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Get on a Boat: Grand Lady Cruises

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The Grand Lady is docking at Buffalo RiverWorks for the 2017 season, and the ultimate boozy partnership is hitting the waters this summer!!

Now sailing for summer 2017, The Grand Lady is ready for months of on-the-water adventures. Are you? If you’ve never cruised the Buffalo River toward the entrance of Lake Erie, get on that ASAP. In our book, it’s the best way to travel through Buffalo’s past, present, and future.

There’s a bunch of different cruise options: lunch and dinner cruises, afternoon river cruises, happy hour cruises, and a personal favorite of ours –tap takeovers!! Routes vary, but noteworthy views along the way may include Buffalo Outer Harbor, Erie Basin Marina, and Black Rock Canal near the Peace Bridge.


 

What’s on Tap?

Buffalo’s microbreweries will have all hands on deck to pour the best brews of the summer. Tap takeovers are on the calendar for June, July, and August, and each one is going to be brew-tastic!

Since different breweries each get a turn behind the bar it’s completely acceptable to sign up more than once. If you have the time and money do them all, and be sure to share your favorites with us. Hint: #hashtagstepoutbuffalo.

There are 6 dates on the calendar for the summer. Challenge accepted? But really, if boat selfies are on your summer bucket list, get signed up and thank us later. Cruises board at 6:30 p.m. at RiverWorks and leave the dock at 7 p.m.

  • June 21- Buffalo Brewing Company
  • June 29- Hamburg Brewing Company 
  • July 11- Buffalo RiverWorks
  • July 25- Rusty Nickel Brewing Company
  • August 1- Big Ditch Brewing Company
  • August 22- Pan American Brewery

If Sunday Funday is more your style….. A. we love you, and B. you might want to check out their Casual Cruises for a Cause which happen on select Sunday evenings and help raise money for some worthwhile local charities and foundations. Of the $28 ticket cost, $10 will go directly to that week’s featured foundation. While on board, representatives will be on hand to educate you on how you can help each organization by getting involved further. Casual Cruises sail 7:00-9:00pm, board at 6:30pm, and include the two hour cruise, live music, and a cash bar. Drink up, because 25% of bar sales will also be donated to the featured foundation!

  • June 25th- with Hawk Creek Wildlife Center
  • July 16th- with WNYHeroes, Inc.
  • July 30th- with Crisis Services
  • August 6th- with Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies of Buffalo
  • August 13th- with Journey’s End Refugee Services

Spots on these cruises will fill up, so start making plans before it’s too late. We love featuring your photos, so be sure to share your best with us!

 

GRAND LADY CRUISES

WHERE: RiverWorks 359 Ganson St., Buffalo, NY

WEBSITE: grandlady.com

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