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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
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
$119.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
It was a great experience
The waterfall was great and the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the fall's we were unable to ride maid of the mist due to the weather but overall it was an outstanding trip.
Leo_P, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Niagara Falls

star-5
Great Tour!
Fallon_N, Sep 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We stayed at an Airbnb nearby, the over the falls tour picked us right next door. The bus was clean. We got to experience so much more than just booking the boat tour. Would recommend to friends
star-5
Well worth the time
Ernest_G, Aug 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Our tour guide Nick was very informative-energetic. Maid of the Mist was very impressive-to be at the bottom of the falls looking up. We’re able to get view of horseshoe (Canadian) side since Canada was closed to visitors without prior negative COVID test
star-4
Boat ride was spectacular as was the Cave tour..should not miss the walk down to the base of the falls.
MaryBrigid_I, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Our tour was changed to the American tour due to COVID but it was a great set of attractions. I wish there was a bit more depth to the commentary by our tour guide Roland.
star-5
Great visit
Amanda_P, Aug 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Fantastic experience- well organized. Only COVID concern were the crowded elevators. Other than that one of the most amazing sights.
star-5
Stick with Nick
Daniel_T, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Our tour guide Nick was great and made the trip special and so fun! All the sights were wonderful but Nick made all the difference! #teamnick
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Niagara Falls American side Tour
Desmona_J, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Tour was great experience. It lasted about five hours. Our guide Linny was the best. He made jokes along the way and was very informative and interactive. His lunch recommendation was the best food I had on the trip. The bus was clean. The actual Bridal Veil Falls and Cave of the winds are must see and experience for anyone coming to Niagara Falls. Book this tour, it included do much and made our weekend girls trip memorable
star-5
Worth it!
Kisha_C, Jun 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Tour guide, very knowledgeable about the falls. Worth the money! Clean friendly environment and staff pleasant and patient. Event very well timed from beginning to end.
star-5
Great time
Laura_K, Nov 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Loved our tour guide Dayna she was awesome. The tour was a ton of fun and great weather for November
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The hand of GOD or Gods Handy Work
Andita_D, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
It was awesome the beautiful sites as I was looking I love it all and I said look at My GOD showing off his handy work. There are no Know that can describe the power of God thankful I can.
star-5
American Falls
Karen_L, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Awesome day with an incredible tour guide who made the trip so enjoyable! Thank you Party Marty! Highly recommend Maid of the Mist & Cave Tour for sure!!
star-5
Greatness!
Chris_C, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
For my wife’s Birthday, she wanted to see a little fall. Oops… she meant see the leaves change colors. The day could not have been any better. Make sure you ask for Lenny. His corny dad jokes mixed in with the history of The Falls had us rolling all day.
star-5
The trip was so awesome...
Jane_M, Oct 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
The trip was so awesome way better than I expected our tour guide Nanci she was awesome too She kept us right on track to all the stops it was incredible

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