Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
This was a great tour. Be sure to bring your passport with you for the tour because you will see BOTH sides of the Falls Canadian and American side, the title of the tour and description do not make this clear. My husband and I went in the off-season March 2015 so we did the Journey Behind the Falls instead of the Maid of the Mist boat ride. It was still a great time to go because it was snowing and there was snow on the ground and surrounding the falls so it gave it a unique look. Just be sure to bundle up, if you go at this time, because it was very cold and windy! One issue we encountered was we selected the earlier tour when booking through Viator, 9:30am, but were told by the actual tour company that the only available time was 11:30am. Fortunately I read the directions carefully and contacted the tour company directly to confirm, this is when I was told the correct tour time. Also, the tour began at approx. 11:30am and ended around 6pm, so it was much longer than the 4 hours that Viator shows on their site. I was glad it lasted longer because we were able to take our time and see all the sites, but it would have been nice to know ahead of time because we ended up missing our dinner reservation in Toronto because we expected to arrive a few hours earlier. On the tour you will also stop at a souvenir shop for lunch and to shop for Canadian and Niagara Falls souvenirs as well as blown glass.
All in all, I definitely recommend this tour. Just be sure to verify everything with the actual tour company via phone or email before you go! this is also the 2nd time I typed this review, I hit submit and for some reason my review was deleted, so that was rather frustrating.
This was a wonderful trip. Picked my wife and I up at the hotel on time. Our guide was great and very informative. Maid of the Mist was worth the trip alone. But everything about the tour was great. Would do again for sure.
Great! Tour guide very knowledgeable. It was really to long. I would rather it be broken into two tours.
Tour was the best bit about our trip to Niagra. Our guide, Randy, was amazing. It was his last trip of the season but you would not have known it. He made it very interesting and showed us all the best bits. I would highly recommend it and thank you Randy for a wonderful day.
I loved the tour! There is more to do on the Canadian side, so take this tour and get the best experience of the falls. Dave was a very knowledgeable guide. I took the 9:30am tour on the only overcast day I was in Buffalo. lol. I still took some awesome pictures and video's. The early start allowed out group to take our time at each attraction and have lunch at Souvenir City. We ended up spending 6 hours on tour. It was well worth the money.
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT - I cannot speak highly enough of our guide Randy. We were on his last trip for the season and he really put in 110%. The Maid of the Mist was fantastic and with Randy's help we even managed to stay dry (it was only 8F degrees the day we went). While on the tour, he pointed out many other worthwhile things which we managed to do ourselves the following day.
We had so much fun on our Tour of Niagara Falls and the area. We liked Nick our guide-he was fun and very friendly. Our bus was not full so we had a lot of one-on-one. Nick made sure we all went to the front of the line and had the best views. Glad we did it!
Fantastic, We could not have seen as much on our own, and if we tried it would had been more expensive. Pat R , our tour guide, was very good and helped make it a very enjoyable afternoon.He was a great guide and gave an excellent insight into the Falls and its history. To sum up great tour, lots of fun, excellent guide.
Had a great guide and an excellent insite into the Falls and its history.
Guide was knowledgeable, personable and helpful. Highly recommend.
We could not have seen as much on our own, and if we tried it would had been more expensive. Pat R , our tour guide, was very good and help make it a very enjoyable day.
Had a wonderful experience. Loved our driver, he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable...plan to make the trip again next Fall and will definitely tour with Viator again.
IT WAS AN EXCELLANT EXPERIENCE CALOB D .
THANK YOU THE TOUR GIDE WAS GREAT
Had a lovely day with our tour guide (Bob, I think). We saw everything we wanted to see, learned some fascinating facts, and enjoyed ourselves while touring. We appreciated being picked up at our hotel and then being dropped off at the end of the tour at our hotel. The four people in our party enjoyed the day.
Our tour was wonderful. Our tour guide, Sam, was very interesting and went out of his way to show us and tell us about all the sights. He was great. Tell him his friends from Texas said hi.
Phil and Sharon Scaggs
The dream of a lifetime was unbelievable . . . our tour guide, Nick, was very informed and fun to be with.
Awesome power seen first hand from great views. Terrific guide.
Was excellent due to the excellent Guide Pat whom we also praised on Trip Advisor value for Money was about 5.5 hours and very informative and covered heaps of things
Pat R, our tour guide was a super star!!! He knew all there was to know about the falls and surrounding area. His wit and humour made the tour even more memorable. I would recomend this tour company to any body. Well done Pat R.
Randy did an amazing job with our group. He was very friendly and patient when having to wait for those late getting back to the bus, and he was thoughtful with an older man in the group who couldn't walk too well by getting him a wheelchair and pushing him whenever possible. Randy was extremely knowledgeable about the Falls and surrounding area in general, and was able to answer any question thrown at him. We have bragged about Viator to everyone and feel confident that we saw the Falls from all angles!