Niagara Falls from Maid of the Mist Tour, Niagara Falls, New York

Enjoy this exciting boat tour that brings visitors up close and able to feel drops of the mighty waters flowing over Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist is a popular option for visitors looking to experience the intensity of the falls. Garnished in blue raincoats over one million people each year explore the powerful yet majestic beauty of Niagara Falls aboard one of the Maid of the Mist boats.

Horseshoe Falls from Maid of the Mist Tour, Niagara Falls, New York

History of the Maid of the Mist

Originally the boat started as a ferry service in 1846, that crossed from New York to Canada. In 1848, the ferry quickly became obsolete when a bridge was opened connecting the two countries nearby. It was decided to change over to a sightseeing boat tour that would venture closer to the mighty falls.

Over the years, Maid of the Mist has grown to have multiple boats in their fleet and hosted several famous guests including Prince Edward of Wales, Marilyn Monroe, Mikhail Gorbachev as well as Prince Charles and Princess Diana along with their two sons.

Now Maid of the Mist has grown to be a major attraction in the Niagara Falls area and is a must see if you are looking to experience the full beauty of Niagara Falls. The boat tour takes visitors along both Niagara Falls and Horseshoe Falls briefly into Canada.

Violet Sky aboard the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour, Niagara Falls, New York

Visiting the Maid of the Mist

Due to its location and climate, Maid of the Mist does not operate in the winter months and is scheduled per local conditions. Usually open from spring to fall, you can visit for updated information regarding tickets and pricing.

An option to see Maid of the Mist at a discounted rate if you are going to spend a day or few in the area is to purchase the Niagara Falls Discovery Pass. By visiting, you can find a bundled ticket package that allows visitors to explore multiple attractions in the area for one low price. These attractions include the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, Adventure Theater, Observation Tower, Trolley, Aquarium of Niagara, Discovery Center and nearby trails of Niagara Falls State Park.

Thanks for reading and as always keep on truckin’!

-Violet Sky

Violet Sky has had a life long passion for adventure! Growing up in Michigan and spending time traveling to over 31 states on family vacations by her eighteenth birthday gave her an appreciation for the open road. After finding the most beautiful beach she has dedicated her home port to Panama City Beach, Florida.

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