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Maid of the Mist Steamboat
Maid of the Mist Steamboat

Maid of the Mist Steamboat

Open daily
5920 River Road, Niagara Falls, L2E 6V6

The Basics

The Maid of the Mist tour departs from a calm part of the Niagara River in New York, on the American side of the falls. After cruising past the impressive American and Bridal Veil Falls, the boat plies into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of Horseshoe Falls (sometimes known as the Canadian Falls). Some tours also depart from Canadian side of the falls and require you to have the right border-crossing documents.

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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
$124.95 per adult
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Excellent tour!
I enjoyed the entire tour but I think my favorite part was the boat ride! It was fun being at the top. Dan was an excellent tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and friendly!! Definitely recommend going!!
Felicia_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls

star-5
Great trip. They upgraded...
Casey_S, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Great trip. They upgraded it for free! It took all day and the tour guide was knowledgeable and funny.
star-4
Happy and profitable
Soobi_S, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We were “Team nick” Nick is very hilarious person so we were happy. Besides he carries us to all historical and fabulous spots.. Thank you so much~!! But there is a side-effect.. the tour was so long,, (maybe 7 hours??) Then we were exhausted. But totally, we were absolutely happy and fun. 😍🥰😘
star-5
A beautiful day in the Mist!
Jeff_S, May 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
First of all, I have to say that our tour guide, Christine Weber, was the absolute best! Her knowledge of all the history revolving around the falls was incredibly informative! Her smile and enthusiasm was infectious throughout the day! We were paired with many different people from around the globe. We may have boarded as strangers but by the time we parted, we were family! Thank you for a great time! I will definitely be recommending your company for tours in the future!
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The maid by mist boat...
Meydar_S, May 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
The maid by mist boat ride and Cave of the wind is the most unforgettable part of the tour. Marty is a fun guide and shares many interesting story of Niagara Falls. If I able to visit Niagara again, I'd like to try the both side tours.
star-5
Dayna's 'Eh' Team
Ian_L, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
A bold and sassy tour guide who made the day a perfect mox of history, sites to be seen and energy. Dayna (our tour guide) was everything you want in a tour guide and made the trip a blast. GO! The pictures do not do it justice!
star-5
A vacation with the love and joy of my life.
Terry_K, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Best experience ever. Such a great view of maid of the mist. The tour was phenomenal. A fantastic day.
star-5
Lots of fun for going Over the Falls Tours ...
Tammy_B, May 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Our tour guide "Party Marty" was funny and knowledgeable about the area. He made the tour lots of fun instead of boring.
star-5
Nick was the best!
Sue_B, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Having Nick as our guide!! He was amazing! So much knowledge and kept the day running smoothly. All of the locations were breathtaking!
star-5
Outstanding tour
suemarkh, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Outstanding tour! Dayna was an amazing tour guide. We went to Maid of the Mist, then Cave of the Winds (with our rain ponchos, thank you Dayna!). We had extra time to explore Niagara State park before crossing back over the border to see the start of the Horseshoe Falls and Skylon. Great tour!
star-5
Wonderful trip
Ashmita_L, May 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Had a great trip with my family. Our tour guide Marty was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The tour operators were very professional and helped make it a very smooth experience for us. Definitely recommend!
star-5
Excellent customer service
David_F, May 2022
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Every moment was perfect. Christine Weber is the best. All of the destinations were up to our expectations and our guide was very informative
star-5
Teeaammm Nick
Marlene_G, May 2022
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
This whole experience was awesome. Our Tour Guide Nick, was informative and extremely personable. We enjoyed the whole day and have already recommended this tour to other family members!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • It’s best to stay on deck for the whole trip; if you go below deck, you’ll miss the action.

  • Boats depart every 15 minutes, weather permitting.

  • The entire trip along the river and to the falls takes about 20 minutes.

  • All boats are wheelchair accessible and offer free Wi-Fi.

  • If you’re coming from the Canadian side of the falls for a Maid of the Mist boat ride, make sure you have the necessary documentation.

  • Don't skip the complimentary blue rain poncho—everyone will get wet from the winds and the spray.

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How to Get There

The Maid of the Mist boat landing is located on Prospect Street in Niagara Falls, New York. On-site parking is available near the Visitor Center. Nearby attractions include Clifton Hill sites, Journey Behind the Falls, and Bird Kingdom. All Maid of the Mist boat tours depart from New York, though some tours from the Canadian side include transportation to the boat’s departure point.

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When to Get There

The Maid of the Mist boat tours run from April to October. The summer months are the busiest, so it’s best to schedule your Maid of the Mist ride in advance, and choose an early-morning cruise if you want to avoid the biggest crowds.

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Best Views from the Maid of the Mist

When you board your Maid of the Mist boat, head starboard—the right side when facing the front of the boat—as this side comes closest to the falls. Once the boat departs the dock, it slowly approaches Horseshoe Falls, then veers left and heads back to the dock. On the return journey, you’ll enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the American Falls—and a veritable shower of mist from the powerful cascade.

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Maid of the Mist Steamboat
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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