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Niagara Helicopters
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Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour
Ranked #8 of 42 Tours in Niagara Falls
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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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 27, 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.

Thank jobberdave
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Reviewed August 22, 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!

Thank pilatesandnwteacher
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Reviewed August 15, 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!

3  Thank Amber H
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

Wanted to get the whole perspective for some co-workers of what exactly the Niagara area is. If you think is is beautiful on the ground wait to you go vertical and see the entire escarpment and you soon realize how spectacular it is. We first went to a place that advertised as the # 1 Helicopter tour in the area, first off it was not in the area and when they rolled out their old piece of equipment I could not believe it, we got in the van and headed back to Niagara, When we pulled we saw what professionalism should be, we paid and got a 10% discount without asking and that was appreciated. Within twenty minutes we up in a nice clean top of the line Bell 407 and what fun it was. When we got back down we were offered some picutes at a real reasonable price that made us feel they were not trying to gouge us. We went upstairs and had one of the best lunches in the Sky Bar. Cant wait to go back!!

2  Thank ThomasGreene
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Me and my wife did this trip after winning $250 at the casino in Niagara. With a $10 off voucher you can get in a widly available booklet it came to just less than this. As locations go there are probably not many better than this. The view of the falls and surrounding area are stunning and give you a different perspective on the place. Its just dissapointing that the ride last only 12minutes. They shoot up quite quickly in take off (not enough to make you sick) and hover over the wirlpool area before heading to the falls themselves.
Before our flight we called them up to ask for the cost and were told that pre booking is not available, just a first come first serve on arrival. We only had to wait around 10 minutes. We were dissapointed with the photos that they took however, as they did not take the time to set them up properly and we ended up with a choice of a photo with 3 other people on who we did not know, but were sharing the helicopter ride with (seats 5). The photos were $22 each if you wanted to buy.

3  Thank CHRnLAURlikeTOxplr
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