Additional nights beyond 7 $275.00/night
|Number of Nights
Note: Pricing in the table above does not include NY State Sales Tax (8%) and fuel.
A 50% deposit is required 30 days prior to departure.
Charges are payable by Master Card/Visa or Personal Check.
You can expect to use roughly 12 to 15 gallons of gas per day. This estimate is derived on a full 8 hour day underway; while operating at recommended speed. Weather and cargo brought aboard may slightly affect fuel usage.
The Canal Permit Fees and Lock Passage Fees are included in the price.
All Docking along the Canal is free.
At all ports, water and shore power is available.
Showers, Pump-outs and Laundry Facilities are at specific ports.
Bridge operators can provide additional information.
Due to insurance regulations, no smoking is permitted on the houseboat.
In an effort to maintain an allergy free environment for our guests, no pets are permitted on the houseboat.
Should these policies be ignored, a cleaning fee of $150.00 will be applied to the final charge.
10:00 am - Arrive at the dock located at Porches of Pendleton B&B located at
5176 Tonawanda Creek Road-North, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
10:15am Load boat with your personal items. Park car securely at Porches.
10:30 am Receive instruction on boat operation. Go on test run. We will work with
you until you feel comfortable that you can handle the boat and we feel
comfortable that you can handle the boat.
11:30 am Prepare for departure from Porches of Pendleton B&B
If heading east, the Lockport Locks are about a 2 hour ride.
You may decide to spend the first night in Lockport or continue on to Middleport.
The lift bridges and locks operate from 8:00 am 6:00 pm.
Medina is about 5 hours from Pendleton so if you wanted to stay there the first night, know that there is a Medina lift bridge that does not operate past 6:00 pm. Consequently, travel to that destination the first night will be tight.
Night Before Returning Boat
The boat must be returned to the dock at Porches of Pendleton by 4:00 pm.
Due to possible delays at bridges and locks, it is recommended that you spend the last night at Widewater Marina or at one of the tie-ups in Lockport. You could spend the night as far as Middleport, but an early morning start is then necessary to ensure you are able to make it back to Porches by 4:00 pm.
Not sure where to stay the night before or the night following your Canal Princess Charter?
Why not consider a stay at Porches of Pendleton B&B?
ITEMS YOU WILL FIND ON BOARD
||BBQ Grill with propane bottles
|Silverware, Steak Knives
||(2) Ice Chests
|Wine Glasses, Cork Screw
|Ladle, Large Spoons, Spatula
|Coffee Pot (perk), Coffee Cups
||Plastic Chairs on Top Deck
|Pots and Pans
||Hair Blow Dryer
|Colander & Tongs
|Kitchen Towels/Oven Mit
|Paper Towels, Napkins
TV & DVD Player.
There are several DVDs on Board, however
you may bring your own DVD's or rent them along the way!
AM FM Radio / CD Player
Binoculars for Bird and Boat Watching !
Books, Small Games, Playing Cards
Information regarding Docking Ports Restaurants etc.
Book of Navigation Rules (rules of the road)
ALL COAST GUARD SAFTY REQUIREMENTS (life jackets, fire extinguisher, flares)
VHF RADIO (for lock & bridge tender communication)
CHAIN AND LOCK (to secure the boat if you are not sure of your knots)
TWO STAKES & HAMMER (to secure boat to shore if there is nothing to tie to)
Combine your Trip with Another Adventure!
Maid of the Mist Boat Rides
Whirlpool Jet Boat Rides
History of The Erie Canal - A journey through history
Niagara Fallsview Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
Casino Niagara Falls
Niagara Wine Tours
Seneca Niagara Casino
You can combine this unique trip with a visit to the Niagara Falls (Accessible by car only; just 20 minutes north I-190). Compare the thunder of Niagara aboard the “MAID OF THE MIST” with the tranquility of the “ERIE” aboard a canal Princess Houseboat.
Take a Jet Boat Ride in the Whirlpool Rapids. If luck is on your side, you can visit one of the local casinos, or maybe tour and taste some of the worlds finest tasting wines from the Niagara Region winieries. The western New York area is rich with history and many museums can be visited either by boat or car.
The Erie Canal - A Journey through History
Erie Canalway Map & Travel Guide