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Maid of the Mist

Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
716 284 8897
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Ranked #1 of 17 Activities in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description: MAID OF THE MIST ONLY OPERATES IN THE USA. IT IS NOT ACCESSABLE IN CANADA.  Advice from a local: board the Maid of the Mist on the American side, at... more »
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Do the Maid of the Mist - they go farther into the Falls and it is amazing. The price is good and you get sandals for walking and the poncho of course. The captain is experienced and you know it. The power of the falls is amazing and you have to do this yourself. You must be in the Pictures... More

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This short cruise is definitely a great experience! The boat arrive very closed to the falls and you feel the special sensation of this Incredible force of nature!!!! After the cruise you can enjoy the great view from the top of the tower which dominate all the bay!

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely - one of the MUST do while visiting Niagra ... The feeling of getting very close to the falls, getting wet, seeing a beautiful rainbow, being surrounded by the mist and feeling the power of the falls - truly amazing !!! And you get to keep the rain poncho as a souvenir as well :D ... Had a great... More

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

As part of a tour this boat trip was fantastic. It could have been even better if we had been able to hear the commentary over the PA system. The trip took us to the base of the Horse shoe Falls and all at the front of the boat were delivered a serving of spray from the falls. Ponchos were... More

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East Durham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Don't leave the Falls without going on Maid of the Mist! It's an adventure you won't ever forget! The lines go pretty fast and there's plenty of room on the boat to get a good view! You will get wet! Don't worry because they give everybody a rain poncho! The people who work in & around the Falls are super... More

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Minooka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing and fun experience. Great view of the falls! You get rain gear, but don't expect to stay completely dry. Keep your fancy camera in the camera bag since it will be hard to keep it dry. I used my camera phone and that was much more convenient to use. My only complaint is that it seems slightly overpriced at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Maid of the Mist got bumped by a California company and now operates only at the American side. That however doesn't diminish the experience at all. Boarding is fast and easy. The falls viewing experience par excellence as usual. My suggestion is to get the adventure pass. The trolley ride is great during late afternoon / sunset times, while Cave... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

What a fun ride this boat has to offer! We were made to wear plastic rain-coats, and not without reason - Niagara Falls are going to get you all soaked up! It is impossible to describe the feeling when the boat is approaching this powerful wonder of nature, the noise gets so overwhelming, you can't even talk, just gape in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Maid of the Mist only serves the American side of Niagara Falls. You have to do this 20 minute boat ride when in Buffalo. The magnificence of the Niagara Falls and the included Horseshoe Falls, from this 500 person, 2 deck ship is unforgettable. $17 dollars each adult person, includes the rain gear and full access to the observation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

we thoroughly enjoyed the maid of the mist, especially our two year old grandson. he loved the thrill of the water spraying us. it was great!

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