No trip to Niagara Falls is complete until you have jumped on board the legendary Maid of the Mist. Nothing beats a sail into the falls horseshoe, with a soaking from the powerful mist. This is perfect for everyone and demonstrates the incredible power and force of this natural wonder of the world.
We took a weekend trip to Buffalo and headed to one of my favourite places in North America, just for the exciting ride on the Maid of the Mist.
The Maid of the Mist is available from April through to October depending on ice conditions and costs $18.25 for an adult ticket and $10.65 for a child ticket (USD). Most days, boat trips run every 15 minutes or so between 9am – 5pm, with boats running up until 8pm in the summer months and on national holidays.
I would recommend purchasing the Niagara Falls USA Discovery package, available online or at the state park office, costing $38 for an adult and $31 for a child aged 6-12 years old. The package includes the Maid of the Mist, as well as the Cave of the Winds, the Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and the Niagara Adventure Theater.
A similar boat is offered on the Canadian side; the Hornblower Niagara Cruises with adult tickets costing $19.95 and the adventure pass which includes the journey behind the falls, the white water walk as well as a 4D Niagara Fury experience costing $28.80. This pass also included a two day all day transportation pass for the WEGO transit system and coupons for Niagara Parks restaurants and retail shops.
Enjoy the falls in all its glory and share your experiences with us – we would love to hear from you!
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