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“Honestly a Waste of Money”

Hornblower Niagara Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Hornblower Niagara Cruises is the official boat tour operator for Niagara Falls, Canada. The only way to experience Canada's most iconic experience!
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 9, 2014

While the boats and staff of Hornblower all seemed to be decent, this trip is kind of a waste of money. It's literally 20-25 minutes. It doesn't do anything but cruise to the other side of the lake and gets near the falls, then it turns around and comes right back...so short and uneventful. Next time I am in the falls, I will do one of the walks instead...

2  Thank altermood
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NiagaraCruises, Manager at Hornblower Niagara Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2014

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the feedback as we are able to grow and develop with our product and services. Our ‘Voyage to the Falls’ daytime boat tours are 20-minute experience brining you as close as possible to see all three Falls. In order for other boats on the water to witness the Falls, all boats must comply to a transportation marine schedule.

The boat tour gives just enough time for visitors to experience the refreshing mist as well as capture amazing photography and video to share with friends and family back home. To experience the Falls for a longer duration we do offer brand new evening cruises that gives a 40-minute experience of the Falls at night. These experiences include our Sunset Cocktail Cruise, Falls Fireworks Cruise and Falls Illumination. We hope your visit to Niagara Falls, Canada brings you back to Hornblower Niagara Cruises to experience the natural wonder in the evening.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

A must do! I really enjoyed all of the attractions I visited with the adventure pass, but this one was the best. The line was really long, it was July 4th, but moved pretty fast. One con, no bathroom in the facility. My friend had to leave the line to go find one. Don't miss this, it's amazing!

1  Thank Anonymous-in-Pegcity
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had an absolute blast on this boat ride. Well worth your money. We took our Go-Pro camera and left the good camera in the room....because you will get wet. It was a short trip but a must do! Easy access too!

1  Thank citygirlbessie
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We chose to stand on the nose of the ship where the scenery was amazing. The price we paid - it got really windy and wet, but it was worth it!!!

There are a lot of people on the boat, and yet, everything is organized, so we didn't wait in line almost at all! Very cool thing to be under the waterfalls!!!

Thank Sasha B
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family got up early and took the first ride of the morning, which was a great way to avoid crowds. We liked going passed the American Falls, but thoroughly enjoyed the ride to the Horseshoe Falls. This was our favorite thing we did at Niagara Falls.

Thank kekenkel
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