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COVID-19 SAFETY POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Buffalo Harbor Cruises | Miss Buffalo II is following all the stated and suggested policies and procedures that have been determined by the Governor of the State of New York, Center for Disease Control (CDC), the New York Department of Health, the New York State Liquor Authority, the Erie County Department of Health and the United States Coast Guard. The Passenger Vessel Association has also provided us, as members, guidance and directives to efficiently and effectively open with all necessary safety procedures in place. Please note that the guidelines outlined may be changed at any time by the aforementioned governing authorities and we will adjust our plan accordingly. For any major changes, our previously booked guests will be notified immediately. {June 2021}

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If you are vaccinated, you are not expected to wear a mask.

If you are unvaccinated, you are expected to wear a mask.

Wear a mask if it makes you feel comfortable, vaccinated or not.

Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Miss Buffalo II will immediately notify the state and local health departments if a worker tests positive for COVID-19.
  • Miss Buffalo II crew will be required to frequently wash hands and use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the vessel for the crew to utilize.
  • Miss Buffalo II has cleaning and sanitation procedures in place with a focus on high-touch areas (i.e. hand railings, door knobs, tables) during and after all cruises.
  • United States Coast Guard and Homeland Security directives state, all personal items and bags are subject to search. We ask passengers not to carry large purses and bags to eliminate this boarding process step for the safety of our crew.  {Marine Security Act of 2002. USCG 33 CFR § 101.105, 33 CFR § 105.255}
  • Buffalo Harbor Cruises will have plexiglass barriers available for any passenger that would require one.
Reservation and Boarding Procedures
  • As always, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance at www.buffaloharborcruises.com or by calling our reservation team at 716-856-6696.
Cruise Procedure Changes
  • Miss Buffalo II will operate at a reduced capacity on all scheduled cruises until further notice. Capacity will depend on the cruise and food services offered. 
  • Our fully licensed bar and snack bar will be open during all cruises. There is a QR code at every table or section to allow for menu viewing and ordering.  This will allow for purchases that can be delivered directly to your table, section or bench by a uniformed crew member. Photo ID will be required for all persons consuming alcohol. We accept all major credit cards. We will keep the current online selections as up to date as possible, unless circumstances beyond our control prevent us from doing so.
  • We have plexiglass barriers available for any passenger that would require one.
  • Due to the social distancing guidelines and space constraints of our vessel there is no dancing until further notice to ensure the comfortability of all of our passengers.
Sightseeing, TGIF, Sunset, City of Light & Special Event Cruises:
  • Seating areas are available on both the upper and lower decks that allow for the proper social distancing practices for the comfortability of the passenger. 
  • Our fully licensed bar and snack bar will be open during all cruises. There is a QR code at every table or section to allow for menu viewing and ordering.  This will allow for purchases that can be delivered directly to your table, section or bench by a uniformed crew member. Photo ID will be required for all persons consuming alcohol. We accept all major credit cards.
  • We have plexiglass barriers available for any passenger that would require one.
  • Due to the social distancing guidelines and space constraints of our vessel there is no dancing until further notice to ensure the comfortability of all of our passengers.
Private and Dining Cruises:
  • All dinner items will be served to you or monitored by a member of All Occasions Catering. 
  • Our fully licensed bar and snack bar will be open during all cruises. There is a QR code at every table or section to allow for menu viewing and ordering.  This will allow for purchases that can be delivered directly to your table, section or bench by a uniformed crew member. Photo ID will be required for all persons consuming alcohol. We accept all major credit cards.
  • We have plexiglass barriers available for any passenger that would require one.
  • Due to the social distancing guidelines and space constraints of our vessel there is no dancing until further notice to ensure the comfortability of all of our passengers.
Terms and Conditions in addition to those agreed upon while purchasing tickets:
  • Assumption of risk: You are aware of the inherent risk of COVID-19 and are willing to take the risk aboard Miss Buffalo II.
  • Covenant not to sue: You promise not to sue Buffalo Harbor Cruises should you be infected with COVID-19 after coming in contact with an infected person aboard Miss Buffalo II.
  • Waiver of liability: You waive the right to hold Buffalo Harbor Cruises liable for any Covid-19 infection.
  • Responsibility of others: You understand that you are also responsible for the declaration of your guests and family members in regards to COVID-19 related situations.
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