Safety measures remain in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — With the announcement that Niagara is moving into Stage 3 of Ontario’s Framework for Reopening our Province, Hornblower Niagara Cruises is resuming its iconic Voyage to the Falls boat tour on Friday, July 24th, and based on popular demand will be extending its VIP Charter Package cruises with mid-week sailings.
While strict personal safety measures remain in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19, Hornblower will be permitting up to 100 people per Voyage to the Falls boat tour, per Provincial Guidelines for Tour and Guide Services, although that is less than 15 per cent of the 700-person capacity on the Niagara Thunder and Niagara Wonder boats.
The revised Voyage to the Falls sailing schedule will run a tour every 15 minutes between 10:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., Friday to Sunday, and between 2:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Monday to Thursday, with timed ticketing.
The popular VIP Charter cruises will continue every 15 minutes between 10:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., Monday to Thursday, providing guests with a VIP Experience including post-cruise food and drink at Hornblower’s Riverside Patio and VIP Event Tent. VIP Charter cruises, on the same full-size catamarans, will carry between 12 and 20 passengers per cruise, offering a more exclusive semi-private tour into the horseshoe of the Canadian Falls.
Guests are also encouraged to use mobile tickets to reduce contact. Tickets can be purchased online at niagaracruises.com.
Personal safety measures in place include:
- Health Screening
- Temperature checks
- Name collection to support contact tracing
- Frequent sanitizing of high-contact surfaces
- Mandatory face coverings
- Physical distancing measures, including markers throughout the property and on the boats
For more information visit niagaracruises.com, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram @niagaracruises.
About Hornblower Niagara Cruises:
Hornblower Niagara Cruises, the official and only Boat Tour operator for the Niagara Parks in Niagara Falls, Canada, is a subsidiary of the Hornblower Group, headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Hornblower Group has 40 years of delivering premier dining, entertainment and sightseeing experiences from east to west coast including ferry boat services to Alcatraz Island, the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island National Monument of Immigration as well as Hornblower Cruises and Events, NYC Ferry, American Queen Steamboat Company, Victory Cruises Lines, Boston Harbor Cruises, Mariposa Cruises by Hornblower, Spirit Cruises, Odyssey Cruises, Potomac Riverboat Company, Seadog Cruises, Gananoque Boat Line, City Cruises in the United Kingdom and HMS Global Maritime.
In 2019, Hornblower Niagara Cruises was named “Best Water Adventure” and “Top Fan Choice” in North America by leading booking platform GetYourGuide and was recognized as a “Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer.” As Canada’s most memorable visitor experience, the Niagara Falls boat tour operation hosts millions of visitors a year, delivering amazing experiences to more than 12.5 million guests since launching in May 2014.
From Stephen Murdoch