Learn about the people that turned a small frontier town into a 19th century metropolis!

Our talented tour guides will turn you into a Buffalo River know-it-all!

Because of Buffalo and the Erie Canal, the expansion of the United  States increased drastically.

The River History Tour is a great way to relax with friends or clients while getting to know our city from up the water up.

On our boat cruise history tour in downtown Buffalo, we take you along the same route that cruise lines and freights have used for over 150 years. You will see the buildings, hear inspiring stories and gossip of the builders of our city.

Public or Private Tours Available

These history tours in Buffalo, NY are public or private. Public history tours can be booked online. Call us to arrange a private history tour.

During this adventure you will see historic sights such as:

  • Silo City Grain Elevators
  • The SS Columbia Ghost Ship
  • The Historic Cotter Fireboat
  • WW2 Naval Ships
  • The Buffalo Lighthouse
  • and Much More!
River History Tour in Buffalo, NY

BYOB on the boat!

While on the boat you enjoy your favorite beverages and snacks. Learning will never be more enjoyable. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a family reunion, anniversary, birthday, graduation, promotion, and to learn about all Buffalo River things!

To set up your Buffalo River History tour, use the Book Now button on this page! Hold that special date and time with a modest 50% down deposit and balance paid 30 days before the trip date.