Queen City Ferry offers convenience and great views

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – With air conditioning provided by Mother Nature and convenient stops, including docks at Inner and Outer Harbor, the Queen City Ferry is a great way to connect parks across water for bikers, get to a concert without the hassle of parking with all the crowds, or just to go for a cruise along the beautiful Buffalo waterfront.

Captain Rich Hilliman has been operating the ferry service for four years. It docks at Canalside next to the Liberty Hound.

“We just kind of picked three parks nearby,” Hilliman told 4Warn Meteorologist Todd Santos. “We used Riverfest Park up the River and the Outer Harbor Park. It’s a nice link to the Inner and Outer Harbor. Also people can come from the Southtowns or any area south of the city for that matter, park over at the park and don’t have to worry about parking over here. Just come on in on the ferry.”

Hilliman grew up in western New York. He says it’s amazing how much progress he’s seen at Canalside over the past few years.

“You gotta come down. It’s amazing,” Hilliman said. “All these events that are happening. There’s something for everybody, everyday. Whether it be on the boats or just on the grounds around here, there’s something for everybody.”

The Queen City Ferry runs daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. from mid-May through September. Round trip rides take approximately one hour.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.

To learn more about the Queen City Ferry, call (716) 796-4556 or visit Queencityferry.com.

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