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Buffalo Harbor Cruises

79 Marine Dr, Buffalo, NY 14202-4225
716 856 6696
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Ranked #12 of 16 activities in Buffalo
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Aug 6, 2013
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orpus Christi, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

In late July, 2013 my wife and I took a launch tour of the Buffalo River. It lasted nearly two hours. The launch was comfortable seating about a dozen persons. What struck me most about the tour was how informative it was. The operator explained the 19th C history of activities on the river tying it to the operation of... More

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North Tonawanda, New York, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Buffalo Harbor Cruises supported a join party between the Military Officers Association of Western New York and the Royal Niagara Military Institute. Overall, all 65 members who came on the trip really enjoyed themselves. The narrated historical tour and the lighthouse buffet was outstanding in every way and I encourage others more to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We brought some out of town visitors on one of these tours and it was a huge disappointment. The tour guides looked bored at best and actually gave inaccurate information on the city. They looked like hungover college students who didn't bother to learn the history they were presenting. Moreover, you cannot go on the river when the weather is... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
59 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We went on a War of 1812 cruise and really enjoyed the trip. The guides were knowledgeable and the sights were really beautiful. It's a wonderful vantage point to see downtown and other points. We even experienced a canal lock in operation during our trip. It's a great way to spend a nice day on the Buffalo waterfront.

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I was really excited to go on this trip based on what I had heard from others. I chose a beautiful day but didn't know that a windy day means you don't go on to the lake. We had to hug the shoreline and that means passing the sewage treatment plant twice. It was really unpleasant and what we saw... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

A great way to spend a couple of hours cruising around the harbor, lake Erie and the canal. An informative journey pointing out all the sites and stories of the Buffalo marina and surrounding area whilst chugging along on Miss Buffalo. Worth the money.

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Buffalo, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I have lived in Buffalo many years and one of my go-to activities for my children is to take them on a harbor cruise. It's only 2 hours long and my kids love being outside, on a boat, and trying to watch for any wildlife they may see along the way. The cruise has so much information and the sights... More

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Laurel, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

I went on the Miss Buffalo with my 3 year old son and my senior mom. It was a beautifully narrated trip and the scenery was really awesome. I learned a lot about the city I grew up in (though I do not live there now), seeing the history of the Erie Canal, learning about the waters that meet around... More

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Suwanee, GA
17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

We recently (August 2009) took my husband's parents on the 12:30 pm cruise of the Miss Buffalo II. While the cruise in and of itself was very interesting (which is why I have chosen to say I would recommend) it was sometimes hard to hear and stay focused on the guide speaking on the intercom. There were numerous children, many... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews 80 reviews
20 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

We had one day to spend in Buffalo on the way to Toronto and it was obvious that there would be rain all day. We already had reservations for an afternoon cruise on the Miss Buffalo so with $2 plastic ponchos in hand we set out. The boat was half enclosed and the outer decks had a good overhang so... More

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