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“A Must Do!”
Review of Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Ranked #1 of 23 Tours in Niagara Falls
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Maid of the Mist-America's Most Monumental Experience Since 1846. Trips depart every 15 minutes from Prospect Point, Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, New York. Tours are 20 minutes long. Take a ride to the base of Niagara Falls for an experience to remember. Souvenir rain ponchos are provided.
San Antonio, Texas
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“A Must Do!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

If you only have time to do one thing, then do this instead of the Cave of the Winds. Great vantage point of the Falls. You will get wet, and be sure and take a waterproof camera!

Visited July 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“A fun ride into the falls”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Maid of the Mist was a fun boat ride into Niagara Falls. The major advantage of the boat is that you get a unique view of the falls, and you get to go right up to the Horseshoe Falls. Although the boat can be a bit crowded we still found that we could move around and get some nice pictures. Although we did get wet on the Maid of the Mist, it was a lot less intense than the Cave of the Winds. We actually wore the sandals provided by Cave of the Winds on the Maid of the Mist, but our feet probably would have been mostly dry even without them.

Visited June 2013
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Chester, New Jersey
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“you will take this boat ride”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you are in Niagara Falls, you must not bypass the maid of the mist ferry tour. Whether you are staying in Canada or NY, this is a must-do attraction. You will get slightly wet, you will not get sea sick. You will go right to the base of the horseshoe falls and the views and the experience of being right at its base are phenomenal.

Try to go off-peak to minimize your wait time and take advatage of the opportunity to also explore the base of the american falls if you embark on the US side. For all ages.

Visited July 2013
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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent ride to the mist!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Really Great ride, they take you up close to the horse shoe falls and great view of the American falls. Make sure you stand at lower deck and right in front of the boat

Visited July 2013
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Whiteville, North Carolina
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“Just the best thing to do here by far!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

You must ride this boat right up to the falls when in Niagara Falls. Cost in July 2013 was $15 per person, but well worth it. They provide blue thin rain ponchos which you will need unless you want to get soaked. This attraction allows you to experience the power of the falls and get great photos. We purchased a $33 discovery pass which gave us tickets to 5 things, but this boat ride and the cave of the winds are the only two I recommend, so skip the pass unless you are here a while and know you want to "do it all!" There were lines, but they move very quickly and the scenery is beautiful. Also, you will probably pay $10 to park in a convenient place, and that almost caused me to drop a star in my rating.

Visited July 2013
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