Buffalo Double Decker Tours
Naval Park, 1 Naval Park Cove The Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14202, United States

Review №1

My husband and I enjoyed this tour with 2 of my siblings, who were born and raised in the Buffalo area and moved to other parts of the US after college. The evening was filled with fun, laughter and interesting tidbits of information. Our guide, Officer OConnor, was beyond knowledgeable and his love for our wonderful city was evident from the minute we stepped on the bus. He left us with great memories and a renewed sense of pride and optimism regarding the City of Good Neighbors. I would highly recommend spending 90 minutes on this one-of-a-kind bus with this energized and well-researched tour guide!

Review №2

It was our first Saturday of the month get-together with my siblings. We did the Best of Buffalo Tour and had a very fun filled afternoon. Office OConnor was very knowledgeable and very, very funny. Would highly recommend this as a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Buffalo. Will definitely consider coming back to one of their other tours such as Paranormal or Murder Mystery.

Review №3

I took my family from Canada, my 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter on this tour. ‘O’Connor’ was a great tour operator and he made the entire time fun for everyone. He really included both my kids so they stay engaged. He was honest from the start and said if anyone was sensitive to politics then this was not the tour for them. He had tasteful jokes and was really fun. I will continue to take my family on this as its fun for everyone!!

Review №4

An intriguing afternoon that exceeded my expectations! Even though only one in our group guessed the murderer, we all had a great time interrogating the suspects in and around the distillery!

Review №5

This is a must see in Buffalo especially if you have out of town guests and want to show them something very different.Officer OConner was the highlight of this wonderful tour of Buffalo. He starts with a funny, informative and sometimes sad tour of two of the ships in the Navel yard.The whisks you away onto the Skyway (little scary on double decker.) showing you how Buffalo is trying to improve and how it has a lot to be proud of.He joked around with my 14 year old son, nick naming him Justin Beeber for the whole ride, hilarious.

Review №6

We took this tour with a small group of 12 people. We all had great time. Even though I have lived in this area all my life, I still enjoyed the new views from atop the bus. Our guide was terrific. He really had a handle on facts and his delivery was always amusing. Wouldnt mind taking this History tour again.

Review №7

Went on both your Murder Mystery and Paranormal tours. Thoroughly enjoyed both. Loved the interaction and humor between the cast and participants on the murder mystery and found the paranormal tour to be both informational and entertaining. Joel is an outstanding guide! Cant wait to hop on board for your Best of Buffalo Tour next summer.

Review №8

What a great time on the Buffalo Double Decker Bus Murder Mystery Friday night! It was 2 hours of fun. The host, Officer OConnor, kept the trip lively and engaged the tour-goers thoroughly. The rest of the troupe did a wonderful job in creating the old-tyme Buffalo atmosphere with enthusiasm and style!

Review №9

On Saturday my husbands friend planned a group outing to do the Murder Mystery Disco Night & it was the best time ever!! We had so much fun!! I highly recommend it for a fun night out! I cant wait to try the Western Night one next! The event was a great time! The characters were so in to the role & it was just so funny! The flash mob at the Italian Fest for YMCA was amazing!!! If you dont book a tour, you are missing out!!!

Review №10

There were three generations ranging in age from 6 to 85 who were on our family tour. The one hour was the perfect time to keep a childs interest and the information kept the adults interested in the history of Buffalo, Western New York and the waterfront. I would definitely recommend! We had a great time!

Review №11

Havent yet had the pleasure of a ride, but I hear its fantastic, and Ive met the owners and got the chance to spend some quality time. I did attend a 70s themed Halloween danceathon they put on, twas great... I have no doubt anything to do with these folks will be nothing short of fantastical... cant wait for a bus ride...

Review №12

Had a wonderful time. The story , characters and music were fabulous. We would love to do it again. We are planning on booking another tour and bringing a group of friends. Went by to fast ,wish it was a bit longer.Maybe you could add one more stop?... I would absolutely recommend this tour!!

Review №13

What a fun night! We did the Disco murder mystery tour. The characters were great, the bus was fun, the mystery was solvable, and it wasnt a big time committment. We also had a great time coming up with costumes. I wouldve liked a little more scripted show but we all had a great time!

