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“Belfast Girls” was partially filmed on the Spirit of Buffalo!

We are proud to have been a part of the filming of the “Belfest Girls”.  Our City’s Flag ship was used to create the trailer for the play.  Please check out this amazing video and we hope to see you at the Irish Classical!

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The Spirit of Buffalo is proclaimed the Flagship of Buffalo by Mayor Byron Brown.

Sit Back & Relax on Lake Erie

Sail back in time on Lake Erie aboard the Spirit of Buffalo and discover traditional sailing on a classic 73 foot topsail schooner. This beautiful schooner with its magnificent red sails is available for day and evening sails, craft brew cruises, wine in the wind sails, children’s pirate adventures, and educational excursions. Join the crew and sit back, relax and see the city in a new (old?) way.’


There may be street parking available in Canalside on Llyod Street, Hanover Street or Prime Street.  There are two lots under the Skyway along Pearl Street, Commercial Street and Marine Drive.  There are also parking spots on these same streets.  Parking is also available in the LECOM Harborcenter parking ramp.  There may be a charge for parking.


DO NOT BRING COOLERS, LARGE DUFFLE BAGS OR TOTE BAGS.  DO NOT BRING YOU OWN BEVERAGES. We have a liquor license.  Due to strict guidelines from the New York State Liquor Authority all beverages must be purchased from Spirit of Buffalo. If you are booking for a group please inform your guests of this policy. Failure to comply will result in an immediate return to the dock and termination of the cruise/charter.  No refunds will be given.

Spirit of Buffalo is equipped with a restroom.


Top-Rated Sails in Buffalo, NY

Awesome time!

"We had such a great time! Can't wait to do it again! It was perfect weather, the staff was friendly and was able to answer all our questions!"

– amberlwas87, TripAdvisor
Ship-Shape Crew on the Spirit of Buffalo.

"A sunny hot day with little wind didn’t stop the Spirit of Buffalo crew from making us all at home on our voyage. Wonderful makeup sail with local friends when we were rained out with out-of-town guests."

– Oren H., TripAdvisor
Beautiful Sail Ride

"What a wonderful sailboat ride my husband and I had! The captain and the crew were fabulous! I will recommend this sail ride to my family and friends! Great experience!"

– codabear59, TripAdvisor
Sunset Cruise

Even though it was freezing (classic Buffalo), my entire family had an absolute blast!! Definitely recommend this to visitors or any home-towners!

– Molly Mitchell, TripAdvisor