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Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Maid of the Mist+Cave of the Winds

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Niagara Falls’ best side on this 4-hour comprehensive tour from Niagara Falls, New York. Avoid the crowds on a small-group tour of seven people or fewer that lets you explore the falls in four popular and distinct ways: view from the walkways of Cave of the Winds, ride aboard the Maid of the Mist, travel to Goat Island, and see the falls from the American Observation Tower.
  • Tour Goat Island for fresh angles of Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls
  • Small group tour of no more than seven participants for personalized experience
  • Admission tickets to Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off via air-conditioned minivan included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (Niagara Falls, NY)
Transport in air-conditioned minivan
Professional driver/guide
Small-group tour (7 maximum)
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Niagara Falls, NY, USA

Please contact to arrange a meeting location if you are not staying at a local Niagara Falls, NY hotel.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at your hotel in Niagara Falls, New York prior to an 8:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. departure (choose upon booking). Upon arriving at the waterfall, one of the largest in the United States, take an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) down into Niagara Gorge. Prepare to get wet by donning an included poncho and specialty shoes, and then make your way to a series of wooden walkways that will bring you as close as possible to the falls at Cave of the Winds.

Then, hop aboard the Maid of the Mist boat to watch the Majestic Falls from the water, before heading to the American Observation Tower for views of Whirlpool Falls, Three Sister Islands, and Luna Island. Travel to Goat Island to see Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls up close and from various angles; bring your camera (if it’s waterproof).

Complete your trip with drop-off at your hotel or accommodation in Niagara Falls, NY.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Maid of the Mist
The boat starts off at a calm part of the Niagara River, near the Rainbow Bridge, and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, also known as the Canadian Falls
Duration: 22 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cave of the Winds
An elevator takes you from the area between the American and Canadian Falls down to the level of the Niagara River at the base of the American Falls. A series of redwood decks and platforms allow sightseers to walk right up to the base of the Bridal Veil Falls with water crashing down right on them and flowing beneath the decking.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bridal Veil Falls
The Bridal Veil Falls faces to the northwest and has a crest 56 ft (17 m) wide. The Bridal Veil is similar in appearance to the American Falls, starting with a vertical fall of 78 ft (24 m).
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Niagara Falls Observation Tower
Extending out dramatically over Niagara Gorge, the architectural wonder of the Niagara Falls USA Prospect Point Observation Tower affords unobstructed views of the wild cascades of Niagara Falls, as well as the raging whitewater below.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls, predominantly Canadian section of Niagara Falls on the Niagara River. It is separated from the American Falls by Goat Island and derives its name from its curving 3,000-foot (900-metre) crest.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Goat Island
Goat Island is located between the American and the Canadian horseshoe falls.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Small-group tour is limited to 7 passengers for a more personalized experience
  • Please note, pickup takes place from hotels or accommodations in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Boat cruise and Cave of the Winds are seasonal (approximately May to October - weather dependant)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY See Sight Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Maid of the Mist+Cave of the Winds?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Maid of the Mist+Cave of the Winds?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Maid of the Mist+Cave of the Winds?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Maid of the Mist+Cave of the Winds?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Best of Niagara Falls, USA, Maid of the Mist+Cave of the Winds?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

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star-5
Loved it!
Christina_Q
, Sep 2021
Our guide, Dalton, was so awesome and knowledgeable. We loved the intimacy of our small group. The only thing I would recommend is to make it clear to bring your own water and snacks because it is a long day. There were a few stops to purchase snacks. Naturally I left my wallet on the tour bus. Even better if bottled water was provided, it would have elevated the experience. But overall, this tour made for a memorable day.
star-5
Maid of the Mist does not disappoint!
Michael
, Sep 2021
They were very accommodating considering our Covid tests did not result within time to cross the border and allowed us to change our excursion last minute. The stops were amazing including the cave of the winds and the maid of the mist with being able to see both American and Canadian side falls! Jimmy (is the best) was a great guide! Very nice, helpful, and super knowledgeable about the surrounding area and the falls! Highly recommend.
star-5
Great Way to See the Best of Niagara Falls
Toy
, Aug 2021
This was such a nice tour. We got picked up at the hotel and there were only 6 of us. We bonded very quickly and really had a nice time. Jim was very informative and told lots of stories about the area. He also gave great recommendations for places to eat. It was crowded, but Jim got us to the different sights with his van and had our tickets ready, so we spent very little time in lines, and we could spent as much tine as we needed at the different sights.
star-5
Worth the money
Mary_F
, Aug 2021
Muhammad was punctual, up beat and entertaining. He was very well versed on all the Niagara Falls facts. We would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Niagara 2021
Christopher_M
, Aug 2021
Cave of the winds on the hurricane deck and the whole maid of the mist ride. Our tour guide was great.
star-5
Great
JAY_S
, Aug 2021
We had a small group which gave us personalized attention and our tour guide was awesome. She was very knowledgeable
star-5
Awesome Tour of Niagara
Brian_W
, Jul 2021
Tour was excellent!! Jimmy was great! I would definitely do another tour. Both me and my wife and two kids had a great time!
star-5
Great Excursion!
James_W
, Jul 2021
Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds were awesome, but Darrell, our tour guide, was amazing. He was friendly and engaging, full of interesting information, and just brought everything together for us. Great way to spend half a day.
star-5
Once in a lifetime experience!
Copelands
, Jul 2021
The experience at the Cave of the Winds was Awesome and Phenomenal. This is a memory that we will cherish forever and the Tour Guide, Dalton, made the experience well worth it! We were really impressed with how informative Dalton was and he was very patient and professional. It was very evident that Dalton was passionate about his job and he is a great asset to have with the Tour Company!
star-5
Great Niagara Falls experience
Liliia_K
, Jun 2021
It was an amazing experience that we had on Niagara Falls. It wasn't my first time there, but definitely the best! We got picked up from our hotel strictly on time and were driven everywhere by car. We would step out for the sightseeing - Maid of the Mist or Cave of the wind and met our guide at the time and place assigned after it. Maid of the Mist was a breathtaking experience by itself, but what made it much better is that we didn't have to wait in that enormous line, we had an exclusive entrance. We still waited for about 30 min to get on the boat but definitely not 4 hours that other people had to wait. The guide also was very knowledgeable about the Falls, area and history, he told us a lot of interesting stories and facts. He also took us to the place where the Falls started, not just the current Niagara Falls, so we could experience the whirlpool and the park. Avoiding lines was really worth the extra money we paid. Overall, we were very happy with our tour, highly recommend!

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