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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride

Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Tour snapshot
Go on a comprehensive tour of Niagara Falls
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
32
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    32
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
A comprehensive tour of Niagara Falls lets you see one of the world’s most iconic natural attractions at its best, and this guided tour comes with round-trip transport for your convenience. Along the way, take in aerial views from the observation deck at Skylon Tower, get super close to Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of the Mist or Journey Behind the Falls excursion (seasonal options), and visit vantage points such as Table Rock Welcome Centre.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Catch views from Skylon Tower and Whirlpool State Park
  • Maid of the Mist or Journey Behind the Falls takes you closer to the water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from both sides of the falls included
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to expect
After hotel pickup, head to Skylon Tower and ascend 520 feet (158 meters) in a glass elevator to the popular observation tower. Appreciate incredible views of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls. Then cross the border and don a poncho for the popular Maid of the Mist cruise, which takes your right past the falls from May through October. Visitors from November through April take the Journey Behind the Falls excursion instead, which visits two observation decks and portals right behind Horseshoe Falls. Other tour highlights include a trip to Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Welcome Centre, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, the Upper Canadian Rapids from Third Sister Island, and Whirlpool State Park.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Catch views from Skylon Tower and Whirlpool State Park
  • Maid of the Mist or Journey Behind the Falls takes you closer to the water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from both sides of the falls included
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best fit your schedule
What to expect
After hotel pickup, head to Skylon Tower and ascend 520 feet (158 meters) in a glass elevator to the popular observation tower. Appreciate incredible views of the Niagara River and all three waterfalls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls. Then cross the border and don a poncho for the popular Maid of the Mist cruise, which takes your right past the falls from May through October. Visitors from November through April take the Journey Behind the Falls excursion instead, which visits two observation decks and portals right behind Horseshoe Falls. Other tour highlights include a trip to Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Welcome Centre, the Lower Niagara River and Gorge, the Upper Canadian Rapids from Third Sister Island, and Whirlpool State Park.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
  • Journey Behind the Falls (replaces Maid of the Mist when not operating)
  • Return trip up Skylon Tower
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Maid of the Mist
  • Entry/Admission - Skylon Tower
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Drink
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA). Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.
  • 5810 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3X7, Canada Continental Pancake House, parking available
  • Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA Aquarium of Niagara, parking available
  • 6115 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • Passengers entering Canada:
  • A valid PASSPORT or other accepted border crossing documentation is required on the date of travel.
  • ArriveCAN (free app) is required to enter Canada and must be completed within 72-hours of your tour date. For assistance with ArriveCAN, contact Over the Falls Tours directly.
  • PROOF of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all travelers 12 years and older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Inclusions
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Ride* (early May- late October)
  • Journey Behind the Falls (replaces Maid of the Mist when not operating)
  • Return trip up Skylon Tower
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Maid of the Mist
  • Entry/Admission - Skylon Tower
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from Toronto and Buffalo hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Food/Drink
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: We pick up from all locations/addresses in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada) or Niagara Falls, New York (USA). Your pickup time is earlier than your departure time. Please contact Over the Falls Tours after booking to confirm your scheduled pickup time.
  • 5810 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3X7, Canada Continental Pancake House, parking available
  • Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, USA Aquarium of Niagara, parking available
  • 6115 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off is NOT available from Toronto hotels
  • Passengers entering Canada:
  • A valid PASSPORT or other accepted border crossing documentation is required on the date of travel.
  • ArriveCAN (free app) is required to enter Canada and must be completed within 72-hours of your tour date. For assistance with ArriveCAN, contact Over the Falls Tours directly.
  • PROOF of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all travelers 12 years and older
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 24, 2020
A note from Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
We will be operating in groups of *10 or less (*or as per group size regulations stipulated on the date of your tour). Our team is committed to working closely with local venues and will make sure mandated health and safety requirements are met before and after our visit.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Niagara Falls Canada
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Maid of the Mist
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Horseshoe Falls
    Bridal Veil Falls
    Three Sisters Island
  • 3
    Skylon Tower
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Table Rock Welcome Centre
    Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
    Dufferin Islands Park
    Niagara Scow
    Queen Victoria Park
    Oakes Garden Theatre
    Whirlpool State Park
  • 4
    Floral Clock
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
835 reviews
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Danielle
World1 contribution
Jun 2022
You won't find a more knowledgeable, excited, kind, and welcoming tour guide than Nancy! From the moment we stepped on the bus, she was 100% committed to giving us an amazing experience--and she did not disappoint! Even when it rained for 30-45 minutes, Nancy rearranged the itinerary to accommodate the rain and ensured that we did not miss any views of Niagara Falls. I learned so much about the history of the Falls and the surrounding city and was genuinely saddened when the tour came to an end. I definitely recommend this experience, but more than that, I 1000% recommend Nancy to be your tour guide on this tour!
