Ready to "Explore the Roar"? The Maid of the Mist will officially open for the 2013 season on Friday, April 19th at 10:00am. Located only a 1/4 mile from the Red Coach Inn the Maid of the Mist boat tour is a must see Niagara attraction. For Directions to the Maid of the Mist U.S. boarding site CLICK HERE.
A favorite Niagara Falls State Park attraction for more than 150 years, the Niagara Fall Maid of the Mist tour takes visitors on an excursion into the basin of Niagara Falls State Park's Horseshoe Falls. The journey begins at the Observation Tower, where guests do a souvenir rain poncho and board the double-deck Maid of the Mist tour boat. (Hooded raincoats are provided for ALL passengers, and you are certain to need them!) From there, the dramatic passage ferries past the base of the American Falls, and on to the basin of Horseshoe Falls, navigating through roiling waterfall whitewater and massive rock formations. The wind-driven mist at the base of the falls is sure to return you to the shore with a new found appreciation of the power and grandeur of Niagara Falls, or at least "soaked" in excitement.
As North America's oldest tourist attraction, the Maid of the Mist is a half hour thrill of a lifetime. The original Maid of the Mist was a steam-powered paddle-wheeler ferry, and has been providing boat tours since 1846. Today, the Maid of the Mist is shared by four modern diesel-powered ships.