Explore the Water with Canalside Cruises and Buffalo River History Tours

Tours & Walks


Written by SOB Creative

Published on July 17, 2017

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Photo x Mike Ciancio / Courtesy of Buffalo River History Tours

Buffalo’s history is really fascinating. Did you know you can learn fun Buffalo facts on a boat, while drinking? Buffalo River History Tours offers three very different opportunities to cruise through our city’s history.
Buffalo River Tour: This 90-minute narrated tour tells the story of Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world. You’ll cruise along the river, just feet away from the standing grain elevators. Check in right at Canalside for this tour. Daily tours at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

Silo City Tour: Pretend to travel back in time during this 2-hour tour of Silo City via the Buffalo River. You’ll even get off the boat to go inside and beneath the silos. Did you know Silo City is one of the best industrial photographed locations in the Western Hemisphere?  Aka don’t forget your camera, this tour is to totally Instagram worthy. Hint, hint: #hashtagstepoutbuffalo. Daily tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
All aboard for an adventure. There’s a new vessel on the waterfront– The Harbor Queen. New to the Waterfront, she is available for charter for up to 120 passengers.

Photo courtesy of Buffalo River History Tours

NEW!! Canalside Cocktail Cruise:

If narrated tours aren’t your cup of tea, try the newest tour on this summer’s schedule. Three words: drinking, cruising, and sightseeing. Sign us up! During this 2-hour cruise there’s a tour guide aboard to answer questions and more importantly, there’s a cash bar #priorities.
Grab your cocktail of choice, and start snapchatting (or Insta storying, whichever you prefer) the beauty of Buffalo River and Lake Erie. Live music on Fridays is happening, and Caribbean Nights are on the calendar for Wednesdays. Cruises are on Friday and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.

Buffalo summers are for finding events near, on, and in the water. Summer only lasts a few months, so group text your besties and sign up for a tour. For more info on the tours, visit To book a spot on The Harbor Queen, visit
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