Recent Searches
Clear

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

|
Badge of Excellence
|
Niagara Falls, United States
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
1 Adult2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults9 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children9 Children0 Infants1 Infant2 Infants3 Infants4 Infants5 Infants6 Infants7 Infants8 Infants9 Infants
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...


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.
Saved to wishlist!
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

Hmm...we can’t seem to find this place. Please check the spelling, or choose another location.

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

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.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More

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

5.0
star-5
4,030 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 4,030 reviews
star-5
Great trip
Anonymous
, Oct 2021
Ryan was great showed us a lot of things told great stories. Very educational. Told us about restaurants.and Other things to do
star-5
An activity you have to experience!
Sara_W
, Oct 2021
It was all wonderful! I am 79 years old and was able to climb the cave of the winds (not to the hurricane level but just below). I am so glad I had this experience on the Maid of the Mist.
star-5
TEAM PAUL!
Deb_M
, Oct 2021
We had an outstanding time on the tour with TEAM PAUL! He was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable.
star-5
Cave of the winds was...
Jesus_M
, Oct 2021
Cave of the winds was exhilarating. My girl loved it. Scott was very knowledgeable and helpful. He kept things fun
star-5
Very enjoyable
Tom_M
, Oct 2021
Maid of the mist. And wind cave Super pickup and transportation Excellent website Excellent guide. Timely excursion Thanks
star-4
Great time!
Gayle_K
, Oct 2021
Pat R was a great tour guide! Kept it simple and fun. We loved all the places we were taken. Beautiful and informative. Perfect your for families!
star-5
Our 2021 Niagara Falls tour
Sabrina_H
, Oct 2021
The horse shoe falls and the cave of the mist were my 2 favorite tours. Our tourist guide was extremely good. He knew his environment and told us just about every detail of every place we toured and areas that we drove through in the bus. He was very patient and caring with every tourist. He was an exceptionally excellent driver as well. He made our trip worth the time and cost. Thank you
star-5
Wet and fun!
bonnie_b
, Oct 2021
Pat was great making sure we got to where we needed to be on time throughout the day. It was a very wet but fun day with the family!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Buy your own tickets!
Allison_N
, Oct 2021
Our driver was a half hour late picking us up, then our driver took us to a 30 minute stop to a bakery that was completely unexpected, along the way he kept stopping to ask tourists on the side of the road for directions, thinking he was funny. Also made some inappropriate suggestions. Our last stop was to be Maid of the Mist, which is the main reason we even booked this tour. When we got there, he made us gather around while he talked about birds and gave everyone a handful of seeds to try to attract birds. No birds were seen. By the time we got to the boat ride, they just sent out the very last boat of the day! Then to top it all off, we were forced to walk back to our drop off point as we were already running way behind schedule and he was in no rush to leave. Ruined our entire day!!! We never would have missed it if he stuck to the itinerary that was advertised! Just book yourself, you’ll be better off!! Complete disappointment!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Missed the boat
Scott_W
, Oct 2021
Because our driver was uninformed we missed the Maid of Mist. Just book yourself. Very disappointed.This was a bucket list trip and the only reason we booked this tour was for Maid if Mist. Driver spent most of afternoon driving to other free sites and even a bakery in town not on schedule. This caused us to miss the last boat. Others on tour missed dinner reservations as we were well beyond 4 hours and it was not due to lines or people late to bus. This is all on Over The Falls Tours and everyone should get a Full Refund not just $25 for missing Mail of Mist. We will never have this opportunity again as we flew out the next morning.. A once in a lifetime experience we will never get. If we had known M of M was only $25 we would have bought tickets there. Over The Falls Tours. Missed the boat

Compare Similar Experiences

Current
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Likely to Sell Out
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

star-54020

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$119.95

star-4.5103

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$54.93

star-4.5177

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$115.00

star-550

4 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$165.15

star-4.59

2 hours

Free Cancellation

From
$57.99

star-4.527

3 hours 25 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$129.99

star-4.571

4 hours 35 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$155.00

star-4.5124

3 hours 45 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$109.99 $98.99

star-4.515

4 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

From
$129.99

Explore Similar Things to Do