Ready for Launch – 2024 Season Begins Apr. 4

Maid of the Mist Opening Soon

The iconic all-electric Maid of the Mist, which has been in continuous operation since 1885, sets sail on the 2024 season at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Apr. 4. Tours will depart every 30 minutes, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The hours of operation will be extended throughout the summer. This year marks the 139th consecutive season, making Maid of the Mist among the longest-continuously operating tourist attractions in North America.

“A mild winter will allow us to open early this year,” said Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn. “Our crew is ready to welcome the world to Niagara Falls for a bucket list experience that is like no other.”

Maid of the Mist is excited to offer extended hours (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) the day of the Total Solar Eclipse (Monday, Apr. 8) to accommodate the projected high volume of eclipse enthusiasts at Niagara Falls State Park. Vessel tour operations will be open for our normal operation throughout the day of the eclipse on a first come, first served basis. 

For the day of the eclipse, the Crow’s Nest will be closed and Observation Deck only tickets will not be available for sale.

Adult tickets are $28.25, tickets for children (6–12 years) $17.75, and children 5 and under are free with an accompanying adult. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online. Maid of the Mist opened last season on Apr. 15. This year’s season runs through Nov. 3, 2024.