River Tours


Our 2016 River Tour Program has concluded. Please return to this page in 2017 for details about the next season!

Our River Tour program is a fun and unique way to connect the community to our local waterways.  With years of experience, a mobile fleet of kayaks, ACA certified kayak trainers, and safety equipment for all participants, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper offers rich paddling tours to paddlers of all experience levels on many unique waterways around Western New York.

This year, a participant commented:

“Really great paddle tour with Chris, the staff, and intern from Buffal Niagara Riverkeeper. Chris is so knowledgeable about the waterways and the wildlife that inhabit them. I learn something new everytime I go on one of the tours. It makes you feel a lot more invested and engaged as a citizen when you realize how fragile our water systems are. Tours with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper are one of my favorite ways of spending the summer.”

Our tour season will run from June through August, and presents a series of opportunities to learn about the amazing waterways in our community! You are welcome to bring your own kayak, or add a rental to your ticket order. Please be sure to read our Tour Policy and FAQ before registering for a tour.

The Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper River Tour Program is presented by M&T Bank, with additional support provided by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and East Hill Foundation. 

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Outdoor Recreation Guide for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has developed an outdoor recreation guide for the tours we have led in the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.  Based on the work of our experienced tour leaders, this guide provides maps, trails, paddles, and descriptions to help you get out and discover the natural beauty of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area on your own.  Download a free copy of the brochure HERE.

Custom paddling, biking, and hiking programs are also available.
To learn more about this option, please visit our Custom Programs webpage.



Contact Wendy Paterson, Community Liaison, at wpaterson@bnriverkeeper.org or 716-852-7483 ext 26.