Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

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54 reviews

Activity provider: Niagara Falls Adventures

Niagara, USA: Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds Tour

Activity provider: Niagara Falls Adventures
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From US$ 99.99 per person

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Save time on your visit to Niagara Falls with the Maid of the Mist boat and skip-the-line tickets to the Cave of the Winds. Enjoy a guided walking tour to sights like the Observation Tower.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the mist from Horseshoe Falls as the Maid of the Mist boat turns
  • Have the freedom to chart your own course with the Niagara Scenic Trolley
  • Avoid crowds and long lines with skip-the-line tickets to popular attractions
  • Stop for photos of Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and American Falls
  • Get up close and personal with the falls with the Cave of the Winds experience
Full description

Explore Niagara Falls State Park on this guided walking tour. Make the most of your time by starting with the Maid of the Mist boat ride with your guide and then reserve your time slot at Cave of the Winds so you can skip the ticket line.

This tour also provides a pass for the hop-on hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley so you can also visit the Horseshoe Falls, Luna Island, and Three Sisters Island.

Meet your guide and begin your tour by hearing stories about the history of the State Park, heroic rescues, and daredevil stunt attempts on your way to the Maid Of The Mist boat ride.

Your guide will make sure you receive your poncho while making your way onto the boat and share the best spots for viewing to give you the best experience possible.

Cruise along and listen to stories about the Maid of the Mist boat. The boat tour will cross in front of the American and Bridal Veil Falls on your way to and from Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls that make up Niagara Falls. Get up close for a breathtaking experience.

Once the cruise is completed, head back up to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower where your guide will share more stories and can help with snapping photos of you with the amazing views of Niagara Falls behind you.

At the conclusion of your guided portion, you'll receive passes for both the hop-on, hop-off Niagara Scenic Trolley service and a timed reservation for the Cave of the Winds. The very next stop after boarding the Niagara Scenic Trolley will be the Cave of the Winds.

Once the Trolley brings you on the short journey over to the Cave of the Winds, you'll have your timed reservation so you can skip the ticket line. Explore this breathtaking attraction by taking an elevator ride down 150 feet into the Niagara Gorge.

After collecting your waterproof poncho, experience Niagara Falls up close and personal. Take part in an exhilarating ascension up to the Hurricane Deck positioned at the base of Bridal Veil Falls where you will get absolutely soaked.

Your Trolley pass is good all day long, so the Niagara Scenic Trolley will aid you as you chart your own course without a guide throughout Goat Island. Witness stunning views from both Terrapin Point and Luna Island and see the rapids up close at Three Sisters Island.

  • Niagara Falls State Park admission
  • Maid of the Mist admission
  • Niagara Scenic Trolley pass
  • Cave of the Winds skip-the-line tickets
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Parking fees
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Hard Rock Cafe at 333 Prospect Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303. Your guide will be wearing a light blue shirt and khakis. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Children 5 and under are free with an adult purchase
  • From October 15 until mid-May, the Cave of the Winds is called the Gorge Walk and is a similar experience, but customers are not allowed into some areas due to safety concerns
  • The location is near public transportation (wheelchair accessible)
  • This activity is stroller accessible
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 54 reviews

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We had such a great time on our Niagara Falls Adventure! It was so interesting to hear the history and all the stories about the daredevils. The horseshoe falls are incredible to see up close and the Maid of the Mist gets you right there! Our tour guide Devin was so friendly and it was nice to be able to skip all the lines. Can't wait to go back!

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September 23, 2022

Good time, Guide very knowledgeable and entertaining. I liked that I didn't have to wait in line to get tickets (huge lines in August). Also didn't have to map out where to go the guide took us there. There is a lot of walking but after the tour, riding the trolley did cut down on it quite a bit. The trolleys do get crowded in the afternoon.

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August 17, 2022

Zack was a knowledgeable, fun and funny guide. The Maid of the Mist was magical and an absolute Must… as was the cave of the wind Add to this the customer service and you all get 10 stars. We missed our tour because I didn’t pay attention to details yet when I called, your team did not hesitate to rebook us and make sure we got to the right location for our tour. This was a blast!!

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August 6, 2022

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