Maid of the Mist

America's most amazing boat ride has been Maid of the Mist since 1846. Experience the raging currents, roaring thunder and startling mist.

Maid of the Mist

History at the Maid of the Mist

Since 1846, the Maid of the Mist has given tens of millions of people tours of the Niagara Falls. Over the years, famous people from across the globe have come to enjoy the unique ride that the Maid of the Mist offers. Including  Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana of Wales, to U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Theodore Roosevelt. Since 1846 there have been seven Maid of the Mist boats. Maid of the Mist VII is still active and has been since 1997. The first Maid of the Mist had a capacity of 100 passengers. The current Maid of the Mist now holds 600 passengers.

The Ride at the Maid of the Mist

Watch as 600,000 gallons of water come tumbling down as you board the Maid of the Mist. Listen to the powerful eruption of water crashing down as you are sprayed with mist from the water directly in front of you. Make sure to bring a poncho for this wet ride so that you can enjoy the falls to its fullest. Enjoy informational captains who will safely take you to the foot of the falls and give you great information during your boat tour. Take a  memorable adventure on the Maid of the Mist for your next visit. There is nowhere else to get a view of the falls like this.

“This was a great way to get up close to the falls and to really experience the power of this natural wonder. I highly recommend this attraction to your visit of the falls.”

—Linda Krauklis F., TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to Maid of the Mist

Enjoy an unforgettable tour of the falls from New York via Amtrak to Niagara Falls Station in Niagara Falls—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Get picked up from Niagara Falls Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Niagara Falls office today at: 716-298-1000.

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