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Pontoon Boats Join in on the Waterfront Action

Last month I posted on a new fleet of pontoon boats that could be rented at the Outer Harbor via Safe Harbor Boat Rentals. This past weekend, those same pontoon boats could be seen buzzing up and down the Buffalo River – a fantastic sight that added so much activity to the rest of the waterfront action.

As the Buffalo waterfront has become more and more popular with boaters, there has been a missing element that is finally in place. Along with all of the privately owned crafts, kayaks and larger boat tours, there is now a way for mid-sized groups to get out on the water. Between Buffalo Tiki Tours, Buffalo CycleBoatsBuffalo Boat Share (a private boat sharing club), and Safe Harbor Boat Rentals, we’re seeing an entirely new segment of people out on the water who are looking for more of a floating social scene. These types of group rentals allow for a number of friends to spend the day out on the water, as a group.

It was not that long ago that we were writing posts pleading for these types of rental options to come to Buffalo’s waterfront. I believe that it is safe to say that the day has come when there’s a boating opportunity for everyone – from inexpensive kayak rentals to party boats that feature grills and portable toilets.

That’s not to say that more ingenious boating and floating ideas are not on the way. These days, the sky’s the limit when it comes to crazy floating contraptions. Just think of the possibilities – a tiki bargesolar powered floating islands, and Tarzan Boats (for the lake)… only time will tell.

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, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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