Empire Sandy Tallship sailing in emerald water

Tall Ship Cruises

Take a Tall Ship cruise on the majestic Empire Sandy.

At 200 feet overall and 11,000 square feet of sail, the Empire Sandy majestically cruises Lake Ontario and the lower Niagara River, offering passengers the unique experience of sailing aboard an authentic Tall Ship.

Sails are hoisted as the ship departs and the wind is harnessed to propel the 740 ton Empire Sandy. Wide expansive decks and spacious wood paneled lounges set the tone for a comfortable yet exhilarating experience.

The Empire Sandy is Transport Canada certified to carry up to 275 passengers and can comfortably seat 180 guests below decks. There is nothing in the world that compares with standing on the deck of a Tall Ship, a warm breeze on your face under a canopy of stars and billowing white canvas.

There are 2 great cruises to choose from:

Tall Ship – Cruise Through History

Captain in 1812 garb

Join us for a leisurely historical daytime cruise in the waters of western Lake Ontario and the lower Niagara River. Relive the historic episodes leading up to, during and following The War of 1812, marvel at the natural history of the Niagara River, and quietly glide over the final resting sites of some of Lake Ontario’s sunken ships from the past two centuries.

Includes a continental breakfast, a full-course dinner of roast beef, salads and side-dishes, fabulous desserts and coffee/tea, as well as a day-long educational commentary by noted Niagara historian, Professor Wesley Turner.

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Tall Ship Twilight Cruise

Empire Sandy at sunset

A relaxing, evening cruise on Lake Ontario aboard the tall ship Empire Sandy! Well set out at dusk for a 4-hour cruise while enjoying a variety of delicious appetizers, a full-course dinner of roast beef, salads and side-dishes, fabulous desserts and coffee/tea.

Dance the night away to the musical sounds of the blues group Rich and the Poor Boys. Cash bar available for individuals 19 years of age and over.

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For more information

E-mail: parttimestudies@niagaracollege.ca

Dial extension 7510 from any of the following numbers:

  • 905-735-2211
  • 905-374-7454
  • 905-641-2252
  • 905-563-3254