Maid of the Mist opens early this year! The Maid of the Mist Tour Boat will begin operations on April 12th 2012 starting at 10:00am every day. Tours run every 15 minutes with the ride lasting 30 minutes. Yay! For those of you who have heard that the company Hornblower will be taking over this attraction in 2014 you can read in more detail about this you can read about it on the Niagara Falls Tourism blog.