Cave of the Winds

Journey with us down into the Niagara Gorge for a breathtaking one-of-a-kind view of the Falls with the Cave of the Winds tour. Gear up in a souvenir rain poncho and sandals that have been specially designed to navigate the Hurricane Deck.

Guests on the Cave of the Winds Niagara Falls tour follow wooden walkways along Niagara River to the Hurricane Deck, just a few feet away from the torrents of Niagara Falls. Here, rushing Bridal Veil Falls creates tropical storm-like conditions. Nowhere else on Earth gets you closer to the Falls than Cave of the Winds Niagara!

Every spring, skilled workers rebuild the wooden boardwalks that will allow summer visitors to reach the Cave of the Winds Hurricane Deck. The walkways and decks are removed every November, and then reassembled and sealed with a waterproofing wood stain by Thompson’s WaterSeal each spring to protect them from the extreme weather and water conditions that prevail in the Niagara Gorge.

If you are planning to visit Niagara Falls after the main season winds down, there are still ways to get up close and personal with the Falls. The Cave of the Winds Gorge Trip is an abbreviated tour that allows you to view the Falls from observation platforms and allows you to stay dryer.

Cave of the Winds tickets are available for individual purchase or
as part of the value-added Niagara Falls USA Discovery Pass.

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Now Open: The Cave of the Winds Gorge Trip

The Gorge Trip is an abbreviated version of the full Cave of the Winds experience. Watch as the decks are rebuilt after a harsh winter and marvel at the power of the Falls pounding over your head.

  • Adults: $7
  • Children: $5

2017 Hours of Operation

September 4-October 8

  • Daily: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

October 9-October 19

  • Daily: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

2017 À La Carte Rates

  • Adult: $17
  • Youth (Ages 6-12): $14
  • Group Rate: $11/person
  • Educational Group Rate: $9/person


Fall Trip

  • October 23-November 27: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed on Thanksgiving

Cave of the Winds à la carte tickets are not available online. You may purchase at tickets at the attraction.