Cleveland Metroparks eLCee2 Water Taxi is opening for the 2018 season Sunday, May 13th (weather permitting). Last day for public taxi operation is Sunday, October 7th. The eLCee2 boat will be utilized for history tours, nature tours and private tours until Sunday, October 28th.
Hours of Operation, weather permitting:
Friday: 4 – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Extended hours for several events and holidays throughout the season)
The eLCee2 boat is open for a variety of uses:
Cuyahoga River by boat
This guided tour focuses on the history of the river valley that has left its mark on Cleveland. The river continues to be a lifeline running through the middle of our thriving city, bringing together industry, transportation and entertainment. Both the scars and the monuments left by our industrial history will be discussed as well as the plans for the future of this area.
History tours are offered on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from mid-May through September.
Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance. Call 216-206-1000 for more information.
Nature by boat
This guided tour focuses on the wildlife that continues to eke out an existence among the factories, bridges and restaurants. We will slow down and look for the wildlife that can be found along the river. Some species never left the area, others have made a remarkable recovery, while still others are only here to make a cameo appearance. We never know which species will be out any given evening.
Nature tours are offered on most Wednesday evenings from mid-May through September.
Individual tickets typically go on sale the last week of the previous month. Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance. Visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216 -206 -1000 for more information. For dates, times and registration call 216-206-1000.
Do you need the entire boat for your group? For $300 you can purchase any complete tour for a maximum of 17 people. You can purchase the whole boat for scheduled rides beginning April 15.
Custom Tours by boat
Are you planning a corporate outing, a family reunion or any special occasion? Do you want to provide your guests with a unique perspective of your city? Bring them on a private boat tour of the Cuyahoga River Valley. Tours are two hours long, include an interpreter and can be enjoyed by a maximum of 17 people.
Custom boat tours require $300 for any complete tour for a maximum of 17 people. You can purchase the whole boat for scheduled rides beginning April 15. Call 216-206-1000 for more information.
All tours depart from Merwin’s Wharf 1785 Merwin Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113
East Bank Dock – located next to Coastal Taco at 1170 Old River Road, Cleveland.
West Bank Dock – located in between the Power House Complex and Music Box Supper Club directly under the Main Avenue Bridge.