The crown jewel of the Explorer's Pass is the Maid of the Mist, which has been in operation since 1846
You can see just how far down the canyon is from the Observation Platform that we were just on
Everyone is issued a blue poncho before boarding. Those that were smart and wore sandals will have a much better time than those who wore just socks and shoes. They're going to get soaked.
The views from Maid of the Mist are unparalleled
American and Bridal Veil Falls
You also get a great view of the Cave of the Winds Boardwalk from the boat.
Heading into Horseshoe Falls (Canadian Falls)
The roar is deafening
At this point, we are as far in as the boats are allowed and the Falls surround us on 3 sides of the boat. The amount of mist is insane.
Starting to turn the boat around
Moving back out.
Seriously, if you do not ride Maid of the Mist while at Niagara Falls, you really haven't experienced the Falls completely.
The boat we rode was known as Maid of the Mist VII.
It was a lot of fun and definitely should be on everyone's "bucket list"