We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spirit of Buffalo - Buffalo Sailing Adventures

1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202
716 796 7210
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 16 Activities in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

127 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    112
    8
    3
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredonia, New York
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntington, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Englewood, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Buffalo, New York, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Hamburg, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took part in the dinner and a cruise option as part of a Father's Day celebration. The sail on Lake Erie was perfect! Gorgeous weather, great sail on a classic schooner...The captain was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. She was able to answer any questions we had and they do also offer a historical tour as well, but this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Sailing aboard the Spirit of Buffalo is like meditation on the water, pure goodness and refreshing. I would wholeheartedly recommend this sail for individuals and couples and families. The hosts are Captains Kate and Rich, along with their cheerful and intelligent crew members. Very good value for the money and the music selection was upbeat and subdued at the same... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to Spirit of Buffalo - Buffalo Sailing Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Spirit of Buffalo - Buffalo Sailing Adventures, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing