Province/Territory: Ontario

Niagara Falls Up Close and Personal

  • 06 million cubic feet of water per minute
  • 03 waterfalls make up Niagara Falls
  • 173-foot drop at Horseshoe Falls

It’s a must-do adventure: head out to Hornblower Niagara Cruises for the ride of your life. Experience a top Canadian attraction and feel the exhilaration of getting up close and wet at one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.  Put on your complimentary rain poncho and get ready to sail into the very heart of the mighty Niagara Falls. Hear the crashing water. See the breathtaking views. Soak up every drop of powerful spray on your “Voyage to the Falls” boat tour.  Journey through the Great Gorge, past the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and into the famous Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Hear the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water falling every second right before your eyes. Feel the mighty rush of the mist on your face. Soak up every moment of this amazing and historic adventure. When you set sail you’re not just getting amazing views. You’re getting the ride of your life!

Why you should visit

• Tiered viewing platforms provide 360-degree unobstructed views
• Tours include access to the lower landing and falls viewing area
• Souvenir interpretive audio guides provide you with rich history and interesting facts as you tour the Falls
• Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Falls Illumination Cruises and Falls Fireworks Cruises also available
• While you're there, visit Niagara's 200 wineries


• Niagara Falls has a temperate climate from April to October. July, August and September see warm and dry weather, with increased rain in the spring and fall.
Discover local weather information.  Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.

Visitor information

Hours & Admission Prices
• Open mid-April to end of October, seven days per week
On-site food & beverage
• Tours leave daily every 15 minutes
Gift Shop

When to go

• July and August are the warmest weather
• Beat the crowds by arriving early in the day
• At night, experience the popular fireworks display accompanied by coloured illumination of the Falls

Need to know

• Tours last 30 minutes; two 700-passenger catamarans leave every 15 minutes
• Trip is suitable for all ages and fitness levels
• Complimentary ponchos are provided
• Trips can be pre-booked
• Public washrooms and dry viewing areas on board

Getting Here

• Located in Niagara Falls, a 1 1/2-hour drive from Toronto
Shuttles are available from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Niagara Falls
• Taxis are available to-and-from the area
• Plenty of parking nearby