Written June 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joseph S
1 contribution
May 2022
We had a blast, especially on the boat! Not knowing if we'd ever get back to Niagara Falls, we wanted to make sure we really experienced it. Tom, the tour guide, was very nice and gave clear instructions.

The only reason we did not give it an "excellent" review was because of the unexpected length and description of the tour. The description included the Skylon Tower and the Maid of the Mist boat ride, and a "tour" of the Canadian side. And it said the entire tour would be 5 hrs. That, presumably, included the early pick up and the time to drop everyone off. However, it took 8 hrs (9:00 am until 4:45 pm) and by the end everyone was exhausted. We did stop for lunch, but that wasn't mentioned in the description. We had to purchase it on our own, and it was expensive (about $20 USD for a burger meal). Also unexpected was that it included the "Cave of the Winds", which was a nice surprise, but again, it contributed to a loooong day. There was a bit of on and off of the bus, and by the end, some people were too tired. If we had made other plans for the rest of the day after the "5 hour" tour, we would not have been able to fulfill those. Fortunately, we had no other plans, except to eat dinner!

Our advice is to call and ask detailed questions before booking any of the tours. Just be clear about the timing and what's included. You'll have a fabulous time. It was a great value for the price!
Written May 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diana H
1 contribution
Jun 2022
AMAZING! This tour was so worth the price. It started with our tour guide picking us up from our hotel at about 8:30 am and we were back at the hotel close to 5 pm. Our tour guide Roland was incredible, personable, fun, and possessed a wealth of knowledge about the falls (he's from Niagara Falls)! During the tour, we crossed the border back to the states and rode the Maid of the Mist (warning: you WILL get wet, but so fun, plus ponchos are provided). It was breathtaking to see the falls that close. After that, we went to the Cave of the Winds where you also get up close to the falls. We were then taken back to Canada where we ate at a delicious food court-style restaurant (do yourself a favor and order the poutine fries no matter what). Roland then took us to various historical places, landmarks, and scenic views. We concluded with a trip to the Skylon Tower. Overall, it was a wonderful time. You bond with your fellow travelers and Roland really made us feel welcomed and excited to be on this tour. Thank you, Roland!! You rock!
Written June 13, 2022
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Shreya R
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Noman was an amazing tour guide! He made our experience the best ever and had such kind accomodating energy especially for my grandmother who was in a wheelchair. He is an absolute gem of a guide and id recommend this tour to anyone who comes to niagara. Thanks!
Written June 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc A
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Our tour guide Nick made this tour. This is the guy that should be training new potential tour guides. He was the best part of this tour. His professionalism and his ability to make people laugh was incredible. The time he took to make sure everyone had their proper documents and if they didn’t his ability to show patience and to help them get it done was also amazing. I was one of those people. Several different issues came up on this particular tour regarding having the proper documentation and he helped everyone. And that was before we left the hotels. During the tour itself, Nick was very knowledgeable and spoke well about the region. He was genuine in his delivery and cared about everyone and that they were enjoying themselves. He engaged in personal conversations and even went out of his way to take pictures of couples and families. He is truly an ambassador for the region. It truly felt as if we all had a good friend of ours showing us around. The management at Over the Falls should be proud that Nick represents them so well. I can’t say enough good things about this guy. I hate doing tours and doing the “tourist thing”. Nick completely changed my mind about that. Thanks to Nick our trip was amazing. Thank you and go Team Nick!!!

Our tour date was June 18 at 9am on bus #14. By the way, the buses was spotless clean.
Written June 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review of positive feed back. At Over the Falls Tours, we strive to ensure that our customers have a great tour and our guides are all experts and by your comments we hit the mark with Nick. By the way, we agree that Nick is a wonderful guide! He really appreciates all of your kind comments and was glad to know he helped change your mind on taking tours! We hope you made some wonderful memories and will be back to visit with us again sometime. 😎
Written June 22, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Logos-Savvy
Baltimore, MD16 contributions
This tour was simply amazing! The booking process was easy and the pre-trip communication from Maid of the Mist was friendly and clear. Our tour guide, Brian, was very fun, entertaining, funny and informative. We started our 9am tour on the Maid of the Mist. You will her wet but it is well worth it! Take water shoes. Then we went to Cave of the Winds to literally touch the waterfall. You follow a series of stairs that loops you around beautiful views of the falls close up. After leaving, along the way we stopped at the Niagra Whirlpool, Table Rock Center, and made a lunch/shopping stop at Maple Leaf Place (try the chicken sandwich and pouting) before then going to the Skylon Tower. Brian made it very clear what time we where supposed to meet up, ensured everyone was accounted for, kept all belongings secure of the bus, and gave tips about places to visit and see while in town. Plan a rest day, or at least take a nap, after doing this tour because it is a full day, jam packed with fun! And Brian is the best!!!