Review №14

Joel is is a 4, and a good entertainer. The driver was a 4. The content was a 4. The tour itself a 3. The tour was interesting. Joel was funny, knowledgeable, and engaging. The driver was talented, navigating post game traffic. I wish the tour had someplace more authentic to visit. We had fun with our friends and hearing some stories.

Review №15

Buffalo Double Decker Tour was phenomenal. The Master of Ceremony and narrator was GREAT! His sense of humor was hilarious and he was very knowledgeable of the town and the people. The female driver was great. She maneuver the bus like a champ. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tour to All!

Review №16

Absolutely amazing! Went with a large group of very young children and everyone had a great time! Gracious and positive host with humor and historical knowledge - finishes with a special message about the beauty of doing what you love and what you’re good at :) can’t wait to do his other themed tours

Review №17

We did this tour the other day and were still talking about it. The old time Irish police officer tour guide was unbelievable! Hes extremely knowledgeable, engaging, a great story teller and HILARIOUS! He has lots of energy and a clear affection for the city of Buffalo and its history. Most people on the tour were adults but my 8 year old loved it too. This tour is worth going out of your way for and would be #1 on my list of things to do in Buffalo.

Review №18

This bus tour was PERFECT for our family activity during our reunion weekend! We had a large group of 16 people, and everyone really enjoyed this tour! Our host was excellent! His high energy, humor mixed with facts was awesome! Most enjoyable, and even our local family learned a few new things. ️Buffalo️

Review №19

Such a great time. Went with my sisters family, our children and parents. EVERYONE loved it. He is so funny and entertaining. Loved the information and jokes. The naval ships being included was a great touch. Excellent afternoon and great value for the tour.

Review №20

It was great! It had lots of humor and the service was amazing. They have great drivers, and great tour guides. I loved it and so did my kids. Definitely a must do when you are in Buffalo!

Review №21

My husband and I took the Best of Buffalo 2 hour tour. Officer OConnor was hilarious while simultaneously being very historically informative. He kept the audience captivated the entire time while inserting his witty humor every step of the way. He engaged the whole audience from the young millenials to the baby boomers! Definitely a must see tour. I highly recommend you take one of the Buffalo Double Decker tours while visiting Buffalo, NY!

Review №22

Some friends and I recently went on the 2 hour Best of Buffalo Double Decker Bus Tour. It was terrific! Not only was our tour guide/bus owner entertaining with his uniform and Irish accent, but he was full of interesting facts and information regarding Buffalos history. I would highly recommend this tour, and am anxious to try some of his other tours.

Review №23

We went on the Buffalo Double Decker Bus tour today and had a great time. Was really cool to learn about the history (ups and downs) of the city, learn how much a canal can change things and much more. Was also a great opportunity to get a brief history on the naval ships and be able to walk on them.Tour guide was easy to listen to and even had original jokes for the kids. We often do bus tours in cities we visit to learn the most history and see as much of the city as we can and this tour did not dissappoint!Thanks for a great day!

Review №24

I had a really great time on this tour. You get a good sense of the city and the comedy keeps you on your toes. I burst out laughing several times. It was a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon in Buffalo. I highly recommend it and will try the other tours on my next visit.

Review №25

This was a really great tour. Good stories, and just enough neat historical information sprinkled in with the fun humor. Will definitely come back for the murder mystery version!Thanks,Laura

Review №26

We have heard a lot of buzz about the resurgence of Buffalo. My husband and I had a late afternoon flight out of Buffalo so we decided to use the early part of the day to explore the city.There is no better way to do this than on the double decker tour bus. We took the Old Buffalo/New Buffalo tour (90 min.). and loved it. I would highly recommend this.

Review №27

The Disco Murder Mystery Bus Ride was a riot! We were 8 ladies from 40s to 60s and we had a blast! The cast was very entertaining, the music, the bus, we couldnt have enjoyed ourselves more.We would definitely recommend Joel and his Tours to anyone wanting to have a fun time.

