Imagine yourself in the early 1800's traveling the Erie Canal, being raised and lowered in the lock and listening to tales being spun by the captain. This experience can be yours aboard Lil' Diamond II. Hear the history of the canal, from its origin in Rome, to its current role. Experience the thrill of being raised and lowered 20 feet inside the lock - the smoothest elevator you've ever ridden. All this and more on a calm and relaxing 90-minute cruise. There are two vessels, both U.S. Coast Guard certified. Lil'Diamond II can take a maximum of 52 passengers and Lil' Diamond III can take up to 130 passengers.