Enjoy this exciting boat tour that brings visitors up close and able to feel drops of the mighty waters flowing over Niagara Falls. The Maid of the Mist is a popular option for visitors looking to experience the intensity of the falls. Garnished in blue raincoats over one million people each year explore the powerful yet majestic beauty of Niagara Falls aboard one of the Maid of the Mist boats.
Originally the boat started as a ferry service in 1846, that crossed from New York to Canada. In 1848, the ferry quickly became obsolete when a bridge was opened connecting the two countries nearby. It was decided to change over to a sightseeing boat tour that would venture closer to the mighty falls.
Over the years, Maid of the Mist has grown to have multiple boats in their fleet and hosted several famous guests including Prince Edward of Wales, Marilyn Monroe, Mikhail Gorbachev as well as Prince Charles and Princess Diana along with their two sons.
Now Maid of the Mist has grown to be a major attraction in the Niagara Falls area and is a must see if you are looking to experience the full beauty of Niagara Falls. The boat tour takes visitors along both Niagara Falls and Horseshoe Falls briefly into Canada.
Due to its location and climate, Maid of the Mist does not operate in the winter months and is scheduled per local conditions.
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