Since 1846 and continuously since 1885, Maid of the Mist vessels have carried millions of passengers to the base of Niagara Falls for an iconic, up-close view of one of the wonders of the world.

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The first days of the 2020 season will be no different but later this season, two new all-electric, zero-emission Maid of the Mist vessels are expected to be placed into service, marking the advent of a new era for one of North America’s longest-running tourist attractions.

The James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla are currently in the water, going through a rigorous U.S. Coast Guard approval process.

The 2020 season, was delayed due to the pandemic, but is scheduled to begin Friday, June 26, with reduced operating hours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; departures will be every 30 minutes.

“In order to provide safety for our associates and guests, all tours will operate at 50% capacity,” said Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn. “Our team developed a Maid of the Mist Density Reduction Plan, which is extensive in its approach to safety. The plan was submitted to and approved by the state.”

The plan also includes:

  • All visitors will be required to wear a face-covering as a condition of admission.
  • And there will be various social distancing as well as cleaning and sanitizing procedures in effect

Adult tickets are $22.25; Child Ticket (6–12 years) $13.00; children 5 and Under are free with accompanying adult. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online at https://store.maidofthemist.com.

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