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Buffalo Tiki Tours

Buffalo’s newest aquatic adventure is awaiting you. Buffalo Tiki Tours offers a lazy hazy cruise along the Buffalo River and Canalside, while on your personal floating tiki bar. The tiki bar comes with a motor, so that the crew can putter about from place to place. In the middle of the craft is a 360º bar that comes with your own personal food and drink packages prepared by RiverWorks. The craft has a thatched roof to protect passengers from the sun/light rain. There’s also an onboard sound system, making each trip out onto the water a fun party.

These tiki party boats are only available at RiverWorks though Buffalo Tiki Tours. There are a number of different cruises to choose from, including Canalside concert tours, sunset cruises and weekend cruises. Food and drink packages must be purchased directly from RiverWorks. The venue boasts the first ever brewery located within a grain silo. Everything else is provided, including safety floatation devices, a licensed captain, and bar stools. What else could you possibly want? A bathroom? Well, RiverWorks is just a short stop away for anyone who needs to make a pit stop.

Buffalo Tiki Tours

Sails from Buffalo RiverWorks | 359 Ganson Street | Buffalo, NY 14203

Book a Tiki Tour

Phone: 1-716-800-7568


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • They just got approved for one of these in Lake George in the Adirondacks. It looks like fun for a small group of friends. It’s not a pedal tour so you’re not doing any of the driving, just drinking and enjoying the open waters. I’d just hope that your admission on the boat includes an open bar.

    • Randy503

      If they did, they would have to make the railings higher.

  • WaStInAwaYYYYYyyyyYy In SiloHCITyyyyVilLLLEEeeee~

  • BuffaloGals

    This is awesome. Good on Riverworks for maximizing the potential of their location.

  • Sabres00

    At first I thought this looked cool, then I looked at their FAQ section. $35 for an hour with no food/booze provided. Not only that but you also have to purchase food and drinks from Riverworks (I think their drinks are over priced). It also appears that the captain works for tips, so everyone has to chip in for that. Realistically if you’re going to do this for an hour you’ll end up dropping $75+ depending on how much you want to eat/drink/tip. I think they need to offer packages with food and drinks included to get people to do this more then once. They offer discounted rates for multiple hours, but I don’t think that is enough. I have kids and I love kid friendly events, but this should be 18+. It’s going to be bad enough making pit stops with grown adults drinking beer let alone kids.

    • greenca

      The FAQ says that you “may” purchase your food and drinks right from Riverworks. Given that, I don’t think it’s a requirement. I’d rather bring my own booze.

      • Johnny Pizza

        From the article – “Food and drink packages must be purchased directly from RiverWorks.”. It doesn’t seem to be perfectly clear, but I bet if the boats are taking off from RiverWorks then you probably have to buy from RiverWorks. It seems to me these aren’t really meant for families as much as they are for a group of young couples or a bachelor/bachelorette party.

        • greenca

          It’s hard to tell. The company’s website said “may purchase.” Newell says “must purchase.” Who knows.

          • Louis Tully

            I know which one I’d bet is incorrect…

    • breckenridge

      Really though – how long do you want to be floating around the Buffalo River? A slow crawl upstream to South Park and back is less than an hour. Float around for a while, an hour or two max… $35 across 4-8 people is nothing.

      • breckenridge

        Nevermind. Saw on Channel 2 this morning that its $35/hr per person. That is rather steep.

  • Captain Picard

    Looking forward to this

    • Fred J

      Make it so

  • BufChester

    What could possibly go wrong?

  • Bags

    Who needs a bathroom when you have the lake?