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Niagara Falls, Canada: Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour in Canada

Niagara Falls, Canada
  • 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Niagara Falls up close on this boat ride. Beginning on the Canadian side of the falls, this exciting tour travels along the Niagara Gorge, past the American and Bridal Veil Falls to the base of the powerful Horseshoe Falls. Stand out on the deck and feel the spray of the water — poncho included — or stay dry inside behind a window. Either way, it’s a journey to remember.
  • Niagara Falls boat tour from the Canadian side
  • Enjoy panoramic views from a double-decker catamaran
  • Cruise along the Niagara Gorge and admire views of American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Get up close and personal with Horseshoe Falls
  • Stay dry in the indoor viewing area or welcome the powerful mist as you stand on the outdoor deck

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This prepaid Voyage to the Falls ticket lets you choose a departure time to suit your itinerary.

What's Included

  • 20-minute Voyage to the Falls boat tour (departing Niagara Falls, Canada)
  • Timed Ticketing (arrive just prior to or within the time slot that suits you best)
  • Convenient Scheduling (boats sail every 15 minutes within your selected time slot)
  • Mobile Ticket Entry (for contactless entry)
  • Safe Sailing (health & safety screenings, reduced guest capacity, physical distancing)
  • Complimentary Recyclable Mist Poncho (keep dry from the mist of the Falls)
  • Audio Commentary (on-board or download the Hornblower Niagara Cruises app)
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at Hornblower Niagara Cruises' Riverside Patio)
  • Parking
  • Face Masks (bring your own or purchase on-site)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 5920 Niagara River Pkwy
    5920 Niagara River Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8, Canada

    Located at the intersection of Clifton Hill and the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Canada. Please arrive on-time; just prior to or within your selected time slot.

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Climb on board a state-of-the-art, 700-passenger catamaran cruise ship to begin a Voyage to the Falls like no other. There are two tiers on the ship — an upper and lower deck — plus an enclosed area that’s covered by glass, safe from the elements. 

Pick a spot and get ready for the fun to begin.

The ship will drift into the Niagara Gorge before cruising past the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Get the poncho ready because it’s now evident things are going to get really wet for those on the ship’s outer decks — the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Feel the cool spray and the powerful sounds of the water. This is the experience of a lifetime.

Voyage to the Falls is only a half-hour tour, but drinks and snacks are available inside the enclosed part of the ship for those who are interested. Additionally, there’s a souvenir shop at the landing area, with waterproof accessories to buy beforehand, or keepsakes to purchase afterward.

Please note: The Voyage to the Falls boat tour replaces the Maid of the Mist tour, which is now headquartered on the American side of Niagara Falls.

Niagara City Cruises

Your adventure begins at the top....Your flexible date ticket admission includes a ride on the brand new Hornblower Niagara Funicular where you'll see the Niagara Gorge like never before as you transport down to the Riverside Patio and Boarding Area in state-of-the-art 50-passenger climate controlled funicular incline rail cars! Then sail on the legendary Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour and get up close and personal with the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and the breathtaking Niagara Gorge - and the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist that come along with these natural wonders. Or, ride after sunset for a light mist experience (that’s still heavy on the magic) with illumination of the Falls. This 20-minute boat tour is general admission, so sail anytime during opening hours within 7 days from your booked tour date. Your ticket also includes complimentary recyclable mist poncho, as well as access to our Riverside Patio where you can enjoy a pre-sail snack, or post-sail toast and features the "best outdoor patio view" in the region. Hornblower Niagara Cruises is a fully accessible attraction.

