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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

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During your time in Niagara Falls, take a tour of the American side of the spectacular falls. Highlights include a walking adventure along the incomparable Cave of the Winds and an exciting cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist. Ride in an elevator to the bottom of Niagara Gorge and before ascending the Prospect Point Observation Tower for a view from above.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Cave of the Winds
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Maid of the Mist
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Bridal Veil Falls
    Pass by Niagara Falls
    Pass by Horseshoe Falls
  • 3
    Niagara Falls Observation Tower
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Three Sisters Island
  • 4
    Niagara Falls State Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Comprehensive tour of the American side of Niagara Falls
  • See the falls from three vantage points
  • Get close to the water with the Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds
  • Take in views of all three falls from the Niagara Falls Observation Tower
  • Seasonal options guarantee a good visit regardless of weather
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off on the American side of the Falls
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, head to the Niagara Gorge and descend 175 feet (53 meters) to the observation deck at Cave of the Winds—the closest visitors can get to Niagara Falls (available May to October). Or, take in views from the Niagara Power Vista if visiting during the offseason. Continue to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower for the only panoramic view of all three waterfalls of Niagara, including the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls Come back down and don a poncho for the popular Maid of the Mist cruise, which takes your right past the falls from May through October. Off-season visitors get to visit the Niagara Adventure Theater for a movie about the falls instead.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA
2: 1540 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, New York.
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of the Winds
  • Entry/Admission - Maid of the Mist
  • Entry/Admission - Niagara Falls Observation Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Niagara Falls State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Niagara Gorge Discovery Center
  • Transportation to/from Toronto or Buffalo hotels
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
I booked this tour but felt very disappointed after I was done. I felt like I was extremely over charge for this tour. We didn’t do the maid of the mist boat as it was advertised on the site due to being closed for the season which I know is out of control on their end but they
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Sam was a great tour guide with lot of knowledge. We didn't plan it but took a chance eventually to find out that it was a great experience in all. We enjoyed it.
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Tour includes all the sights around The Falls. Highlights for us were Maid if the Mist and Cave of the Winds. Maid of the Mist is a boat ride up to the base of the Falls. Rain ponchos are provided. Be prepared to get wet. Cave of the Winds was our favorite excursion.
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Amazing tour! Great guide! We saw it all! I highly recommend this tour! It was the highlight of our trip!
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Adam was a great tour guide. The tour exceeded our expectations. Adam was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging with the group.
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Response from OtftManagement, Public Relations Manager at Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Responded 27 Oct 2019
We are happy to hear that your tour exceeded your expectations. Adam thanks you for the 5 stars and very kind comments. We hope you went home with some wonderful memories and we’ll have an opportunity to visit with us again sometime. 🤗
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About the operator
By: Over The Falls Tours
Blake C
Premium tour!!! EH TEAM
Dayna made this experience top notch!!!! You should request her if you can. This tour felt like a guided VIP
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Billerica, Massachusetts
Absolutely Perfect
Absolutely perfect!! We lucked out and it was just the two of us and our amazing guide Dayna. It was an absolute
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Rudy M
Hammond, Indiana
Great VIP Tour!
Didn’t know what me and my buddy were getting into for the tour but really came out of it happy! We got on with it
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Robert M
Dana was terrific. We had such a great time. She was very knowledgeable, organized and fun. Definitely 5 stars.
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Jennifer K
We had one day in Niagara Falls, and of course, wanted to see "everything". This was the perfect way to do it.
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Natasha Ж
winter wonderland
highly recommended this tour! you will see BEST view of Niagara fall and much more! easy pick up and drop off
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Alicia M
Winter Wonderland
My friend and I were visiting Niagara for a short weekend trip. We did not know the area so decided to book a
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Beautiful and Breathtaking
My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Dayna, our tour guide. She called it a VIP tour since
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Dave E
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Fantastic tour!!
We had a wonderful tour with Dayna and did the Behind the Falls and Skylon Tower. Everyone should take the time
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Nancy D
Chicago, Illinois
The Falls is for the Winter too !!!!
We did a full day tour of both sides with Adam as our guide. He is sooo very interesting, a local who is an expert
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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