It is a 90 minute narrated tour and is like a combined River and history tour on the waterfront. The Buffalo River History tour is quite enjoyable and interesting. The guide is generally a local and has a lot of secrets which are really interesting and you get to learn more and more about the city. You should definitely pay attention to the story of the Erie Canal, which is engraved in Buffalo's history as the largest grain port in the world. It also boasts of the nation's largest collection of running grain elevators which you can witness from just a few feet away.
Buffalo River Tour Travel Tips
- Please follow the instructions as the water can be unsafe.
Entrance Ticket Details For Buffalo River Tour
- Adults $17
- Children $12
Buffalo River Tour Hours
- Daily tours at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 4:30 pm.
How to Reach Buffalo River Tour
- Go to the Central Wharf.
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10.66% of people who visit Buffalo include Buffalo River Tour in their plan
37.5% of people start their Buffalo River Tour visit around 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Buffalo River Tour
71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Buffalo River Tour
Buffalo River Tour Reviews & Ratings
Had a wonderful time on the tours. Mike the speaker was very knowledgeable and interesting. He was friendly and answered questions and told some great history. We had Captain Joe and he was very friendly as well. We hit some large swells on the lake but had no fear, because he explained what we were doing the whole time. Elizabeth at the bar and the girl working the ticket booth were friendly as well. Highly recommend this tour.
Outstanding tour. Our guide was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and the boat crew were all really friendly. Very enjoyable tour where you learn a lot about Buffalo's waterfront history while sitting in the sun, taking a boat ride, and sipping a cocktail. My kind of day! Really nice way to spend the afternoon.
The Silo Tour was so nice and informative. It was a beautiful day on the river and the walking portion of the tour really gave so much insight into the river industries. Our guide Bruce was fun, energetic, and had great personal stories.
I have been on 2 of the boat cruises in the past month and cannot stop sharing the experience with others! The perfect way to experience Buffalo's scenery and waterways. Both staffs were friendly and Kate, who gave us the 'tour' of the silos, was funny, bright, and the perfect guide. Everyone in WNY should experience one of the boat tours at least once!
Spectacular tour! Appropriate for both tourists and locals. My father has lived in Buffalo 65 years and said all of the information was new to him. Our tour guide did an excellent job of narrating historical fact through entertaining stories. Highly recommended. One note though: we went on the 4:30 tour which was perfect. It seemed like the 5:30 tour was on a much smaller boat, but the website doesn't seem to distinguish between the two.