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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

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Safety measures
icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get as close as possible to Niagara Falls on this escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. Feel the powerful rush of the falls from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, overlooking the American falls. Take a journey to the edge of the rushing water — by boat on the Maid of the Mist and by land on the Cave of the Winds walking adventure.
  • Half-day Niagara Falls tour
  • Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat in season
  • Visit famous Niagara Falls attractions including Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls
  • View the falls atop the American Observation Tower
  • Explore the adventurous Cave of the Winds in season

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This hassle-free tour includes hotel pickup and admission to two top Niagara Falls attractions.
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Hotel pick up and drop off to/from Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls, New York
Free parking at central pickup locations
Maid of the Mist boat ride (early May- late October)
The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie (replaces the Maid of the Mist boat ride during the off-season)
Cave of the Winds (early May - late December)
The New York State Power Vista (replaces the Cave of the Winds during the off-season)
Prospect Point Observation Tower
Transportation to/from Toronto or Buffalo hotels
Gratuities

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This activity will end right where it started.Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, New York. If you are not staying at one of the hotels listed, please contact us to arrange a central pick up point location.
This is as close as anyone can get to Niagara Falls—without riding over them in a barrel, of course. This seasonal (May to October) tour travels to all the edges of the falls.

The journey begins with an elevator ride down into the Niagara Gorge, where wooden walkways along the Niagara River lead to the observation deck of the Cave of the Winds, just a few feet from the powerful rush of the falls. It’s like being caught in a tropical storm. This is what it means to be close to Niagara Falls. Really close.

Then it’s another elevator ride up to the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls—the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls—from the observation tower. Stand over Niagara Gorge with an unobstructed view of all three as the waters rage below.

Finally, hop on board the popular Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the very edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Notice: The Maid of the Mist departs from the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. All customers must have proper credentials to enter the United States.

Operating dates of the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds are approximate and depend on weather conditions.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cave of the Winds
Take an adventure through the Cave of the Winds
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
Sail on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride ** ** The Maid of the Mist operates May 24 – November 3, 2019. The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Maid of the Mist boat ride during the off-season.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Marvel at the Falls from the USA side
Pass By:  
Niagara Falls
Marvel at the Falls from the USA side
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Marvel at the Falls from the USA side
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
See the falls from the Observation Tower in Niagara Falls State Park
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
Experience the sweeping views of the Falls from all key viewing areas
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls State Park
Experience the sweeping views of the Falls from all key viewing areas
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
Travel by elevator deep into the Niagara Gorge where you can get as close as 20 feet from the falls on the Cave of Winds trip.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup is NOT available from Toronto
  • This tour takes place in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
  • If staying on the Canadian side, a current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We have been experiencing longer than normal tour durations. Safety procedures implemented to satisfy mandated Physical Distancing requirements due to COVID-19 have extended service times and wait times. Safety first, extended service times and wait times are beyond our control
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Over the Falls Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Also, try to do the tours on a weekday and NOT a weekend." See review
  • "There is so much to see in the Niagara area and in order to really see the good stuff in one day you will need to hire a guide." See review

