The world famous Maid of the Mist cruises right to the base of the American Falls, then to the basin of the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. It’s a fantastic journey through the crashing waters, surrounded by massive rock formations that have tamed the raging rapids for millions of years. An unforgettable 20 minute tour. Observation elevator offers a dramatic view of the Falls. Deck extends out past the gorge for an unobstructed view of the Niagara River. Elevators descend to the Maid of the Mist boat dock.