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Buffalo River History Tours
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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...more
1 Naval Park CV, Buffalo, NY 14202-4114
+1 716-796-4556
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was interesting looking into the past of Buffalo! The boat was well kept up! The crew and staff were super! Knew their history of the Buffalo water front. It was a great day!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janice k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I worked for the Port Authority when I was a young woman. We received an old boat that needed lots of love. Our team on the waterfront refurbished it and we proceeded to run tours of the Buffalo river and lakefront. I narrated, even though...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Inmybackyard
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour twice now and it is fabulous. A very informative and relaxing way to spend an afternoon in our great city enjoying the waterfront. My 12 and 10 year old also enjoyed it. Great for all ages

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Russell8870
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the river history tour as a family we have two kids 5 and 8. The tour was informative and all of us enjoyed it. The guides were very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kmbs05
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Few people recall Buffalo’s heydays when it counted more than 500,000 people in its population. Fewer still will remember the days when Buffalo was the world’s greatest flour milling city in the world. That’s right. Minneapolis MN carried that distinction for decades until Buffalo surpassed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 29 December 2018

I live in Buffalo and there is still a lot of facts that I never knew.Taking one of the tours you can find out a lot about Buffalo's water front history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Great place to enjoy the outdoors in Buffalo. Beautiful view and lots to do. Biking, boating paddle boats. Hunted Sullivan submarine tour and many more. It's plenty to do. They have a lot of bars around it. My favorite 716 sports bar

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eli n
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Went on this tour of the Buffalo River as part of an Orientation Event for parents of incoming freshman. Never knew any of the history of Buffalo existed along the river. So much to learn; a must visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 54ayisham
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I live in Buffalo. My husband and I took the cruise one afternoon. Wow, what a great tour. I learned much about my hometown, things I never knew before. The boat was clean and they served snacks and drinks. Enjoyable and informative. Want to do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Global57407
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

So much history right in Buffalo Harbor! I’ve learned so much even after living here my whole life. The grain silos up close and personal are amazing. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: July 2018
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10 November 2018|
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Response from 109judyd | Reviewed this property |
They stop running after the first week of October...just come back.
13 July 2018|
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Response from nmercer75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dress comfortably and casually.
5 July 2018|
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Response from GJM83 | Reviewed this property |
No, the breeze on the water is cooler then areas more inland. They also offer the tours at multiple times during the day when it could be cooler for your group. Can choose to sit on top where it would be usually more... More