River Tours


Registration now open for June 2016 River Tours!

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.

Our tour season will run from June through August and more tours will be added as the season progresses.  We invite you, your family, and friends to join us on one or more of these tours with us this year!  You can bring your own kayak or add a rental to your order.  Please be sure to read our Tour Policy and FAQ before registering for a tour.  Click on the tours below to register!

If purchasing for 2 or more people, be sure to add guest in the registration form.  Adding a guest lets us know who’s going and gives that person their own ticket to attend.

Tuesday, June 14, 6-8pm: Birdwatching on Hyde Park Lake @ Hyde Park, Niagara Falls

Thursday, June 16, 6-8pm: Niagara River Islands @ East River Marsh, Grand Island

Tuesday, June 21, 6-8pm: Grand Ladies of the Lake @ Mutual Riverfront Park, Buffalo

Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm: Early Beginnings of Niagara Falls @ Griffon Park, Niagara Falls

Tuesday, June 28, 6-8pm: Lumber City Paddle @ East Hill Foundation, North Tonawanda

Thursday, June 30, 6-8pm: Fish of the Niagara River @ Buckhorn Island State Park, Grand Island

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 Jarrett Steffen, Community Engagement Manager, at jsteffen@bnriverkeeper.org or 716-852-7483 ext 19.