Sam Patch Charter


Planning a meeting, special occasion or celebration?

Provide an unforgettable experience for your guests by taking them on a private Erie Canal or Genesee River cruise onboard Sam Patch or Mary Jemison. Enjoy fine food and drink while gliding along past natural areas alive with birds and wildflowers, gracious homes with carefully landscaped yards, and historic landmarks. Experience a canal lock. Take in a magnificent view of an urban skyline or a picturesque canal village from a fresh vantage point, the legendary Erie Canal.

Sam Patch be privately chartered and the event customized to your specifications. Our packet boat replica vessel is a unique venues for events including:

  • Board Meetings
  • Client Meetings or Dinners          
  • Team Building
  • Employee Social Outings
  • Employee Rewards
  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bridal Showers
  • Bachelor Parties
  • Bridesmaid Luncheons
  • Wedding Breakfasts or Lunches
  • Wedding Reception
  • Family Reunions
  • School Reunions
  • Military Reunions
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Anniversary Celebrations
  • Retirement Celebrations
  • Organizational Meetings
  • Social Outings

Choose from a spectacular brunch, lunch, or dinner menu including buffet and open bar. Our staff is experienced and accommodating, ensuring your event will run as smoothly as the canal itself.


Sam Patch Private Charter Rates


  • $325 per hour, departing from Schoen Place
  • $150 per hour relocation fee if you wish to depart from a different location
  • Includes exclusive use of the boat, a captain and crew member
  • Hors d'oeuvres, Brunches, Boxed Lunch, Luncheons and Dinner Buffets available through our preferred caterer
  • Cash, limited, and full open bar options
  • Accommodates a maximum of 40 passengers
  • Comfortably seats 32 for buffets


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