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Mini-Vacation and Daycations to Whitehall in August and September 2014 aboard the Caldwell Belle

Organization or Group Tour
Maria Saavedra

Special Skills or Activity Level to be Expected


These popular excursions are considered by many to be the best mini-vacations in the northeast. The trip is available as either a day trip, one way or as an overnight, two ways. We offer a variety of ways to make this unique excursion fit your budget: you may choose to dine on your own or choose a one way package from Saratoga to Whitehall or Whitehall to Saratoga. Included in the one way packages is the opportunity to take our shuttle for the return or arrange your own transportation.

Our full service package includes the round trip boat ride, Conti-Breakfast and lunch on board both days, dinner in one of the local restaurants with a spectacular view of the water, along with your room at a very nice local hotel.

We sail north on Saturday and return south on Sunday. Departure time is at 9AM. We sail under 18 bridges, some only with inches to spare and through 5 canal locks. Sailing time is approximately 6 and a half hours. The distance we travel is over 35 miles through some of the most remote canal stretches in New York State. Enjoy unspoiled scenery and plenty of wildlife. We include a delicious and plentiful continental style breakfast and lunch on board during the sail up on Saturday and for the return trip on Sunday. Plus, a few well-timed surprises along the way!

Rather go one-way? Our daycations are becoming very popular. Get the same enjoyable experience on our trip up and enjoy dinner with beautiful scenery. End the evening with a shuttle back to Lock C5. You'll be back home before you know it and have a relaxing and enjoyable daycation!

Looking for something out of the ordinary? We're offering our Green option with our enjoyable boat ride up to Whitehall with breakfast and lunch onboard. Once we dock, you'll be able to take a short hike to the campgrounds where you'll pitch a tent and "rough-it" for the evening. Dinner on your own. Trip includes passage back southbound aboard the Caldwell Belle. Don't forget your tent!

We offer our Whitehall trip 3 times a year - in July, August and September. We had a great time on our trip for July and hope you can make our August and/or September trip for the 2014 season.

Continental-style breakfast aboard on the trip to Whitehall northbound. Lunch options include your choice of chef salad or deli sandwich. Dinner options include your choice of 4 entrees.

Non-slip footwear, no heals. Small carry-on luggage. Don't forget your camera!

Appropriate Ages for Experience

While all are welcome on these trips, the 6 to 6-1/2 hour cruise each way may be too much for children 12 and under.

Host or Sponsoring Group for Experience

Hosted by Mohawk Maiden Cruises.

How this Experience is Distinctive and Authentic to the Character of the Region

Experience the true beauty of the Champlain Canal from the water. See and experience lock-throughs. Capture glimpses of the wildlife in the area.

Overnight Arrangements (if required)

If you choose the Full Service Package, overnight arrangements will have been made for you at a very nice bed and breakfast.

If you are going for our Back to Nature option, you will have a site provided to pitch your tent.


This trip is based on reservations only. Deposits of 50% with balance due prior to sail date information are available on our website:

Depending on your excursion choice, prices range from $120 to $330 per person. Please visit our site for complete details.