The Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls

Maid of the Mist

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Looking for a fun way to "explore the roar?" The Maid of the Mist boat tour in Niagara Falls, NY has been described by generations of visitors as one of the highlights of their trip.

A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist journey begins at the Observation Tower, where guests are given a souvenir rain poncho to wear and board the double-deck Maid of the Mist tour boat. From there, the boat ferries past the base of the American Falls, and onto the basin of Horseshoe Falls--the dramatic passage leading you through the roiling waterfall whitewater and massive rock formations. The Maid of the Mist returns guests to shore with newfound appreciation of the power and grandeur of Niagara Falls.

For more information on the Maid of the Mist, or to purchase tickets online, please visit the Maid of the Mist website.

2024 Schedule

Please Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check our website regularly for schedule changes. Spring opening date depends on ice conditions in the river.

Dates Times
May 20 - May 24 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
May 25 - May 26
(Memorial Day Weekend)
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
May 27 - June 14 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sun-Fri)
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Sat)
June 15 - August 6 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
August 7 - August 26 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM
August 27 - September 1 9:00 AM to 7:15 PM
September 2 - October 1 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Weekdays)
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Weekends)
October 2 - October 29 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
October 30 - November 3 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

*Last day of operation for the 2024 season is November 3, 2024

2024 Rates

*Please Note: rates are subject to change without notice. Please check our website regularly for rate changes.

Standard Rates

  • Adult: $28.25
  • Child (ages 6-12): $17.75
  • Child (Ages 5 and Under): Free - with accompanying adult

Tickets purchased online are valid any day we are open during the season, but reservations for a specific date or time are not accepted. All passengers, including those with online tickets, will be boarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets purchased in person at our ticket office are only valid on the day they are purchased. 

Prices are in U.S. dollars and include the $1.25 per person cost of the elevator, which is necessary to reach our landing.

Method of payment - Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card at point of sale only. Personal checks are not accepted.

Ticket office closes 15 minutes before last scheduled departure.

Group Rates

All prices are for groups of 20 or more.

  • Adult Net Rate: $22.60 (valid for authorized travel agents and tour operators only)
  • Adult Group Rate: $25.50
  • F.I.T.: $22.60
  • Educational Rate: $17.00 (Grades 1-8)
  • Educational Rate: $17.75 (Grades 9-12)

Educational rates are valid from opening day through June 30, and September 3 through November 3. Adults will be charged the Adult Net Rate.

No group rate for children. Children 5 years of age and under ride free. Groups of children 5 years of age and under must be accompanied by one adult for every four children.

Complimentary Policy

  • Adult Groups: One complimentary ticket per 20 adults
  • Educational Groups: One complimentary chaperone per 15 students