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Guided Kayak Tour on Niagara River from the US Side

Grand Island, United States

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Experience the beauty of the Niagara River on this guided, 3-hour kayaking tour, departing from Grand Island on the American side. Paddle along the river that forms part of the border between the U.S. and Canada while taking in the scenery of the Upper Niagara River islands, including the River Lea Farmhouse, a famous Victorian farmhouse where President Grover Cleveland once worked. Along the journey, wildlife abounds, from eagles to beavers and mink. A single or double kayak, light snack, and bottled water are included.
  • 3-hour guided kayak tour along the Niagara River
  • Learn the history and ecology of the area from a guide
  • Explore over five miles of the marshes and islands of the upper Niagara River
  • Choice of individual or tandem kayaks
  • Bottled water and a snack included
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3-hour kayaking tour on Niagara River
Professional and knowledgeable guide
All necessary equipment (your choice of single or double kayak)
Light snack and bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

340 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The Niagara River runs north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, forming part of the border between the Province of Ontario in Canada and the State of New York in the U.S. Beginning from Grand Island, N.Y., climb aboard a single or double kayak and paddle along a relatively easy route that includes the scenic sights and abundant wildlife of the Upper Niagara River islands.

Pass the River Lea Farmhouse, a Victorian farmhouse located in the Beaver Island State Park where President Grover Cleveland worked at his first job for his uncle.

Look for a variety of waterbirds on Motor Island, including egrets, great blue herons and Caspian terns, among others. Then there’s Strawberry Island — with its deep lagoon, it’s one of the most significant aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region.

Enjoy being out on the water and learn a thing or two about the history of the area. Tour includes a light snack, water, and all the necessary equipment.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 8 years; children must accompany a parent on a 2-person kayak
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Grand Island, NY is approximately 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, NY
  • Recommended clothing: loose light clothing, bathing suit (not-required), hat, sunglasses, SPF sunscreen
  • Don't forget your camera!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • **Minimum of two travelers per tour**
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Blue Water Marina

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Guided Kayak Tour on Niagara River from the US Side?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided Kayak Tour on Niagara River from the US Side?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Guided Kayak Tour on Niagara River from the US Side?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Guided Kayak Tour on Niagara River from the US Side.

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Nice but unreasonsably expensive
, Jun 2021
The experience itself was nice but be aware that this price is very expensive and you could purchase it at a much lower price. Furthermore, we still paid for 3 despite us using only 2 boats (one of them is tandem) which is very unreasonable.
MKs Birthday boating
, Aug 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area. We had a beautiful day on the river. Without the guide we would have gotten lost.
Kayaking with history of marsh restoration
, Sep 2018
Had a wonderful, guided tour of the marshlands, islands, and local history. The area is beautiful and easy to paddle. All the reviews were true - Paul was a great tour guide as he loves kayaking and was involved in the restoration of the marshlands and shared his passion for what was done and why. The light snack could easily have been munching on the tubers and plant life given his extensive knowledge! Loved that they operate during the week. Will definitely be back with more family for another trip.
Amazing kayaking on the Niagara river
, Sep 2018
The kayaking trip was really great. Our guide, Paul, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He knows every flower, insect, and bird on the river, and loves explaining everything to the kids. It's great to see someone who really loves his job and stayed longer than scheduled to make sure we didn't miss anything. The scenery is beautiful, and they have both single and tandem kayaks. This trip is highly recommended for anyone who loves kayaking and nature.
3 hrs, 4 miles, and millions of yrs of history
Suzanne D
, Aug 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed this kyaking tour in the Niagra River! The guide was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We learned about current conservation efforts to preserve the eco system, and listened to interesting historical funfacts. We even spent time collecting fossil pieces from 350 million years ago! The river was beautiful and manageable for even beginnng kayakers. Highly recommend!
Guided kayak tour
, Jun 2018
Very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the entire experience .would do it again. Well worth the money and gave a great tip to the guide
I scheduled this for my kids and it was...
Angel R
, Nov 2017
I scheduled this for my kids and it was a great choice. Great experience for them and something really different.
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Fantastic! A wonderful family...
Karen R
, Aug 2015
Fantastic! A wonderful family experience. Our guide Paul was an expert on all aspects of the river, waterfowl, biodiversity and habitat. A Fun and easy going trip. Highly recommended!
Wow!! What an amazing experience! Our...
, Jul 2015
Wow!! What an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Paul, was great! He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and kayaking! He was amazing with two girls who had never kayaked before, even when my friend got sick halfway through! Be prepared for a beautiful experience! Will definitely return!
Great time. Paul our guide is very...
Terry L
, Aug 2014
Great time. Paul our guide is very knowledgeable about the area. He made it a great experience!

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