Hornblower to open early in 2016
Hornblower Niagara Cruises have just confirmed they will be starting their season early in 2016 with an official opening date of April 1st – the earliest date they have ever opened.
The mild winter temperatures and lower than normal ice coverage on the Great Lakes have made an early opening date possible to the delight of staff and tourists alike. Hornblower have run this iconic 20-minute cruise up the Niagara River to the base of the Falls since taking over operations from the Maid of the Mist Steamboat Company in 2014.
Weather permitting the Hornblower boat ride will operate every day until October/November carrying hundreds of thousands of tourists eager to experience the thrilling ride and see the Falls up close and experience the natural spray of this powerful spectacle.
Previously, the Maid of the Mist steamboat company lost its contract to operate on the Canadian side of the Niagara River with its final sailing on October 31st 2013. It was the end of an era for this world famous and iconic tourist attraction which had long been the number one activity in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Hornblower began operations on May 15th 2014 and they continue to thrill visitors with this wet and wild attraction today.