About Hornblower Niagara 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.
What to do at Hornblower Niagara 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.
VOYAGE TO THE FALLS BOAT TOUR
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.
VIP BREWS & CRUISE EVENTS
Watch the sparks fly and feel the beat with Hornblower Niagara Cruises’ all-new VIP Brews & Cruise Events in Niagara Falls, Canada. Party on the dock and fire up new summer memories, with live DJ, food & drinks, commemorative photo and, every Friday night, guest appearances from KISS 98.5’s DJ Nicholas Picholas. Then set sail with front of the line VIP Pre-Boarding for a 40-minute Falls Fireworks Cruise and the best spots around to see starry skies, panoramic skyline views, stunning illuminations and, of course, fireworks that light up the sky. Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, ignite the night at this ‘must-do’ Niagara Falls event!
FALLS FIREWORKS CRUISE
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.
VIP BREWS & CRUISE EVENTS: 19+
When to go on Hornblower Niagara Cruises?
Hornblower Niagara Cruises Schedule / Hours
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is a seasonal operation, opening Spring and operating to late Fall.
2019 Operating Season: May Mid – December 1, 2019 (weather dependent)
During operating season : Daily – Sunday – Monday (7 days a week)
Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour
May Mid (TBA) – September 2 | 8:30am – 8:30pm
September 3 – October 14 | 8:30am – 8:30 pm
October 15 to October 31 | 8:30am – 5:30pm
November 1 – December 1 (weather dependent) | 10:00am – 4:00pm
May 24-20, 24-27, 31, June 1-2, 7-9, 14-30, July 1-31, August 1-31, September 1-2, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, October 4-6, 11-14 | Pre- party: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm & Cruise Departure: 9:30 pm
Falls Fireworks Cruise:
May 17-20, 24-27, 31, June 1-2, 7-9, 14-30, July 1-31, August 1-31, September 1-2, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, October 4-6, 11-14 | Cruise Departure: 9:30 pm
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 does Hornblower Niagara Cruises cost?
Hornblower Niagara Cruises Rates
Online tickets include Hornblower Funicular.
Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour
Child (5-12 yrs): $18.95
Child (4 yrs and under): FREE (Ticket Required)
Falls Fireworks Cruise
Adult (13+): $42.95
Child (5-12 yrs): $42.95
Child (4 yrs and under): $19.95
VIP Brews & Cruise Event – 19+
Sunday – Thursday: $88.50
Friday – Saturday & Holidays: $98.50
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?
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.
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.
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.