The world-famous Maid of the Mist boat 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. Don't miss this unforgettable 20-minute tour. The observation elevator offers a dramatic view of the falls. The deck extends out past the gorge for an unobstructed view of the Niagara River. Elevators descend to the Maid of the Mist boat dock.