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

Departure Point

Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA

Aquarium of Niagara, parking available

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1540 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Walmart Parking for RVs only

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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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4,109 Reviews

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star-5
It was a great experience
Leo_P
, Nov 2021
The waterfall was great and the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the fall's we were unable to ride maid of the mist due to the weather but overall it was an outstanding trip.
star-5
Great time
Laura_K
, Nov 2021
Loved our tour guide Dayna she was awesome. The tour was a ton of fun and great weather for November
star-5
The hand of GOD or Gods Handy Work
Andita_D
, Oct 2021
It was awesome the beautiful sites as I was looking I love it all and I said look at My GOD showing off his handy work. There are no Know that can describe the power of God thankful I can.
star-5
American Falls
Karen_L
, Oct 2021
Awesome day with an incredible tour guide who made the trip so enjoyable! Thank you Party Marty! Highly recommend Maid of the Mist & Cave Tour for sure!!
star-5
The trip was so awesome...
Jane_M
, Oct 2021
The trip was so awesome way better than I expected our tour guide Nanci she was awesome too She kept us right on track to all the stops it was incredible
star-5
Greatness!
Chris_C
, Oct 2021
For my wife’s Birthday, she wanted to see a little fall. Oops… she meant see the leaves change colors. The day could not have been any better. Make sure you ask for Lenny. His corny dad jokes mixed in with the history of The Falls had us rolling all day.
star-5
Wonderful tour,,learned so much, memories that will last a lifetime
Susan_S
, Oct 2021
Had a wonderful time—Truly an amazing wonder of the world and this tour covers all aspects of the falls. Tom, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, fun and professional. We would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Awesome. Exhilarating !
Bill_G
, Oct 2021
Maid of the Mist Boat ride Dayna, our guide, was fantastic. A must do. Memorable. Put this on your bucket list of things you have to do.
star-5
Great day at the Falls
Brigit_T
, Oct 2021
The entire tour was Amazing. Our tour guide Nancy was great. So informative, funny and sweet. The maid of the mist was an experience we will never forget The falls we’re breathtaking. Nancy took us to an amazing bakery for lunch. Yum. #TeamNancy
star-5
Exceptionally good tour guide
Melba_B
, Oct 2021
The day was perfect . Great weather , exceptionally good tour guide named Dayna. Would love to bring grandkids back. This wonder of nature is one of the best !

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