Niagara Falls

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

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 Travellers Choose This Tour

This hassle-free tour includes hotel pickup and admission to two top Niagara Falls attractions.

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Pickup details

Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, New York. If you are not staying at one of the hotels listed, please contact us to arrange a central pick up point location.

What To Expect

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.

Cave of the Winds

Take an adventure through the Cave of the Winds

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup is NOT available from Buffalo or 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
  • Over the Falls Tours, Inc. reserves the right to reschedule itineraries and substitute attractions of equal value to better serve you as warranted by circumstances at the time of your tour. Tour durations are approximate. Tour schedules and itineraries during holidays and holiday weekends may vary. Over the Falls Tours, Inc. is not responsible for circumstances beyond our control. Over the Falls Tours, Inc. assumes no responsibility when delays in the park systems, traffic delays, inclement weather, vehicle malfunction or any other delays beyond our control cause late pick-ups, late drop-offs, service delays, or changes of the tour itinerary.
  • We have been experiencing longer than normal tour durations due to an influx of visitors to the Niagara region in-season. Tour schedules and itineraries during holidays and holiday weekends may vary. Extended service times and wait times are beyond our control.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Also, try to do the tours on a weekday and NOT a weekend.
There is so much to see in the Niagara area and in order to really see the good stuff in one day you will need to hire a guide.
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Carla_B, Nov 2022
Our driver “Legendary Lenny” was amazing and had lots of information and stories about the falls! He was wonderful!
Great tour and beautiful sights
Dena_B, Nov 2022
Lenny was a great tour guide. Had interesting stories and kept us entertained throughout the tour. We enjoyed the films and museum which he brought to life with his explanations.
A journey through nature wonders.
William_Q, Oct 2022
In addition to all the wonders we saw and the places we visited, Marty (our tour specialist) brought the sightseeing to life. He is a wealth of knowledge, super funny, and shows great pride in his trade, his town, and the company he represents.
Marty’s All-Stars
Larry_J, Oct 2022
Marty is the best guide ever. Very knowledgeable about the falls and the area. Lots of stories about the falls and Buffalo.
Great fall day at the Falls
Teri_J, Oct 2022
Christine was excellent in explaining the history of the Falls as well as interesting stories. She kept us organized and on time. She took our pictures at awesome spots so we didn’t have to ask strangers.
Team Christine!!!!! Most Amazing Tour!!!
Carla_C, Oct 2022
Team Christine was the Best Ever!!!!!!! She provided what felt like a private tour . So much history , fun facts , good times along the way!! Thank you for the amazing time provided to my family !! Recommend 1000%!!!!
Def would recommend
Janet_P, Oct 2022
Jessica was great . So much great info. Great stories. Great guide. Saw so much . Loved it . Niagara Falls was just beautiful.
Team Christine
Lynn_M, Oct 2022
Christine was very knowledgeable and fun and funny. She explained all of the sites we visited. She knew all of the answers to all of the questions. She took very good care of us like a mother hen with her chicks. We had a fabulous time!
Paul_A, Oct 2022
The closeness to the falls. Unbelievable , Marty was a great guide,he was an excellent guide.was fun and kept everyone together.
Super Fun
Tiffany_W, Oct 2022
Party Marty ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ tour guide!! I had the most fun ever with his group! He was funny informative and he knows his city. Bonus was his local lunch stop and different angles of the falls to place oneself self for the maximum experience, especially under the falls!!!
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Larry_J, Oct 2022
Team Christine was great. She was an excellent guide- knowledgeable, patient and professional Fantastic views and she makes sure that you're not waiting in line. Very efficient from one location to the next. Outstanding tour guide
Great experience!!
Andrew_B, Oct 2022
Wonderful time with family at one of the most beautiful falls! We want to go back again!! It’s a must do!
Super tour, great guide Christian
RAMARAO_S, Oct 2022
Superb experience. A smart group of only 11 people and the guide Christian was a great guy. Saw all the promised places and could not have had a better tour than this
We had an amazing...
Theresa_B, Oct 2022
We had an amazing experience. Party Marty was great!!!he was very knowledgeable about his hometown and made it so much fun
A full day of beautiful adventure
Jennifer_S, Oct 2022
Walk, walk ,walk. Up and down. Stairs.. so be prepared. It also depends on your tour guide! Be prepared to get wet on the Maid of the Mist and cave trek.
Philip_D, Oct 2022
1st time here, was very happy with this experience. Our tour guide (Christian) was easy to speak to and told us a-lot of information about the area.
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Erin_G, Oct 2022
We loved the boat tour at the bottom of the falls as well as the Cave of the Winds tour. All were coordinated seamlessly by our tour guide, Lenny. Wonderful day!
Rodolfo_A, Oct 2022
Great experience, all in time. Randy picked up at my hotel ( i recommend that)he was a great driver, clear explanations .
Shaheen_S, Oct 2022
Great trip, great tour and Christian was a great guide! So much fun. Definitely an experience of a lifetime! Glad we did the tour, bus made it so much easier to see everything in a timely manner. Made a stop for food. Learned a lot of history. Great time!
Worth every penny to be able to leave the driving to Lenny and just enjoy the views.
Edith_S, Oct 2022
Our tour guide, Legendary Lenny, was awesome. He kept a sense of humor while giving history on each location. Lunch at the 108 year old bakery was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our voyage into the falls on Mist of the Maiden.