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Spirit of Buffalo - Buffalo Sailing Adventures

1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 796 7210
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Ranked #5 of 17 Activities in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Adventure
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Owner description: Sail back in time aboard the schooner Spirit of Buffalo. Rediscover old world sailing on a classic 73 foot coastal sailing vessel.Join the crew and hoist the sails, or just sit back, relax and take in the experience. Revel in the moment as our magnificent red sails capture the wind and the Spirit sails off to a place time forgot.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The wine in the wind sailboat cruise was a perfect night out for couples or families with the stars in the sky and the city lights in the background. It was an exceptionally great time with a tasting of a variety of wines with a complimentary cheese and cracker platter, not chintzy either, everyone aboard definitely made the entire experience... More

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Alden, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our company hosted a team event on the Spirit of Buffalo. We were lucky with the weather and had an enjoyable sail. The crew were friendly, let team members help with "hoisting the sails" and made the whole experience wonderful. One bad point we waited to board and didn't get started til after our sail time, so it was cut... More

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Buffalo, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A wonderful 1.5 hr adventure on a Lake Erie schooner @ $23 adults/$19 children . Price includes a mustache,hat and treasure bag for the children and encourage you to come dressed as pirates. A fun afternoon with a friendly professional crew that was educational as well as entertaining! (SAT. only- but they offer adult / family cruises on other days... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

OUr family received a Pirate Cruise as a gift and what a great gift idea it was! The boat is beautiful, the crew is lovely and professional and safe. They took the kids to the front and had a wonderful pirate adventure while the adults sat at the back and enjoyed the ride! Definitely worth the $19 for children. We... More

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Fredonia, New York
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was on the schooner for an educational sail around the Buffalo harbor. Captain Katie and her crew took out a group of 18+ teachers to demonstrate what programs are offered for students. We experienced many hands on activities that the students would be asked to complete and were given information about their programs and sailing in general. Despite the... More

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Huntington, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

These people are so disorganized, difficult to get a hold of, and ignorant of basic business practice! they overbooked us twice, and we never did get on the boat. They were very defensive and did not apologize. You can't reserve online, they do not confirm with email, they don't have a map on their website with good details on how... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I went on this boat ride with my two sisters, brother-in-law, niece and nephew on the 3 - 5 pm sail. There were all ages on the boat and everyone had a great time. It was overcast, but it made it very pleasant since the sun was not beating down on us. The staff were incredibly nice and went around... More

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Englewood, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even though I'm a member of a sailing family, I am prone to seasickness and don't get on a boat very often. But this was a special occasion, a 90th birthday celebration of a dear sailing family member, so I went along. What a wonderful experience it was! The boat is amazing, the staff was wonderful, and the hospitality is... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Enjoyed this sailing experience along Buffalo's shore of Lake Erie. The captain was great. The captain even diffused a situation with a crying 3 year old (Really it was past the boy's bedtime!). Saw the sun set and viewed some fire works. Gave it 4 stars because I wish it lasted longer!

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is at the top of my list for a summer activity in buffalo!!!! Absolutely beautiful / relaxing and the staff is a joy to sail with- over the last several years we have sailed on this excursion a half dozen times- never to disappoint ! Would highly recommend day trip/ sunset cruise and wine in the wind- all super!

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