- 75 Ratings
45-Minute Canal Tour in Fort Wayne
Explore a Fort Wayne canal by boat with a guided tour over gentle currents. Bring the whole family along to relax on the water as you learn about the river's history and ecosystem.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a forty five-minute cruise over a local river with a professional captain at the helm
- Come aboard a stylish canal boat with enough room for the entire family and a deck that offers impressive views
- Hear stories of the history and culture revolving around the river, while uncovering all the recreational activities it offers
- See plenty of modern marvels, including tall skyscrapers and legendary bridges
- Guided boat tour
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.
- 75 Ratings
It was an excellent experience. The boat was fresh and clean; instructions during the intro were clear and precise; the tour guide was perfect -- great information, great delivery, and very personable.
My husband and I had taken a ride on the Canal Boat earlier in the summer and we wanted our daughter and grandchildren to experience it during their visit to Fort Wayne.
Very nice tour!
The crew on the boat was very respectful and knowledgeable, especially the gentleman giving us the tour. He was abound with local history, I would like to go on the 90 min tour next time and would recommend the boat tour to visitors and natives alike.....
The boat is beautiful, and the guide was very informative and cordial. Great experience.
Having grown up in Ft. Wayne, I'd look at the river from bridges and wish I could be on it. With the Canal Boat Tour, I was finally able to live out a childhood dream! I can't tell you how glad I am that Ft. Wayne is making opportunities for people to enjoy the rivers! Thank you!
The boat was on a timely schedule and the tour guide was great and fun. The gentleman gave us good instructions for the life preserver which was a high priority since the recent ducky tradgey, I think our group of 22 people would highly recommend this.
The talk was interesting and informative. The boat was beautiful. Everyone was professional. We had a great time.
Was a wonderful trip! The narration was fantastic. I learned so much about Fort Wayne history. I just wish the microphone was working as the batteries were dead.
- Mary Jane
The boat trip was wonderful. Our guide was informative and funny. The crew was efficient and hard working espec6 since it was one of those 100+ feel-like days. My only complaint is that your website doesn't mention that peek adds a charge up front.
Super friendly staff and the experience was very relaxing!
The weather was beautiful and our trip was fun. We had 5 couples for this trip followed by dinner at Hall's and ice cream at Yummy Bunny. Enjoy downtown Fort Wayne!
Just absolutely lovely trip. The historian was great, knew a lot of history of Fort Wayne and the rivers. We are going on another trip, this time a 90 min tour. Great addition to our city, I am sure you will do a tremendous business. Thank you all. Linda Ward Fort Wayne, IN
It was flawless and accommodating.
Historical information was excellent, seeing the progress of the new river front , seeing a vibrant downtown. Hear about a killing about every day, I needed to see and feel the excitement of a wonderful exciting downtown Ft Wayne. Keep up the good work.
It was easy to register and they had our names at the boat when we arrived. No tickets were needed. The moderator on the boat had a lot of knowledge about the river history. Very informative and relaxing.
The canal boat ride was very informative and relaxing. Nice boat! Next I definitely will go on the 90 minute ride. Our docent was well-versed on local history and quite personable. The price seemed high for 45 minutes.
I wish it were longer. I know you offer a 90 minute cruise but only on Saturdays.
The ride was fun. Tour guide was good and knowledgeable, I am more aware of Fort Wayne history and the statues in town, but I still learned a few things.
Boat was very nice and accomodating. Person leading tour was engaging and friendly. Very knowledgeable also. My grandson loved it as well. Will definitely come back in the future.
Great access for our friend with a walker. Lovely adventure.
All staff very knowledgeable and friendly! Very welcoming to my two children. Learned so many new things and the ride was enjoyable! Thank you so much for a great evening! Looking forward to coming back next summer!
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed it very much. Our only suggestion is we would have liked more history information about what we were looking at. The captain while he was up front had more history of the area we would have liked to hear more of that inside the boat. It was still a very good experience. Thanks to everyone.
I appreciated the friendliness of the crew. The docent was delightful, knowledgeable and interesting. Being able to get up and move on the boat was a real plus. It was wonderful to see the river from the front of the boat and the back. All in all, we had a lovely sunny day with good people on the ride. It was a good experience and I will encourage others to participate.
Experience on the Canal Boat was great, but felt the docent could have made it a more interesting trip by being more informed about the significance of the Ft Wayne Rivers. My trip on the Historic Boat Tours with Matt Jones offered thru the Parks Dept.was a much more informative experience. Thanks for making the Canal Boat Tours available, though.
Docent needed more historical info to share and more interaction with customers
Awesome boat and friendly staff! Only suggestion would work out the microphone kinks- very distracting and annoying.
I was so impressed with the entire crew and the canal boat. What a great time on our rivers! Thank you!
This trip entertaining as well as educational. The Docent was well versed on Fort Wayne and the rivers. It exceeded my expectations.
We were told so much history about our city that most of us had no idea about. What a fun way to learn about our city and to see it from a view we never experienced before - our rivers. Also appreciated the crew and how they kept us all on time. Wonderful experience.
The staff was very courteous. The new boat was comfortable and clean. The guide did a terrific job explaining things with an easy going approach. We are planning to do this adventure again with other friends or Family members.
Was a great day and learned a lot about the river.
Mark was an excellent, well spoken guide on our 45 minute tour. We will definitely bring grandchildren next time.
Very interesting trip. The guide and crew were excellent.
Our group enjoyed the ride and all the information given. Would recommend it to others. The
It was difficult to determine who to book the ride. When we booked there was only a couple of dates to choose from so we had to take the 45 minute tour. I would have loved the longer tour.
Dan was very informative. I am a Fort Wayne native and have actually only been on the river(s) a few times. Great to hear more about the history. I am a member of a small group of business owners (OMNI) and would like to have Dan come to talk about the canal boat project. Can you send me his contact information or can I book a lunch date through you? We meet the first and third Tuesday each month at Halls Gas House. Thank You! Gil Perry
It was awesome! Dan Wire was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience so interesting! We were a group of twelve seniors and he shared so much that, even those of us long time Fort Wayne residents, did not know!!! We loved the boat and learned about the history behind it as well! We are thankful that this group of caring citizens are providing this experience to all of Fort Wayne. A suggestion is to provide a way to allow people to join a cruise that they had not previously reserved. There were people at the dock who wanted to join, but could not. If there is availability, it seems like they could be allowed to pay at that time and be allowed to join. Thank you so much!
Boat was great!!! Need better details on parking and launch site. The information during the ride and the men running the boat were awesome.