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“Just great”

Niagara Helicopters
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USD 109.66*
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Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour
Ranked #6 of 41 Tours in Niagara Falls
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: For over 50 years Niagara Helicopters has been flying guests from all over the world over the majestic Niagara Falls! Views include the Whirlpool Rapids, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Open 364 days a year (weather permitting) from 9am until sunset, Niagara Helicopters is located only 5 minutes from the Falls with plenty of FREE parking! On-board commentary available in 12 languages with 7 languages spoken on-site.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Just great”
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Must do if can afford and before the maid of mist, one of the highlights of the holiday

Visited August 2011
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English first
Birmingham, UK
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

We decided to go for a treat as the clouds lifted over Niagara. We had a long wait due to a prior tour party but it was worth it! The trip lasted about 15 minutes - fantastic views with recorded commentary through earphones. A fairly expensive treat but one to remember with superb photo opportunities. Excellent service, felt very safe.

Photographs were taken as we waited to board the helicopter and then while it hovered at take off - these were excellent and far better quality than lots of "green screen" photographs that were taken at entrance to virtually every place we visited on this road trip.

Visited July 2011
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2011

Seeing the falls from on high is great but it is even better than that.

We went on a Saturday at three. Parking was free and easy. There were no queues. We paid - do not forget to ask for a 10% discount (the tokens are widely available and they will give it to you whether you have the tokens or not if you ask). We had to wait only 20 minutes for a ride. The usual photos are taken prior to the flight and than the best bit - when the helicopter takes off the pilot swings it around twice for more photos before sweeping up into the sky.

The helicopter is forced to stay quite high around the falls, but the sight is great. What you miss (which you get from other falls attractions) is the the feeling of the power of the water going over the falls.

The helicopter seats 6 and all seats offer a good view. The back middle seat is the worst the front seat by the pilot obviously the best.

The photos are $22 (plus tax - not charged if you show ticket). There is a reasonably priced gift shop with the usual tourist tat and a cafe.

Visited August 2011
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2011

A fantastic way to see the whole Niagara area. Straight in and up and away. Don't leave Niagara without doing this trip. Great commentary and attentive staff, just fabulous!

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

This is a must do if you're in niagara falls! My boyfriend and I found a coupon online for 27$ off a flight.. google it, it's legit!! We ended up paying 210$ for the both of us. They offer a nice gift shop. You walk around the back and get in line for the helicopter ride. We got there around 930 am so there wasnt very many people in line. We probably only had to wait 20-30 min to get on our helicopter. We skipped a lot of people in line because there was only two of us. The helicopters hold 6 passengers. The view from the helicopter was fantastic. It's a completely different view of the falls. The only thing I didn't prefer is the pre-recorded info about the falls that they have you listen to. If you are on the flight with someone that doesnt speak english then you have to listen to a foreign language as well as your own... would have been nice if there were mics so we could have spoke to each other. Other than that, fantastic!

Visited August 2011
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