Planning family vacations can be fun, but lets admit it sometimes it can be stressful and time consuming especially when you are visiting the city for the first time. If Hornblower Niagara Cruises is on your list of attractions to see and do (we hope so) then we encourage you to read and learn more about the many features to enhance your boat tour, decrease your wait time and overall make your visit that much more amazing, after all we do create amazing experiences.
Here’s some tips to keep in mind when planning your next vacation, staycation or day away from the office.

Show Your Confirmation Number To Avoid The Lines

No one likes waiting in line especially on a hot summer day. The best piece of advice we can give you is to book your tickets online in advance. Whether you are in your hotel lobby, at home sipping coffee on a Saturday morning browsing vacation attractions, or waiting in line wishing you were next at the ticket booth. Buying your tickets online is saving you money and your precious vacation time and who doesn’t like saving vacation time. Here’s how you do it:

  • Buy your ticket online, select the date ad boat tour time
  • Show us your confirmation email or take a picture of your confirmation email on your phone
  • Walk past the lines with a massive grin on your face and say, ‘you can do it too!’
  • Walk past the Hornblower Ticket Plaza down to the Hornblower Landing where you will show your confirmation number to a Guest Services employee who will view your phone

(It really is that easy and can be done!)
guest service employee talking to guest at Hornblower Ticket Plaza

Day+Night Package= The Best Of Both Worlds

Visiting Niagara Falls, Canada for the first time can be overwhelming especially where there are so many great attractions to experience. Whether you are visiting for 2 days or 4 days, our Day + Night package is the perfect package to experience both our daytime boat tour and our evening cruise. If you loved the 20-minute daytime ‘Voyage to the Falls’ boat tour and looking to experience the Falls in a whole new light in the evening then this package was made for you. Purchase your Day + Night Package at the Ticket Plaza upon arrival. Go ahead, experience the best of both worlds because you will be glad you did!
falls fireworks cruise in niagara falls, canada

Delicious Bites, Affordable Pricing

Sink your teeth into something that is not only tasty but affordable for your entire family. When visiting our Hornblower Landing you will discover mouth-watering culinary options. Refreshing beverages, craft beers and Niagara wines are available as well. If you are on a tight time schedule and aren’t able to make it to a Niagara winery, don’t freight as we serve a selection of award-winning VQA Niagara wines. Not only will you leave satisfied by the food but also by the stunning view of the thundering Falls.
wine at hornblower niagara cruises

Learn Some Niagara Falls Fun Facts 

You might have done your research about Niagara Falls before arriving, but our hand-held Souvenir Audio Guide tells a 30-minute narrative (in your language of choice) offering interesting facts and history about the geological wonders. The Audio Guide is available in 8 languages so if English isn’t your first language then don’t worry as the guide is also available in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
souvenir audio guide at hornblower niagara cruises

We Got You Covered, No Really We Do!

No matter how many layers of clothing and plastic poncho you cover around your phone or tablet, the mist will find a way of getting your device wet. We recommend considering our tablet cover and smartphone cover available for purchase at our Mist Gear Retail. These genius inventions can be purchased under the Visitor Pavilion Tent along with other waterproof items to enhance your boat tour experience.
waterproof phone case

Evening Cruises= On Board Bar!

If you loved our daytime boat tour, then you will love our evening cruise. The 40-minute cruise is twice the length of the daytime boat tour and offers an onboard bar, light snacks and an overall great time.  Choose from the ‘Falls Illumination Cruise’ or ‘Falls Illumination Cruise With Bonus Fireworks.’ Just like the daytime boat tour tickets can be purchased online. Arrive at 9pm and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at our Fallsview Patio before boarding the evening cruise.
beverages aboard evening cruise

We Have FREE Wi-Fi

Everyone loves to hear the words, ‘Free Wi-fi’. What does free wifi mean to you when visiting Hornblower Niagara Cruises? It means you can purchase your tickets online in advance to save waiting in line. It also means all those amazing photos taken in the mist can be shared instantly to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Don’t forget to use our hashtag #niagaracruises #inthemist


We’ve all suffered driving around in circles looking for the best parking locations, but we’re hear to let you in on where the best parking spots are located and luckily for you they are only a short distance walk to Hornblower Niagara Cruises.

How Can I Pay For My Ticket?

Have you ever waited in line at an attraction for an extended period of time just to find out they don’t accept your currency or your travelers check. We’re giving you a heads up on what to carry with you when visiting Hornblower Niagara Cruises. We accept Canadian and U.S. currencies, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and China Union.

You DO Get A Poncho With Your Boat Tour Ticket

You can leave your heavy duty poncho you use for camping the great outdoors behind as we offer a complimentary red Canadian inspired poncho with the purchase of every boat tour ticket. We give these to you before you board the boat.
two female guests in red poncho looking out through niagara falls boat tour
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