Review №28

This tour is absolutely fantastic. Officer O’Connor is as witty as he is knowledgeable as he is funny. Had us laughing every bit of the way in conjunction with learning many interesting facts about Buffalo. This was our second double decker city and ship tour and I will bring friends and family back for yet another ... next time perhaps we’ll try the “who done it?” option!! Highly recommend this! Bravo!

Review №29

We had a really great time. It was a very fun and informative tour. Couldn’t ask for a better guide. Just loved Mr O’Connor’s take on all the history of Buffalo. This was our first visit to Buffalo but after this tour we will definitely be back and will take another of his tours.

Review №30

My cousins and I decided to take this trip together. We all thoroughly enjoyed the humor of Officer OConnor and the information he imparted regarding the history of our city. We have lived here all our lives, but saw new sights and learned a lot about the area in which we grew up. It was a very entertaining tour. We have already discussed the possibility of booking the murder mystery tour next season. I highly recommend this bus tour for both those visiting the Buffalo area and those who grew up here.

Review №31

Wonderful Best of Buffalo bus tour. Tour guide very funny and provided lots of interesting history. Came across ad in a google search and took a chance. So glad I did. Highly recommended.

Review №32

We were a group of 10 people who participated in the Double Decker Paranormal Bus tour a couple of days ago. The tour started at the Barrel Factory in Buffalo, which was a fantastic place on its own. The 65 of us boarded the bus and headed to Canalside, where we were ushered into a large building to view a slide show showing paranormal activity in various places around WNY. After that, we walked outside to the warships where we were treated to stories of paranormal activity in the area. Joel, our guide, was a natural speaker. You could tell that he was loving his job, and he was pretty funny, too. We are now looking into his Mystery Dinner Theater for later this year.

Review №33

4 friends and I took the Buffalo Old and New tour today. Although the weather was very warm and sunny, we were comfortable with the open windows.The trip was a lot of fun, with interesting facts that were new to us and the tour guide presented Buffalos history in a light, but well thought out narrative. He was very friendly to both people on the bus and a stranger who approached him asking for directions. He was especially engaging with the people who had special needs. Our driver was very friendly too and so skilled at maneuvering the bus in tight spaces. The view from the upper level was great - a sneak peak into some hidden gardens!I highly recommend this tour of Buffalo which will take you from Canalside to the museum district, through residential, urban and newly developing areas of our reawakening city.

Review №34

We spent a Sunday afternoon on the Buffalo Double Deck Bus Tour and we were absolutely delighted with it! “Officer O’Connor” was a joy to behold and kept us in stitches all the tour. He was loaded with facts on Buffalo’s history and, after 2 hours, we wish we had more time with him! We’re definitely booking ourselves on the other tours! Great job!!

Review №35

My Mom, my daughter, and myself enjoyed the Best of Buffalo tour this morning. We all laughed and had a lot of fun. The owner and tour guide made a special effort to include my teenager and her response sums up our experience. With a big smile she said “that was a lot more fun than I expected!” “Young Florida Girl” approves and recommends the tour.

Review №36

I went with family to the Buffalo tour and was not anticipating to enjoy it much. However, the tour guide really made the experience fun with his sense of humor and his vast knowledge of history! I highly recommend!!

Review №37

Had a blast on Tour of Buffalo! Great pace, lots of sites, and tour guide had tons of information. He was very funny and personable. Will definitely take another of their tours in future!!

Review №38

We took the Old and New Buffalo Tour and really enjoyed the history of our city perfectly mixed with some great storytelling by our guide Officer OConnor. His passion for Buffalo really shines through. If youre looking for some fun with family and friends with a dose of history for good measure, these tours are definitely for you!

Review №39

Fun tour. Tour guide was witty and informative. Learned some Buffalo history which I didnt know before. Actual inside tour of at least one ship would have been nice though.

Review №40

Had a great time. Joel was knowledgable and very funny, kept the audience engaged. We had a perfect night for the tour. I would recommend any of the tours

Review №41

We went on the Best of Buffalo Tour with my aunt and uncle who were in town visiting from California. The guide was so funny and incredibly knowledgeable. I didnt want the tour to end! I think it was the perfect overview of our city for out of towners (and locals!). I will definitely be trying the other tours he has to offer.

