In 1971, the Hayhurst family bought a small passenger boat and named it the Miss Buffalo … the rest is history. As the waterfront began to develop and prosper, so did the popularity of the Miss Buffalo.

As with other waterfront cities, Buffalo’s focus turned to improving access to its most precious resource … water. As they began to realize this change and the demand increased, BHC added a new vessel to our fleet as well as new experiences, including sightseeing cruises, party cruises aboard Miss Buffalo II and the first dinner cruise vessel in Buffalo, the Niagara Clipper.

For 49 years, a hands-on approach and a wide variety of services have enabled Buffalo Harbor Cruises company to show you the best of Buffalo from a sailor’s point of view. Welcome aboard!




  • Public Cruise reservations are confirmed upon receipt of full
    payment by due date and are non-refundable
  • Paid reservations are non-refundable, but are transferable up until 72 hours prior to the cruise.
  • Reservations canceled within 72 hours of the cruise are
    non-refundable / non-transferable
  • All cruises sail rain or shine.
  • When making reservations, please advise us of any special needs
    (i.e. wheelchair access, etc.)
  • All prices are per person and include applicable tax.
  • All food and beverage must be obtained from the Miss Buffalo II
  • Prices, schedules, and routes are subject to change without notice



Miss Buffalo boat tour

Miss Buffalo is a boat ride for the entire family. We enjoyed the 2 hour cruise especially the narrator. We learned a lot of the history of Buffalo and saw some amazing sights! We would recommend this cruise for anyone that would love to see the gorgeous Buffalo Harbor!

– Diana S., TripAdvisor
Very Informative!

We had a very large group for a high school reunion, many were from out of town. Everyone really thought this was a great idea to get everyone outside in the nature to see our beautiful city from the water view and how it has evolved. We learned a lot from the tour guide.

– Holly H., TripAdvisor
Great time

Lovely cruise on Black Rock River and Buffalo Harbor. Ample seating and nearly full. Enjoyed several beverages and was very happy they didn't rip me off on the prices of drinks and snacks. Traveled w/ my wife and 2 grand kids. Very nice!

– Jeff M., TripAdvisor
Miss Buffalo Cruise

We had several friends with us and everyone had a good time. The tour director and staff were friendly and informative. We would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone as there is ample seating, tables if you wish, beverages (well drinks also) and shade if you prefer.

– Randy S., TripAdvisor
Thumbs-up from a Buffalo native!

I've been on the tour a few times over the years and it never gets old. The views were wonderful and the tour guide combined interesting information about the city's history, local nature/species, new shoreline development and more in his talk.

– Mary H., TripAdvisor