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St. Helena III Canal Boat Operations

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The St. Helena III canal boat is pulled by two Percheron horses, Dan & Willie, and departs from the Port of Canal Fulton in St. Helena Heritage Park for a one hour ride down the Ohio & Erie Canal. A historian on board provides information on the history of the canal, the boat and the area.

The St. Helena III canal boat operates weekends only in May, September & October and Tuesday through Sunday June through August. Boat rides are at 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Call to confirm schedule. Canal boats rides can be cancelled during dry season due to low water levels or during heavy storms.  We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your ride time in order to purchase tickets and view the DVD presentation entitled “Our Canal Heritage” before you board the canal boat.

In addition to public boat rides, the St. Helena III offers a variety of special themed cruises throughout the summer months. Private group charters are also available for groups of 25-55 people.

The City of Canal Fulton is pleased to announce that we now own and operate the St. Helena III Canal Boat.  The Canal Fulton Heritage Society transferred ownership of the canal boat, horses, and related equipment to the City in February 2015.  The City had been operating the canal boat for the Heritage Society since 2009.

Canalway Center Hours:

May to September:

Monday to Friday 10 a.m – 4 p.m; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m-6p.m

April and October: Saturday and Sunday ONLY 10 a.m – 4 p.m

2016 Public Rides Schedule:


May 14 – May 29 (Saturday & Sunday only)
1:00pm & 2:30pm

June 1 – August 28 (Tuesday through Sunday)
1:00pm & 2:30pm

September 3 – October 9 (Saturday & Sunday only)
1:00pm & 2:30pm

Public Rides Ticket Prices:

Adult ages 18-59 $8.00
Senior  ages 60 & up $7.00
Veteran any age $7.00
Youth ages 6-17 $5.00
Child ages 5 & under Free with paid adult


10% discount on public ride ticket price for parties of 10 or more.

2016 Special Event Cruises:


Addams Family Dinner Cruise-$37 6p.m

Saturday, September 10

Spirits and Spirits Cruise with Sherri Brake, Canal Spirits and Miller Doan Tavern: $45 per person

Friday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m

Saturday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m- sold out

For more information call the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 330-854-6835

2016 Private Group Charters:

Reservations for private group charters can be made by calling the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 330-854-6835 or by sending and email to  School, community, family or tour groups welcome.

Educational Groups start at $185 (includes preschool, K-12, home school & college groups)

Community Groups start at $250 (includes church, club, family & tour groups)

St. Helena III Canal Boat tickets can be purchased at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center, located at 125 Tuscarawas St. in St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton, OH or by calling 330-854-6835.  Cash, check, and credit accepted.