Dying to Get On the Water? These Buffalo Harbor Cruises Will Be the Highlight of Your Summer



Written by SOB Creative

Published on July 12, 2021

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When the summer season in Buffalo is in full swing, where else would you rather be than on the water? 

If spending the day relaxing on a boat, soaking up the beautiful summer weather, and exploring the fascinating waterways of Buffalo sounds like your kind of paradise, then you need to get down to the waterfront this summer for a Buffalo Harbor Cruise. 


As Western New York’s original waterfront entertainment company, Buffalo Harbor Cruises has been the go-to local experts for all things Buffalo waterfront since 1971. From happy hours to historical narrations, they put on a spectacular array of cruises annually, all aboard their historic Miss Buffalo II passenger boat.

If you’ve ever visited the Canalside area (or been anywhere remotely close to the water) during the summertime, chances are you’ve already seen Miss Buffalo II in her element. Best known for her iconic blue-and-white canopy, Buffalo’s beloved boat is most frequently seen cruising the Buffalo River, packed with passengers having a blast on the water. And this year, that can be you, too!

Keep reading for the full lineup of this season’s highly anticipated Buffalo Harbor Cruises— and get ready to add literally all of them to your Western New York summer bucket list. 

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Buffalo Harbor Cruise

Sail through the Buffalo River, Lake Erie, and the Black Rock Canal on this cruise that joins the past, present, and the future of Buffalo’s waterways.

River, Lake & Canal Cruise

A two-hour adventure, this is the OG narrated Buffalo sightseeing cruise that’s been happening on the waterways for the last 50 years. A must-do for all Buffalonians!


Landmark Cruise

Immerse yourself in the landmarks, architecture, and fascinating history of Buffalo while you enjoy a narrated storyline that takes you from the past to the present and beyond. This cruise takes place on Wednesdays throughout the summer. 

Harbor Happy Hour Cruise

This cruise puts the Happy in Happy Hour on the Harbor! Float along the waterways of Buffalo with the wind in your hair and a drink in your hand.

Historic Buffalo River Cruise

For over 35 years, this Buffalo waterway history cruise has given passengers an up-close-and-personal look at the grain elevators, industries, and green space along the shores of the Buffalo River. Even if you’re a Buffalo native, there’s something new for everyone to learn!

T.G.I.F Happy Hour Cruise

You’ve waited all week— now decompress aboard the Miss Buffalo II! Grab a drink at the bar and soak up the beautiful backdrop of the city while you unwind to some fun live music.

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Brunch Cruise

Brunch on the water? Yep, that’s right! Enjoy a full buffet of food and brunchy drinks – mimosas, bloody mary’s and more. This cruise is great for hosting events like bridal showers, bachelor or bachelorette parties, and baby showers. 

Sunset Cruise

Pro tip: The Miss Buffalo II is the best spot in town to watch one of Buffalo’s beautiful summer sunsets. Experience it for yourself and we’re positive you’ll agree.


City of Light Cruise

Join Buffalo Harbor Cruises later on in the summer for a special nighttime summer cruise. Incredible views of the city from a sailor’s point of view included.

Rock the Boat Cruise & Concert Series

Enjoy the water views with music every Thursday Night as Sam Marabella and his band perform the perfect mix of Jazz, Blues and Country on Miss Buffalo II.

Which Cruise Will You Choose?

Don’t let summer pass you by without spending some much-needed time out on the water! For more information on all cruises for the 2021 summer season or to reserve tickets, visit the Buffalo Harbor Cruises website

Buffalo Harbor Cruises 

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This article is a paid promotion by one of our advertisers. With these paid articles our goal is to share valuable information with our readers that we think you’ll find useful and interesting.

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