Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take credit cards?

Visa and MasterCard (No American Express or Discover) and cash and check.

Do you serve food on the tour boat or can we bring refreshments?

There is no food or beverage service on the tour boats. Soft drinks and snacks are available in the Interpretive Center gift shop and you may bring aboard your own refreshments, if desired.

Is there a restaurant at the Interpretive Center?

There is a independently operated sandwich shop next-door serving lunch Monday-Friday.

Are the boats covered?

No. Dress for the weather. Loaner umbrellas are on board.

Are we going on the River?

No. The Augusta Canal gets its water from the Savannah River, but it is a man-made channel, not a river. The tour boats do not go onto the river.

How long is the Canal?

The first level is about 7 miles long. The second and third levels are approximately 3 miles.

What else can we do while visiting Augusta?

Augusta and surrounding areas offer may cultural, historic and outdoor activities including the Riverwalk, art and history museums and the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Contact Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau for full info at 706-823-6600 or

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
1450 Greene Street, Suite 400

Augusta , GA 30901


706-823-0440 / 1-888-659-8926

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