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Buffalo River History Tours

Visiting Buffalo and want a scenic, yet educational tour of the historic Buffalo River?  Take a trip with Buffalo River History Tours for beautiful sights and boatloads of fun!

The 90-minute Buffalo River History Tours features a narrated guide of the Erie Canal, the Buffalo River and Buffalo’s many grain silos, once the largest grain port in the world.

Come and explore the river that made Buffalo an economic superpower during the Gilded Age, as well as one of the biggest and riches cities in the world!

The Buffalo River History Tours not only include a knowledgeable and cheerful staff, but also offer an array of food and beverages on ship to ensure a comfortable and memorable trip. 

With dazzling views of the Buffalo skyline and a prime riverside location surrounded by local shops and eateries, you don’t want to miss this quintessential Buffalo experience. 

Also, these tours are conveniently only an 8 minute walk from the nearest Amtrak station, making it easy for a weekend trip or an educational stop while passing through the city. 

Buffalo River History Tours are open to all ages and tickets are available online. Adults must pay a $23 fee, children a $12 fee and infants have free admission. 

The boat tours are currently operating daily from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“This was interesting, educational and lots of fun! I learned things about local history that I never knew, even having lived here for my entire life.”

—Paul R. Zwirecki, Facebook 

Take Amtrak to the Buffalo River History Tours

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to BFX in Buffalo —Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in Buffalo

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!