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“Miss Buffalo II a bit disapointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buffalo Harbor Cruises

Buffalo Harbor Cruises
79 Marine Dr, Buffalo, NY 14202-4225
716 856 6696
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Ranked #9 of 16 Activities in Buffalo
Type: Tours
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Suwanee, GA
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“Miss Buffalo II a bit disapointing”
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 unsupervised, running around. Also, and much more distracting, were the many younger to middle age adults who spent the entire cruise smoking one cigarette after another while drinking one beer after another. Between their chatter and smoke, the cruise was less than enjoyable - which was such a disappointment. It could have been so much better. Yes, we could have gone inside where smoking was not allowed, but who wants to do that on a cruise on a beautiful day? When we were leaving, we did note that the majority of people walking up for the 3 pm cruise were older, with no children. Perhaps things would have been better if we had chosen the later hour. Another tip, when my husband went to the back of the boat (we were up front where you could see best) he said you could not hear the cruise guide due to the loud boat engine.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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“Fun even in the rain”
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 the weather did not stop the cruise. It was about a 2-hour fully narrated tour that took us on the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, into Canadian waters, under the Peace Bridge and through a working lock on part of the Erie Canal system.

All aboard (yound and old) were having a good time watching the lock mechanisms and the 2 railroad bridges that parted ways for us.

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