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What Is The Best Boat Tour In Niagara Falls?

Everyone enjoys playing with water and travelling by boat will provide endless enjoyment. The thrill is amplified when the boat tour departs from Niagara Falls, and it is a good treat where one can enjoy the water and waterfalls in very close vicinity. Boat tours are available on both sides of the Niagara River in the United States and Canada. The boat ride in the United States is known as “Maid of the Mist” in Niagara Falls, New York, and “Hornblower Niagara” in Niagara Falls, Canada. Everyone has a question: “What Is The Best Boat Tour In Niagara Falls?”

Horseshoe Falls including Hornblower Boat sailing on Niagara River, Canada and USA natural border

If you’re visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, you’ll take Hornblower’s Niagara Cruises, whereas the Maid of the Mist boat tour is available at Niagara Falls, New York. Both provide thrilling rides right next to Niagara Falls’ cascades! The season usually begins in early May and lasts until mid November. Neither tour runs between December and March. The Maid of the Mist for the season in the United States started on Friday, April 29, 2022, and Hornblower Niagara Cruises in Canada began the following Friday, May 6, 2022. View current schedule.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises vs Maid of the Mist

Both operators provide thrills by moving the boats dangerously close to rocks, cliff walls, and other natural phenomena. They get so close to the falls that the boat’s nose gets wet. These maneuvers are made possible by skilled captains and crew, providing passengers on the tour boat with an unforgettable experience.

Maid of the Mist – Niagara Falls USA Boat Ride

Niagara Falls Boat Tour

There are several unique ways to enjoy the Niagara Falls Boat Tour.

Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Make more memories at Canada’s flagship attraction, Niagara Falls. The 20-minute Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour takes you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Niagara Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and a close encounter with Canada’s iconic Horseshoe Falls. Ride after sunset for a light-mist experience with the illumination of the Falls, or experience the thundering roar, incredible power, and amazing mist that come with these natural wonders.

Voyage to the Falls

2022 Ticket Prices

Adult (13+) – $32.00 CAD plus HST

Child (ages 3 to 12) – $22.00 CAD plus HST

Infant (2 and under) – FREE

Where To Meet:

All boarding is located at the Lower Landing in the Great Gorge. The ramp/elevator entrance to the lower landing and boarding area is located at the Niagara City Cruises Main Ticket Plaza, 5920 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8 (look for the large white sails next to the Zipline to the Falls Tower).

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Niagara Falls Whirlpool Boat Tour – Freedom Jet (Wet/Dry)

You can either get wet or keep dry as you go through the Niagara River’s Class 5 rapids! This jet boat tour offers the opportunity to see magnificent surroundings while experiencing the Niagara River’s thrilling rapids.

Are you looking for a fun afternoon spent in the great outdoors? Then a thrilling Niagara River jetboat tour is for you.

This boat tour is more than just a thrilling ride through the rapids; it’s also an opportunity to learn about the Niagara River’s history.

The tour’s highlights include passing through the Devil’s Hole, the starting point for the rapids, and experiencing the thrilling 365-degree Hamilton Turn!

The Soaked Jet boats have an open-top to provide a panoramic view, but you will undoubtedly get wet as you travel over the rapids. However, this option does not include dry seats! You will be catered with the required equipment to make your trip as comfortable as possible.

Whirlpool Jet Boat Wet – Open Top

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

The ride will be similar to the Wet Jet tour, but you will be protected from river rapids by the roofed boat, which will keep you dry and relaxed. You can still enjoy the thrills of the rapids on the freedom Jet tour if you choose to stay dry. On this tour, you are welcome to bring a camera.

Whirlpool Jet Boat Dry – (Jet Dome)  Covered Top

Niagara Falls Whirlpool Boat Tour Jet Dome Boat Ride

Niagara Falls Departure TimesMay 6 – June 23June 24 – September 5September 6 – October 2
Jetdome Boat
No change of clothing needed
2:00 PM4:30 PM2:00 PM

Note – If you want to stay dry or wet on the Jetboat ride, you may book the above package. And if you’re going to get wet staying close to the waters of the Niagara, you may book the Freedom Jet (wet/dry) Niagara Falls Whirlpool Boat Tour. This will be an electrifying ride down the Niagara River Rapids. Note down the scheduled booking dates with various times of this boat tour.

Wet Jet Boat Tour Schedule

Niagara Falls Departure TimesMay 6 – June 23June 24 – September 5September 6 – October 2
Wet Jet Boat
A complete change of clothing needed
1:00 PM10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
1:00 PM

 

Wet Jet Ride – Lewiston, New York Whirlpool Boat Tour (A Thrilling Ride Through The Niagara River Rapids)

Niagara Falls Whirlpool Boat Tour Wet Jet Boat Ride

Select between getting damp or remaining dry as you speed through the Class 5 rapids of the Niagara Stream! This jet boat excursion offers the opportunity to see magnificent surroundings while riding the Niagara River’s thrilling rapids.

This tour guarantees more than a thrilling ride through Rapids. It also allows you to learn about the Niagara River’s history. Your expert tour guide will show you the historical locales and discuss the contrasts between the American and Canadian sides of the waterway.

Hold on for a thrilling trip through the Class 5 rapids as the boat maneuvers through the river. The exciting 365-degree jet spin and approaching Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, are highlights of this section of the tour.

You will be provided with all required equipment to make your trip as cool as possible; however, this option does not include dry seats. The Soaked Jet boats have an open-top to provide a panoramic view, but you will undoubtedly get wet as you travel over the rapids. Should you opt to stay dry throughout the jet boat tour, you may book the Jet Dome boat, which protects you from the falling water throughout the ride.

Please find below the schedule of dates and times for you to plan this boat tour.

Lewiston, New York Wet Jet Schedule

Lewiston, NY Departure TimesMay 6 – June 2June 3 – June 9June 10 – June 23June 24 – September 5September 6 – October 2
Wet Jet Boat
Complete change of clothing needed
1:00 PM10:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
1:00 PM10:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
1:00 PM

Should you prefer to go on an open-top boat, you enjoy getting wet on the trip, and if you want to stay dry throughout the trip, you may book the covered/sheltered boat. You also have another option to book the Freedom Jet boat from Lewiston, New York, which also has a Wet and Dry touring option. Please find below the schedule with dates and times to book your Jet Dome Boat Tour tickets.

Lewiston, New York JetDome Boat Schedule

Niagara Falls Departure TimesMay 6 – July 15July 17 – September 1September 3 – October 2
Jetdome Boat
No change of clothing needed
11:30 AM11:30 AM11:30 AM

Pricing Disclaimer: All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and updated in May 2022. The rates and schedules are subject to change and may vary without notice.