Guided Kayaking Tour On Niagara River From The US Side - Niagara Falls

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am and 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    340 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Heres your chance to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery on the Niagara River. Join one of our experienced tour guides as you paddle your kayak through marshes and around islands that played a pivotal role in the settlement of the Niagara Frontier. Land your kayak at Strawberry Island for a brief respite and lounge on a pebble beach or wade in the crystal clear river water.


All necessary equipment included

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Free snacks included

Get up-close to native wildlife

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

The Niagara River formed 12, 500 years ago as the last of the Wisconsin Ice Age glaciers melted away. It follows a 36 mile course flowing first around Grand Island before cascading over the brink of Niagara Falls more than 15 miles downstream. It is at the southern tip of Grand Island that your kayak tour begins. Your professional guide will lead you along some of the very same canoe trails that were used by the early settlers of the Niagara frontier. As you paddle through the tranquil river waters you will learn about the geology, history and ecology of the Niagara River. You will get to visit the restored East River Marsh, an active heron rookery on Motor Island and you will even land on Strawberry Island where you may see the Bald Eagles that are in residence. During the tour you will pass by the historic River Lea home, circa 1874, where former President Grover Cleveland lived while working summers for his uncle Lewis F. Allen. Birdlife abounds and it is likely that you will encounter great blue herons, great egrets, black crowned night herons, ospreys and spotted sandpipers as well as a variety of gulls and terns so plan on bringing a camera.

After meeting your guide you will be briefed on the days trip and the potential highlights. Please note that as the season progresses, each trip will be different depending on the growth rate of native plants and the seasonal migration patterns of wildlife.
You will be given a choice of either a single or tandem kayak that can be adjusted to fit you comfortably. All paddlers will be required to wear a lifejacket equipped with a whistle while out on the river. Each paddler should dress for the conditions encountered and should be prepared to get wet at times. Early in the season the water can be cold. Sunscreen and wide brim hats are strongly recommended.


3-hour kayaking tour on Niagara River

Professional and knowledgeable guide

All necessary equipment (your choice of single or double kayak)

Light snack and bottled water


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Minimum age is 8 years; children must accompany a parent on a 2-person kayak

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.

Grand Island, NY is approximately 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, NY

Recommended clothing: loose light clothing, bathing suit (not-required), hat, sunglasses, SPF sunscreen

Don't forget your camera!

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Aug-2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed this kyaking tour in the Niagra River! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We learned about current conservation efforts to preserve the eco system, and listened to interesting historical funfacts. We even spent time collecting fossil pieces from 350 million years ago! The river was beautiful and manageable for even beginnng kayakers. Highly recommend!

  • 13-Nov-2017

    I scheduled this for my kids and it was a great choice. Great experience for them and something really different.

  • 23-Jul-2017

    Great outing for our family!

  • 30-Jul-2016

    This too is an awesome trip and I would do it again.

  • 19-Aug-2015

    Fantastic! A wonderful family experience. Our guide Paul was an expert on all aspects of the river, waterfowl, biodiversity and habitat. A Fun and easy going trip. Highly recommended!

  • 27-Jul-2015

    Wow!! What an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Paul, was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and kayaking! He was amazing with two girls who had never kayaked before, even when my friend got sick halfway through! Be prepared for a beautiful experience! Will definitely return!

  • 13-Jul-2015

    Beautiful scenery and wonderful guide!

  • 18-Aug-2014

    This was an amazing tour. Our guide was Paul and he explained everything to us about the plants and animals in that region. It was like being in a biology class. This is not a lazy tour, you have to actually work to get where you're going. There is also some open water kayaking which means you're really exposed to the elements and water conditions. We found this just added to the tour.

  • 21-Jul-2014

    This tour was amazing!

  • 11-Jul-2014

    This was the best day of our Niagara trip. Very knowledgeable guide with fascinating history and facts about the area. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who likes history and water.

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