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Maid of the Mist, New York

Maid of the Mist

151 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York, 14303
Category: Activities
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Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

Since 1846, visitors have been getting soaked by the Niagara Falls on the Maid of the Mist boat tour. Each passenger is issued a blue poncho, but be prepared to get wet! The Falls straddle the Canadian and American border, and are actually made up of 3 waterfalls, Bridal Falls and American Falls on the U.S. side, and Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. Maid of the Mist is a great way to experience the Falls - some might even say it's a rite of passage, like climbing the Eiffel Tower or crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. So why not check it off your bucket list?


Prices -

Adult admission - $17; child (6 - 12) admission - $9.90;  ages 5 and younger are free with an adult.

Hours -

Boat rides are available from April or May through the end of October. Hours vary, but are generally from 9 a.m. to anywhere from 5 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the season. The trip is about 30 minutes long.

Parking -

Park your car in Niagara Falls State Park Lot 1. It's right next to the Visitor Center. Boats leave from the U.S. side and return there.


  • Boat ride to falls
  • Photography
  • Guided tours
  • Gift shop
  • Bird-watching


  • Will I get wet on the tour, and do they sell ponchos?

    Each tour participant receives a complimentary poncho; however, you still will probably get wet. It's best to dress in waterproof clothes and shoes, or those that will dry quickly.
  • What is the best time of year to ride on Maid of the Mist?

    July and August see the most tourists and lines get long. The best time to visit Maid of the Mist is early in the morning or in the late afternoon. If you're coming especially for Maid of the Mist, take note that it is closed in the winter.

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