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5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls Ontario Canada, L2E 6X8



"The legendary Niagara Falls boat tour is by far the most famous attraction other than the Falls themselves." Not to be confused with the Maid of the Mist, "Hornblower Niagara Cruises in Niagara Falls introduces a whole new way to experience the Falls." on the Canadian side. Hornblower Niagara Cruises operates two 700-passenger state-of-the-art catamaran boats and a 150-passenger boat for private charters and special events.

Hornblower’s “Voyage To The Falls” Niagara Cruise will take you from the Canadian docks at the base of the Great Gorge, past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the awesome up-close and personal connection with the thundering water, awesome power and amazing mist of the mighty Horseshoe Falls! Voyage To The Falls departs every 15 minutes and starts early each day with the Early Morning Sunrise Cruise.

FALLS ILLUMINATION/FIREWORKS CRUISE (Fireworks scheduled for Fridays, Sundays and Holidays. Weather permitting).

For a truly extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience visitors can choose the Falls Illumination and Falls Fireworks Cruises. Set to dazzling city lights, Falls colored Illumination and Niagara Falls Fireworks, guests will enjoy on-board licensed bar service with snacks while marveling at the nighttime Falls spectacle. Whatever you choose, any Hornblower Niagara Cruise will be the highlight of your visit and the thrill of a lifetime!


The famous Falls boat tour experience is North America’s oldest attraction. It has been wowing millions of visitors since 1846. It is a Canada’s foremost visitor experience and has been enjoyed by dignitaries and celebrities alike including Princess Diana, Marilyn Monroe, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbechev and Brad Pitt to name just a few. You simply can’t consider a visit to Niagara Falls, Canada without a “Voyage To The Falls”. Available only at Hornblower Niagara Cruises.


Be sure to get the whole experience with Hornblower’s souvenir interpretive Audio Guide. This 30-minute narrative is engaging, educational, informative and entertaining and a must-have to complete any Voyage To The Falls boat tour. Available in 8 languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese Mandarin, Japanese and Korean the Audio Guide is everyone’s key to the ultimate Niagara Falls experience.


Before boarding visitors can browse the Mist Gear retail shop for all their last minute tour essentials. Here they’ll find a great line of Comfort and Convenience items designed specifically for their boat tour, as well as Health-wise snacks and Memory Souvenirs. The Mist Gear shop is conveniently located in the Lower Landing immediately prior to boarding.


Tickets are available online at or alternatively at the Hornblower Ticket Plaza located onsite at 5920 River Road (Niagara Parkway) at the foot of Clifton Hill. Convenient Date and Time Select ticketing allows visitors to pre-plan their trip. As tours and cruises sell out quickly we recommend advance online ticket purchase. Online tickets allow visitors to avoid the waits and line-ups and proceed directly to express admission.


All boarding is located at the Hornblower Lower Landing in the Great Gorge. Entrance is at 5920 River Road (Niagara Parkway). There is plenty of parking nearby. All major public parking, hotels and attractions are conveniently connected to Hornblower Plaza by the WEGO Transit system. Visit OUR WEGO PAGE for details. Visitors should allow time to park and walk to Hornblower Plaza. Boarding is 15 minutes prior to scheduled departures.


Hornblower Niagara Cruises operates two 700-passenger, state-of-the-art boats. Boats feature on-board amenities including tiered decks for 360 degree unobstructed viewing, retractable glass nano-walls for dry viewing areas, on-board passenger washrooms and for evening and nighttime cruises an on-board licensed bar. The catamaran boats are powered by twin 350-horsepower Scania engines. The 150-passenger Hornblower Guardian of the Gorge boat is powered by twin 350-horsepower jet-drive engines and is available for private charters, functions and events. All boats are ODA compliant for accessibility.


Hornblower’s “Voyage To The Falls” is a proud ticket partner in the Niagara Parks Adventure Pass. The Adventure Pass is the best value for Niagara’s top attractions and includes the Voyage To The Falls and admissions to the Journey Behind The Falls, White Water Walk and Niagara’s Fury. The Adventure Pass also includes two-day, all-day transportation on the WEGO Transit system and valuable savings coupons to Niagara Parks restaurants and retail shops.


Voyage To The Falls

Adult: $19.95

Child: $12.25

Falls Illumination/Fireworks Cruise ( includes one Drink Ticket per Adult or one Glow Wand per Child)

Adult: $42.00

Child: $42.00

Total Tour (Voyage to the Falls boat tour with Audio Guide)

Adult - $33.22

Child - $25.52

All prices subject to applicable taxes (13% HST)


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  • 5/5 Stars - Cathie Lemon - 31/08/2014

    What a fantastic experience, definitely the highlight of our trip to Niagara Falls! We treated ourselves to the fireworks cruise and what a thrill that was. The outdoor tented waiting area( located down at the water), complete with pendant lighting, was a lovely area to sit and relax until they started boarding. You have that opportunity to enjoy a drink that you can take on the cruise with you. The brand new boats are large, have tiered levels upstairs to allow people to get the best view possible. For our fireworks cruise, the boat stopped partway, so the fireworks could be viewed by all. Once finished, the cruise resumed and what a thrill it was! It truly is something to experience, especially at nighttime to see the illumination of the falls. I would say once in a lifetime, but not our lifetime as we will be making a trip back to relive it again! Hornblower Niagara Cruises is a definite upgrade from the former Maid of the Mist, which we have been on a number of times in the past. I guess I would sum it up as an overall classier experience.

  • 5/5 Stars - Aurora - 17/07/2014

    I was on the old Maid of the Mist years ago, I found this new Hornblower to be a much more enjoyable experience. The boat is bigger and so much smoother in the water! The option of being able to go out in the evening or to watch the fireworks is very exciting!

  • 4/5 Stars - Brennan - 16/07/2014

    New boats look great. Big improvement from Maid of The Mist in my honest opinion.