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 and enjoy a leisurely adventure navigating one of America's most famous historic routes.

75- and 90-minute Public Cruises are provided daily on historic on Sam Patch packet boat replica, departing from Schoen Place 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.

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 will deliver!

Join us for a regularly scheduled cruise or one of our specialty cruises featuring wine tasting, history programs, and holiday celebrations such as our July 4th Fireworks Cruise.

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 585-262-5661 before coming to Corn Hill Navigation's docks to verify cruise availability.