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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

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While you're visiting Niagara Falls, take a morning or afternoon tour of the spectacular attractions on the Canadian side of the Falls. Highlights include an exhilarating ride aboard the famous Maid of the Mist boat at the base of the majestic Horseshoe Falls, and a trip up the Skylon Tower for a bird's-eye view of the Niagara region.

Please note: The Maid of the Mist portion of this tour departs from the US side of Niagara Falls. All customers booking this tour must have appropriate documentation to enter the United States and Canada.
  • Go on a comprehensive tour of Niagara Falls
  • Catch views from Skylon Tower and Whirlpool State Park
  • Maid of the Mist or Journey Behind the Falls takes you closer to the water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from both sides of the falls included
  • Choose between multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, head to Skylon Tower and ascend 520 feet (158 meters) in a glass elevator to the popular observation tower. Appreciate incredible views of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls. Then cross the border and don a poncho for the popular Maid of the Mist cruise, which takes your right past the falls from May through October. Visitors from November through April take the Journey Behind the Falls excursion instead, which visits two observation decks and portals right behind Horseshoe Falls. Other tour highlights include a trip to Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Welcome Centre, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, the Upper Canadian Rapids from Third Sister Island, and Whirlpool State Park.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 5810 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3X7, Canada
2: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA
3: 705 Builders Way, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA).
Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
  • Journey Behind The Falls* (replaces Maid of the Mist during the off-season)
  • Return trip up Skylon Tower
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Maid of the Mist
  • Entry/Admission - Skylon Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Journey Behind the Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Floral Clock
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • Passengers entering Canada:
  • Native born U.S. Citizens must present one of the following travel documents: U.S. Passport; Enhanced Driver’s License; Trusted Traveler Program cards – Nexus, Fast/Express or Sentri.
  • Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian should bring a notarized letter from parents or legal guardian giving permission to travel to Canada, or if only one parent is traveling with the child, they must possess a notarized letter from the other parent giving permission.
  • All persons other than U.S. Citizens or Legal, Permanent residents of the United States require valid passport or an acceptable travel document.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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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My wife and I went to Niagara Falls for an anniversary trip and took the tour. I was incredibly impressed with Jay, who possessed an incredible command of not just the history of Niagara Falls, but of US history in general. He made the historical...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Our tour guide was Tom, he did a great job. He was very informative, answered our questions and was very patient. The tour was awesome. We saw the U.S. and Canadian side of the Falls. The the boat ride, which went very close to the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dayna was the best, very professional, the tour was awesome, learned so much about niagra falls. Highly recommend this tour 👍

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family (children 13 and 10) traveled to Niagara Falls for our 15 year wedding anniversary. Our trip Over the Falls with Dayna was a highlight for sure! From the moment she picked us up at our hotel to dropping us off, we felt safe...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank amjcastellano
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If you haven't been, go, if you have been go again, we will. You need a week to do everything and then you'll want to do it again. Recommend the adventure pass, great value for money. We stayed at Days Inn by the falls. Fantastic...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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October 13, 2019|
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Response from Anita767 | Reviewed this property |
We did not get back to our hotel until around 5 PM.
September 15, 2019|
Response from bikynmike | Reviewed this property |
I don't know ... check with Evelyn at their office. We were staying at an Air B&B in Niagara on the American side...we walked downtown and got picked up at Starbucks next to The Sheraton Hotel. When we were done, Jay... More
Debbie R
September 11, 2019|
Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t have any problem, but the closer the boat gets to the falls the tougher the ride so you might want to take something just in case.
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  • Hotel Pickup
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