Due to COVID-19, programs and experiences described on this page may not be offered this season or will be offered in a modified form. If you have any questions, please call us at 315.686.4104.
Please note that all on-water programs are weather-dependent, and the Museum reserves the right to cancel and re-book boat rides.
Those seeking a more tranquil experience on the water can take a quiet row in a traditional St. Lawrence Skiff on the protected waters of French Creek Bay. During the summer months of June 23 – September 2 (limited availability in June & September, call ahead), attendants are on hand 12PM-4PM on weekdays, and 10AM-4PM on weekends in the Skiff Livery to help you get on the water. Use of the skiffs is included with Museum admission, but donations to help with the upkeep of the boats are gratefully accepted.
Our skiffs vary in size, but 1-3 people is a comfortable crew for one boat.