5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Niagara Falls, New York
  • Duration:  2.5 hours
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!


  • 2.5-hour guided kayak tour along the Niagara River
  • Paddle past three famous islands - Grand Island, Strawberry Island and Motor Island
  • Explore pristine lagoons laced with lily pads and admire the scenic landscape
  • See abundant wildlife including birds, beavers, mink and more
  • Suitable for all fitness levels!
  • Light snack, water and all necessary equipment is included

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What You Can Expect

Guided Kayaking Tour on Niagara River from the US Side

Kayaking on the Niagara River

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an amazing tour. Our guide was Paul and he explained everything to us about the plants and animals in that region. It was like being in a biology class. This is not a lazy tour, you have to actually work to get where you're going. There is also some open water kayaking which means you're really exposed to the elements and water conditions. We found this just added to the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

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