Hornblower Niagara Cruises operates the boat ride on the Canadian side of the river at Niagara Falls. Reservations are not necessary and tickets can be purchased at any Niagara Parks attraction ticket window.
The 2019 tour schedule has not been released but will be published as soon as it becomes available.
The Opening date for 2019 is dependent on when the last of the Lake Erie ice has melted. Earliest opening date was April 1st in 2017 and the latest was May 10th in 2014.
Posted below is the pricing from 2018 for reference purposes. We do recommend that you avoid boarding during the peak hours of 11:00 am to 4:00 pm during the peak season months of July and August. The evening fireworks cruise is a great alternative.
Adults $25.95 Children ages 6-12 $15.95 – taxes not included.
Below is a day to night timelapse video of Niagara Falls!
Q. Will I get soaking wet?
A. Every guest is issued a disposable plastic poncho to wear during the tour which will keep you reasonably dry. When the boat gets close to the Canadian Falls is where you will encounter the majority of mist. If you wish to stay dry simply move to another location on the boat where there is less mist.
Q. How long does the tour last?
A. The average tour lasts 15-20 minutes.
Q. What should I wear or bring with me?
A. Summer is for shorts and t-shirts. A pair of beach shoes or sneakers work fine but don’t wear anything you wouldn’t want to get damp. For Spring and Fall weather you need to dress appropriately for the local weather and just expect to get slightly damp. Usually you will have the ability to get great photos right up until you get close to the base of the Canadian Falls. Remember that even a slight mist on your camera lens will ruin any photo!
Q. Where do I purchase tickets and board the boat ride?
A. Tickets are available at the ticket window near the entrance. The address is 5920 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON. The entrance is in Queen Victoria Park less than a minute walk from the base of Clifton Hill.
Q. Where can I park my vehicle?
A. Hornblower Niagara requires you to park in one of the Niagara Parks paid parking lots and typically you will ride one of their shuttle buses to Queen Victoria Park. In every month but July and August you can typically find limited but free parking on the Niagara Parkway.
Q. I’m afraid of the water, is this ride safe?
A. Absolutely. There is no risk involved and our captains are the best!