We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent tour and price”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cataract Tours

Cataract Tours
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Cataract Tours & Sightseeing INC. is a local family owned and operated company based out of One Niagara in Niagara Falls, New York. We sell our tours for the lowest price guaranteed. Our tours are seasonal and cover all major sites and attractions in the beautiful Niagara Falls State Park and Whirlpool State Park.Tours leave from One Niagara by shuttle bus with a licensed tour guide to accompany passengers throughout the entire tour and provide tickets and fun facts about Niagara Falls. Please visit our website for current tours, rates and bookings. Feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns!
Hudson, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent tour and price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We just walked into the store and met the people talking about the tour. It was about $20 cheaper than other tours and so we decided to go with it. Carlos did a great job and we had a nice small group.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Juhu H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

107 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    48
    20
    7
    4
    28
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New Albany, Indiana
Level Contributor
38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

The trip was well worth the $65.00 and our tour guide, Carlos, was awesome! We had four hours worth of history and tour of the all aspects of the Niagara Falls including a boat ride into the falls. Great day!

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Charla P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wisconsin
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good enough tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

We did the last tour of the day, the illumination tour.

The good, our tour guide "Cliff" was informative, friendly, professional and very patient. We got to go to the must do main attractions, Maid of the Mist and Cave of the Winds, Gorge Park, Goat Island and the overlook to see the illuminated falls at night.

The bad, some of the other people on the tour (foreigners) who were extremely inconsiderate. A group who signed up late then took their time making it onto the bus so we got a late start, the same bunch who we had to wait for at every stop to come back to the bus and held us up some more, 2 other foreigners who totally didn't come back at one of the stops and Cliff went to try and find, which he didn't so he left them behind, thankfully, and then the same late bunch who wouldn't stop talking during the tour even when Cliff asked them to about 8 times. He was so patient. Total tour took about 4 1/2 hours, longer than the 3 - 3 1/2 we were told it would take.

We paid $65/person. Plus it is strongly suggested to give the guide a 15% tip. You can do these things cheaper by going to the State Park visitor center and buying their package, but you're on your own getting around and don't get all the area history and facts about the Falls. On the other hand, you don't have to put up with annoying, inconsiderate tourists.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Bojopa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“SAVE YOUR MONEY!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

We had an afternoon to spend at Niagara Falls so thought an official tour would be our best bet. Unfortunately, we had not researched before our arrival and were lured in to the parking lot. Made the mistake of thinking we were at the official visitors center. We bought tickets after being told we'd save $ and time by going on the tour that would leave in 20 minutes. We left 45 minutes later. Soon learned just how close everything was, well within easy walking distance and most attractions free. Our last stop was Maid of the Mist. Unfortunately, we were 20 minutes too late to get tickets for the last boat that had just left. Our tour guide gave us a phone number to call about getting a refund for the Maid of the Mist portion of our tour. I have been unable to get in touch with that number - either poor connection and I can't be heard or I'm sent to voicemail where I hear "This mailbox is full and cannot accept any more messages. Good-bye." Do the tour on your own or get the park Discovery Pass. It's half the price and a much better value!

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank CH1234652
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad management and over booked..... read before you waste money!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

This trip sucked..there where no seats left on bus...no room for my daughters stroller which at time of ticket purchase i was told was no issue. kids had to sit on laps and tickets where purchased for them!
we where rushed and embaressed.
Family so displeased we never finished tour and went on maid of mist just walked back to vehicle. As far as sights and falls are beautiful. but its easier cheaper and way better to just walk...

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank daveg3168764
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Cataract Tours also viewed

 
Niagara Falls, NY
 

Been to Cataract Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing