Boat Cruise To The Niagara Falls

Experience Canada’s top visitor attraction, the Niagara Falls Boat Cruise ride, up close! Feel the rush of the falls and immerse yourself in its beauty. Book now for an unforgettable experience!

Tour Info

  • English
  • 20 Minutes
  • Every 15 or 30 Minutes

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable adventure #InTheMist aboard Canada’s top visitor experience – the Voyage to the Falls boat tour. Departing from the stunning Niagara Falls, Canada, this thrilling 20-minute journey takes you on a scenic ride through the majestic Niagara Gorge, offering panoramic views of the awe-inspiring American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and the iconic Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Prepare to be mesmerized as you come face-to-face with the mighty Horseshoe Falls, feeling the thunderous roar and powerful mist enveloping you. For your comfort and convenience, a complimentary recyclable mist poncho is provided, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this natural wonder without worry.

For a truly magical experience, opt for a post-sunset ride and witness the Falls illuminated in a breathtaking display of colors, creating a mesmerizing ambiance like no other.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, natural beauty, or simply looking to create lasting memories, the Voyage to the Falls boat tour promises an unforgettable journey filled with wonder and excitement. Don’t miss your chance to experience this iconic Canadian attraction firsthand!

Highlights

  • Experience the exhilarating 20-Minute Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour departing from the heart of Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • Scheduled Ticket Selection: Pick the time slot that fits your schedule perfectly.
  • Choose between the Full-Mist Experience, available before dusk, or the Light-Mist Experience, offered after dusk.
  • Efficient Scheduling: Boats sail regularly within your chosen time slot for added convenience.
  • Stay dry from the Falls' mist with our eco-friendly, recyclable ponchos.
  • English-language Onboard Commentary

Availability

Date Period Day of Week Opening Time Last Departure Departure Frequency
Mar 28 to Apr 30 Daily 10:00am 5:30pm Every 30 minutes
May 1 to May 16 Mon-Thu 9:30am 6:30pm Every 15 minutes
Fri-Sun 9:30am 8:00pm
May 17 to Jun 13 Daily 9:30am 8:00pm Every 15 minutes
Jun 14 to Labour Day (Sep 2) Daily 8:30am 8:30pm Every 15 minutes
Sep 3 to
Thanksgiving (Oct 14)
Mon-Thu 9:30am 6:30pm Every 15 minutes
Fri-Sun + Holiday 9:30am 8:30pm
Oct 15 to Oct 31 Daily 9:30am 5:30pm Every 15 minutes
Nov 1 to Nov 15 Daily 10:00am 4:30pm Every 30 minutes
Nov 16 to Dec 1**
Winter Festival of Lights
Mon-Thu 10:00am 4:30pm Every 30 minutes
Fri-Sun 10:00am 6:30pm

Additional Info

More Info

  • To reach the boarding area at the Lower Landing, please head to Niagara City Cruises' Main Ticket Plaza, located at 5920 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X8. Look for the prominent white sails next to the Zipline to the Falls Tower. Access to the Lower Landing is available via an AODA compliant ramp.
  • Parking: While Niagara City Cruises doesn't offer parking, several paid public parking lots are available nearby and along the Niagara Parkway. Plan for extra time to park and reach the boarding area.
  • Full Mist vs. Light Mist Experience: Pre-sunset tours venture into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls for a full-mist encounter. After sunset, tours sail to the outer edge of the Falls for a lighter mist experience due to regulations.
  • Safety Screening: All guests and personal items may undergo screening.
  • Guests can bring personal items like a small purse, handbag, backpack, diaper bag, or camera bag. Maximum dimensions are 17.8 x 38.1 x 40.6 centimetres (7 x 15 x 16 inches).
  • Additional entry restrictions may apply at the checkpoint.
  • All boat riders (including infants) need a ticket.
  • Wait Times: While pre-purchased tickets let you skip the Ticket Booth line, expect line-ups during peak periods and high visitation times. Your departure time may vary during these times.
  • Niagara City Cruises is a smoke-free environment, including tobacco and cannabis smoking, and vaping.
  • Safety measures may change without prior notice.
  • No-Smoking on board
  • Outside food and drink are not allowed.
  • Prohibited items include suitcases, carry-on luggage, coolers, and dangerous articles.

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FAQs

What is the difference between the Full Mist and Light Mist experience?

Before sunset, our Full Mist boat tour experience sails into the heart of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Our Light Mist experiences sail after sunset, and for safety reasons, the boat tour cruises to the outer edge of the Falls.

What if there is bad weather?

We sail rain or shine! Guests will be provided with a recyclable poncho. Our vessels also have an enclosed viewing area.

If severe weather persists, tours may be cancelled or postponed until the weather clears.

Do I have to pay for a poncho?

Our recyclable ponchos are complimentary and handed out to our guests just before boarding.

Are your ponchos recyclable?

Yes, our complimentary ponchos are 100% recyclable.

How long should I expect to be onsite?

We recommend budgeting an hour for your entire visit. This is fully dependent on guest traffic volumes and varies from person to person. Actual time may vary depending on business volumes, peak hours, etc.

What is your refund policy?

Once payment is received, cruises are non-refundable unless Ticket Assurance is purchased at the time of booking. We are happy to reschedule your cruise date for the amount paid with 48-hour notice before your scheduled cruise. Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable within 48 hours of your cruise. We do not compensate for no-shows or late arrivals.

Purchases made with Ticket Assurance may be rescheduled or canceled up to 2 hours prior to the original departure time with a full refund, minus the cost of non-refundable Ticket Assurance. Ticket Assurance is not available on select cruises such as holiday, specialty, or partnership cruises, or other experiences as indicated.

