River Nature Tours

Cruise the shores of the beautiful Black River on an all-inclusive tour of Lorain’s waterfront areas. This two-hour trip includes a tour of the river, the harbor, and a pass by the historic Lorain Lighthouse. Learn about the wildlife that lives in your backyard, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle, while listening to a narration provided by a Lorain County Metro Parks Naturalist on Sundays or the captain on Mondays! 

  • Departure Location: Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain Dock A
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $20

2024 Schedule

Sunday, June 9 – 5pm
Monday, June 10 – 5pm
Monday, June 17 – 5pm
Sunday, June 23 – 5pm
Monday, June 24 – 5pm
Monday, July 1 – 5pm
Sunday, July 7 – 5pm
Monday, July 8 – 5pm
Sunday, July 14 – 5pm
Monday, July 15 – 5pm
Monday, July 22 – 5pm
Sunday, July 28 – 5pm
Monday, July 29 – 5pm
Monday, August 5 – 5pm
Sunday, August 11 – 4:45pm
Monday, August 12 – 4:45pm
Sunday, August 18 – 4:30pm
Monday, August 19 – 4:30pm
Sunday, August 25 – 4:30pm
Monday, August 26 – 4:30pm
Sunday, September 1 – 4:15pm
Monday, September 2 – 4:15pm
Sunday, September 8 – 4:15pm

CANCELLATION POLICY

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds. The Lorain Port and Finance Authority reserves the right to cancel boat trips due to inclement weather and will exchange for future trips to the registrant. Customers will be notified of cancellations via phone and email.

Sunset Cruise

Capture the beauty of Lorain’s sunsets while on the water. This 1.5-hour evening tour includes the harbor and a short distance up the Black River. Cameras are recommended to snap a shot of the sun as it sets behind the historic Lorain Lighthouse.

  • Departure Location: Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain Dock A
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $20

2024 Schedule

Sunday, June 9 – 7:45pm
Monday, June 10 – 7:45pm
Monday, June 17 – 8pm
Sunday, June 23 – 8pm
Monday, June 24 – 8pm
Monday, July 1 – 8pm
Monday, July 7 – 8pm
Monday, July 8 – 8pm
Sunday July 14 – 7:45pm
Monday, July 15 – 7:45pm
Monday, July 22 – 7:45pm
Sunday, July 28 – 7:30pm
Monday, July 29 – 7:30pm
Monday, August 5 – 7:30pm
Sunday August 11 – 7:15pm
Monday, August 12 – 7:15pm
Sunday, August 18 – 7pm
Monday, August 19 – 7pm
Sunday, August 25 – 7pm
Monday, August 26 – 7pm
Sunday, September 1 – 6:45pm
Monday, September 2 – 6:45pm
Sunday, September 8 – 6:30pm

CANCELLATION POLICY

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds. The Lorain Port and Finance Authority reserves the right to cancel boat trips due to inclement weather and will exchange for future trips to the registrant. Customers will be notified of cancellations via phone and email.

Sip n’ Sway

Enjoy an adult beverage as you take in the scenic views along the shores of the Black River. This two-hour excursion includes a tour of the river, harbor, and a pass by the historic Lorain Lighthouse. Learn about the city’s waterways and wildlife while sipping an alcoholic drink. Passengers must be aged 21 or older. For this cruise, each passenger is permitted to bring 36 oz. of beer or 18 oz. of wine. This means you can bring three 12 oz. cans OR a 32 oz. growler per person. You could also bring a 6-pack of beer or a full bottle of wine to share between two people. Absolutely NO liquor is allowed on board. You may play music of your choice during the ride ONLY if you have booked the entire boat for your group.

  • Departure Location: Oasis Marinas at Port Lorain Dock A
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $25

2024 Schedule

Thursday, June 13 – 4:30PM and 7:15PM
Saturday, June 15 – 4:30PM and 7:15PM
Thursday, June 20 – 5PM and 7:30PM
Thursday, June 27 – 5PM and 7:30PM
Saturday, July 6 – 4:30PM and 7:15PM
Saturday, July 11 – 5PM and 7:30PM
Thursday, July 18 – 4:45PM and 7:15PM
Thursday, July 25 – 4:45PM and 7:15PM
Saturday July 27 – 4:30PM and 7:15PM
Thursday, August 1 – 4:30PM and 7PM
Thursday, August 8 – 4:30PM and 7PM
Saturday, August 10 – 4:30PM and 6:45PM
Thursday, August 15 – 4:15PM and 6:45PM
Thursday, August 22 – 4PM and 6:30PM
Thursday, August 29 – 4PM and 6:30PM
Saturday, August 31 – 4PM and 6:30PM
Thursday, September 5 – 4PM and 6:15PM
Saturday, September 14 – 4:30PM

CANCELLATION POLICY

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds. The Lorain Port and Finance Authority reserves the right to cancel boat trips due to inclement weather and will exchange for future trips to the registrant. Customers will be notified of cancellations via phone and email.