Niagara River Guide Service

13 reviews
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Niagara River Guide Service is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the Western New York region. This is a full-time charter company that has been featured in largest outdoor magazines, including Sports Afield, In Fisherman, Field and Stream, and Outdoor Life, as well as on National TV with Orlando Wilson, Bob McGuire, and Babe Winkelman.

The company’s owner, Captain John V. DeLorenzo, has been successfully running charters for over 25 years now, specializing in the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie. Capt. John hand-picks and trains his guides and always works hard to make sure his guests become his repeat customers.

Head to the lower Niagara River for the likes of Walleye or spend your day catching them on Lake Erie. Explore the river anytime from September through May – during the season, the Niagara becomes one of the best Trout and Salmon fisheries in North America. If you are more interested in a summer trip, the crew will put you on Smallmouth Bass and Walleye that reside on Lake Erie. You can even hook into Catfish while fishing the Niagara River – the opportunities are limitless!

You will be catching double digits of Bass and landing trophies on a 21’ Lund boat. Its 150 Evinrude E-TEC engine will power you to the most productive grounds in the area, while the top-notch electronics will aid your search for the fish. All rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures will be available for you to use. At the end of the trip, your catch will be cleaned by the captain.

Niagara River Guide Service proves that there is truly no other fishery in North America with the quality and consistency of fishing all year-round!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Niagara River Full Day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 30 - May 1
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    May, June, July, and August are prime time for Smallmouth Bass and Walleye in the Niagara Region. From September through May, the Niagara River offers the best Salmon and Steelhead fishing in The USA along with some beautiful Lake Trout and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    Niagara River Half Day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $70
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing the Niagara River for species such as Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, and much more. Enjoy your summer in upstate New York even more by catching fish! Bring a fishing license, and all the fishing equipment you need will be provided.

About the Captain

John Delorenzo
Lewiston, Nueva York, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
27 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Diciembre 2017
I've been fishing since my teens and I have been guiding for thirty-four years. I have caught thousands of trophy fish so my greatest satisfaction comes from helping others to catch that trophy fish that they couldn't on their own.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (White) Bass (White)
Brown Trout Brown Trout
Catfish Catfish

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Muskellunge (Musky) Muskellunge (Musky)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Lund (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.90
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with Captain Paul
Half day trip with Captain Paul
1\/2 day Trip with Paul
+10
Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Stan W.
Hamburg, NY
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Febrero 15, 2020
Coldest day of the year but Capt John put us on Steelhead and caught 20 between 3 guys in about 4 hours.Capt John and his mate...
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Daniel L.
Niagara Falls, New York
 5.00
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1/2 day Trip with Paul

VERIFIED   Agosto 22, 2019
I originally am not a guided fishing fan but out of town and didn’t feel like dragging a boat we jumped on fishingbooker...
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Simone L.
Ruskin, FL
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Septiembre 4, 2019
Thank you John for your knowledge, hands on customer service and for teaching us about the environment and the fish we were...
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Patrick M.
Lake Katrine, NY
 5.00
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1/2 day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Julio 24, 2019
Great trip. They know where to find the fish. We caught our limit easily.  Thanks John and Nick
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Erin J.
Buffalo, New York
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Half day trip with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   Septiembre 28, 2019
Fishing was slow, but our Captain tried to make sure we were able to catch something. He was a great guide. Great experience!
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