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332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, USA

The Basics

The best way to experience Niagara Falls is on a boat ride. From the New York side, Maid of the Mist boat tours run day and night, when you can see the falls illuminated.

You can also experience the falls from the vantage points at Niagara Falls State Park, Goat Island, and the Hurricane Deck at Cave of the Winds. For a bird’s-eye perspective, venture to the observation deck of the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, or go even higher during a plane or helicopter flightseeing tour over the falls.

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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
$119.95 per adult
Go team Scott
The whole experience was a phenomenal experience and Scott was an awesome tour guide. We cant wait to go again in the future.
chris_B, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Best tour guide!
Joseph, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls One Day Tour from New York City
Brian was amazing! He knew Niagara Falls inside and out and explained It’s history in such an interesting way. Plus, we were given tips on some of the best places to eat. If you’re ever visiting the Falls for the first time and want a tour, we hope you find Brian. Amazing!
star-5
Great tour of Niagara Falls with the best Tour Guide
Kathleen_K, May 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We really enjoyed our tour of Niagara Falls. Our tour guide Dayna was the best ever. She was knowledgeable, funny and helpful. The tour covered everything we wanted to see while in Niagara Falls. Over the Falls tour company did a great job. She arrived before our scheduled pick up time so there was no waiting around. The bus was clean and I was happy because masks were required and hand sanitizer was given out every time we entered the bus. It was a fun day.
star-4
Remarkable walking tour
Victoria_F, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
This walking tour led by a remarkable guide,Marc, was one of the highlights of my stay in Niagara Falls! I cannot say enough good things about the tour. Truly. HOWEVER, Viator needs to be much more clear that this is a fairly rigorous WALKING tour. I found this out the evening before the tour, and my elderly mother was not able to participate. Viator did not respond to my inquiries about a refund. I feel like my mother's ticket was wasted money.
star-5
Awesome!
Heather_F, Jul 2021
All-Inclusive Niagara Falls USA Tour with Boat Ride
Dale was awesome! We had a blast. If we come to Niagara Falls again we will definitely do this again!
star-5
Worth it!
Kisha, Jun 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Tour guide, very knowledgeable about the falls. Worth the money! Clean friendly environment and staff pleasant and patient. Event very well timed from beginning to end.
star-5
Trip of a lifetime
Anthony_L, May 2021
Niagara Falls in One Day from New York City
The tour guides were awesome and followed all safety protocols. I have some phenomenal pictures and great Souvenirs.
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You will love this!
Victoria_H, May 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Very full tour with a clean, knowledgeable, professional company! The Maid of the Mist was amazing and you get really close to the Falls! But my favorite was the Cave of the Winds experience where you can literally touch the Falls!! Would 💯 recommend!
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Great night trip to the Falls
Erin_S, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls Night Illumination Tour: American, Bridal and Horseshoe Falls
Marc was the best! He had different stories than any other guide I've heard. He kept everyone at a great pace and made sure a good time was had by all!
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Well worth the money!!!
Heather_S, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Such a fun filled day!! We all had a blast! Our tour guide Marty was simply the best! So fun and had so much more in store for us- he took us off the beaten path to some local favorites. The maid of the mist was so exciting and cave of the winds was the best thing to do in all of Niagara Falls by far!! Would totally recommend doing a tour. It’s the best way to experience it all!!!
star-5
Awesome tour of the Falls
Dana_P, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls All American Illumination Tour
Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the area. Bring something to drink since there are not any options other than when we stopped at the store.
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Small friendly groups
Karen_W, Jul 2021
All-Inclusive Niagara Falls USA Tour with Boat Ride
The group was small enough we became friendly with our travel companions. Also really liked wearing the Dale’s Family lanyards. So fun!
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Take this trip!
Chris_B, Jul 2021
Niagara Falls American Side Tour Maid Of Mist Boat Ride, Cave of winds and More
Tony was an awesome tour guide! Very friendly and knowledgeable. You get so close to the falls on the maid of the mist. The cave of winds was the best part. You WILL get wet!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Maid of the Mist boat tours provide ponchos, though you may want to bring a waterproof cover to keep your phone dry.

  • Some Niagara Falls tours from New York include free time at the falls.

  • If you plan on visiting the Canadian side, be sure you bring all the required documentation for the border crossing and re-entry.

  • Maid of the Mist boats are fully wheelchair accessible, as is the Niagara Falls Observation Tower, Niagara Scenic Trolley, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, and the Niagara Falls Visitor Center. The Cave of the Winds offers only limited accessibility.

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How to Get There

Amtrak trains and buses operate between New York City and Niagara Falls, though it's a 7- to 10-hour journey. The quickest way to get there from NYC is to fly to Buffalo Airport, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the falls, and take a taxi or shuttle bus from there. Bus tours offer round-trip transportation to the falls from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and New York City.

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When to Get There

Summer is the best time to visit Niagara Falls, with boat trips departing from late April/early May to late October/early November. On summer nights, witness the Niagara Falls fireworks displays.

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Things to Do Nearby

If you’ve got some time, dust off your hiking boots for a jaunt along the scenic Niagara Gorge Trail. Stop by the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center for advice on trails to suit your fitness level and schedule. Other non-falls related attractions include the Niagara Aerospace Museum, the Niagara Wax Museum of History, and the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, where you can scour the stalls for bargain deals on brand-name goods.

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