PeterOsumah Peter
02:03 17 May 22
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to make my first investment, since then the rest is history. I never sent her money, but only created and fund my trading account all
by myself and give her the access to manage my trads. her trading skills are unique and one of a kind. different from others
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Her contact for those intersted: Email: [email protected]
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Margaret CoxeMargaret Coxe
05:00 21 Aug 21
I would absolutely recommend Erie Canal Adventures to everyone! The entire staff is amazing; they all are extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, and willing - even eager - to help prospective boaters with anything and everything involved with Erie Canal boat trips! I have to give special thanks to Gil, a staff member who had a great, enthusiastic attitude and gave us detailed instruction - particularly on docking the houseboat! He was incredibly helpful, and his coaching ensured that our trip was not only fun, but that we had no problems along the way! And in case we did have a problem, or if we had any questions, or needed help with anything at all, someone from Erie Canal Adventures was available by phone, 24 hours a day. It doesn't get much better than that!!
Marjorie BokernMarjorie Bokern
02:51 30 Jul 21
What a unique experience! We were looking for an alternative for a traditional cruise and came across Erie Canal Adventures and so pleased with the experience. The Onondaga was our home for our 4 night journey exploring the villages between Macedon and Medina, each very different from each other. The trip on the canal was full of different sights and wildlife. The locks and lift bridges added even more to the trip!
The staff was helpful and the boat was well equipped. Would highly recommend Erie Canal Adventures!
Bill GunnellBill Gunnell
16:36 13 Jul 21
Great staff, boat was clean and ready to go when we got there. Obviously a very well run owner/operator business. Had a great time and will return as well as recommend to all.
Anina VisaAnina Visa
16:02 11 Jul 21
We had a Wonderful time on our boat, and the instructions were very clear. Loved the trip and will definitely recommend it!!
Amanda LauerAmanda Lauer
23:07 29 Jun 21
Houseboat was awesome! We had the Hemlock and easily slept 4 women friends with all of our stuff! Also after training I found it easy to navigate the locks and canals
Kenneth CampbellKenneth Campbell
20:14 28 Jun 21
Awsome experience on Erie canal in a Erie Canal Adventures canal boat. Excellent customer service. One of my best vacations. Definitely recommend
JM KuhnJM Kuhn
01:40 13 Jun 21
best vacation we've ever had. great customer service; such a calming and scenic trip; wonderful boats. can't recommend highly enough
Angela TuckerAngela Tucker
23:01 08 May 21
Had a wonderful experience today taking the NYS Safe Boating Certification Course. The instructors LJ and John really made the 8 hr course fun.
Joe SchuerchJoe Schuerch
18:52 18 Sep 20
We had an amazing week on board the Otisco. The boat was fantastic and we really got the hang of things pretty quickly. This will be definitely be a new annual vacation for me.

Thank you to our guide who taught us everything we needed to know and thank you to Erie Canal Adventures for giving us an opportunity to explore the amazing and historic Erie Canal!
John DiTullioJohn DiTullio
16:34 12 Sep 20
Amazing way to see new places in complete comfort. The boats are immaculate and surprisingly easy to operate! strongly recommend trying it out for a super cool vacation!
Debbie MartinezDebbie Martinez
14:07 11 Sep 20
We had the perfect vacation for these crazy COVID times aboard a boat we rented from Erie Canal Adventures. They made sure that everything was clean and safe to use. Any time we had a question or problem they were easy to reach and very responsive. We will miss our home away from home! We loved our experience of the beauty, history and hospitality of the Erie Canal region.
Bruce LarsenBruce Larsen
00:15 10 Sep 20
We were looking for a socially distanced vacation and found the perfect one. We loved cruising the canal and found the boat more comfortable than we expected it to be. Training was thorough, the boat was in excellent working condition and we just loved the relaxing cruise and stopping in different towns. I highly recommend for a different kind of vacation. My kids are already begging us to do it again next year
What a great and unique experience! The 42 foot longboat we rented was wonderful! All of the comforts of home, including 3 to 4 separate sleeping areas, full kitchen, 2 toilets, hot shower, air conditioning (when plugged into shore power), bicycles, etc. Boat was easy to maneuver with basic orientation and a little bit of practice. No boating license required. One of my top 4 vacations ever!
