We are pleased to be hosting NEH Scholars on July 21 and 28 for cruises exploring Rochester's historic Erie Canal aboard the Sam Patch! Since beginning the 2015 season on May 10, the Sam Patch has welcomed over 5,000 passengers, and we are confident that last year’s total of 7,400 passengers will be surpassed. In addition to our regular cruises, this Sunday we will be doing an ICE CREAM SUNDAY cruise.  Our 2 pm Sunday cruise heads east to Bushnell's Basin and stops at Abbotts - It's a great summer afternoon! Can't get the day off? Make an evening of it - Sam Patch offers wine tasting and Happy Hour and a Half cruises as well. Check our Events page for more info. Come on board and join us!

Located in Pittsford

Come enjoy the Pittsford canal front.

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Our Daily Erie Canal Cruises leave from

12 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY

(585) 662-5748

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Daily Erie Canal Cruises

Cruise Times Daily

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4 PM Cruise

Have Lunch on the Boat - Available on any noon cruise!


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The money generated from public cruises and charters helps us provide low cost educational trips for area school children. We are very grateful to our loyal riders for supporting our mission!

Your tax deductible donations help keep us afloat -

Some of our happy riders

Come enjoy all that the Erie Canal has to offer.

Our student group really enjoyed the trip on the canal today. It was a great experience for them to see the Erie canal locks rise and fall and to better understand the history of our region. Mrs. Anderson
Our group really liked hearing about the history of the canal. Our guide was very knowledgeable  and was able to answer all of our questions. Thank you again. Melisa Beauchesne
We all really enjoyed our cruise. The service was wonderful and it was an amazing experience seeing how the Erie Canal locks work. Andrew Woodard
We are so honored to have been a part of supporting this mission.
It’s our hope to have many more excursions with you.
Thanks for a stellar event.
 - Elizabeth and  Dave