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Buffalo River History Tours

1 Naval Park CV, Buffalo, NY 14202-4114
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Wonderful Fathers Day afternoon

Great outing! Our entire group thoroughly enjoyed it! Very informative ... our docent was engaging... read more

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ColleenG67
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East Aurora, New York
Great family friendly boat tour

My husband, my 3 month old son and I went on the silo city boat tour for Father’s Day this past... read more

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SarahBUF
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Buffalo, New York
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Take a cruise through history and join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away. Come travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the biggest and richest cities in the world.
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“grain elevators” (103 reviews)
“silo city” (88 reviews)
“boat ride” (64 reviews)
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1 Naval Park CV, Buffalo, NY 14202-4114
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Reviewed yesterday

Great outing! Our entire group thoroughly enjoyed it! Very informative ... our docent was engaging and very witty! Would highly recommend!

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My husband, my 3 month old son and I went on the silo city boat tour for Father’s Day this past weekend and it was awesome. I highly recommend this boat and walking tour to anyone. There were people of all ages on the tour...More

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Reviewed yesterday

He had not one complaint. That just made my day. Essy to access the boat launch and ramp to boat. Plenty of room on boat. Plenty of seats. Beverage bar both the spot. Choice of upper or lower deck. Shade and sun. I would recommend...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing tour guide that was funny and filled the entire tour with many fun Buffalo facts. Also gave us time for photos.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice 90 minute narrated Buffalo history tour of the Buffalo River that provided interesting information and great views of an area we have never seen (even as native Buffalonians) before. It provided fascinating facts about the silos and river - both of the past...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Went to the Silo City tour and boat ride and enjoyed every bit of it. Both of my children also found it very interesting. We will be back. Thank you.

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I booked a 6:55 pm ride to celebrate Father's Day with my husband, his daughter and her boyfriend. We went the day before Father's day due to conflicting scheduling among us four. I went straight to Buffalo Tiki Tours Website and it was easy to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

If you enjoy learning about lesser known history of a city or region, I recommend taking the Buffalo River History Tour. The narrated tour offers a glimpse into Buffalo's past and the role of the Erie Canal in making Buffalo a premier port for grain...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had family visiting and wanted to do something different for them...it was relaxing, informative, fun and very interesting! A must do!

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Price is reasonable and times available is often. Bar and bathroom on board. 2 levels of seating and able to hear good. Very good interesting and informative narrative of the area and history of the water your area. Personable staff. Recommend it if over age...More

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GigiBuffaloNY
March 22, 2018|
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March 13, 2018|
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Response from Jeffreyb20 | Reviewed this property |
Well buffalo can get snow until end of March and into April so I would assume it does not operate until the weather is cooperative and warm. J becker
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LiGe2014
September 9, 2017|
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I would call them, when I had a question regarding our trip, they were very helpful. It may be that the season ends after the first week in October!
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