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  Petersburg Boat Tour Schedule & Prices

Daily One-Hour Tours
Canal Heritage: Explore the man-made and natural landscape on this tour covering approximately half the canal.
Civil War on the Canal: Food, Fabric and Firepower: This Civil War-themed  tour presents  the behind-the-lines story of the Confederate Powder Works and Augusta, Georgia’s major role in supplying the troops. Daily at 1:30.

Saturday Sunset Tours. This three-hour tour of entire canal first level docks at the headgate area in Columbia County where passengers disembark and stroll over to the Savannah River to catch the breathtaking view. Third Saturdays, Spring and Fall.

Moonlight Music Cruises. Relax and enjoy live music on one and half hour Friday evening canal cruises in the Spring and Fall.

All boat tour tickets include FREE admission to Augusta Canal Discovery Center.

Schedule and Prices effective April 1, 2014


Dec - Feb - Mar.

Apr - May-June


Sep - Oct - Nov

$6 for Center-only ticket
(no boat tour)
Tue - Sat
9:30 a.m. -5pm.
Mon - Sat.
9:30 am- 5 p.m
Sun. 1- 5 p.m.
Tue - Sat
9:30 a.m. -5pm
Mon - Sat.
9:30 am- 5 p.m
Sun. 1- 5 p.m.

$12.50 (1 HOUR)
Daily Regular Boat Tour

1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m

11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.*
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
*School/youth groups receive priority for these tour times.  General Public should call ahead to check availability.

$21 (3 HOUR)
Saturday Sunset Cruise

Offered on Third Sat. of months listed


April 19- 5:30 p.m.

May 24* - 6 p.m. (*fourth Sat.)

June 21- 6:00 p.m.


 Sept 20-
5:30 p.m.

Oct  18-
4:30 p.m.

Nov 15-
3 p.m.

$25 (1.5 - 2 HOURS)
Friday Moonlight Music Cruise



April - 6:30 p.m.

May - 7:00 p.m.

June - 7:00 p.m.



 Sept - 6:30 p.m.

Oct  - 6:00 p.m.

Nov. -No Music Cruise

All departures subject to delay or cancellation due to weather or water conditions
$2-off discount applies to:
·        Students pre-K to 12 grade and College with ID*
·        Active Military/ dependent with ID
·        Seniors 65 and over
Groups of 20 or more paying with one transaction.
(only one $2 discount applies per person unless approved by Manager. )

Children  under age of 4 years are free if accompanied by a paying adult or senior. (One free child per paid ticket) No children under 4 permitted on three-hour tour.

*School & Youth Group Rate: $8 per student  for history OR science tour, $12 per student for combination history & science tour. Effective June 1, 2012 1 chaperone free per 10 students, all other adults $8.

Reservations are recommended.

706-823-0440 ext. 4
Check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
Reservations will be released 10 minutes prior to boarding if you do not check in at the Discovery Center ticket desk.
Boarding begins 10 minutes prior to departure.

All Boats depart from Enterprise Mill Docks.
Purchase tickets inside the Augusta Canal Discovery Center West center entrance to Enterprise Mill
1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA
706-823-0440 ext. 4.
Free parking. Use west side lot.

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What to wear/ bring
The Petersburg boats are uncovered, so dress for the weather (hats, rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.). Flat-soled deck or tennis shoes are strongly recommended, as you will be descending five narrow steps to reach the boat deck. Passengers may bring beverages and snacks aboard for personal consumption.



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