Canal Boat Operations

Canal Boat
Upcoming Events

Spirits and Spirits Cruise

Date: 06/17/2016
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival time: 8:00pm

Boat Departs: 8:30pm

Haunted History, a Canal Boat Ride, Distilled Spirits and a Tavern Visit. What’s Not To Love?

Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake, for an evening canal boat cruise blending Spirits & Spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one hour evening cruise. Hear of bootleggers, moonshiners and speak easy’s along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to our point of departure, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery and sample spirits made locally. (2 free samples per guest) Guests will learn of the distilling process and hear of the building’s history as we are gathered inside the old historic basement. Next stop is a short walk away to the new Miller – Doan Tavern located in yet another historic building. Free appetizers await us at our final destination. Limited spots available, ages 21 and over due to the nature of the event.

Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Date: 06/18/2016 - 06/19/2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Death on the Canal: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Performed by The Canal Fulton Players

Written by David Van Gaasbeek

Four performances:

June 18-19

June 25-26

6 p.m

$37  per ticket: includes dinner on the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal, live performance by the Canal Fulton Players and canal boat ride down to lock 4.  Tickets on sale now. call 330-854-6835 or stop into the Canal Fulton Canalway Center: 125 Tuscarawas St. Canal Fulton, 44614

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Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Date: 06/25/2016 - 06/26/2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Death on the Canal: Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Performed by The Canal Fulton Players

Written by David Van Gaasbeek

Four performances:

June 18-19

June 25-26

6 p.m

$37  per ticket: includes dinner on the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal, live performance by the Canal Fulton Players and canal boat ride down to lock 4.  Tickets on sale now. call 330-854-6835 or stop into the Canal Fulton Canalway Center: 125 Tuscarawas St. Canal Fulton, 44614

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Cannoli Caper Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise

Date: 07/10/2016
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Tickets on sale now. Call 330-854-6835 for menu inquiries or to purchase tickets.

Princess Cruise

Date: 07/23/2016
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Sing along to all your favorite princess songs aboard the St.Helena III. During this 1 and a half hour ride, you will be magically transformed into a princess with beads, tiara, and wand! Enjoy a princess lunch from the Dragonfly Tearoom at Lock 4.

Tickets on Sales Now- $23 per ticket

Call 330-854-6835

Canal Boat Operations

St. Helena III Canal Boat Operations

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. 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:

Weather-Permitting

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

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

Autumn:
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:

Death on the Canal Dinner Cruise: $37 per person. 6:00 p.m

Saturday, June 18th

Sunday, June 19th

Saturday, June 25th

Sunday, June 26th

Cannoli Caper Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise: $37 per person. 5:00p.m

Sunday, July 10

Princess Cruise and Picnic– $23 per person

Picnic lunch from the Dragonfly Tearoom

July 23 at 4:30 p.m

Shakespeare Cruise: Taming of the Shrew- $23 per person- 6p.m

Saturday, August 20

Sunday, August 21

Saturday, August 27

Sunday, August 28

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

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 canalway@cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov.  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.