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Explore America's Waterways by Small Ship

Built with the destination in mind, Blount's small ships take you beyond traditional cruising.

Founded in 1966, Blount Small Ship Adventures offers a winning combination: travel in small numbers to unique destinations, with a personal approach. Operating a fleet of two innovative, expedition-style ships, each vessel comfortably carries up to 84 guests.

Blount’s small ship cruises cater to nature-lovers, adventurers, historians– essentially destination-oriented travelers.  Ranging from 7 to 16 days in length, Blount offers cruises through North America’s greatest waterways including the Great Lakes, Erie Canal, Saint Lawrence River, New England coast and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Savannah to Baltimore.

Blount’s Signature Cruises

Great American Waterways: Chicago to NY

16 Days, 15 Nights starting at $5,149
Departs: Jun 29; Sep 3, 2019
Reverse Dates: Jun 12; Jul 29; Aug 11, 2019

Four stunning Great Lakes and the historic Erie Canal merge to create one amazing adventure along some of America’s most picturesque waterways. Witness the unique feat of lowering the ship’s retractable pilots house, designed in order to traverse the narrow locks and low bridges of the Erie Canal along this signature itinerary.

Locks, Legends & Canals: Fall Foliage NY to Montreal

14 Days, 13 Nights starting at $4,599
Departs: Sep 27, 2019
Reverse Dates: Oct 5 & 12, 2019

Only Blount passengers can experience the chromatic splendor of fall in full regalia along the shores of the Hudson, the Erie and Oswego Canals, and the St. Lawrence River. The Blount ships’ unique design allows our passengers to cruise miles of natural and man-made waterways lined with spectacular fall foliage between modern Manhattan and colonial Quebec City before arriving in the multicultural city of Montreal.

Locks, Legends & Canals: Saguenay NY to Montreal

14 Days, 13 Nights starting at $4,599
Departs: Sep 20, 2019
Reverse Dates: Sep 12, 2019

The majestic Saguenay River is one of the most stunning natural destinations in North America. Cruise the St. Lawrence River to the southernmost glacial fjord in the world and keep an eye out for Beluga whales in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. To balance the supreme natural surroundings, explore New York City, Montreal and Quebec City, each a cultural center with its own distinct flavor and charm.


Vacation Side Travel

Steven Talbott
Vacation Side Travel

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