Nick JohnNick John
02:31 28 Jul 20
Wonderful three night trip. Wished it could have lasted longer. The staff at ECA are super helpful, kind, and patient, (one of them even jumped in at the dock to rescue a poor girl's phone...). The boats are in great shape, and the towns and scenery along the canal can't be beat.
Mary SongMary Song
22:06 26 Jul 20
Great fun! Highly recommend this trip. You captain your own canal boat, travel through locks and enjoy the scenery. Nice towns and good restaurants. Small kitchen with refrigerator. Bikes are included, there are bike trails along the canal. Staff always available to assist.
Steve MillerSteve Miller
15:16 22 Jul 20
Excellent trip on the Erie Canal on the vessel Otisco. Highly recommended.
Karl GranrothKarl Granroth
02:02 11 Jul 20
From the minute we arrived at the Marina in Macedon, the staff was super helpful. The boat instruction was quite good, teaching us how to lock through two different locks before they got off and let us go on our way. The boat itself was a joy to drive and it was awesome to unpack once and move our "hotel" from town to town with ease. Our girls loved swimming in the canal, and the boat was a great platform for it. I called once for help with the AC on the boat, and the mechanic arrived in a little over 20 minutes, and another time I couldn't figure out how to start the boat, and a quick call back from the owner straightened it out. Amazing adventure and a great company to do it with!
Mary Ellen DitrincoMary Ellen Ditrinco
18:39 09 Jul 20
We are full time RV's staying next door at Red's Twilight on the Erie. We have friends that wanted to pick us up at this marina on a pontoon boat. We were not sure if they would allow us to park there or not; but, we were welcomed with open arms, overall a fantastic day. A few days after that, we were once again out on the canal and stopped into the Marina for gas and a bathroom break. The staff is incredible, the Marina is SPOTLESS....with all the comforts boaters would need including showers, laundry, library and extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. For all of these reasons, we HIGHLY recommend the Erie Canal Adventures!
Theresa ValentineTheresa Valentine
21:27 09 Oct 19
September was a great time to be on the Erie Canal. Thank you Erie Canal Adventures; your boats were spotless and in excellent condition. The checkout was a breeze, the towns were delightful, the restaurants and ice cream shops were the best. Thanks for a terrific vacation, and all the best to you next season!
Molly Haney-BurleighMolly Haney-Burleigh
16:02 04 Oct 19
Great equipment, employees not only knowledgeable, but cordial and helpful.
First class operation in all regards. A week on the Erie Canal with friends from Montana and we from Arizona, could ask for anything better!
Erie Canal Adventures
Based on 18 Reviews
Fred B.
Fred B.
2023-09-19 13:28:42
We chartered the canal boat, Cayuga, from them back in mid August, 2023. It was great! Well-built... boat & well maintained. It was a great experience and... read moreread more
Caroline B.
Caroline B.
2023-09-04 17:13:12
We had an amazing adventure that was full of oohs and ahs as we toured the canal, docked at great... towns and simply fell into the rhythms of boat life. The... read moreread more
Janette H.
Janette H.
2023-08-30 20:05:51
What a fun trip. We had a great unique adventure! The staff was wonderful, the boat was clean and... well equipped. We highly recommend you try this for... read moreread more
Karen G.
Karen G.
2023-08-29 15:55:53
Spending a few days to a week on these boats is a wonderful experience. We just returned from a... week on the Harriet Wiles and it was comfortable, no... read moreread more
Randy F.
Randy F.
2023-08-02 13:31:09
Great trip they handled everything. Great way to experience canal style boating on a wide canal... with lock masters . Great once on your way easy to use... read moreread more
B J.
B J.
2023-07-28 10:55:34
We rented a 42 ' canal boat. When we arrived the boat was clean and ready to load our supplies.... There was a short (1 hr) orientation class for... read moreread more
Mark D.
Mark D.
2023-07-18 15:48:57
My brother and I rented a canal boat for three nights. The entire trip was excellent and Erie... Canal Adventures did a great job with getting us ready for... read moreread more
Angela B.
Angela B.
