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Maid of the Mist Steamboat
Maid of the Mist Steamboat

Maid of the Mist Steamboat

Open daily
5920 River Road, Niagara Falls, L2E 6V6

The Basics

The Maid of the Mist tour departs from a calm part of the Niagara River in New York, on the American side of the falls. After cruising past the impressive American and Bridal Veil Falls, the boat plies into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of Horseshoe Falls (sometimes known as the Canadian Falls). Some tours also depart from Canadian side of the falls and require you to have the right border-crossing documents.

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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
$129.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Awesome experience
Brian was our tour guide and he is excellent. We did maid of mist and goat islands both were awesome
VENKATAs_n, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls

star-5
Wonderful day with Team Paul!
Tomasina_W, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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
A must if you are in Niagara Falls NY
Miguel_C, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Very nice experience, a must if you are in Niagara Falls NY. Punctual and experienced personnel. Clean and confy vehicles.
star-5
Breath taking views.
Blanca_G, Jul 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Great tour. A bit long, but our tour guide make it fun and comfortable. Teeeam Nick! Bus was very clean and air conditioning was good.
star-5
Take the “Over the falls” tour.
Eddie_L, Jun 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
The maid of the midst and cave of the winds was awesome. Tour bus was clean and comfy. Well planned day trip.
star-4
We had a great time! ...
Amanda_T, Jun 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We had a great time! Sam, our tour guide with Over the Falls Tours, was fun and knowledgeable. The service was easy to work with and offered clean transportation.
star-5
Had a perfect day! Saw...
Judy_M, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Had a perfect day! Saw everything we wanted to, and Tom our guide was great!! Other than some delays at the border, which can’t be avoided, the trip went smoothly and was memorable!!!
star-5
Team Nick !!!!
Kasra_Z, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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
Great tour from start to finish
Robert_P, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
The boat ride and the visit to table rock were our favorite parts. It was very well organized and gave us the opportunity to see so many things in the brief amount of time.
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Get. Experience but disappointed with Viator
6wym84dscr, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We enjoyed our experience but still waiting for Viator to refund me for an accidental booking. I’ve emailed twice and no response.
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The experience at the...
lyngladen_f, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
The experience at the maid of the mist and cave of the wind, was the highlight, it was fun…….also the whirlpool rapid park.
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Memorable Trip to Niagara Falls
Jerry_P, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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 👍
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Randy was a phenomenal...
Joanne_Z, Aug 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • It’s best to stay on deck for the whole trip; if you go below deck, you’ll miss the action.

  • Boats depart every 15 minutes, weather permitting.

  • The entire trip along the river and to the falls takes about 20 minutes.

  • All boats are wheelchair accessible and offer free Wi-Fi.

  • If you’re coming from the Canadian side of the falls for a Maid of the Mist boat ride, make sure you have the necessary documentation.

  • Don't skip the complimentary blue rain poncho—everyone will get wet from the winds and the spray.

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How to Get There

The Maid of the Mist boat landing is located on Prospect Street in Niagara Falls, New York. On-site parking is available near the Visitor Center. Nearby attractions include Clifton Hill sites, Journey Behind the Falls, and Bird Kingdom. All Maid of the Mist boat tours depart from New York, though some tours from the Canadian side include transportation to the boat’s departure point.

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When to Get There

The Maid of the Mist boat tours run from April to October. The summer months are the busiest, so it’s best to schedule your Maid of the Mist ride in advance, and choose an early-morning cruise if you want to avoid the biggest crowds.

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Best Views from the Maid of the Mist

When you board your Maid of the Mist boat, head starboard—the right side when facing the front of the boat—as this side comes closest to the falls. Once the boat departs the dock, it slowly approaches Horseshoe Falls, then veers left and heads back to the dock. On the return journey, you’ll enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the American Falls—and a veritable shower of mist from the powerful cascade.

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Maid of the Mist Steamboat
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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