The Wabash and Erie Canal - Canal Boat Cruises | Delphi, Indiana

Canal Boat

take a relaxing cruz on our historical canal boat

The Delphi

Cruise the highways like it’s 1850. That’s right, our nation’s highways once looked much different. Long ago, if you wanted to get from one place to another, the smoothest, least bumpy route was by waterway.

We have an authentically replicated passenger boat called The Delphi for you to take a smooth 40-minute narrated tour down the canal!

Take a Ride!

enjoy a narrated cruise along the erie canal in delphi

To celebrate the early manmade waterways and the 1850’s way of life, come to
Canal Park any weekend from May through October.

  • We don't take reservations on weekends.
  • Narrated cruises are offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. These are offered from late May through early September.
  • Special arrangements are required for private events during the week or weekends. Please call or Email.
  • The Delphi is equipped to accommodate wheelchairs, but please call ahead so arrangements can be made.
  • Prices for private events are $175 for your group’s first ride and $100 for each additional ride.
  • The Delphi holds approximately 25 adults or 30 children.
  • Rides last approximately 40 minutes and start from the dock next to the Canal Center building.
  • The Delphi operates in rainy conditions, but not when there are high winds or lightning.
  • There are situations when The Delphi is not able to operate due to mechanical issues or water levels in the Canal.
    Although these situations are rare, you may want to call ahead to check on conditions. Please be aware that we are on Eastern Time.

Prices and Tour schedules subject to change.
Call (765) 564-2870 or email for current prices and times.

Group Tours

Group Tours

Reserve a time to bring your group, friends, or family down to the canal for learning and fun!
School Tours

School Tours

Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.

COVID Announcement

COVID Announcement

Please read the announcement from the Canal Association’s Board.

Trails

Trails

Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.

Education

Education

It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.

Things to Do

Things to Do

Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.

See the Interactive Map!

Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!

immerse yourself in history at the wabash and erie canal
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