Niagara College special event tall ship cruises to set sail June 6-8

Climb aboard the tall ship Empire Sandy and set sail with Niagara College this June.


The College’s Part-Time Studies department has two tall ship cruises available to the public from June 6-8: a Historical Day Daytime Tall Ship Cruise and a Tall Ship Twilight Cruise.


The Historical Daytime Tall Ship Cruise to take place on Saturday June 7 and Sunday June 8 will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812-1814. Noted historian professor and author Wesley Turner will guide guests along a historic route – from Port Dalhousie on Lake Ontario to the lower Niagara River – that once witnessed some of the most eventful aspects and fiercest fighting of the War of 1812 that drastically changed the way of life along the Canadian-American frontier.


Sign up for the June 7 or June 8 cruise 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (boarding at 10 a.m.) Tickets are $98 including refreshments upon boarding a mid-afternoon full-course meal and coffee/tea dessert. A cash bar is available to individuals 19 and older.


The Tall Ship Twilight Cruise to take place on June 6 offers a relaxing evening cruise on Lake Ontario from dusk until 11 p.m. Guests can enjoy a variety of appetizers a full-course dinner dessert and coffee and dance the night away to music from blues band Rich and the Poor Boys. A cash bar will be available for guests 19 and older. The cruise will depart at 7:30 p.m. (boarding at 7 p.m.). Cost is $79.


All cruises sail rain or shine. For information contact NC’s Part-Time Studies department at 905-735-2211 ext. 7510 or visit Cruises may be booked using Visa MasterCard or American Express by calling the direct registration line at 905-988-4306 and real-time online shopping cart registration is available at


Niagara College’s Part-Time Studies department has offered tall ship cruises since 1984.


Niagara College offers more than 100 diploma bachelor degree and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls; as well as more than 600 credit vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences advanced technology media applied health and community safety supported by unique learning enterprises in food wine beer horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit




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