Hornblower Niagara Cruises – visit the heart of Niagara Falls
The Hornblower Niagara Cruises is another favorite attraction for tourists on the Canadian coast of Niagara Falls. The cruise gives you the opportunity to get to know the waterfalls from a new point of view, in close proximity to the falling waters of Horseshoe Falls. And you can also watch American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls at the same time.
The trip is a boat trip that lasts about 20 minutes and there is a new one every 15 minutes. The boat gathers 700 passengers and offers a complete 360-degree view. Of course, in such proximity to the waterfalls, it is impossible to stay dry from the splashed drops. For those who do not want to get wet, a lower deck has been specially created, on which they remain protected from splashes.
The attraction also has a smaller 150-seater boat, which is used for private walks and special events.
With Hornblower Cruises, you have also the opportunity to see the waterfalls at sunset or night. The night cruises last 1 hour and during it, you receive a cocktail and snacks accompanied by pleasant music. There are two options for the night trip During this hour you can enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls, illuminated by a light show and fireworks. The unique Firework trip can be made from Monday to Friday from May to September. The lighting show can be seen on Friday and during the weekends.
Prepare with comfortable clothes and shoes and remember that you will probably get wet from the water splashes, despite the raincoat you will receive. The camera you use must be waterproof.
Tickets can be purchased online with a date and time in advance. This makes it much easier for tourists who make their plans early, plan a special event, or just want to avoid the queues. Of course, you can also buy the ticket on the spot from the ticket office next to the waterfalls.
Large crowds are normal for Hornblower Niagara Cruises. If you want to avoid them, try to go earlier in the morning or on Sunday. Before boarding the boat you can buy everything you need (food, water, etc.) from the shops nearby.
The meteorological conditions impose a restriction in the period in which the attraction is open. It operates from April 1 to the end of November.
The price for an adult is $30.50, and for children from 5 to 12 years is $20.50. Children under 5 are allowed for free.
In the current 2020, the Covid19 pandemic also had a major impact on the Hornblower Niagara Cruise. The attraction opened much later, on July 1, after which it closed again for a week due to the pandemic. There are also a number of limitations to its operation. Cruises with more than 10 people, including staff, are prohibited, and those who wish can rent a VIP experience with a maximum of 6 guests. The price for this VIP cruise is $69.95 (for people of all ages).
However, the conditions of a pandemic have a huge and detrimental effect on business.
During its first voyage since opening, the catamaran had 100 people on board at a capacity of 700.
The Hornblower Niagara Cruise promises an exciting adventure, magnetic views, fun, and unforgettable moments. An attraction suitable for any person or occasion, the cruise offers everything you need for a great time and will leave a memory for a lifetime.