For an up close and very wet ride, we took the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls. You can see from the photo that the boat is crammed with people. There are several boats and they run at about 10 minute intervals. Everyone gets a thin plastic raincoat that is disposable and is recycled at the end of the ride. The attractions at the Falls are pricey but that doesn't stop thousands of visitors from around the world from standing in long lines to take the drenching ride.