Maid of the Mist
Niagara Falls

The Maid of the Mist cruise that will take you right to the base of the Falls.

The Maid of the Mist is a half hour boat cruise, and have carried passengers into the whirlpools beneath the Falls since 1846.

The tour is available starting from either the Canadian or US side of the river, returning to the starting point in each case.

The Cruise

Maid of the Mist CruiseThe boat starts off at a calm part of the Niagara River and takes its passengers past the American and Bridal Veil Falls, then into the dense mist of spray inside the curve of the Horseshoe Falls where you'll soak in all the excitement as water rushes all around you. See a large picture

Boarding Times

Trips run approximately every 15 minutes from the Canadian and US sides of the river.
Open late April to late October, depending on weather

They supply you with waterproof rainwear. Take a water resistant camera.

Maid Of The Mist Location

5920 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 905-358-0311

Admission: Adult $14.00, Child 6 to 12 years $8.60, 5 & under Free
Schedule: Late April until May 20
Weekdays 9:45am to 4:45pm
Weekends 9:45 to 5:45pm

About the Boats

The actual boats used are each named Maid of the Mist, followed by a different Roman numeral in each case. The boats were named for an ancient Ongiara Indian mythical character, Read Legend Under the Falls

Maid of the Mist IV - 1976 to present - Length: 72 ft - Weight: 74 tons - Engine: two 250 HP diesel - Passengers: 300
Maid of the Mist V - 1983 - present - Length: 72 ft - Weight: 74 tons - Engine: two 355 HP diesel - Passengers: 300
Maid of the Mist VI - 1990 - present - Length: 80 ft - Weight: 145 tons - Engine: two 350 HP diesel - Passengers: 600
Maid of the Mist VII - 1997 - present; twin of VI - Length: 80 ft - Weight: 145 tons - Engine: two 350 HP diesel - Passengers: 600

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