Reviews

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4,255 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Family trip
Elizabeth_V
, May 2022
Marty was the best tour guide! Very knowledgeable of the falls and surrounding area. I highly recommend the tour and ask for Party Marty . Go all stars!
star-5
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE!!!!
Laurie_L
, May 2022
OUTSTANDING!!! We saw all there was to see and more plus a bonus stop for 15 minutes in a DELICIOUS bakery!!!! JESSICA our guide was just awesome and took photos of everyone, gave us some leeway and kept us on schedule! A wonderful tour and a wonderful GUIDE. Thanks JESSICA for making our trip to Niagara Falls the BEST!!!!!!!
star-3
Fun but rushed everywhere
Katherine_G
, May 2022
It was super windy so the boat ride was exciting. We were soaked! The elevator rides were a bit unnerving. Would have loved to hear more of the history- tour guide could have spent time on that - hard to hear him.
star-5
Great day seeing and learning the history of the falls
Michael_D
, May 2022
Being close to the falls in the maid of the mist. The power of the falls is indescribable. Very interesting history of the area and what happened around the falls. Industry came and went, daredevils trying the various stunts.
star-5
The falls
Elizabeth_V
, May 2022
Party Marty was the best. It was a great time we covered so much. . Marty was very personal and went out of his way to accommodate everyone
star-1
WORSE PART OF VACATION
DONALD_S
, May 2022
May 16th 2022.We were scheduled for 10 am. But They had a boat down. Told to come back at 10:30.Told to come back at 11 am then 12 pm. We returned at 4 pm boat was waiting 1/2 full but it left 2nd boat pulled in saw man go below deck came back up left hatch open.Told my wife this boat is messed up again.Yep waited on other boat to return. Yes finally got on but it was rush rush .. Missed dinner reservations because of poor boat maintence. So many groups the day we were there got a 1/2 maid of mist tour.. Such a disappointment worse part of our trip. Piss poor management..
star-5
Excellent tour!
Felicia_B
, May 2022
I enjoyed the entire tour but I think my favorite part was the boat ride! It was fun being at the top. Dan was an excellent tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and friendly!! Definitely recommend going!!
star-5
A beautiful day in the Mist!
Jeff_S
, May 2022
First of all, I have to say that our tour guide, Christine Weber, was the absolute best! Her knowledge of all the history revolving around the falls was incredibly informative! Her smile and enthusiasm was infectious throughout the day! We were paired with many different people from around the globe. We may have boarded as strangers but by the time we parted, we were family! Thank you for a great time! I will definitely be recommending your company for tours in the future!
star-5
Wonderful trip
Ashmita_L
, May 2022
Had a great trip with my family. Our tour guide Marty was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The tour operators were very professional and helped make it a very smooth experience for us. Definitely recommend!
star-5
The maid by mist boat...
Meydar_S
, May 2022
The maid by mist boat ride and Cave of the wind is the most unforgettable part of the tour. Marty is a fun guide and shares many interesting story of Niagara Falls. If I able to visit Niagara again, I'd like to try the both side tours.
star-5
Lots of fun for going Over the Falls Tours ...
Tammy_B
, May 2022
Our tour guide "Party Marty" was funny and knowledgeable about the area. He made the tour lots of fun instead of boring.
star-5
Excellent customer service
David_F
, May 2022
Every moment was perfect. Christine Weber is the best. All of the destinations were up to our expectations and our guide was very informative
star-5
Lenny is an awesome tour guide
Nashat_I
, May 2022
Lenny was awesome Everything was perfect It couldn’t get any better It was early May so not a lot of people, no long lines
star-5
Rowland was amazing. Very...
Hollie_P
, May 2022
Rowland was amazing. Very knowledgable and funny. Loved he took us to the bakery, it is amazing and we never would have known.
star-5
Thank for tours I have a...
Moe_D
, Apr 2022
Thank for tours I have a good time so much fun I will tell my my friends how much there’s so much fun I hope I will go back again Thank
star-5
Fun day, great tour guide Party Marty!
David_F
, Apr 2022
Our guide, Party Marty was a blast! So much fun and very knowledgeable. We stopped at a locally owned bakery and bought some fresh donuts! Even though it was freezing outside, he made the trip fun!!
star-5
Goid Tour
Monika_R
, Apr 2022
The tour was good. Our guide Lenny was funny and kept our attention. There was enough time to see everything.
star-5
Kodus. Very worthwhile experience and i have to come back again with the same guy as my tour guide
Maxine_C
, Apr 2022
What a wonderful day to start greeted by our tour guide Marty. A very conversant very approacheable and very knowledgeable to the history of Niagara. Such a wonderful guy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beauty of the falls
Zafar_A
, Mar 2022
Great time with friends and family. Very punctual and on point. Gave us ample time to explore the area
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome!
zulma_d
, Dec 2021
The guide Nancy was simply amazing. Organized, funny, and kind. Stay Fyer 6pm it is really dark and you can see the falls illuminated.

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