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

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Niagara Falls, United States

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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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

1: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA
2: 1540 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, New York.

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

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Over the Falls Tour
BobbieJo_L
, Nov 2020
Whirlpool Park was really very interesting. Our guide Nancy was extremely knowledgeable about the area. What a beautiful park!!
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Great day in the falls!
Bridget_O
, Nov 2020
Marty was a great tour guide of the cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist and the Whirlpool - would definitely recommend this trip.
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Awesome trips
Maria_V
, Nov 2020
First time my family and I visited Niagara Falls. This tour covered all the main attractions. Great tour person, Ricardo was very knowledgeable! Highly recommend it
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Niagra Falls Tour
Karen_R
, Oct 2020
Nick was the best Tour guide! He was informative, fun and very patient. We had a couple in our group that was consistently late meeting the group and didn't seem to care. Nick was very professional in his approach even though we were all annoyed by one of the couples that constantly held up the group by not following directions :) The tour was great and the boat ride to the falls was amazing. TEEEAAAMMM NICK!
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My Shoes are still wet from caves of the wind! HAHA
Steven_P
, Oct 2020
Dana was awesome! We loved having her as our tour guide. She gave us the Local special where we got to feel like we were real locals going around Niagra. She knows everyone and makes you feel like its her first time seeing the falls too. And her enthusiasm is awesome. Well worth the money.
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Well worth it!
Brett_B
, Oct 2020
this tour was perfect! we were only in the area for a day and didn’t know where to start. we spontaneously booked this tour the night before and it was well worth it. we weren’t close by and hit some traffic on the way, and our driver was kind enough to wait an extra 10 minutes for us. great sights, stories & fun 🤗
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Chasing Birthday Waterfalls
Rodnia_J
, Oct 2020
We had a great time with Nick! He was knowledgeable and very people oriented! It was our first time there and our experience was awesome!
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Good package...
Ismael_M
, Oct 2020
Entertaining, well planned and instructive. Our teens enjoyed and didn't get bored. Recommended.....
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Awesome trip
Jose_A
, Oct 2020
Awesome, tour guide, Nick, was very informative and funny. Good times! Well worth the trip. I highly recommend it
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Fantastic
Evangeline_D
, Oct 2020
It’s highly recommend, We have satisfied and fun, the tour guide was nice and wonderful, if we have time again we gonna go back
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