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“Best Part of our Trip to Niagara”

Niagara Helicopters
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Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour
Ranked #6 of 40 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 older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Deep River, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Best Part of our Trip to Niagara”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

Definitely the best part of my trip. It was my first time flying in a helicopter so I was really nervous leading up to it but as soon as I got in the helicopter I felt extremely safe. The ride was super smooth and enjoyable. Our pilot, Rudy, had many stories and historical facts about the falls, making the trip very interesting and educational. The view from above the falls was magnificent, probably one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen. I would highly recommend going and seeing the falls from above for your first time to make the view that much more amazing. We traveled in a group of 20 and they were able to accommodate us quickly and efficiently. They also got a great group photo of us. There is no doubt that this experience was well worth the money.

Visited September 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip to Canada”
Reviewed September 8, 2011

After travelling the east coast of Canada we arrived at Niagara Falls and decided to take a helicopter flight with Niagara Helicopters. We are so glad we did. We have done several helicopter flights around the world but this has been the best. Seeing the falls from the air is amazing. The pilot was so informative and friendly and the views from the helicopter were excellent unlike other companies where the windows have been dirty and scratched and visibility poor our helicopter was spotless. This company is very professional and well run. We didn't have to wait very long for our flight and everything ran smoothly. They also have a great gift shop. Please don't miss the opportunity to do this if you are travelling to Niagara Falls.

Visited August 2011
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133 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Just great”
Reviewed September 1, 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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Birmingham, UK
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88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 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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281 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
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.

Visited August 2011
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