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Petersburg Boat Tours

Well-informed, entertaining guides narrate the open-air trips on the Canal's Petersburg Boats. You'll see 19th Century textile mills, the Confederate Powder Works site and two of Georgia's only remaining 18th Century houses. And you might spy wildlife including heron, otter and even the occasional alligator The 36-passenger open boats depart from the docks at Enterprise Mill.

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Canal Heritage One-hour tour
One-hour tours depart several times daily and travel about half the canal's length. Your guide provides an informative and entertaining narration of the key historic sites, points of interest and the canal's plants and animals. 

Civil War Sesquicentential tour- "Food, Fabic and Firepower"
This hour-long tour presents  the behind-the-lines story of the Confederate Powder Works and Augusta, Georgia’s major role in supplying Southern troops during the Civil War. 1:30 daily.

Three-hour Sunset Cruise
This full-length canal tour departs each Saturday from late March through June and September through November. Enjoy a leisurely trip to the Headgates with a half hour stop at Savannah Rapids Park followed by a twilight return to Enterprise Mill .Scout for sliding turtles and river otter as your lively tour guide narrates tales of Augusta’s past and present. This tour is geared to adults. Passengers are invited to bring aboard refreshments of their choice. 

Moonlight Music Cruises
Enjoy live music in a variety of styles.  Each Friday in April through June and again from September to early November . Features performances from blues to bluegrass.  Bring aboard your refreshments of choice. These highly popular cruises frequently sell out, so reservations are strongly recommended. 

Special Events
Throughout the year special themed cruises and other interesting activities are planned.  

Private Charters
Companies, conventions and families can enjoy a Petersburg boat tour all to themselves with a private charter.  Call 706-823-0440 x 7   View More Details


All tours depart from the Canal Discovery Center at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, weather permitting. The boats are uncovered, so dress for the weather.

Advance reservations are strongly encouraged.   Calling the day of your tour to confirm also is recommended. 706-8230440 x 4.

Note: Departure times may vary from published schedule. Management reserves the right to cancel tours when necessary and reassign patrons to an alternative departure time.
 
OPEN 7-days a week from March through November; Tuesday - Saturday from December through March.

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Wednesday and Thursday of Thanksgiving week, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
 


 

 

 

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AUGUSTA CANAL AUTHORITY
1450 Greene Street, Suite 400
 Augusta, GA 30903-2367

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