Niagara Falls offers a number of different ways to see the city, the natural splendour, and the region as guided by someone who knows–really knows–the things to see and do. Admission/Tour prices noted here are in US dollars.

Jetboat tours of Niagara Falls

Cave of the Winds Tour
Goat Island
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Cave of the Winds is a cavern located behind the Bridal Veil Falls, created by an overhanging ledge of Lockport Dolostone rock at the top of the gorge, over which the Bridal Veil Falls flowed. In 1901, this cavern originally measured approximately 130 feet high, 100 feet wide and 100 feet in depth. Accessed by staircase since 1829, and by elevator since 1925, but by 1955 the instability of the eroded overhanging ledge became too dangerous for tourists, and the cave was reduced to only 30 feet, the original Cave was destroyed with dynamite in 1955. Today’s “Cave of the Winds” is a guided adventure to the base of the Niagara Gorge and over a series of wooden decks below the Bridal Veil/Luna Falls coming within twenty five (25) feet from the Falls on the hurricane deck. Raincoats are issued but be prepared to be soaked by the thundering cataracts. Open Seasonal. Admission Adults $$. On the Ontario side, see the equivalent “Journey Behind The Falls” or “White Water Walk” attractions.

Grand Lady Cruises
100 White Haven Rd
(I-190 Exit 19, 4 mi, E , at the foot of Whitehaven Rd)
Grand Island, NY 14072
71-774-8594 toll-free 1-888-824-LADY

Customized cruises on the Niagara River, through the lock or around the island. Casual to gourmet dining.
Open May-Oct, call for schedule. Allow 2.5 hr Charge: $$$$

International Weddings & Carriage Rides
Niagara Falls State Park
(take Rte 190N to Robert Moses Parkway to Goat Island)
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Carriage rides on Goat Island (Niagara Falls State Park) at Niagara Falls or in the “Historic” Village of Lewiston. A memorable experience for the family and/or romance. In the winter months, glide through the snow-covered paths in an authentic horse-driven sleigh. Open Fri-Sun 6-10 Fees: $$

Maid Of The Mist
Prospect Point Park
Niagara Falls, New York.
(716) 284-8897

Take a half hour ride aboard the world famous Maid of the Mist, enjoyed by millions since 1846. The powerful diesel-engined boats take visitors to the base of the American Falls and then on to the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Souvenir rain coats are provided with admission to help protect you as you soak in the water rushing all around as you eel the thunder of the Falls. Trips leave approximately every 15 minutes from the Canadian and the U.S. sides of the river. Open late April to late October, weather dependent. You can also catch the Maid of the Mist from the Ontario side, on opposite shore. Weekends 10 am- 6 pm, weekdays 10 am- 5  pm. Boats leave every 30 minutes . Admission: $$ *U.S. funds*

Niagara Frontier Scenic Tours Inc
7900 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
716-283-1760, 716-283-9088
Tours available 3 times daily. Tours of USA and Canada. Maid of the Mist Boat & Towers are available also. Year-round. Cost $$$

Niagara Majestic Tours
One Prospect Pointe
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Toll Free: 877/285-2113

Full service sightseeing tours of Niagara Falls, New York with hotel pickup & airport transfers. Open year-round, allow 5 hours for tour. Suggested Tour Hours: 9 am-2 pm

Rainbow Air
454 Main St (beside Rainbow Bridge, north of Falls)
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Helicopter tours (and aircraft charters) to view Niagara region from the air, running Apr-Nov, 9am-dusk weather permitting. 1-8 hrs

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Departures from The Riverside Inn,
115 South Water St, Lewiston
Lewiston, NY 14092
905-468-4800, 1-888-438-4444, Fax: 905-468-7004

Ontario Departures: from: 61 Melville Street, Niagara on the Lake
At Niagara Falls, the free-falling water transforms into a mighty river, flowing through a majestic river canyon. Everyone ages 8-80, will discover the world famous rapids, stone-walled canyon, and legendary Whirlpool. Accessible only by our powerful jet boats, this hour of adventure will fascinate and exhilarate! 7 trips daily from 10am-5:30pm, May thru October. Choice of wet or dry jetboats. Allow 1 hour. Advance reservations and payment are necessary. Cost: Adult C$$$$; Group rates