Welcome Aboard the Colonial Belle!

The Colonial Belle has been providing Erie Canal tour boat cruises from mid-May through October for over 20 years. Come aboard in Fairport, NY, just 20 minutes from Rochester, New York.

The Colonial Belle's narrated tour will familiarize you with the rich history and many traditional landmarks along the scenic Erie Canal traveling west between Fairport and Pittsford. Our three-hour cruise includes lock passage at Canal Park in Pittsford, located at Clover St. and Jefferson Rd.

We offer a variety of cruises open to the public and can customize your private event. We are pleased to provide our own beverage service and catering by various local restaurants.

Why choose the Colonial Belle?
• 2 to 3 hour Erie Canal cruises (14–16 mile tour)
• Historical Narration by Captain Lee
• Great food & fun entertainment
• Many Themed Cruises
• Coast Guard certified Captain and Crew


Gift shop & ticket office open:
Monday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tues–Sat: 10:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

"Very enjoyable evening cruising on the Erie Canal. Sites were great and transgressing an actual lock on the canal was a unique experience. Dinner was delicious - Chicken Parmigiana/Meatballs over pasta with "Tomotto" sauce. Full bar, cold beer and snacks also available."
5-star Yelp review by David G.