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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 skip-the-line 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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1540 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

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 policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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 social distancing policy during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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

Reviews

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Lucille_S
, Aug 2021
What a fantastic day trip! This tour I absolutely recommend. Be sure to plan for 4-6hours, because there is so much you are going to see and do. Ask for Roland as your tour guide. And yes, you will get wet. We were happily exhausted by the time we ended. Viator has it down.
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Amazing tour!!!!!
ASHLEY_S
, Aug 2021
Great tour!!!!!! I loved Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Mist. My tour guider was also amazing and took good care of the group. I will definitely be back.
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Great trip
Patricia_E
, Aug 2021
Nick was awesome as a tour guide. He made it fun and interesting at the same time . The Italian bakery was a great pit stop for a snack . And glad they are promoting local businesses . In this time.
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It was awesome
Israel_G
, Aug 2021
The maid of the mist was awesome. The cave of the wind too. The driver of the bus was very interesting too. He kept informed about the history of the falls. His name is Ed.
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Inside Niagara Falls
Kim_C
, Aug 2021
Our Niagara Falls experience was awesome! Tour guide Marty was excellent and made our tour extra special😍
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Do it!!! It’s the best!
ROSA_G
, Aug 2021
It was worth the money! My friends and I had so much fun. Our tour guide, Ed, was knowledgeable about the area and was a great story teller. I learned so much! Starting the tour with the boat ride set the tone for the tour. It was truly a magical experience. I loved watching the falls, feeling the mist and water in our faces and just feeling like we were a part of something grand. After the pandemic, we needed something like that. Our favorite part though.. it was standing under the water in the cave of the winds tour! It was truly exhilarating!!! I give this tour 5 stars!!! I would do it again!
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Best TOUR!!
Sandra_Pelletier
, Aug 2021
I can’t express just with words my satisfaction in this trip using Viator services, BEST TOUR EVER!! Thanks so much for the excellent service and our great tour guide Dan.
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Niagara Falls American side Tour
Desmona
, Jul 2021
Tour was great experience. It lasted about five hours. Our guide Linny was the best. He made jokes along the way and was very informative and interactive. His lunch recommendation was the best food I had on the trip. The bus was clean. The actual Bridal Veil Falls and Cave of the winds are must see and experience for anyone coming to Niagara Falls. Book this tour, it included do much and made our weekend girls trip memorable
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Fantastic day!
Cynthia_A
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Randy made this a most memorable day. Highlight was Cave of the Mist drenching! But this tour is so much more about the local geology, history and evolution over time. Fantastic!!
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Great Tour
MillerFamily
, Jul 2021
Great tour! Nancy was a great tour guide, fun and knowledgeable. Love that they pick you up at your hotel. The falls are amazing. It even kept my 12 year old entertained, and he’s always bored. Definitely recommend!
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