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About Us


Buffalo Boat Tours is a locally-owned, family-operated company in business since 2009. We started our company running tours and charters on the Spirit of Buffalo and have continually grown and expanded offerings ever since. We are passionate about delivering impeccable customer service and exceptional experiences on the water. We love sharing our rich, local history and waterways with our guests and welcome you aboard to experience Buffalo and Western New York in a whole new way.


Sail back in time aboard the Spirit of Buffalo and discover traditional sailing on a classic 73-ft. topsail schooner. This beautiful schooner with its magnificent red sails is available for day and evening sails on Lake Erie. Join the crew and hoist the red sails, or sit back, relax and see the city in a new (old?) way

Historical narrations by day, lakefront celebrations by night! Join for a Buffalo River History Tour to 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. In the evening, this vessel shifts towards various forms of entertainment, from Live Music Cruises to Game Nights and everything in between.

What better way to feel like summer than on a Hawiian themed tiki boat!? Kick back and relax with a tropical drink in your hand, or dance your heart out to our island vibes