Canal Tours

Finger Lakes Water Adventures will offer tours on the Cayuga Seneca Canal on Saturday and Sunday. The tours will last an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, taking passengers from Oak Island through Lock 4 to Seneca Falls and back. The trips will leave at 12, 2, and 4 pm Saturday and 10am, 12, 2, and 4 pm Sunday.

There will be snacks available for purchase on board. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets are available at Stivers Marina on Seneca Lake, Geneva.  Remaining tickets will be available at Oak Island on Saturday and Sunday.  For more information, go to

Ever want to walk on water? Visitors to Celebrate Commemorate will have an opportunity to walk on the Cayuga-Seneca canal in a hamster ball, thanks to Fuzzy Guppies. It’s just one of the many water activities being featured on and near the canal. The folks from Fuzzy Guppies will take visitors to their docks about a mile west of Oak Island where they can enter the inflated plastic sphere and try to stand or run on the water.

If more traditional watercraft is to your liking, the Fuzzy Guppies will have human powered craft including paddle boats, canoes and single and double kayaks to rent at Oak Island.  Or learn about the history of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and its big cousin, the Erie Canal aboard a Water Adventures Boat Tour at 10 am, noon and 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Landlubbers will enjoy taking a ride in wagons pulled by mini horses from noon to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, taking a stroll on the Cay-Sen Trail on the south side of the canal, or watching boats pass through Lock 4.

Learn about the Civil War by visiting the encampment on Oak Island and pay tribute to those who gave their lives by visiting the American Civil War Memorial.

In the evening, everyone will gather for fireworks by Pyrotecnico that will soar over the canal from the trail head across the canal.