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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 21, 2014
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Rochester, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have been cruising on the Miss Buffalo for many years now, and always have taken the 12:30 tour. Because it was sold out on Tuesday, we ended up on the 3:00 tour and found it much more enjoyable! Usually, there has been a female guide who insists on butchering "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" every time, but this... More

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Silver Creek, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We took friends from out of state. It was really nice. The weather was so so that day and I was concerned about the waves but the ride was very smooth. It lasted 2 hours just as they advertised. The volunteer who narrated the historical cruise, was very informative. They sold chips, beer, wine, ice cream etc. The cruise consisted... More

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orpus Christi, Texas
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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30 reviews 30 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
124 reviews 124 reviews
59 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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