Operating since 1846, the Maid of the Mist is the one and only tour boat fleet whose captains have safely navigated the mighty waters of the Niagara Gorge for over 100 years. This iconic boat ride operates only on the U.S. side of the Falls and has officially launched two new all-electric, emission-free passenger vessels. Guests from around the world will now enjoy a smoother, quieter and greener ride when visiting the nation’s oldest state park. Access the Maid of the Mist via the Observation Tower and journey along the Niagara River to the base of the American and Horseshoe Falls and witness the thundering roar of 600,000 gallons of water. This spectacular ride lasts a half hour and creates a lifetime of memories with each voyage. Blue rain poncho provided.