The mighty Niagara Falls straddle the border between the U.S. and Canada, and while it’s possible to take in the glory of this thundering natural wonder from viewing platforms on either side, Hornblower cruises now put travelers coming from the Canadian side well within the splash zone for a truly thrilling experience.
There are a variety of specialty options for a trip on one of these 700-seat catamarans, including an evening lights day trip ride from Toronto. Niagara is beautiful by day but even more impressive at night. This nine-hour tour includes round-trip travel from Toronto, a buffet dinner at the Fallsview Dining Room, wine tasting, weekend fireworks and of course, a Hornblower cruise that gets travelers as close as possible to the falls.
There’s also the option to include a Canadian sightseeing tour before you head out on your cruise. A four-hour tour is the perfect way to explore the Canadian side of the falls, and visitors will get a spectacular view from atop the Skylon Tower and Table Rock Horse, visit Horseshoe Falls, the Mighty Whirlpool and Queen Victoria Park. Travelers will also experience the thrill of an up-close falls experience aboard the Hornblower Niagara gorge cruise.
If you want to pull out all the stops, opt for the ultimate Niagara Falls tour with an included helicopter lunch and Skylon Tower lunch. This epic adventure lets travelers experience the thrill of the falls from top to bottom by including an extensive tour of the Canadian side of the falls, a 12-minute sky-high helicopter tour and a rare look at the network of tunnels behind and around the falls. This amazing day is capped off with lunch at the revolving Skylon Tower restaurant.
To make sure you don’t miss anything that has to do with these majestic falls, pick the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass, which offers a tour with the top Niagara experiences from mid-April through October. Travelers will learn about the creation of the falls, visit the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, see the White Water Walk and of course, get soaked on a Hornblower cruise It’s a wild way to enjoy the falls!