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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get as close as possible to Niagara Falls on this escape to one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. Feel the powerful rush of the falls from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, overlooking the American falls. Take a journey to the edge of the rushing water — by boat on the Maid of the Mist and by land on the Cave of the Winds walking adventure.
  • Half-day Niagara Falls tour
  • Ride on the Maid of the Mist boat in season
  • Visit famous Niagara Falls attractions including Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls
  • View the falls atop the American Observation Tower
  • Explore the adventurous Cave of the Winds in season

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This hassle-free tour includes hotel pickup and skip-the-line admission to two top Niagara Falls attractions.
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Hotel pick up and drop off to/from Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls, New York
Free parking at central pickup locations
Maid of the Mist boat ride (early May- late October)
The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie (replaces the Maid of the Mist boat ride during the off-season)
Cave of the Winds (early May - late December)
The New York State Power Vista (replaces the Cave of the Winds during the off-season)
Prospect Point Observation Tower
Transportation to/from Toronto or Buffalo hotels
Gratuities

Departure Point

701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1540 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This is as close as anyone can get to Niagara Falls—without riding over them in a barrel, of course. This seasonal (May to October) tour travels to all the edges of the falls.

The journey begins with an elevator ride down into the Niagara Gorge, where wooden walkways along the Niagara River lead to the observation deck of the Cave of the Winds, just a few feet from the powerful rush of the falls. It’s like being caught in a tropical storm. This is what it means to be close to Niagara Falls. Really close.

Then it’s another elevator ride up to the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls—the American, Bridal Veil and Horseshoe Falls—from the observation tower. Stand over Niagara Gorge with an unobstructed view of all three as the waters rage below.

Finally, hop on board the popular Maid of the Mist for a boat ride to the very edge of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America.

Notice: The Maid of the Mist departs from the U.S. side of Niagara Falls. All customers must have proper credentials to enter the United States.

Operating dates of the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds are approximate and depend on weather conditions.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Cave of the Winds
Take an adventure through the Cave of the Winds
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
Sail on the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride ** ** The Maid of the Mist operates May 24 – November 3, 2019. The Niagara Legends of Adventure Movie replaces the Maid of the Mist boat ride during the off-season.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Bridal Veil Falls
Marvel at the Falls from the USA side
Pass By:  
Niagara Falls
Marvel at the Falls from the USA side
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Falls
Marvel at the Falls from the USA side
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
See the falls from the Observation Tower in Niagara Falls State Park
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Three Sisters Island
Experience the sweeping views of the Falls from all key viewing areas
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls State Park
Experience the sweeping views of the Falls from all key viewing areas
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
Travel by elevator deep into the Niagara Gorge where you can get as close as 20 feet from the falls on the Cave of Winds trip.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup is NOT available from Toronto
  • This tour takes place in Niagara Falls, New York, USA
  • If staying on the Canadian side, a current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We have been experiencing longer than normal tour durations. Safety procedures implemented to satisfy mandated Physical Distancing requirements due to COVID-19 have extended service times and wait times. Safety first, extended service times and wait times are beyond our control
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Over the Falls Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride.

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Great experience!
Rosanna_E
, Jun 2021
We had a great time! Our tour guide-Ed was very knowledgeable, helpful, funny and all round just great! I highly recommend him and this tour for anyone visiting Niagara Falls!
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Everyone should do this
ROSE_C
, Jun 2021
Nancy, our driver/guide, was AWESOME. I would have missed so much if it weren't for her. The falls were incredible. NEVER seen anything like it.
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Impressive and delightful
Lilly_B
, Jun 2021
Getting to see the Niagara Falls and the river from different angles was delightful. Tour guide was helpful.
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God's Incredible Creation
Sandy_J
, Jun 2021
Seeing the falls up close at Cave of the Winds - "breath taking" -and our wonderful tour guide Sam. The whole thing was spectacular!!
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Honeymoon getaway
Okiki_D
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide was awesome and the experience exceeded my expectations thank you for making our honeymoon memorable
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Great Tour, Great Tour Guide!
Sara_P
, Jun 2021
We did the Maid of the Mist tour on Sunday June 6, 2021. Tom was our tour guide, and he was the BEST! He was full of knowledge, jokes and kept us on schedule. The tour included a few stops at some places we wouldn't have otherwise seen. However, our favorite parts were the Boat and the Cave of the Winds! Would definitely recommend to anyone, and would personally do it again! To Tom: The 2 Wisconsin girls really enjoyed your tour, and being your right-hand women! Until next time!
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Amazing day!
Carla_H
, Jun 2021
It was so fun! Great guide and a truly memorable day. The boat cruise went right up to the falls. Spectacular! And the cave of the winds was very wet but so exciting!
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Awesome place to spend and celebrate your 50th Anniversary!
Donna_K
, Jun 2021
Everything about the Falls! The Boat tour, shopping and walking also seeing a black squirrel! Spotting a sea shell stuck to a tree branch. It will make an awesome picture 😘
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Awesome Day!!
Travis_B
, Jun 2021
We loved Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Mist. Our tour guide, Marty, was great. My 7 year old gave him 100 out of 10 stars as we were exiting the tour bus.
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You’re Gonna Get Wet!
Mariann_K
, Jun 2021
Love this tour!! Nancy was very informative and worked hard to make sure we all had a good time. I would describe her job as a kindergarten teacher keeping track of her 20 Students on a field trip. And she had 3 adult students who struggled to be on time and stay with the group. Consequently we did not get a chance to eat or shop like some of the others did. Nancy did her best to make sure we had the best time possible!!!❤️ Would do this tour again !
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