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  • Location:Niagara Falls
  • Duration:Varies from 4 to 5 hours

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

During your time in Niagara Falls, take a tour of the American side of the spectacular falls. Highlights include a walking adventure along the incomparable Cave of the Winds and an exciting cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist. Ride in an elevator to the bottom of Niagara Gorge and before ascending Prospect Observation Tower for a view from above.


  • 4 to 5 hour 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

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What You Can Expect

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

Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

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. Are you brave enough to stand on Hurricane Deck? Ascend to the extended viewing deck of the Prospect Observation Tower and let Niagara's mist kiss your cheek. Don a souvenir raincoat and hop aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist boat ride. Sail past the American and Bridal Veil Falls before coming to a dramatic stop inside the mouth of the roaring Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

This tour is seasonal and operates from May through to October.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist portion of this tour departs from the US side of Niagara Falls. All customers booking this tour must have appropriate documentation to enter the United States.

*Operating dates of the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds are approximate and dependent on winter/ice conditions.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Totally awesome. We got upgraded to the delux tour. No maid of the mist on the American side so they took us to the Canadian side for the boat trip. Our guide Caleb was the best guide we have ever had, very knowledgeable and attention to detail was superb.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were so happy we booked this Tour communication, pick-up and drop-off was convenient and easy and it was wonderful not to worry about finding sites or parking spots in our own car! Our Tour Guide, Randy, was congenial, knowledgeable, interesting and professional we felt as if we were touring with a friend and our group seemed to become united due to his great disposition. There's so much to see from the NY side of the Falls everyone always says stay on the Canadian side although there's much more to do overall on the Canadian side, one would not want to miss a nostalgic ride on the Maid of the Mist or the beautiful sights atop the Falls from a NY State Park while learning the interesting history. The entire Tour was a delight and I would highly recommend it to everyone. Thanks Randy and Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

brilliant and very informative, a well organized tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wow, the view of the falls from the boat were incredible. Best boat ride I've been on in years. The only thing that could have made it better, was if it was at night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Having a 180 degree view of Horseshoe falls was better than I ever thought it would be. The roar, the mist, the boat swaying, trying to stay in place. It was great. Bob, the driver and tour guide, was fantastic. Teh Hurricane deck was cool too. Well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wife and I had a great time on this tour. The guide did a great job keeping us all together and on schedule while providing a considerable amount of information. He was also lots of fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Pat R was very good with knowledge of the area and the Falls. Our tour group was small so he was able to spend extra time and explain many details that we didn't know. I highly recommend Pat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was awesome! great service! great tour guide! great experience. The customer service was there for us all the way until we found the tour. ...AWESOME!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

would love to go again. Worth the money to go.

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