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“One of the most exciting things to do at Niagara”
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 24 Tours in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Getting this out of the way first: it's too expensive. That is also true of every other thing you will do at Niagara Falls, including eating, sleeping, and breathing. If you're going here, you're going to be throwing some money around unless you don't do any of the extras.

That said, this is quite an experience! The staff were very friendly and efficient at getting people on and off the boats, and the ride itself lasts about 30 minutes. On the way to Horseshoe Falls, you pass by the American side, and before everything around you gets soaked, take advantage of the photo opportunity.

Once you get to Horseshoe Falls, you're going to need that dorky poncho they give you. You will not only get wet, you will get drenched, and there is no saving your extremities. It's REALLY cool to experience the power of the Falls up close and personal like that, and to be surrounded on all sides by the thundering water. The one (completely unavoidable) drawback is that since you're totally surrounded by pouring water, you aren't going to see much. If you wear glasses, TAKE THEM OFF unless your vision is really terrible; you will probably see better without them.

Would recommend for all visitors unless you have a strong aversion to getting wet, in which case - why are you at Niagara Falls, again?

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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Amazing to get so close to the falls, to feel the mist. As the boat turns and you see the horseshoe falls , it is amazing !!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

The American side of Niagara falls is tacky beyond belief. The falls are of course spectacular and the Maid of the Mist is an excellent way to see and hear the falls in all their glory. The Maid of the Mist experience is delivered very efficiently with little waiting around

Thank Ray W
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We went together with my sister, there was no people in line so we got so fast to the elevator. We did not got wet, however some people did. The Niagara Falls was majestic and so beautiful. This was my first time. So cool.

Thank celina32
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

there was hardly a waiting time at the ticket line and getting on the boat was very fast.
it was a lot of fun to see the falls so close and get wet from the falls!
would do it again if ever visiting the falls again!

Thank dutchbuis
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