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FAQs

To see an answer to some common questions click on one of the questions below. If you have a questions that is not listed below, please feel free to call us at 716.796.7210 or send us a request by using our information request form.

What does a private charter include?

Our charters include the rental of the boat and all the crew (captain, deckhands). Our charter rates are based on a total of 2 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.

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.

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.

Do I have to have a minimum number of people?

No minimums. We'd be happy to cater to your small group.

Is smoking allowed?

No, smoking is not allowed anywhere within the interior spaces or on the decks of the vessel.

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 1 to 5.

Where is the boat docked?

The Spirit of Buffalo sits at the foot of Pearl Street at Marine Drive. It is in the Erie Canal Harbor – Central Wharf, next to the Buffalo Naval Park. Click here for a Map & Directions.

Is the sail cancelled if there is bad weather?

The Spirit of Buffalo will sail Rain Or Shine with the exception of thunder storms. We will try and accommodate for any rain date if that becomes necessary.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance. The deposit for charters is non-refundable if not cancelled within 30 days prior to your event.

Is the boat Handicap accessible?

We are not wheelchair accessible. We apologize if this in an inconvenience for you.

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.

Is tax included?

Tax is included on tickets & charters.

How do I get a quote?

Call us at 716.796.7210 or send us your request via our information request form.

I didn't see my question here?

We'd be happy to answer any question. Do not hesitate to give us a call at 716.796.7210 or send us your question via our information request form. We look forward to hearing from you!