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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

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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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  • "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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Nice
Joseph_S
, Aug 2022
Maid of the mist fun! Guide very good food good bus good very organized nice friendly clean ok good nice
star-5
Team Christine
David_L
, Aug 2022
The beauty of God’s creation! Beautiful, relaxing sounds of the rushing waters. Amazed at the history of the falls and the knowledge that our guide, Christine, shared with us. We would return!
star-5
Best Your Guide Ever!
Chris_B
, Aug 2022
Christian was our tour guide and he made it fun and interesting. He does a great job of keeping everyone together and on time. He’s very knowledgeable about the history of the area and has awesome stories to tell. Highly recommend!
star-5
Viator Niagara Falls tour
LPrishALSD
, Aug 2022
Our guide, Tim did a great job keeping with timelines and keeping us together so that we could see everything possible. The highlight was the Maid of the Mist boat ride but experiencing the Cave of the Winds and the beauty of Three Islands we’re also well worth it. Just be aware that there are a lot of stairs and you get very wet, even with the ponchos!
star-5
Wonderful time
Vaughn_C
, Aug 2022
Our tour guide Christine, was incredible. She not only took us around town. She also told us many stories about the falls. She also showed us the best places to enjoy what was not on the tour.
star-5
Wonderful tour guide .Had...
Tricia_P
, Aug 2022
Wonderful tour guide .Had a blast on the boat getting close to the fall..Also it was easy access as we were picked up at a designated spot.Definitely looking forward to do it again.
star-5
Once in a life experience
Ahmad_E
, Aug 2022
The entire tour was amazing and the best part was the cave 😍😍 Amazing experience And our tour guide Randy was super helpful and informative
star-5
Excellent!
Rebecca_R
, Aug 2022
Cave of the winds and Maid of the mist, you will def get wet, but it’s worth every second. Lovely views, fantastic experience, saw so much. Quite pleased with the tour.
star-5
The tour was fantastic....
Leslie_D
, Aug 2022
The tour was fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Had we not taken this tour, we would have missed a lot of history and activities we did not know existed. I would highly recommend.
star-5
Checked off another great experience on our bucket list!
Pam_R
, Aug 2022
Wonderful! Had a great guide Marty. It’s an unbelievable experience. Glad we booked with Over The Falls Tour.
star-5
Team Nick !!!!
Kasra_Z
, Aug 2022
Nick was a great tour guide and my kids learned a lot from Minnie as well. The maid of the mist was breathtaking. Walking under the American falls was incredible. Team Nick for life !!
star-5
Awesome experience
VENKATAs_n
, Aug 2022
Brian was our tour guide and he is excellent. We did maid of mist and goat islands both were awesome
star-5
The experience at the...
lyngladen_f
, Aug 2022
The experience at the maid of the mist and cave of the wind, was the highlight, it was fun…….also the whirlpool rapid park.
star-5
Randy was a phenomenal...
Joanne_Z
, Aug 2022
Randy was a phenomenal tour guide. He was excellent! Very knowledgeable, patient, and had the greatest sense of humor! Randy has a true passion for history of the Niagara Falls region. I recommend Randy!
star-3
Tour could have been done...
Dean_T
, Aug 2022
Tour could have been done is shorter time. The snack stop was longer then some of the sightseeing stops. Food at snack place was cold and terrible.
star-5
Randy’s fun tour of the Falls
David_G
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed our tour. We were on Randy’s tour and he was great. He had great tips for the best experience. The people on our tour were so nice. People from Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, London, Italy and India. Beautiful day and amazing Falls.
star-5
Memorable Trip to Niagara Falls
Jerry_P
, Aug 2022
Most memorable parts was the view up and close to the Falls on the Maid and Voyage Mist. That was epic!!! The stories and history info from our personal guide Roland who was amazing!!!! Such a memorable trip 👍
star-5
A memorable trip
Ajith_T
, Aug 2022
Trip was on time and we had no waiting time to enter and see the destinations. The guide was very helpful.
star-5
Wonderful day with Team Paul!
Tomasina_W
, Aug 2022
I was traveling with my children. We had Paul as our tour guide and he was awesome! He was informative and kind, made sure no one was left behind at any sight - which is rare now a days! He even brought paper towels for everyone to clean their hands with…who does that?
star-5
Getaway weekend from Pittsburgh Pa
Deborah_J
, Aug 2022
Brian our tour guide was so much fun he kept us entertained and on time . We would do this again in the future the whole experience was great and it was family oriented Bus 10 all the way !!!!!! 😊

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