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Boat Tour

Take a day trip from downtown Toronto to Niagara Falls attractions. Experience the Hornblower Niagara cruise and tour Niagara with a complete Niagara Falls tour package.

Hornblower Niagara Cruise

Explore the Roar!

Enjoy the unforgettable Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat tour.

Located in Niagara Falls Canada, close to the base of Clifton Hill tourist area and north end of Queen Victoria Park, is the entry for this exciting thrill-ride! Your steamship departs from the Niagara Cruise Plaza, which is set into the gorge wall with all buildings below the ground level. You will descend to the docks at the river's edge in one of 4 high speed elevators.

Niagara Falls Niagara Cruise Boat

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada tour
Niagara Cruise

The Hornblower Niagara Cruise is a legendary 20 minute boat ride taking you up close and personal with the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Your boat ride will depart from the Canadian side of the Niagara River just opposite the American Falls.

The powerful diesel engines will power the world famous boat alongside the American Falls on its way up the river to the very basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls.

Rain slickers are provided as you may get wet! You can keep the recyclable souvenir raincoat as a reminder of your Niagara Falls adventure!

Niagara cruise adventure boat
An Historic Adventure

Feel the power and hear the roar of the most powerful waterfall in the world. You are provided with waterproof ponchos to keep you and your electronic gear (cameras etc) warm and dry on your 20 minute scenic adventure.

The Hornblower Niagara Cruise is one of North America’s oldest tourist attractions and has been in operation since 1846. It is certainly one of Niagara’s most popular attractions and not to be missed! An incredible experience for the family to enjoy!

* Note:- Niagara Parks operates solely by funding through visitors to the attractions and not through tax dollars. Money spent with Niagara Parks helps preserve the beauty and heritage of Niagara Falls.

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Niagara Cruise Boat

Niagara Cruise

Niagara Falls - Hornblower Niagara Cruise:

The boats are 80 feet long and carry 600 passengers. The powerful 350 horsepower engines carry you to the base of the Horseshoe falls, against the powerful current.

After the tour, you enter the Niagara Cruise Plaza - which offers gift shops, a welcome center and quick serve food outlets. In the summer, visit the two-level outdoor marketplace with live daily entertainment.

Niagara Falls
When you finish your boat tour, you can enjoy the attractions, shopping and dining - all within walking distance of the falls.


Hornblower Niagara Cruise gets you the closest to both American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Niagara Cruise boats were previously operated by the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Co. and the boat trip has a 165-year history. As of Spring 2014, the boats are now operated by a new company, Hornblower Canada Company.

Niagara Day Tour - More Time at Niagara Falls

Niagara Day Tour Niagara Falls Canada

Be prepared to take lots of photos! You can view the American and Canadian falls from the top of the gorge. You can also climb to the top of the tower of the Niagara Cruise Plaza for wonderful panoramic views of the region - right across to the United States.


Best Day Tour to Niagara from Toronto
Niagara Falls fun facts and day tour.