Most people know what Niagara Falls is all about…. lots of water cascading over a large waterfall. And most people have seen many waterfalls, albeit small ones before. To actually see, feel and fully experience Niagara Falls is breathtaking. It is such an experience!
We purchased a package that included 4 attractions, and it also included free use of the public busses. Some attractions were better than others, and some were disappointing. If we visited again, or if someone is looking for a recommendation, just take the boat, skip all of the other stuff.
We started off with a trip on the HornBlower! Most people know of the famous Maid of the Mist- well that is another story. After a backroom deal awarding the Canadian Contract back to Maid of the Mist, government involvement, lawsuits etc, it was, in the end awarded to HornBlower cruises.
So HornBlower operates from the Canadian side, and its passengers wear Red Poncho’s. Maid of the Mist still operates from the American Side (New York) and its passengers wear Blue Poncho’s
The American falls are located in the State of New York, The much bigger and better Horseshoe falls are located in Ontario. The international boundary runs right up the middle of the River.
Down river from the falls, are class 6 rapids. This area is apparently some of the biggest rapids in the world. It is nearly impossible to make it thru here in a raft, boat or anything. Most of the people who have tried, never made it out alive.
For those of you wondering how the tour boats get onto the River, with the falls at one end and these rapids the other- they assemble the boats on location.
The next attraction that was included in the package was called Niagara’s Fury. It was a movie, complete with fog, rain, snow, etc. It was terrible. Actually it was so bad, it was humerous.
Next up was “Journey behind the falls”. I think calling the elevator ride a Journey is a stretch, and really there was not much to see other than a wall of water. But, I guess it was cool to be behind the falls.