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Address: 79 Marine Dr, Buffalo, NY 14202-4225
Phone Number: 716 856 6696
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Worth a couple of hours

A Buffalo River trip along the outer harbor is a great way to see Buffalo, get a sense for what it once was and see the Erie Canal. Leaving from Canalside, this is close and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Falls Church, VA
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Falls Church, VA
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274 reviews 274 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A Buffalo River trip along the outer harbor is a great way to see Buffalo, get a sense for what it once was and see the Erie Canal. Leaving from Canalside, this is close and convenient and provides a different and interesting perspective.

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Nesconset, New York
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41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We walked over to the Canalside park and took the Buffalo River history tour. We learned the history of the river, the grain silos and how they worked. After touring the river we then went into Lake Erie. Great time and very informative.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I visited in August and took the Harbor cruise. It was very windy so we had to stay behind the sea wall, but I'd have to say that this was the most informative, enjoyable harbor cruise I have ever been. Excellent tour guide gave very interesting history and background of Buffalo. Both my wife and I thoroughly... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I'm not a boat person, and this cruise definitely changed my mind! The tour guide is incredibly informative, and the view is amazing.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a repeat for us, as we hadn't done it in years. Well worthwhile way to learn about Buffalo and enjoyable time on the water. Narrator was very good.

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Rochester, New York
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222 reviews 222 reviews
18 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 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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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Address: Address: 79 Marine Dr, Buffalo, NY 14202-4225
Phone Number: 716 856 6696
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo

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