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Maid of the Mist Open Day 4 23 18

Maid of the Mist prepares for 133rd consecutive season

4/23/18

Now that the ice run has cleared the Lower Niagara River, final preparations are being made to launch the Maid of the Mist’s 2018 season, the 133rd consecutive season for one of North America’s longest running tourist attractions.

Maid of the Mist VI and Maid of the Mist VI will welcome passengers on Friday, Apr. 27, at 9 a.m. Departures are available only from the Maid of the Mist landing in Niagara Falls, New York.

The season runs through Nov. 4.

“We know this is a bucket list attraction for visitors from around the world,” said Christopher Glynn, president of Maid of the Mist.  “Our crew is ready to welcome guests to our iconic vessels, providing them with an unforgettable, monumental experience.”

In 1848, Maid of the Mist I, a side-steamboat ferry with twin smokestacks, could carry a stagecoach and horses across the Niagara River.  In 1848, construction of a suspension bridge curtailed business and Maid of the Mist was re-branded as a sightseeing adventure.  A combination of factors led to the suspension of service until June 13, 1885, when a new Maid of the Mist boat ventured closer to the Horseshoe Falls than any boat ever had.  Service has continued non-stop for 133 seasons.

Today, Maid of the Mist VI and Maid of the Mist VII can accommodate as many as 600 passengers.

Beginning Apr. 27 through May 18, tours will operate 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(weekdays) and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (weekends).

Other schedule highlights include:

Victoria Day Weekend
May 19–May 20
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
May 21–May 25
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 26
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday, May 28
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

May 29–June 15
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Sun-Fri)
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sat)

June 16–August 8
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (daily)

August 9–August 28
9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (daily)

August 29–September 2
9:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. (daily)

Labor Day Only
Monday, September 3
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September 4–October 3
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(weekdays)
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(weekends)

October 4–October 31
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (daily)

November 1–November 4
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (daily)

Adult tickets are $19.25; tickets for children (6-12 years) are $11.20.  Children 5 and under ride free with an accompanying adult.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.maidofthemist.com