Experience the awe-inspiring majesty of Niagara Falls on this famous boat trip.
No visit to Niagara Falls would be complete without a trip on the Maid of the Mist boat tour. In 1864, the stately Maid of the Mist earned her crust as a ferry service between the US and Canadian sides of the Niagara River. Now this venerable lady is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Niagara Gorge, drawing millions of visitors every year.
Departing from the relatively-calm waters south of the Rainbow Bridge, the boat slowly chugs towards the 55-metre high American Falls where the dense spray is almost blinding. As you approach the incredible Bridal Veil Falls, squeeze your way to the upper deck for the best possible views.
Feel the rush of excitement as the Maid ploughs headlong into the basin of the awe-inspiring Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Here, the power of nature is both palpable and humbling as a voluminous cascade of water comes crashing down around you. Cameras at the ready, ensure you have a tight grip of the railing as the wind-driven mist can be quite disorientating. Although hooded ponchos are provided to protect against the elements, most visitors will agree that getting soaked is all part of the fun!
Undoubtedly the most memorable and exciting way to experience the majesty of Niagara Falls, a trip on the Maid of the Mist is a must. Accessible from both the Canadian and US sides of the river, the tour departs every fifteen minutes but schedules do fluctuate with the weather so keep an eye on the website for the most up-to-date information.