Discover Schenectady and the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority today announced that starting this Friday, June 10, boat tours will be available on the Mohawk River. Residents and visitors can now enjoy a two-hour cruise between Locks 7 and 8 on a 25-foot boat.
Mohawk River Boat Ride tours are available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. until mid-October. Tickets are available in advance for $45 per person, with a maximum of eight people. You can reserve the entire boat for $360 as well as reserve four and six-hour trips. More information and reservations can be found on their website: http://mohawkriverboatrides.com/
The tour boat’s pilot, Captain George Kozer, is a decorated United States Coast Guard veteran who served on a cutter in Alaska performing numerous life-saving helicopter search and rescue missions in the Aleutians. An experienced big-game fisherman, Kozer is now a semi-retired business owner who has called the Capital Region home for the past 25-years.
“We are excited to partner with Captain George Kozer to bring this attraction to Schenectady County,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Tourism, Arts & Special Events Committee. “Not everyone has access to a boat of their own. These tours will allow visitors to learn about the Erie Canal’s rich history and enjoy the beauty of our community from a different perspective.”
“My top priority is always the safety of my passengers, followed by giving them a fun and historic ride on the Mohawk River,” said Mohawk River Boat Rides owner & operator, Captain George Kozer. “The beauty of the Mohawk and the compelling history of the Erie Canal is sure to be a memorable experience for all my passengers. I’m really looking forward to spending time with them on the river this summer and fall.”