Erie Canal Cruises

daily cruises

An award-winning narration along with spectacular scenery and a ride in a "liquid elevator" await you on our daily sightseeing cruises.



Rock the Lock on a Friday Night Party Cruise! Experience the area's history with a Living History Cruise!

private Charters

Celebrate a milestone or host a unique business event on board Central New York’s only Entertainment Yacht!

Group Tours

Cruise, dine and more! Options abound for your group to discover the best attractions in the country!
Erie Canal History Travel back in history along the Erie Canalway national Heritage Corridor More info . . .

About Us

We welcome you to beautiful Mohawk Valley and Erie Canal Cruises. Erie Canal Cruises tour boats Lil' Diamond II  and Lil' Diamond III are docked at Gems Along the Mohawk, the Official Mohawk Valley Visitor Center. Located at 800 Mohawk Street in Herkimer, NY, we are directly across from the New York State Thruway Exit 30.

We invite you to join us on one of our Lil' Diamond vessels for a fun and historically fascinating cruise, back to a time when the canal was just a vision and the barges were pulled by mules and horses. Travel thru a hundred year old lock, relax and enjoy - you'll be glad you did.


Advance purchase highly recommended!
get info & book at zerve
Erie Canal Sightseeing & Specialty Cruises
Or call Zerve at (315) 717-0350

Special Cruises & Events


      May 21, 2016 is Opening Day!

      Our Captains and Crew are ready to welcome you on board for another great season!

      2016 Schedule released...

      Make your plans for next season and join us on our Friday Night Party Cruises, Living History Cruises and Comedy Cruises!




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