Guided Kayaking Tour on Niagara River from the US Side
The Niagara River follows a 36 mile course flowing first around Grand Island before cascading over the brink of Niagara Falls more than 15 miles downstream. It is at the southern tip of Grand Island that your kayak tour begins. Your guide will lead you along some of the very same canoe trails that were used by the early settlers of the Niagara frontier. As you paddle through the tranquil river waters you will...
The Niagara River follows a 36 mile course flowing first around Grand Island before cascading over the brink of Niagara Falls more than 15 miles downstream. It is at the southern tip of Grand Island that your kayak tour begins. Your guide will lead you along some of the very same canoe trails that were used by the early settlers of the Niagara frontier. As you paddle through the tranquil river waters you will learn about the geology, history and ecology of the Niagara River. You will get to visit the restored East River Marsh, an active heron rookery on Motor Island and you will even land on Strawberry Island where you may see the Bald Eagles that are in residence. Birdlife abounds and it is likely that you will encounter great blue herons, great egrets, black crowned night herons, ospreys and spotted sandpipers as well as a variety of gulls and terns so plan on bringing a camera.
After meeting your guide you will be briefed on the day’s trip and the potential highlights.
You will be given a choice of either a single or tandem kayak that can be adjusted to fit you comfortably. All paddlers will be required to wear a lifejacket equipped with a whistle while out on the river.
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, 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!
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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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.
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.
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!
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 a great choice. Great experience for them and something really different.