Review №42

My Wife and I took a tour on the Double Decker bus with a group who was having a meeting downtown. The tour was very informative, and entertaining. We were very impressed how the tour guide was able to include some points related to our group in the tour commentary.

Review №43

We had a great time on this tour of Buffalo! It was highly entertaining and informative ! My teens also really enjoyed the tour. I love history and was born in Buffalo and learned facts I never knew about Buffalo. I would recommend this tour to both tourists and locals! This was very fun and a great way to spend a few hours. Definitely the best canalside activity I have done. Book it today -you will love it !!

Review №44

Such a great time! The tour guide was very informative and hilarious. I would highly recommend this to both locals and out of town visitors!

Review №45

If I could give this tour 10 stars I would! Captain O’Connor will keep you well-informed of all the interesting, and at times sordid, details of Buffalo’s history while driving you around in a double decker bus. He delivers this information in the style of a stand-up comic—the best I’ve ever had the good fortune to hear. We came away well-informed on Buffalo’s history and aching from laughing so hard—start to finish. You won’t find a more entertaining, informative, tour anywhere. I guarantee it!

Review №46

The tour was a lot of fun. The cast and crew were very entertaining which made the tour that much more enjoyable. If you get a chance to make a reservation, it is well worth it.

Review №47

OMG! We’ve been on several of Joel’s Murder mystery bus tours, but this one took the cake!Joel is the consummate entertainer and has more energy than anyone I’ve ever met, but this timehis creative mind was working overtime. In an impromptu move, he took us to the center of Buffalo to the Italian Festival where we all piled out of the bus, 75 strong, and we did a flash mob to YMCA!! I don’t know when any of us had so much fun!! Thank you, Joel and cast. You are an amazing asset to the Buffalo area!

Review №48

Great way to spend a couple of hours sightseeing and learning about Buffalo. Our group included teens, which can be tough to please at times. We conveniently reserved our Old and New Buffalo tour online just two hours before it started. And when we got to the river walk area and met our tour guide, we thought that it going to be “just ok” but our group had a blast: the tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I only wish that we had more time to try one of the other tours that they offer.

Review №49

We did this as a contest reward for the office. It was a great time!! We had a blast! We laughed, hung out and some of us even solved the murder mystery. A must do!

Review №50

The tour guide Officer O’Connor was funny and very knowledgeable about the history of the Buffalo area. My women’s tour group and I enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to visitors to the Buffalo area and to long time residents. You won’t go away disappointed.

Review №51

Went with friends. Had a great time. Would definitely go again. Hint, if you want to get to the bar quickly to order a beverage, sit on the bottom of the bus.

Review №52

The tour guide Officer O’Connor was funny and very knowledgeable about the history of the Buffalo area. My wife and I enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to visitors to the Buffalo area and to long time residents. You won’t go away disappointed.

Review №53

We went on the Best of Buffalo tour and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our guide was entertaining and informative. He was quick to pick up on everything we saw and heard. He could be on the stage as a comedian.

Review №54

It was a relaxing, fun tour. We had a good time with our two-year old. He enjoyed being on the ship and riding on the bus.

Review №55

Probably one of the best tours downtown. I’m a local and learned so much more about my own city! The guide/owner is so fun and creates a very memorable experience!

Review №56

Absolutely loved this tour... the guide (owner) was funny, smart and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Review №57

It was a tremendously interesting and humorous tour! As a life long western NY resident I thought I knew it all but I learned a lot on the tour! I have taken many other tours, in Buffalo and other places and this is truly one of the best! I highly recommend it!

Review №58

Todays show was entertaining!!! The characters were fabulous and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Highly recommended, along with any of the other double decker tours which we have also been on!! Never disappointed!!

Review №59

This is a wonderful way to learn about some of the history of Buffalo and be thoroughly entertained at the same time. Officer OConner was fantastic. I would definitely do this again and anyone visiting Buffalo should put it in their plans.

Review №60

This was a great time. A event you dont want to miss. Owner is also the tour guide . Very funny and informative.

