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"You're gonna need a bigger boat"                               
                               So we got one.


Harbor Queen

Now you can book up to 145 people aboard the Harbor Queen. We had her built in Florida and she's on her way to her new home at Canalside. Her expected arrival date is August 12, 2016. Call us at (716) 796-4556 to reserve her for your next charter.

Daily Tours and Cruises

Buffalo River Tour

Daily tours 10:30, 12:30 and 4:30

Adult $19 / Child $12

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 grain elevators from just a few feet away.

Come travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the biggest and richest cities in the world while you... gaze up at the magnificent structures that drove its growth. Hear the stories of Buffalo's scoopers - residents and immigrants alike - who worked the docks and mills, feeding the nation and the city's "Guilded" economy. Join us for one of Buffalo's most unique cultural experiences.

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Silo City Tour

Daily tours 2:15

Adult $29 / Child $17

On this 2-hour tour our boat will transport you to Silo City via the Buffalo river. As we walk through Silo City see and hear what made Buffalo the largest grain port in the world for 100 years.

Our trip inside Silo City takes you inside these majestic towers as you learn about the Perot Family Malting Plant, see the original coal fired kilns. We do go beneath the silos to see how the grain was transferred. This area has been named one of the best industrial photographed locations in the western Hemisphere. Cameras are highly encouraged.

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Canalside Cocktail Cruise

aboard the River Queen
Fridays 6:30

Adult (age 21+) $28

Unlike our traditional tours, these Cocktail Cruises do not include a narrated tour, but a tour guide is available to answer any questions you may have. Relax with a refreshing cocktail while cruising the Buffalo River and Lake Erie. Enjoy live local music and soak up the atmosphere aboard this 2 hour cruise. A cash bar is available.

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Private Charters

The River Queen will be available for charter. She holds 48 passengers. Catering options can be arranged. Call us as (716) 796-4556 for pricing and information. You may also select from our online calendar. River Tours that do not have any current booking are available for charter bookings.

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gift Certificates

Give the perfect gift. Buy a gift certificate online. Have them sent to anyone. Once you purchase a gift certificate a paper certificate will be mailed to a destination of your choice. Gift Certificates are redeemable online using codes that are provided on your paper gift certificate as well as in your confirmation email. We will even customize a note card to include with your gift.

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