Whirlpool State Park

Whirlpool State Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Small Group Tour with Dinner

1. Niagara Falls, USA: Day & Night Small Group Tour with Dinner

Spend the day exploring Niagara Falls, USA. Be impressed by the cascading waterfalls in the afternoon, enjoy a savory dinner, and be mesmerized by the colored lights on the Falls at night. Begin your tour with a hotel pickup and meet your guide to travel to the Cave of the Winds. Learn Niagara Falls' role in generating electricity before heading to the "hurricane deck". Get close to the Bridal Veil Falls and feel as if you are surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions. After your visit to the Cave of the Winds, venture to Goat Island which connects to Terrapin Point and Luna Island. Learn more about the history of the Falls, see the Nikola Tesla monument, and enjoy a view of Bridal Veil Falls which is situated between Goat Island and Luna Island. Next, visit Whirlpool State Park. While here, snap some impressive photos of Niagara’s Whirlpool Rapids. Then, set sail on the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Before you board, take in the views from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, located directly above the boarding site. While you’re on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, hear the roar of the thunderous cascades of water and feel the water spray forth from this incredible force of nature.     After the boat ride, enjoy some dinner at a delicious sushi restaurant. After dinner, head back to Goat Island for the best view of the illuminated waterfalls before heading to Luna Island. At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, be returned to your hotel.

Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

2. Niagara Falls, USA: American Side Tour & Maid of the Mist

Get up close to explore the scenic beauty of Niagara Falls on the US side, on a bus tour of the area. Head to its most popular viewpoints for breathtaking panoramas of the thundering falls. Choose between a 3 hour or 4.5 hour half-day tour. Visit the American side's top attractions, including a ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist and famous Observation Tower. Your experienced and personable guide will share with you the region's rich history. Choose between a 3-hour and a 4.5-hour tour option. On the shorter 3-hour tour, you will be picked up from Niagara Falls, New York. Firstly, cruise to the Horseshoe Falls on the Maid of Mist boat to feel the mist of the falls and immerse yourself in these stunning natural surroundings. Then travel around Whirlpool State Park, a 109-acre area that overlooks the Niagara Whirlpool, Niagara River, and the lower Niagara Gorge. See the falls in all their glory from above. Next, climb aboard the Maid the Mist boat and view the mighty Niagara Falls from a different perspective. Feel the spray of the mist and hear the thunder of the falls from up close. On the 4.5-hour tour, you will begin with the hotel pickup from Niagara Falls, New York, or Niagara Falls, Ontario, aboard a climate-controlled bus. The first stop is Niagara Falls State Park. Descend 250 feet to the base of the American Falls to board the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat. Sail up to the Horseshoe Falls, to feel the refreshing spray and hear the roar of water rushing over its cliffs. Get up close and personal to the Falls at the Cave of the Winds. Descend 175 feet into the Niagara Gorge and then get kitted out in a poncho and specialized footwear. Hike a series of wooden walkways up to the famous "Hurricane Deck." Enjoy views of the Falls from various lookout spots, like Prospect Point and Terrapin Point. Walk around Whirlpool State Park for panoramic viewing of the Niagara Rapids and Whirlpool from atop the Niagara Gorge Trail.

Niagara, USA: Cave of the Winds with Guided Tour

3. Niagara, USA: Cave of the Winds with Guided Tour

Experience the majestic Niagara Falls as few ever get the opportunity to do. Follow your guide through the magnificent landscape as you hear stories of the history, mystery, daredevils, and rescues of Niagara. See the best viewing areas in the Niagara Falls State Park, and enjoy the "World Changed Here" movie and exhibit. Hear stories from your expert guide as you head to the “World Changed Here” Movie and exhibit that features the History of the forming of the New York State Park, a view into the life of Nikola Tesla, and the impact that his life and accomplishments have on us today. Your guide will provide your tickets to the Cave of the Winds and you will not have to stand in line to get tickets, there could be a little bit of a line to the elevator that takes you down to the Walk.

Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves & Maid of the Mist Van Tour

4. Niagara Falls, USA: Guided Caves & Maid of the Mist Van Tour

Experience the beauty of the Niagara Falls on this guided van tour 6 per vehicle. Have time to capture photos of the falls from multiple viewpoints. Get up close to the falls on the brand new 100% electric Maid of the Mist boat. Visit the Three Sisters Island. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Niagara Falls, USA. Sit back and relax on the van ride to the various attractions Niagara Falls has to offer. Feel the mist from the falls on your face with this up-close encounter. Venture to the Cave of the Winds which descends 200 feet to the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls. Walk on the the Hurricane Deck and feel the rush of the raging Niagara upon you, or go down for a view without getting as wet. Continue to the Niagara Falls Observation Tower which is the only location on the American side where you can view all three Falls at once. Go up to the crows nest walkway that goes right up to the crest of the American Falls. Drive to the Three Sisters Island and see as the raging rapids as they briskly move toward the Falls where over 700,000 gallons of fresh water per second moves toward the Falls. View a whirlpool where the Falls changed directions 6000 years ago. Learn the history of Niagara Falls with your guide and hear how the Falls have eroded 7 miles over 12,000 years to its current location. Capture pictures at Terrapin Point, Luna Island, Stedmen Point, Prospect Point overlook. Stop to see the Tesla Statue. Return to your accommodation in Niagara Falls, USA at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Whirlpool State Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Siada was amazing very informative and was friendly,helpful, easy to contact. And the falls were amazing nothing like any experience before. The fireworks and the illuminated light everyone has to see. Great great great time

Cannot say enough about this tour! or guide, Jimmy, was fabulous. He was so knowledgeable about the area and was full of personality and knowledge. Will do it again if I get a chance!

Micky was the most friendly, knowledgeable and sweetest tour guide!!! We had an incredible time. I feel like this was the best tour we could have picked.

Outstanding guide no waiting and very knowledgeable about areas history. The Deer and squirrels were xtra

Dana was an excellent guide. She was very entertaining and had so many facts