This exciting Niagara Falls tour delivers what is truly the ultimate way to experience the American side of Niagara Falls. On this tour, you will catch a birds-eye view of the Falls from inside a helicopter. Enjoy some amazing photo opportunities while learning about the area’s fascinating geography and history on your visit to Goat Island, Luna Island and Terrapin Point.
Your tour of Niagara Falls, USA begins with pick up directly from your hotel or a central meeting point in Niagara Falls, NY.
Your guide will then bring you to your first attraction, a boat ride on the famous Maid of the Mist. Before you board, you’ll have a chance to check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, located directly above the boarding site for the Maid of the Mist boat tour. While you’re on the boat tour, you’ll take in incredible views, hear the thunderous roars of the rushing waterfalls and you may get a bit wet, depending on where you stand – but don’t worry, you will be provided with a rain poncho for this boat ride.
The next stop on your tour is a visit to Goat Island which connects to Terrapin Point and Luna Island as well. While here you’ll learn about the history of the Falls, see the Nikola Tesla monument overlooking the Falls, and get very close to the Bridal Veil Falls which are situated between Goat Island and Luna Island.
After your Goat Island visit, your guide will take you to Cave of the Winds where you will descend 175 ft. into the Niagara Gorge before heading out onto a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck” – only a few feet away from the Bridal Veil Falls. You will be so close that it will feel like you’re surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions, even when it’s calm out.
Following your visit to Cave of the Winds, is the moment you’ve been waiting for all day. Your guide will take you to board a Rainbow Air helicopter for an unforgettable ride around Niagara Falls, the gorge and the surrounding area.
At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel.
The listed price is in CAD dollars.
Minimum age 5 years. Please Note: Infants are not permitted on the helicopter ride.
Schedule: Tour runs daily* and departs at 8:00 am. *Days and time are subject to change and availability.
Duration: 5 hours. The exact length of time for a tour may vary slightly based on traffic and seasonality.
Group size up to 7 people.
Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
• 12-minute Helicopter ride over Niagara Falls USA
• Boat cruise ride into the mist aboard the Maid of the Mist* (seasonal)
• Admission to Cave of the Winds
• Guided visit to Goat Island, Terrapin Point and Luna Island with photo opportunities
• Guided visit to Whirlpool State Park offering scenic views of the Niagara Whirlpool Rapids
• Pick up and drop off from hotels in Niagara Falls, NY USA
• *When The Maid of the Mist boat cruise is not operating, it will be replaced by a visit to the Aquarium of Niagara
Non-U.S. Citizens staying in the U.S.: Either a Passport, I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card is required for entry to the United States.
Information on how to register for this tour will be provided in your experience voucher.
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