2023-07-14 13:52:49
Highly recommend - even people who have never boated! You will feel comfortable after the training... and shake down cruise when they ensure you have listened... read moreread more
Brian R.
Brian R.
2023-06-25 09:03:48
An adventure, a restful vacation and all the comforts of home in one! The boat was fantastic, the... staff was amazing. Can't say enough about how much fun... read moreread more
Jill D.
Jill D.
2023-06-20 09:55:41
What a great way to step back in time and enjoy peacefully cruising the Erie Canal, navigating... locks and visiting port towns along the way. read moreread more
Dori D.
Dori D.
2023-06-16 13:52:08
My husband and I rented a 42 foot canal boat with another couple for four nights in June 2023. It... was a great adventure boating the canal and managing... read moreread more
Richard L.
Richard L.
2023-06-16 01:02:10
If you have been thinking about a canal boat vacation but have not yet experienced it you are... missing out! We recently returned from our seven-day trip and... read moreread more
Jane L.
Jane L.
2023-06-15 05:15:59
My brother, sister, and I took my 93-year-old father on an Erie canal adventure. It was beyond our... expectations. The boat was immaculate and met every need.... read moreread more
David T.
David T.
2022-10-12 11:52:49
EXCELLENT adventure on the canal. Allie and Brian were gracious hosts and set us up for a... memorable canal sail through fall leaves. The boats are... read moreread more
David Grebe G.
David Grebe G.
2022-09-27 09:27:11
The Harriet IS the perfect boat for a couple. Easy to handle, spacious, well fitted out overall... and a great galley. What a relaxing week of visiting 7... read moreread more
Melissa C.
Melissa C.
2022-08-28 09:55:18
What a delightful vacation! We enjoyed the towns, the views along the canal and just hanging out... on the boat. The staff is friendly amd knowledgeable.... read moreread more
Nancy C.
Nancy C.
2022-08-03 12:49:02
We had a wonderful adventure! Our boat was immaculate and had everything we needed. We headed west... and kept a leisurely pace seeing a variety of birds,... read moreread more
BSchuman0212 S.
BSchuman0212 S.
2022-08-02 14:01:46
We had the most relaxing trip aboard the Onondaga headed west. Once we got through the training,... it was smooth boating onto our first night in Pittsford.... read moreread more
Gary A.
Gary A.
2022-07-11 12:02:11
My wife and I had the best vacation in our lives on the Erie Canal. Thank You Erie Canal... Adventures!!! Your boats are the best available on the canal, and... read moreread more
Rich M.
Rich M.
2021-09-21 11:30:31
A unique and fun experience. This was our second trip with these boats (wife & I) and it did not... disappoint. We booked a 4-night trip and headed east. The... read moreread more
Prabjit S.
Prabjit S.
2021-08-24 12:55:33
The 4-day trip was out of this world, best fun vacation I ever had. We were three couples on the... Okeechobee boat. It had two double bed, so the third couple... read moreread more
Aaron R.
Aaron R.
2021-06-10 03:52:55
Our seven night houseboat experience was one of the most amazing things we've ever done together as... a family. The team at Erie Canal Adventures answered... read moreread more
Bill C.
Bill C.
2021-06-05 18:14:37
Being on the Erie Canal was on my bucket list. Operating a boat on the canal was an extra bonus.... The boat was spotless. The accommodations better than... read moreread more
Brad H.
Brad H.
2021-05-19 08:07:35
We had a fantastic time during our three days on the canal. The boat was easy to handle, well... equipped, and the staff made sure we knew how to do all of the... read moreread more
Bobmc42 ..
Bobmc42 ..
2020-09-09 08:14:35
Great trip, great company and a wonderful experience all around. My wife and two adult children had... such an enjoyable experience that we are planning to do... read moreread more
Michele G.
Michele G.
2020-08-01 13:01:50
What an experience. On Monday we competed a 4 day cruise with our family (and another family). We... had the largest boats that accommodate up to 6 passengers.... read moreread more
Mitch K.
Mitch K.
2019-10-02 11:51:47
My wife and I really enjoyed our boat rental. The area is full of history and nature. The company... is top notch, providing excellent, well equipped boats... read moreread more
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