How does Timed Ticketing work?

When booking tickets, guests will select the date and time slot that best suits their needs.

Guests are encouraged to arrive on time, just prior to or within their selected time slot.

  • Note – during the peak season (June – Labour Day) please expect line-ups to access the Lower Landing and to board the boat. As a result, we cannot guarantee that your departure time will take place within the booked time slot.

Do I have to print out my tickets?

We encourage all guests to skip the printer and use our Mobile Ticketing which can be scanned directly from a smartphone.

Do you sell gift cards?

No. We do not sell or accept gift cards of any kind.

I’ve purchased a ticket online but did not receive my e-Ticket, what now?

Please bring your booking confirmation number to the Ticket Plaza and one of our crew members will bring up your reservation.

I have lost my ticket. Can it be replaced?

Yes. An e-Ticket can be replaced with the original booking confirmation number. Please visit our Ticket Plaza when you arrive.

Can I pay in US currency?

Yes! We accept US Visa, and MasterCard cards online.

What health and safety measures do you have in place?

The health and well-being of our guests and crew members is our number one priority. We have entry and boarding requirements which include:

  • Timed Ticketing Entry: To control passenger flow and manage guest capacity, timed ticketing entry is utilized. Note – during the peak season (June – Labour Day) please expect line-ups to access the Lower Landing and to board the boat. As a result, we cannot guarantee that your departure time will take place within the booked time slot.
  • Safety Screening: All guests and personal items may be subject to screening.
    • Guests are permitted to bring a personal item. Personal items include a small purse or handbag, a small backpack, an infant diaper bag, or a camera bag. Maximum dimensions are 17.8 x 38.1 x 40.6 centimetres (7x15x16 inches).
    • Restricted and dangerous articles are strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to; suitcases of any size, carry-on luggage, overnight bags, roller bags, briefcases, coolers, trunks, dangerous articles, and all other items that exceed the maximum dimensions for personal allowances.
    • Note that additional personal item allowance and entry restrictions may be imposed at entry without prior notice.
    • Outside food and beverage is not permitted.
    • All guests riding the boat require a ticket to board.
    • Our attraction is a smoke and vape-free environment. This includes tobacco, e-juice, and cannabis.

Niagara City Cruises reserves the right to modify its safety measures at any point without prior notice.

Are your boats wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Our attraction and boats are wheelchair accessible.

Do you have washrooms onsite?

Yes. There are two (2) wheelchair-accessible washrooms aboard our two (2) catamaran boats.

There are additional wheelchair-accessible washrooms on land in our Lower Landing area.

Is smoking or vaping allowed on your property?

No. Smoking or vaping of any kind (tobacco, cannabis, or e-juice) is not permitted on our boats or anywhere on our property.

Are Infant Strollers permitted on the attraction grounds and the boats?

Yes. Small to mid-size infant strollers are permitted.

Prior to boarding, there is a designated unsupervised area available to park strollers at your own discretion.

Infant strollers brought on board are not permitted on the upper observation deck for safety reasons. Strollers cannot be left unattended, and all personal belongings should be supervised accordingly.

Is there a place to store my personal items?

No. We do not offer storage areas for personal items.

All personal items should never be left unattended during your visit.

At your discretion, infant strollers can be left at the designated unsupervised area prior to boarding.

Can I bring my pet?

Niagara City Cruises welcomes guide dogs or service animals on our premises. The service animal is required to always accompany the guest. The guest is responsible for their service animal while on our premises.

Service animals are defined as being visibly apparent that the customer requires the animal for reasons relating to a disability. When our crew members cannot easily identify that an animal is a service animal, they may ask for documentation from a regulated health professional that confirms the guest needs the service animal for reasons relating to their disability.

All other animals and pets are not permitted on Niagara City Cruises property.

Can I bring in outside food and beverage?

Outside food and beverages are not permitted at our attraction.

While enjoying a spectacular view of the Falls, guests can enjoy a selection of drinks and casual food at our onsite Riverside Patio.

Can I take photos?

Absolutely! We love seeing the amazing photos and videos are guests take. Be sure to use #InTheMist on social media to share your experience with us!

Please note that we only allow handheld cameras on site and do not permit any additional equipment with general admission.

How do I get to Niagara City Cruises?

Niagara City Cruises is in the heart of Niagara Falls’ tourist district. Our address is 5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

We are just a short walk away from the foot of Clifton Hill. For directions on Google Maps, click here.

How do I get to the Niagara City Cruises Funicular?

Niagara City Cruises’ Funicular is located at the intersection of Niagara Parkway and Clifton Hill. For directions on Google Maps, click here.

Where should I park?

What is the closest Canadian Highways to Niagara City Cruises?

The closest Canadian highways to Niagara City Cruises are the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) and Highway 420.

When is the best time to visit Niagara Falls, Canada?

The best time to visit Niagara Falls, Canada is between April and November when many of the major attractions are open, and the weather is best.

When are your peak times and hours?

Our peak times are on weekends, holidays, and throughout the summer season.  Our peak hours are between 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

If you are visiting in July and August, especially weekends/holidays, we do suggest coming before 11:00 am or after 6:00 pm for the best visitor experience.

What should I wear?

A complimentary recyclable poncho is provided to each guest upon boarding.

Light jackets, sweaters, rain jackets, running shoes, and hats are great when travelling to Niagara during the Spring and Fall.

During the summer months, a comfortable pair of walking shoes is highly recommended.  Shorts, t-shirts, hats, sun visors, sunglasses, and light jackets for the evening are also encouraged as temperatures are generally 5-10 degrees cooler by the water.  Don’t forget the sunscreen!

We do encourage you to check the local weather before your visit.  You can access local weather here.