Daily Public Cruises
Traveling the routes of America's early settlers, Corn Hill Navigation provides uniquely authentic canal cruising experiences for visitors from across the nation and globe as well as local residents and students. We travel the Erie Canal showcasing its historical significance, environment, and beauty. Each cruise features a live onboard historical narrative. A cruise aboard Sam Patch or Mary Jemisonoffers a leisurely adventure navigating one of America's most famous historic routes.
75- and 90-minute Public Cruises are provided daily on historic wooden vessel Mary Jemison, departing from Corn Hill Landing in downtown Rochester, NY; and Sam Patchpacket boat replica, departing from in Pittsford, NY.
Sam Patch cruises feature the signature canal experience of traveling through a century-old canal lock and passing through a beautifully restored and redeveloped historic canal town.
Mary Jemison cruises offer spectacular views of the Rochester skyline featuring the award-winning Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Bridge; Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Genesee Valley Park; and the picturesque crossing point where the waters of the Genesee River and Erie Canal meet.
Whether you're looking for an exceptional encounter with American history, a romantic evening for two, an educational experience for the family, or a one-of-a-kind adventure for an out-of-town guest, Sam Patch and Mary Jemison deliver!
Note: Due to heavy demand, public cruises are frequently fully reserved ahead of departure. Advance reservations are recommended. Cruises are also subject to cancellation during inclement weather, when emergency vessel maintenance is required, or when a minimum number of passengers are not on hand. If you do not have an advance reservation, please purchase tickets online or contact us at 585-662-5748 before coming to Corn Hill Navigation's docks to verify cruise availability.