You can stand on dry ground and look at Niagara Falls all you like, but to truly experience the majesty, a boat ride is a must. This 20-minute boat tour from the Canadian side of the falls takes you along the Niagara Gorge and past American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls before arriving at the main attraction, Horseshoe Falls. Stand on the deck of the boat to feel the mighty spray of water, or admire the views from behind the shelter of glass walls. Choose a morning or evening departure.With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry onto the cruise.
Step aboard your state-of-the-art, 700-passenger catamaran to begin your Niagara Falls boating adventure. With tiered viewing platforms, upper and lower decks, and a glassed-in dry area, the boat — either the Niagara Wonder or the Niagara Thunder — provides space, comfort and great vantage points of the falls for everyone, whether you want to be out in the elements or stay warm and dry. Pull away from the dock and into the Niagara Gorge, passing by American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls, the two waterfalls on the American side. Then make sure your provided poncho is secured and the hood is on as you draw near to Canadian-side Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three. As the boat gets as close as possible to the thundering falls, you won’t be able to think of anything but the deafening noise and powerful spray of water reminding you just who is in charge — Mother Nature, of course.Before you get too drenched, head back to the dock, enjoying more views of the Niagara River on the way. If you need a drink or snack, visit the onboard concession stand.A retail shop at the landing area offers waterproof accessories like camera cases, as well as souvenirs, so stop by before or after your boat ride. Please note: This Voyage to the Falls boat tour on the Canadian side replaces the Maid of the Mist tour, which is now operating from the American side.