Review №61

The mystery theme was cute and the actors funny. Unfortunately some of the guests this evening were a little too loud and a bit rowdy so it was not easy to interact with the actors. Certainly not the fault of the tour operators. These ladies were just having a very good time. Maybe I just needed to be 35 years younger. My friends and I will try another tour with your bus later this summer.

Review №62

We totally enjoyed last nights Murder Mystery - Killing at Buffalo Creek aboard the double decker bus. The cast of characters was amazing and very fun to interact with. I highly recommend this Friday night activity!!

Review №63

The tour is very family friendly, enjoyable, outgoing and very informative aswell entertaining. The owner, officer O Conner was very polite and funny. He kept the tour on edge in a good way and always checked to make sure the crew was okay and was comfortable. He is truly a hard working man and loves what he does. Highly recommend going and doing the tour.

Review №64

This was my third tour with Buffalo Double Decker Tours. Joel really knows his Buffalo history, and makes each tour interesting and fun. The other people in my group all had a great time. If youre going to take a tour of Buffalo, a Buffalo Double Decker Tour is the one you want to go on!

Review №65

If you are in Buffalo, this is a MUST DO! Tour guide, Officer OConnor is a local with a great sense of humor and a lot of knowledge about his city. Highly recommended for all, old and young!

Review №66

Excellent tour and a great experience. This was a great and very different way to see Buffalo. He did everything he could to make our trip an enjoyable experience. Everyone in our group loved it!

Review №67

This was my second trip! Enjoyed it more than the first, because on the first trip, some people ( ladies) kept talking and interrupted the flow on information from OConnor. you must be a good listener! I treated my friends ( for their birthdays with this trip,,,,, they both ( along with my husband) remarked all the way home to N. Boston how much fun they had and I heard a lot of I didnt know thats too. Strongly recommend this relaxing . educational. hysterical historical tour of Buffalo!!!!!

Review №68

Fantastic fun adventure! A definite “must do” whether you are just visiting or have lived here your whole life - you will LOVE THIS TOUR. Be prepared to laugh until it hurts!

Review №69

Hilarious and informative! The 3rd time Ive been on this tour. Love to go, love to take guests. Definitely a great activity!

Review №70

The tour is Amazing. We had so much fun.We learned a lot about Buffalo. Officer OConnor made the whole trip enjoyable.We would definitely do the tour again!

Review №71

We simply had the best time. Great tour and we laughed throughout the trip. I would highly recommend it for anyone visiting Buffalo.

Review №72

I went on the Disco Murder Mystery tour and had a great time. This tour was so much fun and the workers/actors made everyone feel so included. You also get to see a lot of Buffalo.

Review №73

Had a great time. Only stopped at 2 places. Wish it was 3 like it originally stated.( could have eliminated Swanee ) to small for that crowd.Would do it again .

Review №74

Had a blast with the cast and my friends. Great job. Definitely will go on another tour.

Review №75

The 2-hour tour was fantastic! Learned so much about the city I grew up in. This is a great tour for life-long residents as well as visitors to the area. I highly recommend everyone take a tour!

Review №76

We had a wonderful time on the double decker. We sat on the top and were able to get quite the view of the city. Our tour guide made the tour come to life. Would recommend!!

Review №77

My eight friends and I took the Best of Buffalo tour and we were absolutely captivated by our tour guide, Conner OConner... He brought the history of Buffalo and its Naval park to life. Even though we ran into a torrential down pour, he kept us entertained and didnt feel that we missed anything! thank you Conner

Review №78

We had a great time. We’re well informed and thoroughly entertained. I will be an enthusiastic ambassador for this activity.

Review №79

We took the new family/kids tour. My 14 year old son really enjoyed it. The guide was knowledgeable, personable, and funny. He made it enjoyable for the kids of all ages to learn about Buffalo.

Review №80

The Paranormal Tour was so much fun and our Guide Joel was super interesting and did a Fantastic job telling factual stories about Buffalos’ history with ghosts!! Highly Recommended!!:)))

Review №81

Fun, informative & an awesome way to view the city of Buffalo! Owner is friendly & very humorous, would highly recommend for anyone who lives in the area or visiting family & friends.

