Niagara City Cruises (Hornblower Niagara Cruises)

5920 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Canada L2G 3K9



Seasonal - Spring to Late Fall

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

About Niagara City Cruises, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canadaa

Experience Niagara Falls with aboard two new state-of-the-art 700-passenger catamarans. Visitors will experience the world famous tour of the Great Gorge, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls – and an up-close-and-personal connection with the thundering powers of the mighty Horseshoe Falls.


Hornblower Niagara Cruises started to operate the historic Niagara Falls boat tours from the Canadian side on May 15, 2014.

The name was changed to Niagara City Cruises in 2021.

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What to do at Niagara City Cruises?

Things to do at Hornblower Niagara Cruises
Get ready to visit Canada’s ‘must-do’ signature attraction – Hornblower Niagara Cruises – and take home the ultimate souvenir: a memory.


Hop aboard and make your way to an experience no one ever forgets – the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour. Get up close and personal with the American Falls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and breathtaking Great Gorge – and the thundering roar, awesome power and amazing mist that come along with these natural wonders. Or ride after sunset for a light-mist experience (that’s still heavy on the magic) with the illumination of the Falls. Plus, buy a ticket online and access the one-of-a-kind Hornblower Niagara Funicular with panoramic views of the world-famous Falls as you travel to our Riverside Patio and boarding area.


For a later-at-night moment you’ll only find here, there’s nothing quite like a cruise and the sight of exploding fireworks over Niagara Falls to make your visit memorable. Our 40-minute Falls Fireworks Cruise features starry skies, panoramic skyline views, stunning illuminations, and, of course, fireworks that light up the sky—and your family’s faces. Plus, buy a ticket online and access the one-of-a-kind Hornblower Niagara Funicular with panoramic views of the world-famous Falls as you travel to our Riverside Patio and boarding area.

Hornblower Niagara Funicular

Hornblower Niagara Funicular will transport passengers up and down the 18,000-year-old rock on the Great Gorge walls 185 feet – equal to the distance of nearly 19 stories on an angle. The temperature controlled glass-enclosed cars, feature audio commentary, priority seating and will give riders a panoramic unobstructed view of the Horseshoe and American Falls and convenient access to our Riverside Patio and boarding area. It’s a one-of-a-kind adventure you don’t want to miss!

Who will enjoy the cruise the best?
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is an experience for all to enjoy. Each of the daytime boat tours and evening cruises offer something for everyone.


When to go on Niagara City Cruises?

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Schedule / Hours

imageHornblower Niagara Cruises is a seasonal operation, opening Spring and operating to late Fall.

Operating Season: May Mid -Late November (weather dependent)

During operating season : Daily – Sunday – Monday (7 days a week)

Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

2021 Hours

July 1 – September 6
Monday – Sunday
10:00am – 6:30pm
every 15 minutes
September 10 – October 11
Friday – Monday
10:00am – 6:30pm
every 15 minutes
October 15 – October 31
Friday – Monday
10:00am – 4:00pm
every 30 minutes


Falls Fireworks Cruise:


Fireworks Cruise (Illumination Cruise becomes fireworks cruise during Niagara Parks Fireworks days 2019 Niagara Falls Fireworks Schedule

How long is the Cruise? How much time is required for the cruise

Voyage to the Falls’ daytime boat tour – 15 minutes

Evening cruises – 40-minutes departs at 9:45 PM

Visitors are encouraged to arrive 15- 30 minutes prior.

How much do Niagara City Cruise?

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Rates Online tickets include Hornblower Funicular.

Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Adult 13+: $31.25
Child 3 to 12: $21.25

Falls Fireworks Cruise



How to get tickets?
Purchase Online or in person at the Hornblower Ticketing Plaza located at onsite.
Online via Viator (Trip Advisor)

Tickets can be purchased with cash, debit and credit cards.

Credit cards include: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, and Diners 5.

How to get to Niagara City Cruises?

Niagara Falls Illumination Cruise

Niagara Falls Illumination Cruise

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Location & Directions

Hornblower Cruise Address: 5920 Niagara Parkway , Niagara Falls, Canada.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises is minutes from Rainbow Bridge (Canadian-American boarder crossing) and ~500m from the base of Clifton Hill. It is located about a kilometer from Table Rock visitor centre, located across the Horseshoe Falls.

For detailed directions to Hornblower Niagara Cruises , see the map tab.


You can reach Hornblower Cruises Plaza by WEGO (erstwhile People Mover). All lines(green, purple, blue,red) stops at the plaza.


No parking onsite, but plenty of paid parking available nearby including parking opposite Table Rock visitors Centre.

What about amenities & accessibility?



Onsite and on board washrooms that are fully accessible.

Easy boarding access ramps.

Compliant with AODA and its accessibility standards.


Gift shops. Washrooms.

Other Info.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises permits service-guide animals on board. Household pets unfortunately are not permitted.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises provides waterproof tablet cases for purchase at the Hornblower Landing in addition to many other memorabilia.
Visitors looking to create the ultimate experience on board the boat tour can purchase 30-minute narrative Audio Souvenir Guide that is available in 8 different languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin, and Korean.The audio guide can be purchased separately or with the Total Tour Package online or upon arrival at Hornblower Ticketing Plaza.

Sunset Cocktail Cruise

Falls at Sunset


You can save over 30% off Niagara’s four top attractions if you buy Niagara Falls Adventure Pass

2 options are available –

1. Classic pass, which includes Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, Whitewater Walk in addition to the Cruise.
2. Nature pass, which includes Whirlpool Aero Car, Butterfly Conservatory, Floral Showcase in addition to the Cruise.

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  1. Patrick Lee

    Hi, I’m seriously considering taking your hornblower cruise to see the great niagara falls, I’m travelling from singapore and can only make it on 20th Oct, so need your advice if the cruise is still operating on 20th Oct or is there a way I can monitor eg. like based on what temperature would the cruise be operating, what’s the chance like if it would operate this 20th oct looking at the weather this year ? hope to hear from you – patrick lee

    September 11, 2015 at 11:15 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)

      The 2015 season is until November 30. So the cruise will be operating on Oct 20.
      For any help regarding your Hornblower Niagara Cruise – email –

      September 13, 2015 at 3:21 PM
  2. Lina

    Hi, I’m planning to take my chidrens to go on hornblower tour. Just wondering do you have the life vest provide for all the visitors?!?

    June 12, 2016 at 9:51 PM
    1. todocanada (Listing owner)

      As far as we know, life vests are not provided to all guests! We have gone on the cruise with toddlers. In our opinion, it is quite safe. You may contact Hornblower for more details

      June 13, 2016 at 7:41 PM

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