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Mohawk River Boat Rides

Enjoy and explore the beauties of the Mohawk River with Captain George.

About

Mohawk River boat rides provides a comfortable and memorable cruise along the Mohawk River between Lock 7 and Lock 8 on luxury tri-Toon boat originating from the Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York adjacent to Rivers Casino & Resort.

discover the beauty of The mohawk River

We travel south on the river going under different bridges, some still active and others taken down years ago with historic value from the Erie Canal days.

We pass the sleepy and quaint  Hamlet of Alplaus on the south eastern corner of the town of Glenville, then onto view the wonderful remains of the historical aqueduct that still stands. We will travel past high cliffs of Rexford and  the rolling hills of Niskayuna and Vischers’ Ferry until we stop and turn at Lock 7, where you will see the only dam and hydro-plant on the river.

Returning we will pass by the Rivers Casino and view Schenectady‘s historical Stockade waterfront. We will then go by the isle of Cayugas, the isle of Onondagas and the  isle of the Oneidas  to Lock 8 and turn around headed back through Scotia.

The Boat

Our boat is a 25 foot Premier/Alante tritoon powered by a 225 hp Mercury.  We have four large reclining captains chairs and two U-shaped lounge chairs comfortably holding a total of eight adults. Our boat has an extended Bimini top covering 3/4 length of the boat. The boat will be docked just below Druthers Brewery and Restaurant.

Join Us

This first year we will be giving rides Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and will be available for longer excursions  upon request.

The boat ride is two hours. You are asked to show up 15 minutes before departure time.

 Join us on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy a boat tour from 10 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 3 PM, or 4 PM to 6 PM.

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance or will not be accepted.

The Boat FARES

All to our trips are $45 per person for a two hour trip. (maximum eight people). Rent our entire boat for $360 for a two hour trip. Four and six hour trips are available on request.

Please dress appropriate- sweaters are suggested. You may bring your own snacks and refreshments. Please no coolers larger than a six pack. The boat has one large cooler for any refreshments. Complementary waters are available.    

Meet Your Captain

My name is George Kozer! I am currently a semi retired business owner that have lived in both Guilderland and Niskayuna for the past 25 years. I have always had a love and respect for the water. My experiences on a boat span from fishing offshore for gamefish on Long Island with my 24 foot Grady White, to a 33ft houseboat on the great  Sacandaga.

I am United States Coast Guard veteran who served as an aviation structural mechanic and then crossed over to an  helicopter air search and rescue-man. I  served  in a division called Alpat, Alaska patrol where my helicopter and our small crew were deployed on the back of a 274 foot Coast Guard cutter‘s for three week periods where we patrolled the Aleutian chain performing search and rescue missions in the Bering Sea for the commercial crab and fishing industry.  

I look forward to showing everyone a relaxing, safe, and beautiful trip  on the stunning Mohawk River.

FAQ

All rides are a two hour trip. Four and six hour trips are available upon request.

Trips are $45 a person with a maximum of 8 people. $360 for the entire boat for two hours. 

All reservations must be made 24 hours in advance or they will not be accepted.

Custom rides from 2-6 hours are available upon request.

The captain has the right to cancel any trip due to inclement weather with a full refund. The captain will make the decision one or two hours before departure time.
The US Coast Guard requires it all children must wear a U.S.C.G. Certified and approved personal flotation device, PFD. At all times with no exceptions. PDFs are supplied for children ages 8 and above.

Contact

Phone: + 1 (518) 631-9725
Email: george@mohawkriverboatrides.com