At Niagara Falls you have two choices for boat tours below the falls. If you are visiting Niagara Falls Canada you will ride aboard Hornblower’s Niagara Cruises. In Niagara Falls New York the boat tour is named the Maid of the Mist.
Both operators offer exciting rides up close to the cascades of Niagara Falls! You can purchase tickets right at the ticket window and there is no need to make advance reservations. Typically the season starts in early May and operate until early October. Neither tour operates during the months of November through April.
Current hours of operation for Hornblower Niagara Cruises: 8:30am to 8:30pm.
Current hours of operation for the Maid of the Mist: 9:00am to 8:00pm.
Pictured below is the location of both boat tour operators dock locations. The Maid of the Mist docks are located within Prospect Point Park in New York and Hornblower Niagara Cruises docks are accessible from Queen Victoria Park.