Review №82

Great, entertaining tour guide. He provides a lot of information about the history of Buffalo. I had no idea how significant Buffalo was. My only critique is that I wish he discussed more about what Buffalo is doing today.

Review №83

This was absolutely excellent. Joel is a excellent tour guide. His humor never quits, the laughs never end, and his history lessons are memorable. We all had a great time and learned a lot about Buffalo, highly recommend this tour, even for long time local residents. This should be on everyones bucket list. Great job Joel!

Review №84

Went on Murder Mystery bus tour with wife and 7 friends. We had an amazing time. The characters were very funny and we even got an added bonus of doing a flash mob at the Italian Fest. If living in the WNY area or visiting the 716, I highly recommend.

Review №85

Great Tour! Officer OConner was funny and had great local knowledge . The Hotel Lafayette walk through was wonderful! Would highly recommend this tour of Buffalo.

Review №86

Just took the tour. We learned so much about the history of buffalo! Our tour guide was friendly, funny and made it a great experience. I would highly recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike.

Review №87

Amazing tour. The best one I have taken in 3 cities. Guide was informative and hysterical. Wised it was longer. Recommend for Buffalonians or anyone stopping by our amazing city!

Review №88

We had a wonderful tour, it is very fun and informative. The guide is a very funny keystone cop....or is he???

Review №89

A great tour guide and a great tour! I have lived in the Buffalo area for many years and love history - it was a treat to learn even more about this great city!

Review №90

Absolutely without a doubt INCREDIBLE experience! You wont want to miss this unique experience in Buffalo! The Tour Guide is beyond entertaining, engaging and knowledgeable. I was laughing from the moment I embarked on this tour and am so incredibly grateful and thankful for the opportunity! This will exceed your expectations by miles! Worth far more than the price tag. You will NOT be disappointed. Enjoyable and Interesting for both Visitors as well as Locals.

Review №91

What a wonderful and fun tour of our city. Our group had a great time! They now want to go on the Mystery tour!

Review №92

My sister and I took this tour today and had a great time. The tour was fun, paced well, and certainly full of interesting Buffalo history. I believe it was a good value for the price.

Review №93

Fantastic Time with our Guide! It was very informative and so much fun. Highly recommended.

Review №94

Such an amazing experience!! Officer O’Connor was so entertaining and absolutely hilarious. I would highly recommend booking a tour!!!!

Review №95

So much fun! The characters were very friendly and engaging. A great night out!

Review №96

This was a great tour! I thoroughly enjoyed it as did the other guests in my party. Our tour guide, OConnor, gave us plenty to think about in regard to what made Buffalo great in the past, what made Buffalo decline, and what is bringing about Buffalos present renaissance. I have lived in WNY most of my life, but I learned many new things about this great city while on this tour. Not only was it thought provoking and informative, but it was very entertaining. OConnor made us laugh and appreciate Buffalo at the same time. I highly recommend this tour.

Review №97

This was a great way to spend an afternoon! We learned a lot about Buffalo and our guide, Officer OConnor was hilarious and engaging. You can tell he cares a lot about the city. we are looking forward to doing some of the other tours in the future!

Review №98

Best of Buffalo tour was wonderful! Saw numerous local sites and heard interesting (and humorous) stories told by our amazing tour guide - Officer OConnor!

Review №99

Very informative and fun tour. Highly recommend. Takes about 2 hours, starts at the naval park and then approximately 90 minutes around town. Finally ending back at the naval park.

Review №100

Had a terrifically entertaining and informative time on the Best of Buffalo tour. Officer O’Conner kept us laughing, cringing, and learning about Buffalo history for a full 2 hours. Highly recommend!

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  • Address:Naval Park, 1 Naval Park Cove The Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14202, United States
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  • Phone:+1 716-246-9080
  • Tourist attraction
  • Sightseeing tour agency
  • Tour operator
Working hours
  • Monday:3–8pm
  • Tuesday:3–8pm
  • Wednesday:3–8pm
  • Thursday:3–9pm
  • Friday:12–9pm
  • Saturday:12–5pm
  • Sunday:3–8pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:No
  • Good for kids:Yes
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