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Liftlock and The River Boat Cruises

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Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5, Canada
+1 705-742-9912
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Relaxing afternoon!

We took our kids and grandkids on the boat cruise that goes up the Liftlock. Was a great experience... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
maddy a
Peterborough, Canada
One of a kind experience

We visited twice and twice enjoyed it very much. The liftlock is engineering gem, that pull boat up... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Vaughan, Canada
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Little Lake Peterborough Marina, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7H5, Canada
+1 705-742-9912
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We took our kids and grandkids on the boat cruise that goes up the Liftlock. Was a great experience and the view was awesome.The Captain gave us a great history lesson too. I can say that all three generations enjoyed the day! Tour the museum...More

Thank maddy a
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We visited twice and twice enjoyed it very much. The liftlock is engineering gem, that pull boat up and down like elevator to 20 meters height. Big applause goes to Jodi, the captain, who made 90 minutes of tour complete fun. Highly recommended to all...More

Thank travelladdict2015
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is an excellent tour and one that is worth doing if you are in the area during the tourist season. The boat is easily accessible and has two floors. The upper deck provides great views of the Trent Waterway area as you cruise along...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

One should make reservations in advance as it can sell out. We had done this trip about 35 years ago and had forgotten how amazing it is. The tour takes about two hours. At one point you are several stories up in the air looking...More

Thank cebcolpitts
Reviewed 15 September 2017

You take the boat cruise through the lifelock , the Captian is also the tourist guide did an excellant job explaining the history and operation of the liftlock. Although is a short cruise as it turns around as it reaches the top. Its still very...More

Thank WestHiker
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I went on the dinner cruise south of the liftlock. The cruise started out we were all seated at our tables and the servers too our drink orders and immedaitely brought them to the table. We spoke with the people around us...More

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great way to spend an early fall morning - the river is quiet, the sun is shining, and we get to traverse 2 Peterborough locks; Lock 20 and Lift Lock. The Lift Lock is impressive as it is one of the tallest lifts in the...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My family and I had a fantastic time! We've never done anything like this before so we were all amazed. Good fun!

Thank SRP_254
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had we not added the lunch cruise, our family trip to Peterborough would have a lot less fun. It was a good 2 hours river boat ride with lunch we had. My husband who is usually picky was very happy with the food. I liked...More

Thank Peggy772014
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The cruise we took was about 2 hours. You don't go far, because the two locks you traverse take some time, but the explanations of the locks and the road and rail swing bridges are excellent. A word of caution, though, if you're travelling from...More

Thank Daleb0422
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Questions & Answers
Diane H
14 August 2017|
Response from LiftlockCruises | Property representative |
Hey, Adults are $26.50, Seniors are $24.50 and Children are $13.50 unless they are 4 and under they are free.
Dave P
11 August 2017|
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Response from Neal W | Reviewed this property |
Hi...here is the answer to the question from the cruise organizers: Our boat does run, rain or shine! The upper deck of the boat is completely covered by a canopy and has clear plastic side curtains we can drop down in case... More