Niagara Falls

Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Cave of the Winds

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Niagara Falls’ best side on this 4-hour comprehensive tour from Niagara Falls, New York. Avoid the crowds on a small-group tour of seven people or fewer that lets you explore the falls in four popular and distinct ways: view from the walkways of Cave of the Winds, ride aboard the Maid of the Mist, travel to Goat Island, and see the falls from the American Observation Tower.
  • Tour Goat Island for fresh angles of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Small group tour of no more than seven participants for personalized experience
  • Admission tickets to Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off via air-conditioned minivan included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Niagara Falls, NY)
  • Transport in air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (7 maximum)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Niagara Falls
    Niagara Falls, NY, USA

    Please contact to arrange a meeting location if you are not staying at a local Niagara Falls, NY hotel.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up from most hotels in the downtown Niagara Falls, NY area. Please contact us if you are unsure of your pick-up location. We can also arrange pick-up points for people that are driving into the area.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at your hotel in Niagara Falls, New York prior to an 8:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. departure (choose upon booking). Upon arriving at the waterfall, one of the largest in the United States, take an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) down into Niagara Gorge. Prepare to get wet by donning an included poncho and specialty shoes, and then make your way to a series of wooden walkways that will bring you as close as possible to the falls at Cave of the Winds.

Then, hop aboard the Maid of the Mist boat to watch the Majestic Falls from the water, before heading to the American Observation Tower for views of Whirlpool Falls, Three Sister Islands, and Luna Island. Travel to Goat Island to see Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls up close and from various angles; bring your camera (if it’s waterproof).

Complete your trip with drop-off at your hotel or accommodation in Niagara Falls, NY.

Maid Of The Mist

22 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Cave of the Winds

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Small-group tour is limited to 7 passengers for a more personalized experience
  • Please note, pickup takes place from hotels or accommodations in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Boat cruise and Cave of the Winds are seasonal (approximately May to October - weather dependant)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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94 reviews
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Amazing experience
Vera_T, Aug 2022
We had a best two days on Niagara Falls. Out tour guide was Mickie. She was very fun and knowledgeable with a lot of stories about the falls and the surroundings. She was fun and very patient. I will definitely recommend Viator and Mickie to my friends. Looking for more adventures with you. Thank you
Niagara Falls Tour with Mickie
Justin_B, Aug 2022
Mickie did an excellent job from the start. She picked us up on time at our hotel, explained the tour package that we purchased. She was always on time and walked us to each point. She gave excellent insight to the history of Niagara Falls. Would recommend this tour.
Just do it!
Candace_W, Aug 2022
Our guide, Dana, was amazing! Day was beautiful, exciting, and money well spent! You won’t stay dry!
Amazing adventure to the Falls.
Roger_B, July 2022
Great guide. She was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed how we did not have to wait in lines. The tickets were ready for use. Would highly recommend.
Amazing tour with Brian
Emine_O, July 2022
We took this tour on a very busy day - 4th of July. Our tour guide - Brian - was on time to pick us up from our hotel in the morning. He gave us a lot of information about the places we visited during the tour. He was nice enough to guard our backpacks while we are in cave of the winds. There were long lines in front of cave of the winds and maid of the mist. Brian helped us to skip the lines. That was pretty cool. This tour was great. Thanks Brian!
Niagra experience
Matt_S, July 2022
Tour guides were very polite and knowledgeable of the area. Other group members made their scheduling difficult. This gave me a feeling of being rushed at times or bored at others while waiting for other group members. Tour guides were more of a chauffeur to the destination rather than an actual tour guide. If you don’t mind having to do any planning, this may be for you, but if you’d like to save money and visit Niagra at your own pace, that would be a better option. The area isn’t that big so if you find parking and don’t mind the walk, you can easily explore what the town has to offer.
Do not use Viator
Julie_D, July 2022
Viator is not set up for groups of more than 6. The sales person assured me she would link our two groups as we are a family of 7. This did not happen.
michelerbeck, June 2022
Dana was amazing! Touched base with us before the trip started and was so accommodating and her knowledge of the falls and surrounding area was great! We would def book again. Thank you!!
I would definitely...
Wala_S, June 2022
I would definitely recommend this tour for anybody visiting Niagara Falls. Great for avoiding the crowds and very friendly and nice tour guide.
Great! With some hiccups.
Porter_C, May 2022
The tour was great and with the peace of mind that we could get into the attractions at the time we wanted. The other guests were not respectful of others time and we had to wait a total of an hour or more for them to get back to the car, it ended up being a 7 hour experience with only the food and water we brought...Mickey was a delight and knowledgeable.
I had an amazing...
Vyshnavi_V, Apr 2022
I had an amazing experience! I got to see so many places and learn so much. Our tour guide, Dana, kept the tour super engaging, and made it very much fun! :) I would love to do these tours again the next time I visit Niagara Fall.
The falls in early winter.
KEELAND_S, Dec 2021
The breathtaking views of the powerful falls are something we will never forget. It is a perfect place to make memories with someone you love.
Secret proposal
david_b, Nov 2021
I proposed to my girlfriend at the cave of winds right in front of the falls my tour guide Dana was just awesome in helping me plan and capturing the moment for me she is one of the best in the business and she take amazing photos I couldn't of done it without her
Jimmy is the best
Maylen_G, Nov 2021
We had a really nice time with Jimmy he explained us every little detail and history about the Niagara Falls, the Goat Island, Withpool , everything we love it , i recommended him, Jimmy is rhe best 😊
Wonderful Niagara falls experience
Walter_C, Oct 2021
Tour guide Touseef was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Makes you feel very comfortable. My friend, girlfriend and I had a great time during the whole experience. If I come back I will ask for him again. Highly recommended.
Mia_V, Oct 2021
Jimmy was awesome we saw everything and he gave us a lot of extra information. He helped us with dinner and getting around. Could not give more stars or I would!
Highly recommend
Jackie_G, Oct 2021
Awesome experience This was a great time and would recommend to everyone. This is one of our beat trips.
Private tour!
Delbert_T, Oct 2021
Mickie our guide ensured we had a tiptop experience! Great views and timing to see all that could be seen!
Just right!
Pamela_L, Sept 2021
Seeing a natural wonder in person Is a million times better than seeing it on TV. Our guide, Mickie, did a great job in answering our questions and driving us around to see the sights. We were looking for a way to take it all in without the stress of parking and navigating, and we were very satisfied with the whole tour.
Loved it!
Christina_Q, Sept 2021
Our guide, Dalton, was so awesome and knowledgeable. We loved the intimacy of our small group. The only thing I would recommend is to make it clear to bring your own water and snacks because it is a long day. There were a few stops to purchase snacks. Naturally I left my wallet on the tour bus. Even better if bottled water was provided, it would have elevated the experience. But overall, this tour made for a memorable day.