Guided Kayaking Tour on Niagara River from the US Side

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Guided Kayaking Tour on Niagara River from the US Side information and booking

2.5 hours
Departs from
Grand Island, New York (20 min from Niagara Falls, NY)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
May 15 - Oct 1Daily at 11am and 2pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

While visiting the amazing Niagara Falls, take some time to see the beautiful surrounding areas on a kayak tour along the Niagara River. On this 2.5-hour kayaking tour from the American side, your professional guide will lead you along the river, where you'll see numerous scenic sights. Kayak along Grand Island, Strawberry Island and Motor Island, pass the famous River Lea Farmhouse and continue through a wildlife habitat teeming with osprey, eagles, cranes, mink, beavers and more. And don't worry -- you will not be kayaking over the falls!

Soak in the natural beauty of the Niagara Falls area on this fully guided 2.5-hour kayaking tour from the American side. Your tour departs from Grand Island, New York, where you will be surrounded entirely by the impressive Niagara River. The river splits into two parts at the south end of the island and rejoins at the northwest end, before flowing west to Niagara Falls.Hop in your single or tandem kayak and let your guide lead you along a moderately easy route that will include many picturesque sights. Paddle past the famous River Lea Farmhouse, an 1849 Victorian farmhouse once owned by President Grover Cleveland's uncle, who hired Cleveland to work on the farm -- the future president's first job. Continue on to Motor Island, designated as a New York state wildlife habitat. Keep your camera close because here you are likely to spot the spectacular great black cormorants, black birds with gracefully long wingspans, in nests perched in the tops of trees.From there, head to Strawberry Island to explore a small, tranquil lagoon. Many birds live in this area, including terns, gulls, and cormorants, making for world-class bird watching. The canal along the island is actually a lagoon that separates Little Beaver Island from Beaver Island State Park. As you kayak along the river, admire the lagoon laced with lily pads and coves filled with exotic greenery.Your tour includes a light snack, water and all the necessary equipment.

What's included

  • 2.5-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

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off