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Review of Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist
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Niagara Falls in One Day: Deluxe Sightseeing Tour of American and Canadian Sides
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Niagara Falls Canadian Side Tour and Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
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Niagara Falls American-Side Tour with Maid of the Mist Boat Ride
Ranked #1 of 23 Tours in Niagara Falls
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Maid of the Mist-America's Most Monumental Experience Since 1846. Trips depart every 15 minutes from Prospect Point, Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, New York. Tours are 20 minutes long. Take a ride to the base of Niagara Falls for an experience to remember. Souvenir rain ponchos are provided.
Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Views”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

I would recommend this boat ride that gives you some wonderful views of the Falls. Went on a Friday in early August and the wait to get on the boat was only about 15 minutes. Once on the boat it went past the American Falls were you get a nice heavy mist and then headed into the horseshoe falls where it idled for about 5 minutes. Up & close with the horseshoe falls, very windy, very heavy mist (almost a rain). At times hard to see because of the crowded boat and the very heavy mist. I would say round trip was about 20 minutes and a poncho is provided. Many people had plastic covers for their cameras, cell phones and vid cameras which I would recommend if you want to take some photos/videos. I would also recommend being on the top and the front if you want the best views when it gets to the horseshoe falls.

Visited August 2014
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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Worth it!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Had a great time on the Maid of the Mist recently. The boat gets you really close to the falls. We didn't get soaked either, which made things more pleasant.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Wow! How awesome!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

What an unexpectedly awesome excursion! Who would have thought that standing in line with three kids with a few thousand of your closest friends would be a great idea? We it was!

They move the people through quickly and efficiently and the experience is... Wow! Both my wife and I (experienced travelers to say the least) were really quite blown away.

Take the time and do this!

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderfully wet experience!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This was quite an enjoyable experience. Both kids, mom and I loved it. We were there an early Friday afternoon in July and didn't have to wait more than 10 minutes.
The good - you get to experience Niagara Falls up close, so close that at one point you can't really see much as you are submerged in quite the dynamic mist. During that time, you get to hear and feel the falls.

The great - after getting back home we realized that our 7 yr old's teddy bear souvenir's "Maid of the Mist" jacket had been lost. I called them from Canada and they shipped us a new teddy bear. I did pay for it but I thought it was nice of them to take the time to ship it as they don't have an online store.

Visited July 2014
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Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Legedary boat ride into the edge of the Falls”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

This is a must-do when visiting Niagara. Just a neat experience to share for generations and generations.

Be advised that the Canadian side is now being operated by a new company called Hornblower. The original Maid of the Mist is only in operation on the American side.

Visited August 2014
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