Canal Boat Operations

Canal Boat
Upcoming Events

Shakespeare Cruise

Date: 08/27/2016 - 08/28/2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taming of the Shrew performed on the St.Helena III canal boat and along the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Performed by the Canal Fulton Players.

Tickets are $23 each.

taming of the shrew 2016

 

Addams Family Cruise

Date: 09/10/2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

addams family flyer

The Addams Family Dinner Cruise

Saturday, September 10th at 6 p.m.

Enjoy dinner and Act 1 along the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal.  Travel down the canal to Lock 4, aboard the historic St.Helena III for Act 2.  Dinner will be catered from one of Canal Fulton’s favorite restaurants. Call for menu details or to purchase tickets. 330-854-6835.

Last Day for Public Rides

Date: 10/09/2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Last day for public rides. Ride times are 1:00pm and 2:30pm.

Spirits and Spirits Cruise

Date: 10/14/2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival Time- 6:00 p.m

Depart: 6:30 p.m

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.

Spirits and Spirits

Date: 10/15/2016
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Mixing Spirits & Spirits

$45 per soul/Limited spots/reservations required

Arrival time- 6:00 p.m

Depart: 6:30 p.m

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.

Canal Boat Operations

St. Helena III Canal Boat Operations

Click here to purchase themed cruise tickets

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:

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.