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It has been a few years since the last time I was at Niagara Falls. So much has changed. One of the things that was on my bucket list was getting as close as possible to the magnificent Niagara Falls. One of the ways to accomplish this is by taking the Hornblower Cruises.
The last time I came to Niagara it was the winter month and they do not operate the boats due to the weather. When we started planning our summer vacation to Niagara, I knew I needed to book the boat cruise.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is the only boat tour operating in Niagara Falls, Canada. If you want to get as close as possible to the Falls by water, this is your best option. You can buy tickets online or at the booth. There is no specific time for your boat ride. The tours run every 15 minutes.
When you check in, they give you a bright pink poncho. While you will not go completely beneath the Horseshoe Falls you get as close as possible. That means you are going to feel the power of the Falls and get wet with the mist. So, you do want to wear your poncho. You can decide to keep it as a souvenir or you can also recycle it.
The boat tour takes you past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and circling past the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. The best spot in the boat is on the second floor towards the front. They do offer indoor accommodations, but the best views are from the top deck.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises operates from April 1st – November 30th, daily in the summer and on select days in the spring and fall.
It is a 20-minute trip aboard a state-of-the-art Hornblower catamaran named Voyage to the Falls boat. They have only been offering cruises on the Niagara River since 2014 and they also offer the Niagara Falls Illumination Night Cruise and Niagara Falls Fireworks Cruise.
Before the boat ride or just after it, you can enjoy a quick snack, ice cream bar, or something to drink. They have a variety of items available for purchase.
For an extra $3 dollars, you get to experience the Niagara Funicular. It is a short Funicular ride, but provides really cool views. It is totally worth it.
For more information and to buy your tickets visit Hornblower Niagara Cruises