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Maid of the Mist sets sail on 137th season


Maid of the Mist Chairman & CEO James V. Glynn (right) and President Christopher Glynn on the first excursion of the 2022 season.

Maid of the Mist, one of North America’s most iconic sightseeing adventures, is again welcoming guests from around the world with the start of the 2022 season.  The all-electric James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla will launched Friday, Apr. 29, marking the start of the 137th consecutive year of operation.

“We are ready to once again welcome guests from around the world to Niagara Falls for an unforgettable experience,” said Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn. “For many, this will be their first opportunity to board our cutting-edge all-electric, zero emission vessels and they will experience Niagara Falls like never before.”

Since they were launched in October 2020, the James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla have provided Maid of the Mist guests with an unparalleled experience. Propelled by electric motors, the vessels have no engine noise and no diesel fumes.

Adult tickets are $25.25; child tickets (6–12 years) $14.75; children 5 and under are free with accompanying adult. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online.

In 1846, the first Maid of the Mist, a side-wheel 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.  The iconic tourist attraction, one of the oldest in North America, has continued non-stop for 137 seasons.