About The Colonial Belle

Established in 1989, the Colonial Belle is a family owned and operated business. Her crew is experienced and friendly.

The Colonial Belle is the largest tour boat operating on the historic Erie Canal. Our vessel is U.S. Coast Guard certified to carry 149 passengers with a fully accessible enclosed lower deck and an upper open-air deck. The enclosed first deck offers comfortable seating, a full-service bar and two restrooms. The upper deck provides seating, scenic viewing and the experience of "ducking down" for low bridges.

Erie Canal Cruise

Captain TammeeCaptain Lee at the helm with a history lessonĀ 

Captain TammeeCaptain Tammee Poinan Grimes, daughter of our founder the late Captain Lee Poinan

Captain Lee