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We saw the falls from every angle. I loved The Cave of The Winds the most. Andy told us the best spots to view each location. Andy did a great job of organising the full bus load of 32 tourists. He keep us all together and entertained us for the day. We used the return pass for the Skylon Tower to watch the Wednesday night fireworks. Be aware that this tour will not let you jump the queue at the Maid of The Mist.
This is a tour you don't want to miss. The tour bus picks you up at your hotel, takes you to the boat landing area. Your take the boat trip to both falls, getting rather wet on the way! then you get to spend time on the Observation Deck, which is excellent for photo ops. After that, a trip a few minutes away to Whirlpool Rapids. then you get driven to the Cave of the Winds, which lets you out right under Niagara Falls. You will get soaked on the hurricane deck I watched people get knocked over - the deck is aptly named! but it's completely fun!
This 6 hour tour was outstanding! Kalub was a very interesting guide sharing lots of information on the Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, the tower and other stops. Great job!
Niagara Falls was spectacular! We my 10 year old daughter and I rode the iconic Maid of the Mist, got thoroughly soaked on the Hurricane Deck of the Cave of the Winds, shuddered to hear about the Daredevils that dared the Falls, learned about the power plants, saw the Aero Car and Whirlpool Basin, AND soared to the heights of Skylon Tower! Because of this tour we didn't need a rental car, and still saw all the sights. The US side of the Falls is a wonderfully designed park, most enjoyable for Nature Lovers like us! We also have fun talking and making friends with our fellow tourists.
Awesome!!!! From hotel pickup to drop off and good views and experiences of both American and Canadian falls, this trip could not have been a better way to see it all. It was as advertised and the most interesting part other than the Maid of the Mist ride was the Cave of the Winds experience. I highly recommend this to anyone.
We had a great time on this tour. It offered a lot of what we wanted to see in the area and we did not have to do any 0of the driving. Our tour guide, Andy, was great. He was funny and very informative. The Maid of the Mist was incredible as was Cave of the Winds. We enjoyed the Whirlpool area as well. The trip to Canada was great as well. The view from Skylon Tower is incredible and allows you to see all of the falls at once. We enjoyed our time on the tour and would not hesitate to do it again.
MARIANNE J United States of ...
The main attractions- Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, and Skylon were great, and our guide Randy made it easy for us to get in and out, and educated us on how to be more of a visitor-- not a tourist! He kept it interesting and fun, and was very knowledgable about the area and its history. We visited a few spots that locals enjoy, like the Three Sisters' Islands. FYI Lunch is on your own at a souvenir mall. Being around the Falls all day, and taking in the sights and sounds made this tour amazing. Loved it. By the end of this tour we were exhausted, and felt it was well worth it.
The tour was excellent. Our guide, Andrew, knew his material and spoke in a friendly and easy manner. The falls are magnificent. It rained the day we were there but the rain didn't add any more water than Cave of the Winds or the Maid of the Mist. Both activities were excellent and well worth while. It had been 62 years since we were last at Niagara Falls. We didn't do a tour at that time but doing one now was a great idea. We highly recommend the Niagara Falls in One Day trip. Don't go to Niagara Falls without it.
We had the best adventure! Our tour guide Andy was fun and full of historic facts. We walked into Cave of the Winds under the powerful falls. We boarded Maid of the Mist and boated to the base if the falls. On to Canada where we visited the power plant, whirlpool, and clock flower. Ended the tour with the perfect views atop the Skylon. Excellent day of adventure!
Even though I had been to the Falls before, about couple of decades ago, but I really enjoyed the trip that was very well planned and professionally handled. My wife who had come for the first time was thrilled to get the experience of Cave of the Winds and Maid of the Mist. Kudos to the local company who handled the tour and would surely recommend to anyone who is visiting Buffalo.
Doing what: Niagara Falls American Side Highlights Tour
This was the best way to view Niagara falls because you get the best of both sides. What a stressfree way to enjoy such a majestic wonder! The Cave of wonders was my favorite! Andy was very personable. This was definitely worth the money and a great way to cross th border hassle free. I absolutely recommend this!
This was an outstanding trip! I have been to Niagara Falls before with the family but never on a sightseeing tour. This tour allowed us to see the cave of the winds, maid of the mist, skylon tower, and many other stops along the tour. Our tour guide Jim Egan was very knowledgeable about the history of Niagara Falls the provided endless stories about the area and all the daredevils that challenged the falls. Loved Jims enthusiasm and humor. His stories of the area made the tour so much more enjoyable. Our kids enjoyed him. Jim was kind and thoughtful to everyones needs. We would recommend this tour highly and to have them ask for Jim Egan!
Tour was all I anticipated and more! Tour Guide Bob L. was excellent, very informative and knowledgeable. We saw more in one day than we could have on our own in several days. Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds were super fun! Thank you for making our Niagara Falls vacation one of the best we've every had!
Randy was a great guide. We started on the US side after being promptly picked up at our hotel on the Canadian side of the falls. We were able to go to cave of the winds, stand behind the falls, ride the maid of the mist. The Canadian side was great too and we also saw the flower clock and skylon.
