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Buffalo River History Tours

1 Naval Park CV, Buffalo, NY 14202-4114
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Great history, views & river cruise

We enjoyed the second day their season. So much industrial and transportation history along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LuAnn O
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Milton
Birthday cruise

My wonderful family booked 10 of us for this cruise on a lazy July day. Many of us were long-time... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Judith P
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Buffalo, New York
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“grain elevators”(103 reviews)
“silo city”(88 reviews)
“boat ride”(64 reviews)
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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
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1 Naval Park CV, Buffalo, NY 14202-4114
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"grain elevators"
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"silo city"
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"boat ride"
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"grain silos"
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"great tour"
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"harbor queen"
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"tour guide"
in 61 reviews
"minute tour"
in 27 reviews
"walking tour"
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"highly recommend this tour"
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"great city"
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"narrator"
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"captain"
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"cruise"
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"industry"
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"canalside"
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"cheerios"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the second day their season. So much industrial and transportation history along the river. The tour guide did a great job. You can smell the Cheerios being made and see great views of the waterfront. Parking is in cheap city waterfront lots and...More

Thank LuAnn O
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My wonderful family booked 10 of us for this cruise on a lazy July day. Many of us were long-time Buffalo residents, age from 70 to 12. Each of us had a fun time. The history lessons interested all of us, and the visuals were...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

this was a great experience as during the boat ride it was narrated by an excellent person who knew the waterfront history. See all the grain elevators up close, you just knew it took you back in time when they were in full operation. I...More

Thank rluto16
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have lived here all my life and have learned so much I never knew by taking many of these tours! A must do for Buffalo residents as well as tourists

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent History Tour of Buffalo River! Sit up front to get a good look around & optimal hearing locations!

Thank mary_labedz_kulpa
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This proved to be a very entertaing 2.5 hour trip up The Buffalo River. The guide/narrator ws very knowledgable. Spoke in great detrail about the sights, and used no notes. He had everyting in his head, and could quote it in reverse if he had...More

Thank Fred R
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I took my brother on this Cruise who's very much a history buff and he said he'd learned quite a few things that he never knew about Buffalo its heritage Etc is a beautiful day for boat cruise and we really enjoyed it

Thank Sandi K
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This boat tour went through the history of Buffalo and you got one of the best views of the skyline! I would definitely recommend this tour if you visit canalside.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Knowledgeable guide and access to very interesting areas. The tour boat accommodated about 20-30 people and was a smooth ride.

Thank Donald G
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

For my B-day last Sept someone took me on the cruise. It was great hearing the history behind the silos and companies that owned them.

Thank volleyballuk
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GigiBuffaloNY
23 March 2018|
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Response from Reffinej | Reviewed this property |
It was answered by the person above.
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justmeinsanjose
14 March 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
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Response from Sews55 | Reviewed this property |
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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