One of the most fun things to do in Niagara Falls is undoubtedly hopping aboard the Maid of the Mist for a ride around the Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the waterfalls here. Here are the best ways to explore aboard the oldest attraction in North America.

Featured Tours

Ultimate Adventure – Best Value!

Best of Niagara Falls: Maid of the Mist + Cave of the Winds + Trolley Pass + Guided Tour

This is the ultimate Niagara Falls package with tickets to Cave of the Winds, plus a ride on the historic Maid of the Mist.


Beneath the Falls Adventure

The Original Adventure Tour + Maid of the Mist Boat Ride​

Join us for our award winning guided tour then head down beneath the Bridal Veil Falls with your Cave of the Winds skipthe-lines tickets.



Maid of the Mist Fun Facts!

Staple of Niagara Falls

Maid of the Mist is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America! It has been in operation since 1846, creating lasting memories for millions!

Innovating Green Energy

The Maid of the Mist’s new electric tour boats produce zero emissions, and the batteries are recharged up to 80% between each trip.

Iconic Feature in Media

Featured in numerous movies, television shows, and books, Maid of the Mist has been on The Office, and movies like Superman 2 and Bruce Almighty.


When you choose to visit one of the most stunning natural wonders of the world, you deserve more than just a selfie in front of the Horseshoe Falls (but don’t worry, we make sure you get that, too). Our team of New York locals are lovers and scholars of this amazing place, and we are here to enhance your Niagara Falls experience with the unbelievable and true stories of these famous waterfalls. From awe-inspiring sights to exhilarating, up-close access, our guided tours take you inside Niagara Falls — literally and figuratively. Come experience the beauty with us!



Is a tour of Niagara Falls worth it?
While Niagara Falls State Park offers free admission, a Niagara Falls tour provides a curated and entertaining look into the history and beauty of this wonder of the world.
The American side of Niagara Falls is busiest during the spring and summer months. Our local guides will help you navigate these crowds to maximize your time, and will make sure you have the best experience during your visit.

Duration of tours may vary due to weather and size of the group. While Niagara Falls Adventure Tours will endeavor to conduct the tour as indicated, all tours are subject to change without notice.  Please note that tour duration may also vary due to peak visiting times of year and holidays.

We are not responsible for damaged personal items.

100% of our tours begin and end in the United States. If you are looking to do a walking tour in Niagara Falls, Canada, we recommend Walk Niagara Falls Tours:

Tickets are never mailed from Niagara Falls Adventures. Our guides have a manifest of our guests for each tour right inside our booking software that shows our guests and the expected number of participants. You do not need to bring a printed email confirmation for admission to your tour. Our guide will mark you in as present when you check in with them. Your tour guide will also have your attraction tickets as part of our service to you.

All of our tour packages that are purchased on this website that include the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride will meet in front of the Hard Rock Café. Parking is available in Parking Lot 1 (separate charge not included with tour) in the State Park which is directly across the street from the Hard Rock Café. 

The address for the Hard Rock Café in GPS is: 333 Prospect Street, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303

For tours purchased on this website that do not include the Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, we will meet and begin at the Power Portal Archway on Goat Island. Parking is available in Parking Lot 2 (separate charge not included with tour) in the State Park which is adjacent to the Power Portal Archway. 

The address to reach the Power Portal Archway in GPS is: Cave of the Winds, Niagara Falls, NY, 14303

For further information regarding parking, please call our customer service at (833) 868-7632

Our guides are super easy to spot when you arrive. Our uniforms are a light blue polo and khaki pants/shorts so you can easily find us in a crowd.

Our tour guides, just like other tour guides and service industry workers around the world, depend on tips for an important part of their income. If at the end of this adventure you had a good time, that is the best way to let them know. On average, $5 per person is considered the standard.

  • A 24-hour cancellation notice, prior to the scheduled departure time, is required for a full ticket price refund.
  • Cancellation penalties of 50% of the ticket price will be applied to all cancellations within the 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour departure time up to 2 hours before the tours scheduled departure time.
  • Refunds will NOT be allowed within 2 hours prior to a scheduled tour departure time. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Additional penalties may apply when cancellations occur in conjunction with discounted room and tour packages.
  • Please note that no shows or missed departures will not be refunded.
  • No refunds or exchanges will be allowed on any bundles.
  • Refunds will not be granted for guests who are rejected at the international border.
There are many great food options along Old Falls Street, Buffalo Avenue, Rainbow Boulevard and Third Street just outside of Niagara Falls State Park. If you have a preference of cuisine, ask your guide at the conclusion of your tour for some recommendations.

There are many great attractions available year-round on the American side of Niagara Falls. Discover more here

NOTE: Outside of the tourist season (May-October) it is highly recommended that you rent a car or drive to Niagara Falls, NY for best results. Services such as Discover Niagara Shuttle are not a year-round service and our NFTA bus routes do not service all of our attraction areas.