Didn and #39;t miss anything - cave of the wind/ Rapids/whirlpool/ observation deck- everything covered by a dedicated and efficient guide -called himself DAN.
Highly highly recommended to families as well others
This tour was a great opportunity to view both the American and Canadian sides of the falls. Our tour guide, Caleb, was awesome. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting the falls for the first time and would like to see them up close. The Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist were the highlights of our tour.
Should take the Cave of the Winds first, get your complementary scandals to wear on the Maid of the Mist. Everything was awesome, tour guilds are terrific. A must do!
Our guide Andy was very knowledgeable. We saw so much of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. Going under the falls at cave of the winds was incredible.
What a FABULOUS tour!!! First of all, our tour guide, Caleb was AWESOME!! He was super knowledgeable about the area and the places we visited. He was friendly, engaging and engaged with all of us on the tour. If you have to take a tour, we HIGHLY recommend that you take the tour with him.
He came to pick us up at 8h30 and we hit the Cave of the Winds first. Going through customs was a breeze. You can tell Caleb has a good relationship with the boarder crossing guys and it made it easy for us. Cave of the Winds is breath-taking! You get so close to the falls, you A. get totally wet and B. you can touch them and feel the power of the water. Then we toured Goat Island. Thank Goodness for Caleb who took the time to explain what we were seeing! Then we did Maid of the Mist, which got us right in the middle of the Horseshoe fall. Simply awe-inspiring! If you are afraid to get wet, these are not the attractions for you!
We stopped for lunch at the obligatory tourist-trap. There are healthier options if you seek them out. We saw the Flower Clock, then we walked down by the waterfalls and while we were walking around, went to get our tickets for the Sklyon Tower, so we would be able to go up as soon as we got there. He was super efficient! The view from the Skylon Tower was beautiful! You could see for miles and really take in the surroundings. A great way to end the day!
This was worth the expense. We did all of the key attractions on our first day!
A special Thank You to Caleb, our Tour Guide Extraordinaire!!
this was a great day--pick up on time. maid of the mist tour was good, as was cave of the winds tour. several pleasant stops and great tour guide, would do again.
My Facebook status after my Tour read: Probably one of the best days of my life visiting Niagara Falls and the tour guide was just awesome. I think that says it all!
Pre-booked the Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides tour of Niagara Falls before I left Australia as Niagara Falls have been on my bucket list and wanted to get the most of the day I had in the Falls.
I travelled down by Coach from Toronto and was met at the coach terminal by our tour guide for the day, Caleb and what a delight he was! We picked up the other six people from both the Canadian and US sides and spent the first half of the day on the US side, starting with the Maid of the Mist, which allowed us to get a true appreciation for the sheer size and volume of the falls. This was followed by a tour of Goat Island and then down to the Cave of the Winds. A look at the hydro power stations and then back across the border into Canada for lunch and then more sights of the Canadian side before heading up to Skylon Tower.
Caleb, a history major at school, really looked after us well and explained everything with precision detail and included a significant amount of research and history. Caleb really knew his stuff and was happy to share it with us all. For a young guy, he knew exactly how to explain everything and was engaged with the group for the full seven hours we were all together. Caleb is a real credit to Over the Falls Tours and the company have reason to be be proud of him. Single handedly, Caleb gave me one of the best days in my entire life!
I highly recommend this local Tour company and the 'Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides' tour to anyone wanted to truly experience Niagara Falls at its best.
I went on the Niagara Falls in One Day tour in August, 2015 and absolutely loved it. Our tour guide, Jim, was very enthusiastic and passionate about the place. He was constantly telling incredible stories that sounded more like a fiction until he showed is evidences of proof. He made sure we saw everything that was planned and expanded our tour program by making a few extra stops on the way and showed us some of his personal photos of how the place looks like in winter time, which I must say is no less spectacular than in summer. He also made sure we spent as much time as needed, had enough food and bathroom breaks, and arrived at the right places at the right time. He turned 6-hour tour into 10-hour journey through the beauty and history of the Niagara Falls. We saw the falls from different angles, from the front at Maid of the Mist, behind at Luna Island, from the side at Prospect Point observation tower, below at Cave of the Winds, almost underneath at the Hurricane deck, across from Canadian side and above from Skylon observation tower. I've made about 600 photos and they all look amazing it's going to be a struggle to select which ones to delete. We also stopped at rapids and famous whirlpools that took away lives of many adventurous fellows and one of the largest power plants in North America, which I found fascinating. The tour made me realize that there is so much more to the Niagara Falls than the Falls themselves and I would highly recommend others take this tour to have a similar unforgettable experience.
excellent tour- excellent tour guide -cave of the winds is amazing maid of the mist boat ride incredible view of the falls
Our guide even made waiting in line interesting. The ride on the Maid of the Mist was awesome but the Cave of the Winds was really fantastic. You experience the true meaning of power standing so near the falls.
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