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Niagara Falls "Maid of the Mist" Boat Ride

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 Boats leave every 30 minutes from
 Niagara Falls Reservation State Park.
 Docks are located ¼ mile (400M) from the
 Rainbow Bridge

The boat rides below the Falls are operated seasonally. The opening date depends on when the last of the ice has melted on Lake Erie. We will post the opening date for the 2015 season as soon as it becomes available. Typically the latest opening date is May 15th and April 12th is the earliest opening date.

Ride into the Mist!

Water rushes all around as you "soak" in the excitement and explore the roar of the Falls.  A historical ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist is a half hour thrill of a lifetime!  North America's oldest tourist attraction, millions of visitors have enjoyed the boat tours since 1846.

Admission to the Maid of the Mist is included with the Niagara Falls Discovery Pass, departing from the Niagara Reservation State Park. 

Attraction Facts & Figures

A powerful diesel-engined boat will take you from the docks past the base of the American Falls, then into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Operating from late April/early May (weather dependent) to October 24 each year, the Maid departs every 15 minutes.  Two 600-passenger boats, Maids VI and VII, are each 80-feet (24m) long and have two 350-horsepower engines that carry the vessels against the powerful current.   A recyclable souvenir raincoat is provided free with admission to help keep you dry from the mist and spray. 

Shopping at Maid of the Mist

At the end of your boat tour, you will enter the Maid of the Mist Plaza, which includes a gift shop.


Niagara Falls, U.S.A.
At the entrance to the NY State Falls Observation Tower

Landings are accessible for physically challenged persons.

2015 RATES  
Adult Retail $17.00
Child Retail
(6-12 years)
5 and under
(Children accompanying parents only)
No charge
April —May 16 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (weekdays)
  9:00 am to 6:00 pm (weekends)

Victoria Day Weekend  
May 16—May 17 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
May 18—May 22 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Memorial Day Weekend    
Saturday, May 23 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 24 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Monday, May 25 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

May 26—June 19 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (8:00pm on Saturdays)

June 20—August 8 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

August 9—August 28 9:00 am to 7:30 pm

August 29—September 6 9:00 am to 7:15 pm

Labour Day Only
Monday, September 7
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

September 8—October 3 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  (weekdays)
  10:00 am to 6:00 pm  (weekends)
October 4—October 31 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (daily)

The prices are in U.S. dollars and include the $1.00 per person cost of the elevator which is necessary to reach our landing.

Reservations are not accepted.
Method of payment - Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Groups may pay by check or direct billing if approved prior to arrival.
Personal checks are not accepted.

Last day of operation for the 2015 season is October 31 2015.

Rates and Schedule are subject to change without notice.

Opening date is dependent on when the last of the Lake Erie ice has melted.

Previous opening dates:

4/12/2006, 5/9/2007, 5/2/2008, 4/23/2009, 4/10/2010, 5/4/2011, 4/12/2012, 4/19/2013, 5/10/2014.