Hornblower Niagara Cruises

5920 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Canada L2G 3K9



Seasonal - Spring to Late Fall

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

About Hornblower Niagara Cruises, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canadaa

Hornblower Niagara Cruises has introduced a whole new way to experience Niagara Falls, with brand-new boat tours, 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.

From May 15, 2014, Hornblower Niagara Cruises started to operate the historic Niagara Falls boat tours from the Canadian side. Maid of the Mist tours are available only from the US side.

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What to do at Hornblower Niagara Cruises?

Fireworks Niagara Cruise

Falls Fireworks Cruise

Things to do at Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Hornblower Niagara Cruises offers two 700-passenger catamaran boats (Niagara Thunder & Niagara Wonder) that feature improved onboard comforts, dry-observatory zones, seating, washrooms and a 360-degree viewing platform decks for gloriously unobstructed views of the Falls.

Encounter the Falls with Early Morning Sunrise Cruises, Fully-licensed Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Falls Illumination and Falls Fireworks Cruises in the evening.

Types of cruises available at Canadian Side

1. Voyage to the Falls (daytime boat tour) & Early Morning Sunrise Cruises(first tour of the day).

2. Falls Illumination & Falls Fireworks Cruises in the evening, allowing guests to experience the incomparable magic of Niagara at night.

– Falls illumination Cruise : Provides stunning panoramic views of the dazzling city lights and famous colored illumination of the Falls. 

-Falls Fireworks Cruise : Views of the colored illumination of the thundering Falls and stunning fireworks display above

Colourful evening cruises feature an onboard fully licensed bar, snacks and musical entertainment.

To enhance the experience, guests can use a souvenir audio guide and are available in eight languages. The audio guide provides an educational and entertaining narrative that tells the story and history behind the mighty falls.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises also  hosts Private Charters and Events touring the Niagara Gorge and the thundering Falls on a 150 passenger jet boat.

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 Hornblower Niagara Cruises?

Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Schedule / Hours

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

2018  Operating Season: May 5 – November 30, 2018 (weather dependent)

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

Voyage to the Falls’ daytime boat tour 

2018  hours

Boats sail every 15 minutes in season

May 5 – May 10 |  9:00am – 6:00pm

May 11 – September 3 |  8:30am – 8:30pm

September 4 – October 8 |  8:30am – 7:30pm

October 9 – 31 |  8:30am – 5:30pm

November 1 – 30 |  10:00am – 4:00pm

Falls Illumination & Falls Fireworks Cruises

Falls Fireworks Cruise: Doors open at 9:15pm | Boats Sail at 9:45- 10:10pm. Fireworks overhead at 10:00pm, 40-minute nighttime cruise

Falls Illumination Cruise: Boat Boards at 9:15pm | Boats Sail at 9:30 – 10:10pm
40-minute nighttime cruise

Ilumination Cruise:

Illumination Cruise -May  11 – June 14 |  9:30 pm – 10:10 pm
September  4 – October 4 |  8:30 pm – 9:10 pm
October 12 – 27 |  7:30 pm – 8:10 pm

Fireworks Cruise (Ilumination Cruise becomes fireworks cruise  during Niagara Parks Fireworks days  2018 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 does Hornblower Niagara Cruises cost?

Fireworks Niagara Cruise

Falls Fireworks Cruise

Hornblower Niagara Cruises  Rates / Tickets

Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour

Adult: $25.95

Child (5-12 yrs): $15.95

Child (4 yrs and under): FREE


Falls Illumination/Falls Fireworks Cruise

Adult: $29.95/$39.95

Child (5-12 yrs): $26.95/$35.95

Child (4 yrs and under): FREE

Day + Night Cruise Package

20 minute daytime Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour + 40 minute evening Falls Illumination OR Falls Fireworks Cruise

Adult:  $55.90

Child (5-12 yrs): $41.90

Child (4 years and under): FREE

Hornblower Niagara Cruises also offers group rates for groups with more than 20 people.

How to get tickets? 
Purchase Online  or in person at the Hornblower Ticketing Plaza located at onsite.

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 Hornblower Niagara 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

Sunset Cocktail Cruise


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 – [email protected].

      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 [email protected]

      June 13, 2016 at 7:41 PM

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