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NFTA Small Boat Harbor Marina

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Address: 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd, Buffalo, NY 14203-3133
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+1 716-828-0027

the largest small-boat marina in New York State

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Nice Marina, but Lacks!

I used to have my boat in this marina, but no longer. The facilities are very nice, but service I felt lacks. This is one of the largest marinas in the State, certainly in... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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139 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I used to have my boat in this marina, but no longer. The facilities are very nice, but service I felt lacks. This is one of the largest marinas in the State, certainly in Buffalo. But the services aren't enough for a marina this size. The restaurant at the marina is small and OVER PRICED! The biggest problem I found... More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Doesn't come close to the previous restaurant - Dug's Dive. Food is so so and over-priced; little to no ambience inside. The kicker was being told that we couldn't eat out on the expanded deck; that was reserved for "drinkers." In the past, this location was a favorite for treating out of town guests. I will have to find another... More 

1 Thank Lynne R
Buffalo, New York
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272 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Friday night. The place was hopping! We had to wait an hour for a table inside! Go figure it's on the water, they have a beautiful deck but don't serve good on the deck! Just beverages. Well We enjoyed the beautiful evening on the deck with a couple of cocktails. Our table was ready right... More 

Thank ppijacki
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Ate at the restaurant. Pricey paid $9 for romaine wedge wilted unable to eat 1/3 of it , 40 minute wait on a Wednesday. My husband had chicken wings and fries and said they rated a 7 out of 10. Wonderful view love the out door bar and patio . Great sunset . But need to work on the food... More 

1 Thank vacationgirl84
Niagara Falls, New York
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Great spot to launch your boat! Plenty of parking and lots of loading/unloading ramps! Can get a bit crowded on Holiday weekends but what boat launch doesnt get busy at those times?

Thank Vince D
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255 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Small Boat Harbor is the largest marina in the Buffalo area. It has lots of ramps for launch/ retrieval that are changed to accommodate the current boat traffic. There is a fish cleaning station, lots of parking, bathrooms a restaurant and a new park. A nice place to just hang out by the Lake and take in the sights.

2 Thank BuffaloGryde
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice place to launch your boat and cruise around! Friendly staff entering and at the little shop for food and supplies. For the most part it was clean when launching or retrieving but several people were using the launch and retrieval areas backwards making it difficult. The harbor down here is surrounded w people having a... More 

2 Thank Afsargent97
Buffalo, New York
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334 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We made our first trip of the season to this easily accessible waterfront stop. The restaurant has lost their lease after this season, but nothing has really changed there. Obviously they are not investing in the operation and it shows. Just suck the money out while they can. Not sure who pays for what, but even the formerly magnificent hanging... More 

Thank bflobear11
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Lot D was available for boat trailer parking 28 May but car parking was allowed on either side of the middle slots for the vehicles with trailer attached. This made it impossible to pull out of the slot if cars were parked in front of your rig. The management's solution for the 29th and 30th was to not allow vehicle... More 

1 Thank Greg H
Amherst, NY
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160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My husband and I love to park at the marina and ride our bikes on the bike path to the Coast Guard lighthouse. The small parks that have been added along the bike path are great places to explore. If some how this could be connected to the Inner Harbor then this would be an ever greater experience. The restaurant... More 

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