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Experience the beauty of an illuminated Niagara Falls at night on this up-close, 40-minute sightseeing cruise. Travel through the Niagara Gorge on a state-of-the-art, double-decker catamaran ship to the American, Bridal Veil and Canadian Horseshoe Falls at night for one of the most spectacular views of this incredible natural wonder. Adults get a drink ticket for a beverage at the fully-licensed on-board bar while youngsters get a free non-alcoholic beverage. Additional snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the bar.


  • 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

Climb on board a state-of-the-art, 700-passenger catamaran cruise ship to begin a Falls Illumination Cruise 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, enjoy the music and get ready for the fun to begin.
The ship will drift into the Niagara Gorge before cruising past the illuminated American and Bridal Veil Falls. Get a poncho ready because it’s now evident things are going to get really wet for those on the ship’s outer decks, at the edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, in all its nighttime splendor. Feel the cool spray and the powerful sounds of the water in front of the ship, with the lights of the gorgeous city skyline to the side — and on the right night, a fireworks display* overhead. 
This 40-minute Niagara Falls Illumination Cruise is the viewing experience of a lifetime.
Adults get one free drink from the fully licensed bar while children get a free non-alcoholic beverage. Additional drinks and snacks are available for those who are interested.
*Fireworks take place on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings as well as Canadian holidays until October 29th. Fireworks performances are weather permitting. see Additional Info for more details.

Customer Reviews

heidi s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We have already gone on the day cruise the old maid of the mist but this was nicer. The illumination closeup was amazing! We got really close to the American falls. The mist wasn't near as bad as the day trip. We did wait in line for a long time to board the boat.

Margaret A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The cruise was great. The Falls are not as lit up as any of the pictures you see - but beautiful! Be sure if you take a night cruise to do it on a night when they have fireworks. We went on a Sunday and I know they have them on Wednesdays. Not sure what other nights. Well worth it.

Shirley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was excellent we also had fireworks on the night as well would highly recommend

Pam D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

this was beautiful, and I would not have missed this


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This is a spectacular cruise. The illumination and the fireworks were so beautiful. Don't miss this experience if you are in the area.

Laurie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an awesome way to view the falls at night with its beautiful illumination! The fireworks were great on the boat! One free drink, too! Absolutely loved it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

very nice trip staff was first class a little confusion about lining up to board but got excellent position for spectacular view.

JoAnn E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour and very fun. Prepare to get wet, even with the ponchos they give out. If we ever go again, would like to do the day cruise.

Jamie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a beautiful experience. My 19 year old step daughter and her girlfriend loved it as well. It was amazing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The night cruise is a great way to see the falls in another prospective. Canadian Falls flow at a reduced rate at night making the experience totally different than the day cruise...not to mention the lights, pick the right day, and get fireworks too! To fully appreciate the falls you must do a day time and night time. A word of caution...parking on weekend nights is a bear cat! We had to park 2 miles away! PLAN FOR THIS! We did not and literally had to jog the distance to make our cruise barely on time. There is NO parking at the attraction. We were not expecting this and it was not mentioned when we called to confirm...assumed....mistake! In addition, there was some festival going on in the park, we were tied up in traffic for over an hour and 1/2. Better to be way early than to miss the cruise. We made it, but just by the skin of our teeth. Being late had an advantage though...for your information...Viator shoppers only....everyone heads up to the top of the boat when they get on. Since we were late where we could stand was not necessarily our choice. We asked a crew member where he thought would be best...right front bow was his answer. Our views were spectacular! My advise...head for the right front bow went you board, you will have the best view over all.
Oh and will get wet ...regardless of where you stand...go...enjoy and see the beauty that is only Niagara!

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