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Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

1. Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves, Boat, and Tower Tour

Marvel at Niagara Falls on a tour that includes a boat cruise on the river, entry to the Niagara Observation Tower, and entry to the Cave of the Winds. Follow your guide and listen to their facts and anecdotes about the falls and their history. See the falls from all perspectives. Get picked up from your hotel in Niagara Falls, USA, and head straight to the Niagara Falls State Park. First, admire all three of the rushing waterfalls from the top of the Niagara Observation Tower. From largest to smallest, see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from this high vantage point. Then, get up close to the mighty waterfalls on the Maid of The Mist boat on a cruise on the river. Feel the mist blow off the falls and hear their thundering roar surrounding you as you cruise on the water. Next, head to Goat Island to visit the Cave of the Winds. Don your yellow poncho and follow your guide along the wooden walkways and bridges to get really close to the waterfalls. Here, you are standing a mere 6 meters from the Bridal Veil Falls. Head back to your hotel with memorable moments spend at Niagara Falls.

Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

2. Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

Explore the Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time with skip-the-lines access to the he Cave of the Winds and the Maid of the Mist boat. Get a pass for the hop-on and hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley. Visit Horseshoe Falls and Luna Island. Meet your guide and begin your tour by breezing past the line and crowds to board the Maid Of The Mist boat. Cruise along and listen to stories about the boat. Cross in front of he American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls. Get up close to Horseshoe Falls, the largest of three waterfalls that make up the vista known collectively as Niagara Falls. Head to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower to snap photos of the views above Niagara Falls. Take your passes for the hop-on, hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service. Climb aboard and chart your own course without a guide through Goat Island. Learn about the history of the fall's erosion, heroic rescues, and daredevil attempts. Witness stunning views from the top of the American and Bridal Veil Falls. Take part in an exhilarating experience at the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. Finish your tour at the Cave of the Winds with a timed reservation made just for you. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking a elevator ride up 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge. Robed in a waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal.

Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist Ticket and Guided Tour

3. Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist Ticket and Guided Tour

Enjoy the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride and then explore the Niagara Falls State Park during a guided walking tour. Hear about stories about the legends and the exciting side of Niagara Falls, from those who discovered it to those who challenged it. Meet your guide outside the Hard Rock Café and begin your waterfall-filled adventure. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist and experience the mist that rises from the force of the falling water. Look for the rainbows that appear on sunny days.  Chart course from the Observation Tower to the base of the American Falls and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls. Admire roaring falls and the massive rock formations as you glide across the water. Take a scenic walking tour from the historical marker at Hennepin Rock to the Trolley Loop around Prospect Point. Take in sweeping views, lush trees, and historical landmarks as you go. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour. 

Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

4. Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

Experience Niagara Falls from the US side with the help of a tour guide and a day pass for the park’s trolley. Ride the Maid of the Mist for a better look at the islands, enter the Cave of the Winds to hear the thunderous waterfalls, and board the trolley freely to see the whole park in a day. Start your tour with the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Your guide will bring you to the boat, answer all your questions, and give you tips on how to make the most of your boat trip. Listen to the guide on board to see all the landmarks you'll pass in the water. After, your guide will meet you for a walking tour around the park, stopping at the best places for views and photos. Learn about the daredevils who challenge the raging falls while you watch the water crashing. Walk with your guide to the trolley and get your trolley pass and tickets to Cave of the Winds. Hop on and off the trolley as you please and take your time exploring Luna Island, Three Sisters Island, Terrapin Point, and the Cave of the Winds. Skip the ticket line at Cave of the Winds and walk below the falls to view the majesty of Niagara up-close. Feel the power of the gushing water on the Hurricane Deck and climb to higher levels to get even closer to the action. Make use of the trolley all day and into the night. If you’ve got time, catch the illumination of the falls and the fireworks display depending on the season. Ask your guide about fun places to explore, have a meal, or grab some drinks in between your sightseeing.

