Best of Niagara Falls, USA Tour


  • Ride toward the Falls on the famous Maid of the Mist boat

  • Venture to the "hurricane deck" at Cave of the Winds

  • Incredible view of Whirlpool Rapids from Whirlpool State Park

  • Visits to Goat Island, Terrapin Point and Luna Island for close look at Bridal Veil Falls

  • Intimate, small-group tour experience limited to 7 guests


On this tour of Niagara Falls, USA, our guide will take you to the top sites and attractions that Niagara Falls, USA has to offer and share interesting facts about the fascinating history and geography of the area. On this tour, your guide will take you to the iconic Maid of the Mist boat ride, the thrilling Cave of the Winds and on visits to Goat Island (including Luna Island and Terrapin Point) and to the Whirlpool State Park. 

Tour info

5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13 years +)
Child: (5-12 years)
Infant: (0-4 years)
Meeting Point

Niagara Falls, NY central meeting location, Seneca Casino Front Entrance, 4th St. and Wendell Way, Niagara Falls, New York

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Your tour of Niagara Falls, USA begins with pick up directly from your downtown hotel. 

Your guide will then bring you to your first attraction, a boat ride on the famous Maid of the Mist. Before you board, you’ll have a chance to check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, located directly above the boarding site for the Maid of the Mist boat tour. While you’re on the boat tour, you’ll take in incredible views, hear the thunderous roars of the rushing waterfalls and you may get a bit wet, depending on where you stand - but don’t worry, you will be provided with a rain poncho for this boat ride. 

The next stop on your tour is a visit to Goat Island which connects to Terrapin Point and Luna Island as well. While here you’ll learn about the history of the Falls, see the Nikola Tesla monument overlooking the Falls, and get very close to the Bridal Veil Falls which are situated between Goat Island and Luna Island. 

After your Goat Island visit, your guide will take you to Cave of the Winds where you will descend 175 ft. into the Niagara Gorge before heading out onto a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck” - only a few feet away from the Bridal Veil Falls. You will be so close that it will feel like you’re surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions, even when it’s calm out. 

Your final stop on the tour will be a visit to Whirlpool State Park. While you’re here you’ll have the opportunity to snap some impressive photos of Niagara’s Whirlpool Rapids. 

At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your downtown hotel. 

What’s included?

  • Guided tour of Niagara Falls, NY, USA

  • Admission to Maid of the Mist and Prospect Point Observation Tower

  • Admission to Cave of the Winds

  • Guided visit to Goat Island, Terrapin Point and Luna Island

  • Intimate, guided, small-group tour experience (groups are limited to 7 people)

  • Pick up and drop off from downtown Niagara Falls, NY USA

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • The Maid of the Mist cruise is a seasonal attraction. When the boat cruise is not operating, it will be replaced by a visit to the Aquarium of Niagara

  • The exact length of time for tour may vary slightly based on traffic and seasonality (e.g. during off-peak times, tours tend to be a little shorter due to less traffic)

Before you go

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved

  • Pick up time will be confirmed 1-3 days prior to the tour date via email or phone. If you do not have access to these, please be ready 30 minutes prior to tour start time in the hotel lobby.

Covid Policy

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to departure time. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours to departure time, a $50 cancellation fee per guest will apply.

About operator:

Tripshepherd specializes in offering intimate small-group tours across popular destinations in North America. Our commitment to small-group dynamics ensures a more personal connection, greater flexibility, and an escape from the hassle of crowded buses and the need for microphones. At the heart of our tours are local experiences; we proudly hire local guides to support community growth, create jobs, and provide our guests with an authentic glimpse into each destination. Our friendly guides are dedicated to connecting personally with each guest, ensuring a caring and memorable experience. With Tripshepherd, every journey is not just a tour, but a unique story woven into the fabric of local life, guaranteeing an authentic, personal, and local adventure.