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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

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

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

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We really liked the...
Giorgi_E
, Sep 2021
We really liked the driver and he was so much funny we really liked the tour I hope at her people try it
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Niagara falls trip
Felipe_R
, Sep 2021
Party Marty is the best you won't regret it booking a tour with him he will explain everything about niagara falls
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Fun
Ray_B
, Sep 2021
Dana was great fun and new all tricks to make it great ……she took a lot of time with each person and took pictures for us
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Excellent
Deidre_B
, Sep 2021
Team Nick was awesome! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to see Niagara Falls in a day. Wish I could give more than 5 stars.
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Totally worth it
Malcolm_C
, Sep 2021
Love the maid of the mist boat ride. Our guide was a lot of fun too. We learned more by taking this tour than if we would have done it on our own.
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The trip was the most...
Jerry_G
, Sep 2021
The trip was the most wonderful...our 50th wedding anniversary trip...we had beautiful weather...great group travelers...and the best tour guide...NICK...he was great at telling about every stop...taking us to all the wonderful stops...we all had a wonderful time...the day was perfect...so very glad that we took the trip...8-26-21
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Would Definitely Recommend
Robin_P
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Nancy was absolutely fantastic!! She was friendly, funny and informative. I learned so much about the falls that I did not know before. Would definitely recommend her and the Niagara Falls Half day tour.
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Excellent
JhenT
, Sep 2021
Team Nick is awesome, very accommodating and nice guy. He is a good team leader, very informative with an entertaining attitude. Highly recommended….
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Great Time!
James_D
, Sep 2021
Great experience. It's definitely easier to just take a tour. The guide was good and was helpful in navigating everything. Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds are the stars of the show. DO NOT MISS THOSE TWO THINGS IF YOU VISIT NIAGARA FALLS.
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Amazing
Julia_C
, Sep 2021
Fernando was excellent and awesome. We will come again and recommend to family and friends. Fernando deserves a raise!
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