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  • Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Duration:  40 minutes (approx.)
Experience Niagara Falls at night on this 40-minute boat tour through the Niagara Gorge. Admire dramatic views of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls after dark, when they are lit with colorful illumination. And if you’re there on the right night, you’ll have an even more exciting experience as fireworks light up the sky and reflect on the water below. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.


  • Niagara Falls nighttime cruise
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a double-decker catamaran
  • Admire the colorful illumination of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls
  • Listen to music and take in the lit-up city skyline
  • Watch fireworks burst over the falls on certain nights
  • Purchase snacks and beverages at the onboard bar

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What You Can Expect

Niagara Falls Illumination Night Cruise

Niagara Falls Illumination Night Cruise

Your Niagara Falls nighttime cruise begins as you board your state-of-the-art, double-decker catamaran — either the Niagara Wonder or the Niagara Thunder. The catamaran provides space, comfort and excellent vantage points of the falls with tiered viewing platforms, outdoor decks and a glassed-in dry area.

Set off from the dock and into the Niagara Gorge, passing by the two waterfalls on the American side, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Grab a drink or a snack from the onboard bar (own expense), and admire the lit-up city skyline as you near Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls.

As the boat moves closer to the thundering falls, find out how loud the tumble of water is and how powerful its spray. Be wowed by the multicolored illumination of all the waterfalls, and depending on the night of your tour, enjoy a dazzling fireworks show while you listen to music on the boat (fireworks take place on Fridays, Sundays and Canadian and American holidays, as well as other dates during certain weeks; see the Additional Info for more details).

Your tour ends back at the dock, on the Canadian side of the falls.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really great being on the water for the fireworks. The trip up to the falls and back was fantastic. The only problem was with the complimentary drink, which we did not receive as it was not clear that it had to be picked up prior to embarkation.

People booking this tour should be aware that they have to get themselves to the Hornblower dock.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Totally cool experience!

Dalton A
Puerto Rico

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome!! even we lost the night trip by 15mins we were driving from CN Tower and got stuck in traffic for a while toronto but thanks God, VIATOR fixed the inconvenience by contacting the Canada side to allows us to take the next boat in the morning time, which we think were even better!!! :

Till Next time Niagara Falls! if God allows us and give us the opportunity


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved it !!!!! Fireworks and color on the Falls - absolutely beautiful!!!! Highly recommend this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fun, Fun and more Fun!!!! Book for a Friday or Sunday night in order to see the fireworks from the water.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was a perfect start to our short stay at Niagara Falls. Doing the illuminated trip added an extra something!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

prompt, comprehensive and educational. Also met some nice people. Will do again on next trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent views of the Falls and the lighting was amazing. Thanks for the free drinks.

Melodie H
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

OMG!! I had so much fun doing this- even though it was supposed to be a couples' getaway. Met a super nice family from Alberta and some gentlemen there from Savannah, Georgia on business. The views are amazing! I opted for this cruise rather than the Maid of the Mist. It's twice as much, but I believe the views and the pictures I have from this were worth it. I now have friends who want to go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Truely Awesome!!!

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