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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

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.


  • 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

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.

Customer Reviews

Murtaza M

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.

Deb S United States of ... 

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!

Emmerich W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

brilliant and very informative, a well organized tour.

Christopher S

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.

Patrick H

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.

Stuart J

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.

Richard R H

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.

Roxana D

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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