From NYC: Overnight Niagara Falls Day Trip

5. From NYC: Overnight Niagara Falls Day Trip

Enjoy this day trip from New York City to Niagara Falls, NY. Avoid border-crossing traffic and a visa check as this tour visits only the waterfalls on the American side. Head north towards Niagara Falls in the late evening, making one stop along the way. Upon arrival in the morning, have breakfast and relax for 1.5 hours.  At 8:30 AM, travel to the American side of the falls. Board the famous Maid Of The Mist, bringing you to the Horseshoe Falls, the most iconic part of Niagara Falls. Continue through other sights on Goat Island, including Bridal Veil Falls.  Enjoy a buffet in the afternoon before your return trip back to Manhattan, which will arrive at about 9:30 PM.

From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

6. From NYC: 2-Day Niagara Falls Tour with Shopping Trip

Escape the hectic atmosphere of New York for a night on this 2-day tour to Niagara Falls. Travel to the U.S. side of the Falls and ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat. Enjoy some time shopping for bargains at the an outlet mall along the way. Day 1: Depart from the centrally-located meeting point in New York on an air-conditioned van or bus and heads north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap and Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Stretch your legs on a walk through Watkins Glen Canyon and capture pictures of views of the waterfalls. Drive by the stunning Seneca Lake and arrive in Niagara Falls in the late afternoon. Tour the American side of Niagara Falls, including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Sister Island. Admire a night tour of Niagara Falls showcasing the colorful lighting of the thundering waters before settling in into your comfortable hotel room for the night. Day 2: Eat a hearty continental breakfast at the hotel. See both the Niagara and the Horseshoe Falls up close from the Maid of the Mist boat (available from May to October). When the Maid of the Mist is not operating, take a tour of the Power Vista Hydro-Electric Station and visit the Cave of the Winds. Board your bus or van and drive south and back to New York City. Stretch your legs in a more urban area, with a shopping excursion at one of the large outlet malls along the way. Return to the city in time for you to grab a late dinner.

Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Small Group Tour with Dinner

7. Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Small Group Tour with Dinner

Spend the day exploring Niagara Falls, USA. Be impressed by the cascading waterfalls in the afternoon, enjoy a savory dinner, and be mesmerized by the colored lights on the Falls at night. Begin your tour with a hotel pickup and meet your guide to travel to the Cave of the Winds. Learn Niagara Falls' role in generating electricity before heading to the "hurricane deck". Get close to the Bridal Veil Falls and feel as if you are surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions. After your visit to the Cave of the Winds, venture to Goat Island which connects to Terrapin Point and Luna Island. Learn more about the history of the Falls, see the Nikola Tesla monument, and enjoy a view of Bridal Veil Falls which is situated between Goat Island and Luna Island. Next, visit Whirlpool State Park. While here, snap some impressive photos of Niagara’s Whirlpool Rapids. Then, set sail on the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Before you board, take in the views from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, located directly above the boarding site. While you’re on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, hear the roar of the thunderous cascades of water and feel the water spray forth from this incredible force of nature.     After the boat ride, enjoy some dinner at a delicious sushi restaurant. After dinner, head back to Goat Island for the best view of the illuminated waterfalls before heading to Luna Island. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, be returned to your hotel.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

8. Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

Get up close to explore the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls on the US side, on a bus tour of the area. Head to its most popular viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas of the thundering falls. Choose between a 3 hour or 4.5 hour half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist and famous Observation Tower. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour option. On the shorter 3-hour tour, you will be picked up from Niagara Falls, New York. Firstly, cruise to the Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of Mist boat to feel the mist of the falls and immerse yourself in these stunning natural surroundings. Then travel around Whirlpool State Park, a 109-acre area that overlooks the Niagara Whirlpool, Niagara River, and the lower Niagara Gorge. See the falls in all their glory from above. Next, climb aboard the Maid the Mist boat and view the mighty Niagara Falls from a different perspective. Feel the spray of the mist and hear the thunder of the falls from up close. On the 4.5-hour tour, you will begin with the hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario, aboard a climate-controlled bus. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

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What people are saying about Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, United States

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 584 reviews

The trip is worth it, for those of us who have little time very well invested, one can enjoy this wonder and have the opportunity to see rainbows, almost as if they could touch them. No queues, everything well organized.

the long drive worth it ! Emily was amazing, muchas gracias a ella ! As a solo traveler, it was reassuring to be with a group for a trip like this ! Thank you

Both attractions are well worth the money, and having a tour guide was also very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable!

An unforgettable experience. The bus is a bit long but as soon as you get there you know it's worth it.

Fantastic views, GREAT experiences, & well led tour. Thanks Jimmy!