Maid of the Mist Boat RideSince 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
- Guided tours
- Gift shop