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Maid of the Mist

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Maid of the Mist-Since 1846. Trips depart every 15 minutes from Prospect Point, Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, New York. Tours are 20 minutes long. Take a ride to the base of Niagara Falls for an experience to remember. Souvenir rain...more
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Prospect Point, Niagara Reservation State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
+1 716-284-8897
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes raincoats or not you will get wet. Our friend stayed on the inside to avoid it, not as wet as us but he felt it anyway. The views were amazing. You can see the US side bridal veil falls and the horseshoe on the...More

Thank nbarnard2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing voyage. Must see at Niagara Falls. Will get wet. Well worth it. Highly recommend this. Must do this activity

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 2 days ago

You gotta do it, period. The boat takes you almost right up to the Falls and it's an incredible vantage point, just amazing. Wear something that you can get wet in, because they poncho can only help you so much. Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank BucketHat
Reviewed 3 days ago

You are handed a poncho as you get onto the boat and it is definitely needed. I recommend a phone cover also to keep your phone safe when you are taking pictures while on the boat. You realize how huge Niagara Falls is when you...More

Thank Winkylee12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I couldn’t believe how easy and quick the flow was getting to take the boat trip to the Falls. Lucked out with a mostly sunny day, so the Falls were visible. Wish I had more time (and slightly warmer weather) to of done some hiking...More

Thank Rachael P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Obviously the Maid is famous across the world and a must do in Niagara. we were lucky as Oct is not high season so the boat wasn't packed. Its a thrill being so close to the falls, you definitely need the poncho or you will...More

Thank Chrisneoh69
Reviewed 4 days ago

No trip to Niagara Falls would be complete without a MOTM tour. Take the elevator to the bottom, get your blue raincoat, and get on board. You will get wet so make sure your camera/phone is water resistant. Better yet, put your phone away and...More

Thank Curtis S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Maid of the Mist boat ride is awesome. You will get wet if you stand outside. Experience the power of the falls standing in the spray with your entire panoramic view of nothing but cascading water. Rainbows appear as you are looking up at the...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 4 days ago

You cannot help being in awe of the impressive beauty of the falls. Then your heart speeds us as you approach them. When you begin to get close your heart beats rapidly, your grip on the hand rail gets firmer and your begin to feel...More

Thank JimSr08
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was an awesome experience! You do get wet as the boat gets you right up to the Horse shoe falls they will give you ponchos then afterward you can walk upward to the crows nest to get up closer to top of Veil Falls. They...More

Thank Linda S
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from abheegupta | Reviewed this property |
I think I saw 21 Oct as the last ... as everyone suggested, check the site and confirm.. thanks
August 19, 2018|
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Response from JMAC2239 | Reviewed this property |
The web site might be the best for an answer .... time of year will be relevant ... from several visits - the earlier the better in that more folks do show up as the day wears on ... ENJOY11
August 16, 2018|
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Response from AvengingRelic | Reviewed this property |
3 year olds are unpredictable... yes, a life jacket will give you peace of mind