Williamsport Launch Boat Program

Williamsport Launch Boat
Passengers enjoying a ride on the launch boat while others look on.


Williamsport launch boat programs resume Memorial Day weekend and are offered through Labor Day weekend.

Today, visitors can enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. During the late 19th and early 20th century, 30-foot battery and steam powered launch boats traveled the canal for leisure and business. They contrasted with the 90 foot mule-drawn canal cargo boats that dominated the canal.This FREE 1 hour Program includes riding in the boat from the historic Cushwa Basin down to Lock 44 and back to the Cushwa Warehouse.

2018 Boat Tour Season
The 2018 boat tour season runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Specific tour times will be announced in May of 2018. Tours are limited to 12 people. Animals are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. Inclement weather may cause tour to be cancelled; call the Williamsport Visitor Center for updates. Reservations are taken 7 days in advance, starting on May 19, 2018. For more information, call the Williamsport Visitor Center from March-November, Wednesday through Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm at (301) 582-0813.


Last updated: February 22, 2018

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