Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chevron down WHAT DOES A PRIVATE CHARTER INCLUDE?
  • Our private charters in Buffalo include the rental of the boat and all the crew (captain, deckhands, etc.). Our charter rates are based on a total of two hours. If your event requires more or less time we can work with you to make it happen. Catering and bar packages are not included in the price of the charter. Please contact us to customize a package for you.

  • Chevron down CAN I GET MARRIED ON BOARD?
  • Yes, you can! We love to host small wedding ceremonies and receptions. Captains are not able to legally marry you so we can recommend an official who can.

  • Chevron down HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN GO ON THE BOAT?
  • The Spirit of Buffalo recommends 40 guests but is certified for a maximum of 42. This number reflects the amount of safety equipment we have on board and complies with US Coast Guard Regulations.

  • Chevron down DO I HAVE TO HAVE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE?
  • No minimums. We’d be happy to cater to your small group.

  • Chevron down IS SMOKING ALLOWED?
  • No, smoking is not allowed anywhere within the interior spaces or on the decks of the vessel.

  • Chevron down ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
  • Yes. We carry children’s life jackets as well as adult jackets as per US Coast Guard Regulations. Please note, while babies are allowed on board, we do not have specific life jackets for them. While we keep a close eye on children, it is a wise parent who manages their child and does not let be unattended. Our Weekend Pirate Adventures cater to families and children. We ask that the ratio of adults to children is kept one to five.

  • Chevron down WHERE IS THE BOAT DOCKED?
  • The Spirit of Buffalo is located at  Central Wharf at Canalside, 44 Prime Street Buffalo NY 14202

  • Chevron down IS THE SAIL CANCELLED IF THERE IS BAD WEATHER?
  • The Spirit of Buffalo sails rain or shine with the exception of thunder storms. We will try and accommodate for any rain date if that becomes necessary.

  • Chevron down WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
  • Cancellations for public sails must be made 24 hours prior to the event. There are no refunds the day of the event. The deposit for charters is non-refundable if not canceled within 30 days prior to your event.

  • Chevron down IS THE BOAT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?
  • We are not wheelchair accessible. We apologize if this in an inconvenience for you.

  • Chevron down WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENTS DO YOU TAKE?
  • Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and checks. Final payments, if close to your charter time, will need to be via cash or credit card.

  • Chevron down IS TAX INCLUDED?
  • Tax is included on tickets and charters.

  • Chevron down HOW DO I GET A QUOTE?
  • Call us at 716.796.7210.