There's an area where you can go behind the falls. It's an underpass sort of thing, a lighted tunnel that goes into the big cliff that the falls, well , fall from. They give you a poncho, and you can go up to a railing at the end of the tunnel, where there's a big opening where you can look out through the water. The railing is only about six feet away from the water. Through the spray of water, you can just barely see the Maid of the Mist tour boat way below you in the bay.