Written June 12, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Misty C
13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Our guide Roland was very engaging and actively shared information and history as the group moved from event to event. Self-deprecating in character and entertaining in presentation, Roland added a bit of spice and fun to the sites as we visited each. The Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, The whirlpool, Skylon Tower, and everything else made for the perfect Niagara Falls adventure! Great time, great company. Highly recommend!!
Written June 12, 2022
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Ian R
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Fantastic tour of both sides of the falls, and the boat ride was brilliant. Our guide Nick was very friendy and knowledgeable, and he really made the day. Team Nick!!!!!!! It's really well organised with loads of stuff to do, and tickets for all attractions are included in the price. Great value for money and I would definitely recommend it if you're visiting the area
Written May 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nick thanks you for the 5=star review and recommendation, he was happy to have you as part of his team! We are glad you found the tour to be a "great value" for the money. We hope you made some wonderful memories and will be back to visit with us at Over the Falls again sometime. 😎
Written May 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John S
Jackson, NJ5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Dayna was amazing! This being the first Canadian side tour in two years she was so excited to have us! Pickup was on time and she was a literal ball of energy and positivity. We saw so much and learned so much as well. She kept us engaged, laughing, and learning the entire time. Who do you love? Dayna!
Written April 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dayna appreciates all the kind comments and after 2 long years of not touring on the Canadian side of the Falls, you are correct, she was so very excited, and happy to have you on her first tour back. We hope you made some wonderful memories and will visit with us again sometime. 😎
Written April 26, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin V
1 contribution
5/5
In this tour we saw almost everything there is to see in Niagara Falls. First I booked just the Canadian side. This tour must not have been filled so we got bumped up to the Canadian/American tour. A few couples were missing passports or other things and our guide took them back to their hotels to get them. Our tour guide Ed, from Over The Falls Tours, really knew his stuff. He was so knowledgeable of both the Canadian side and the American side. He really seemed to care that everyone had a great time. He went out of his way to always help a mom with her baby seat, and when jokes were poked at him, he just rolled with the punches and said,”I might pick you up if I don’t have a nervous break down first!”. He was such a great guy. The whole tour loved him!!!!
Written June 4, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best tour at Niagara Falls
Our tour Guide, Nick, was fantastic. Great personality and very knowledgeable of the history behind each stop. Thi
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Awesome Tour
Perfectly paced tour to see the falls at ALL of the desired stops, with plenty of time to enjoy each stop. Our guid
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A* tour with Dayna
Dayna is an excellent guide with all the local know-how. She got us through all the lines without having to queue s
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Great Experiance!
We had an awesome day! From van tour, tips for the boat tour, to ways of making the most of each stop, our guide (
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A great day out!
Dayna was lovely and made us feel very welcome, an excellent time for the whole family and any age!!
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A day to temember
Excellent experience!!!! Dale, our tour guy, went beyond his duties to make the our day enjoyable!!!! Our family h
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5 Star Experience with Dale!
The Maid of the Mist was my favorite part. Along with the fact that our tour guide presented many historical facts
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Review of Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Our tour guide (Dale) was very knowledgeable about the history as well as providing great dining and tourist locati
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Adam was the best tour guide EVER!!!!
We were able to see and do everything in 1 day! Plus quicker through the lines! Adam made it awesome with the amoun
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Awesome experience. Wonderful 5 hours.. well spent.
Had a fantastic time with Randy. He is very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour any time.
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Best around
Very organized RANDY WAS awesome helpper with my handicap person with me this trip was so knowledgeable
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The tour you won't forget--Making memories with"team Paul"
Our tour guide, Paul, helped make this a very memorable experience. He was a fund of knowledge and a very pleasant
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Adam was amazing. One of the best tour guides we've ever had. He was so knowledgeable, friendly and organized,, g
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Total Niagara Falls tour
This is the full tour to see the falls and surrounding sights and being on Team Jessica is the way to do it. We di
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First time in Niagra Falls, and we saw it all with Over the Falls tours.
A little pricey, but well worth the money if you want to see and do it all. Our guide Tom was well versed on the a
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