Though you can see Niagara Falls from dry land, nothing quite compares with experiencing the falls from the water. Hornblower boat tours—departing from the Canadian side—offer front-row views of the mighty falls, putting passengers well within the splash zone. Here’s what you can expect from a Hornblower cruise.
Enjoy front-and-center views of American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
Feel the spray and listen to the roar of this epic spectacle.
Opt for an nighttime Niagara Falls boat tour to see the Falls Illumination, during which the natural wonder is lit with multicolored LED lights.
Sip a craft beer or local Niagara wine on the deck while watching the summertime Falls Fireworks show.
Combine a cruise with a helicopter trip over the falls, visits to other Niagara Parks attractions such as the Journey Behind the Falls tunnels, or even a tasting session at a Niagara winery.
Thing to Know
Boarding takes place at the Hornblower Lower Landing, accessible via Niagara Parkway.
Cruises take place aboard modern 700-capacity catamarans.
Day tours incorporating Hornblower Niagara Cruises depart from Toronto, Ontario; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Niagara Falls, New York; and Buffalo, New York.
If you are coming from the US, bring your passport and ensure you have the required documents and visas needed to enter Canada and re-enter the US.
Hornblower cruises operate from April through October (weather dependent).
Ponchos are provided. Wear closed-toe waterproof shoes, and bring a waterproof cover for your phone if you plan on taking photos with it.