Take a cruise through history

Buffalo River Tour Silo City Tour Harbor Cruise Canalside Cruise

Buffalo River Tour

Daily tours 10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 and 5:30

Adult $23 / Child $12

Book Your Buffalo River Tour

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.

Harbor Queen in the Buffalo River

Silo City Tour

Thursday - Sunday 11 am and 1:30 pm

Adult $33 / Child $18

Book Your Silo City Tour

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.

Silo City Tour inside Buffalo grain elevator

Harbor Cruise

Mon-Wed 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00

Thur-Sun 4:00

Adult $15 / Child $10

Book Your Harbor Cruise

One hour relaxing cruise of the Buffalo Harbor and Buffalo River. A cash bar is available, this is not a narrated tour.

River Queen

Canalside Cruise

Unlike our traditional tours, Canalside 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.

Wednesday evenings we offer a Caribbean Cruise with live music by Caribbean Extravaganza. And on Friday nights join us on a cocktail cruise with live music.

For more information and to book a cruise visit us at CanalsideCruises.com.

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Cocktail Cruise on Harbor Queen top deck

Private Charters

The Harbor Queen will be available for charter. She holds 145 passengers. Catering options can be arranged. Call us as (716) 796-4556 for pricing and information. For smaller groups up to 48 passengers we offer the River Queen.

Private Charters

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