Niagara Wonder / Niagara Thunder

Niagara catamaran tour boats in operation at Niagara Falls, Ontario
Catamaran tour boats in operation at Niagara Falls, Ontario

Based on a concept design by Elliot Bay Design Group, the vessel is a catamaran tour boat for seasonal operation on the Niagara River, between the Falls and the Rainbow Bridge. It is currently in service with  Hornblower Family of Companies.  The design of the vessel is in compliance with the Rules of Lloyds Register and certificated by Transport Canada.



LOA: 26.24 metres
Beam: 10.97 metres
Depth: 2.72 metres
GRT: 185 metric tons
Vessel Type: Passenger Ferry
Complement: 700 passengers
6 crew – (706 total)
Classification: Minor Waters Class II
Main Engines: 2 x 450 BHP @1800RPM Scania DI13
Cruise Speed: 9 knots
Max Speed: 9 knots
Fuel Capacity: 9,500 litres
Water Capacity: 750 litres
Owner: Hornblower Canada. Co
Shipyard: Hike Metal Products Ltd


Machinery and Auxiliary Systems

A cruising speed of 9 knots is provided by two, high-speed marine diesel engines, each driving a fix-pitched propeller through a reversing reduction gear and line shafting.


Two restrooms configured for access by mobility-impaired passengers, fully enclosed aluminum pilot house, and a forward and an aft stairway, constructed of aluminum and steel respectively.


The vessel has all welded steel hulls, transversely framed, with an aluminum upper deck structure.

Vessel Renders & Pictures

3D Modeling Render 12014-12075

12014 Niagara Tour Boat render