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Niagara Falls Canada

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All guests and personal items are subject to screening.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Guests are permitted to bring a personal item. Personal items include a small purse or handbag, small backpack, infant diaper bag or camera bag. Maximum dimensions are 17.8 x 38.1 x 40.6 centimetres (7 x 15 x 16 inches).
  • Restricted and dangerous articles are strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: suitcases of any size, carry-on luggage, overnight bags, roller bags, briefcases, coolers, trunks, dangerous articles, and all other items that exceed the maximum dimensions for personal allowances.
  • Please note that additional personal item allowance and entry restrictions may be imposed at the checkpoint without prior notice.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Outside food and beverage is not permitted.
  • Our attraction is a smoke-free environment including no smoking of tobacco and cannabis, as well as no vaping.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Definitely bring sandals or other shoes you don't mind getting wet, otherwise you'll be walking around in your soppy sneakers the rest of the day.
It gets really hot in the poncho so wait until you are on the boat to put them on.
1,546 reviews
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Awesome experience
Dale_G, Oct 2020
We had a very lovely time onboard. Lucky for us the weather was excellent. The ship took us really close to the horseshoe falls and if not for the ponchos we would have been soaked! We loved the experience.
Highly recommend
Rachel_W, Sep 2020
It’s was a great experience. Even with covid it was well organized and nice view. The mist gets you pretty wet so prepare
Excellent just amazing
Alphanso_B, Sep 2020
It was beautiful and I was in a lot of pain that day but focusing on what I saw was really needed great experience please go and support Canada.
Wonderful tour
Rushna, Sep 2020
Amazing experience! The boat takes you very close to the Falls. I would definitely recommend this to have an awesome experience.
Trini, Sep 2020
Great overall experience, staff were interactive and polite, the trip was amazing and feeling the full effect of the waterfalls at such a close yet safe distance is something I wouldn’t forget
Happy Hornblower experience
Sherry, Sep 2020
Great fun on this boat tour. Very happy to see that they were taking great precautions due to the Covid virus. They limited the boat to 100 people instead of the usual 600, we were happy that there was probably only 50 people on the boat with us. Its quite an amazing experience getting really close up to the powerful waterfall. Fab
1 traveler found this review helpful
Frank_L, Sep 2020
I really enjoyed the voyage to the falls! I'd take that ride next time again if I'd go to Niagara Falls. Who ever didn't try it yet, should try it, it's a good memory!
Best part of Niagara
Eric_P, Sep 2020
Had an absolute blast. Definitely recommend this to anyone who are in the area for the day/weekend. The boat brings you right to the foot of the falls.
Alison_K, Sep 2020
This was awesome trip to the falls! We took the funicular, the staff was very nice. Because of COVID we had to wear a mask, and the staff made sure that everyone was wearing it! It is a very wet ride!! It was an experience I will never forget. It was fantastic!
The Hornblower
Beth_M, Sep 2020
Very enjoyable staff were helpful and courteous. COVID precautions were excellent. Felt very safe. Awesome
Do not use this company
Lawrence_L, Sep 2020
Downloaded confirmation on mobile phone. No E tickets received Just receipt of payment. Boat tour would not accept confirmation receipt on phone. Boat printed separate tickets and let us on
Response from Host, Sep 2020
We're sorry to hear you had issues with the Viator mobile tickets. We will pass this information along so they can investigate further. Glad to see, we, Hornblower Niagara Cruises were able to print the tickets separately so that you could enjoy the boat ride in the mist.
Don't miss it!!!
Isma_R, Sep 2020
One hell of an experience. Absolutely loved it! I had a 4 day vacation plan to Toronto from Montreal and I ended up going to Niagara twice on back to back days. I had been unlucky not to get the tickets on my first visit. I booked it in advance for the next day for maid of mist.I am so glad I did it.
Use Viator - Save time
Rajeev_R, Sep 2020
Very very good experience with Viator, saves time and avoids queue, no tension, Availibility of time slots were very appropriate. highly recommended.
The mist
Tamara_G, Sep 2020
If there was 100 stars .. I would click it . This was my over all favourite thing to do at the falls . The mist coming from the falls. Is so beautiful and so exciting .
Getting so close
Jesse_D, Sep 2020
It was amazing easy to find they tell you about the history of the falls as you go right in to the heart of it you get wet but they provide ponchos but they have food drinks even wine and beer to purchase when your done it's a great place to dry off
Ben_B, Sep 2020
When I bought the tickets, I wasn't overly excited about it. Not only did it turn out to be the highlight of our trip, but seeing the falls from the bottom and so close will be something I will remember for a very long time. Amazing!
Near the fall
Christine_P, Sep 2020
Really well organized but maybe include cover for the shoes :) Thank You Also, the pictures, 40$ for 2 pictures is a bit expensive. You should offer maybe 1 picture for 20$
I wish it lasts longer
Rio_K, Sep 2020
It was an amazing experience but should have been a bit longer. I was in an impression that it's 1 hour long but it only took about 15-20 mins.
Feel the mist
Asfia_H, Sep 2020
It was an amazing experience with the view of the both US and Canadian falls. You can feel the rainbow and the mist to the fullest. Loved the voyage.
Do it.
Furkan_E, Sep 2020
It was the best experience out of all excursions we had in Niagara Falls Canada by far! COVID measures taken seriously too! Recommended.


Product code: 6597VOYAGE