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Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Go underground in a manmade hydraulic raceway that powered New York’s 19th-century industries on a 75-minute walking tour and boat ride through the Lockport Cave. Walk through a tunnel blasted from solid rock, see industrial ruins and geological formations, then navigate a dark, flooded cave in a small boat.
  • 75-minute walking tour and boat ride at Lockport Cave
  • Learn about Erie Canal history
  • Travel through an underground portion of the canal
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
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Departure Point

Lockport, NY
Make your way to Lockport, New York, an Erie Canal town that’s a 30-minute drive from Niagara Falls.  Follow in the footsteps of Lockport miners and engineers as you walk into a 1,600 foot (488 mt.) tunnel through the rock, where you’ll find rusting remains of New York’s industrial heyday, as well as natural stalactites, flow stone, and artifacts left behind by the builders.

Learn how the hydraulic tunnel powered three separate industries with rushing water, and about Birdhill Holly, the visionary engineer that designed the tunnel and held more than 150 patents during his life.

Board a boat for an underground trip along the Erie Canal, passing through a section that’s illuminated only by occasional electric lights. Using Lockport Locks numbers 34 and 35 allows your boat to travel ‘uphill’ through the Niagara Escarpment, a solid rock ridge that traverses New York State. This tour concludes at Lockport Cave, close to downtown Lockport and part of the Erie Canal Heritage Trail.
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Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride
A 60-minute guided tour through America’s past, located on the Erie Canal, 25 minutes from Niagara Falls or Buffalo. Your guided walking tour takes you through the 2,100’ Hydraulic Race water tunnel blasted from solid rock in 1858, providing waterpower to 3 manufacturing industries. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be running our underground boat ride during the tour. Embark on one of America’s longest underground boat rides, described as both unique and mysterious, the ride is illuminated only by small, sporadically placed electric lights. View stalactites, flow stone, various geological formations and artifacts left behind in the underground by men who built the tunnel in the early days of the Erie Canal. During your tour you will explore the historic and newly rehabilitated “Flight of Five” Locks 67-71, constructed in 1838, Erie Barge Canal, Locks 34 & 35, you may get a glimpse of boats “Sailing Uphill”.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Walking shoes are recommended
  • The walking tour is guided at a leisurely stop and go pace (includes stairs)
  • The boat ride is included and cannot be taken alone
  • Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride is not handicapped accessible
  • Animals are not allowed on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Lockport Cave Admission and Underground Boat Ride Ticket.

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Excellent experience
Suzanstinkerbell
, Oct 2019
Very fun and full of history. Page (I believe) the tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable. She interacted with my 7 year old wonderfully.
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Very informative and fun for all ages
karenhT7812UN
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide Jennifer was so knowledgeable! She did a great job interacting with children and adults! We learned so much and are really glad we took this tour. Also, upon leaving we asked about where to get lunch. They told us that if we showed our tickets at Lock 34 restaurant, we would get 10% off. The restaurant was delicious and already priced right! Thank you!
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Lockport Cave was a Keeper!
Voyager45464976443
, Oct 2019
Lockport Cave was a great time. Easy parking and check in. Jennifer, our tour guide was spectacular! Her knowledge of the area and history and her easy joking presentation really added a lot to the experience. Of note: there is a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs incase you have issues with that.
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Lockport cave
Lillian M
, Sep 2019
The cave was really interesting. Our guide was very good. Booking didn't go through my I paid, so I called and that was easier.
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Adam, fantastic tour guide!
Cynthia K S
, Aug 2019
I took 2 out of state friends on this tour and we all agreed that Adam provided a wonderful experience! He was animated and obviously cared about the topics he discussed as well as wanting to ensure that we had a great experience! He has a great sense of humor and kept us entertained! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
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Great!
shellieyre
, Aug 2019
Jason was a fabulous tour guide! He was entertaining and very kind to the guests. We enjoyed the cave boat ride and the walking tour. We liked learning about the locks.
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Adam was a great tour guide!
marjorieg761
, Aug 2019
I went with my friends on this tour and they give you so much history information on this tour. I had been to this tour years ago and forgot a lot of the stuff they were talking about. I will have to do this again soon. It is great for families too.
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Our visit
haydenelizabeth
, Aug 2019
Adam was a great tour director! Very knowledgeable and the tour was well done! Took our visiting daughter and grandkids and they thought it was great! Celebrated afterwards at Lake Effect artisan Ice Cream. Love the licks and love Lockport NY!
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