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Mohawk Maiden Cruises

Premier sternwheel paddleboat and pontoon cruises on the Champlain Canal
Lock C5 Schuylerville, NY 12871 |
sternwheel boat going down a river The M/V Caldwell Belle is a 65-foot authentic sternwheel paddleboat offering intimate cruises for up to six passengers on the historic Champlain Canal.
sternwheel boat on a river Enjoy a tour through the historic Champlain Lock.
view of waterfall Explore the scenery along the Northumberland waterfall.
pontoon boat on the water Book a private pontoon tour on the Mohawk Maiden.
view from pontoon boat The pontoon can accommodate up to six passengers.
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Enjoy an intimate cruise aboard a sternwheel paddleboat along the historic Champlain Canal. Mohawk Maiden Cruises in Schuylerville, NY offers regular and private cruises for up to 6 passengers. We also offer tours aboard our 20 foot pontoon boat.

Looking for a fun outdoor adventure in the Saratoga Springs area? Come to Mohawk Maiden Cruises for a memorable and scenic boat tour!

Our boat tour options include the following:

Private Paddlewheeler Cruise

We specialize in initimate private cruises for up to six passengers aboard our authentic sternwheel paddleboat Caldwell Belle.

Load your cooler, grab some pizzas, pack a picnic, or just sit back and enjoy a peaceful ride along a pictureque section of the historic Champlain Canal. Cruises sailing by 5 pm can include a double lock through of Champlain Canal Lock C5.


  • $200* for up to six passengers. Cruises typically last between 90 minutes and two hours, depending on route.

Please contact Captain Marla to book. Advanced Reservations are required, but same day reservations MAY be possible, pending crew and vessel availability. (For same day reservations, include a phone number so we can get back to you sooner.)

*In celebration of Pride Month, we are offering a Pride Month Special: 25%, or $50, off your private cruise. Please mention Pride Month Special when you contact Captain Marla to take advantage of this deal.

Lock and Waterfall Cruise

Our most popular cruise. Experience a double lock-through of Champlain Lock 5 before journeying up the canal landcut to the Hudson River and past the picturesque Northumberland Falls.

Maximum capacity is six passengers, providing a more intimate ride. The Captain will provide narration, if you like, while the First Mate will keep his eagle eye out for wildlife.

Captain's Choice

Embark on a scenic journey northward, passing the waterfalls in Northumberland as we travel along the scenic Champlain Canal. This cruise does not include a lock-through. Trips are approximately 90 minutes in length.


  • Individual: $35
  • Group of Two: $66
  • Group of Six: $180

*Note: Babies and toddlers require their own tickets due to USCG regulations.

Pontoon Tour

Enjoy a customized tour on the 20 foot Mohawk Maiden. Cruises finishing before 6 pm can include a Double Lock-Through.

Rates: Up to six passengers

  • 30-45 minutes: $25 per person
  • Up to 2 hours: $50 per person
  • 1-hour private mini-cruise for up to 6 passengers: $150 (Minimum two passengers)

Send Captain Marla a contact message today, or visit our website to book your scenic tour! Don't see a cruise at the time you want? Contact Captain Marla and schedule a private cruise.

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