Experience the majesty of Niagara Falls on the ultimate sightseeing tour of the American side. Join a small group and board your helicopter for a bird’s-eye view of the falls. Then, take a tour of Niagara Falls, NY stopping at landmarks including Terrapin Point. Conclude your day with a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist boat and a stop at the “hurricane deck” of Cave of the Winds.
See Niagara Falls from two different perspectives
Hassle-free transfers from downtown Niagara hotels
A small group means more attention from your guide
8-minute helicopter ride over Niagara Falls (weather permitting)
Hotel Pick up and Drop Off in downtown Niagara Falls, NY
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
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Pick up and drop off at most locations in downtown Niagara Falls, NY
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
Children under 40" are NOT permitted on the helicopter flight.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great Tour Guide
Stanley_M, Oct 2022
Dana, our tour guide, was fantastic. She ensure we knew what was going on from start to finish. High recommend the tour as a whole. The only disappointment was not being able to take the helicopter ride that was part of the package.
LINDA_J, Aug 2022
I loved experiencing the falls with my grandson. He was amazed at the amount of water coming down the falls and had never rode in a helicopter. A memory to remember!
The whole tour was...
Gary_S, Aug 2022
The whole tour was amazing! Our tour guide, Erick, was knowledgeable and such a great guy. The small group was appreciated and skipping lines and avoiding lines and fees for parking were great!
Liam_C, July 2022
The tour was amazing. From the helicopter ride to the Maid of the Mists to the walk up to the Cave of the Winds, and so much more. Our tour guide Dana was excellent, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable on the area.
EXCEPTIONAL - 10/10 All Around
Kyle_S, Sept 2021
First off, our booking experience with Viator was effortless. I would definitely book through this service again.
Secondly, the Operator, See Sight Tours provided an excellent itinerary.
Our Guid, Touseef was knowledgable, friendly, fun, and really went above and beyond to get us in front of lines and give us the best tips.
The day was full and great value for money.
We started at Whirlpool park. A short walk to start the morning.
We were then first on the helo ride in the morning (a long line had formed after we had already flown). Then we were off to the American Falls and the Maid of the Mist boat tour for which we got to cut the line. Touseef gave us tips how to get the best views and how to board and deboard the boat fast. Keep your poncho from the boat for the optional walk up to the falls which was refreshing. The observation deck is well worth the photo ops.
Then we were shuttled off to Cave of the Winds. I would recommend getting a quick snack (they have hotdogs etc for purchase) BEFORE the cave as the line upon exiting was ridiculous. Also note, that if you are wearing shoes which you don’t want to get wet, the cave provides rubber sandals but you leave your own shoes on the ground outside. Kinda weird.
The Cave was great. The hurricane deck was exhilarating.
There is a short wait to exit the cave as there’s only one elevator.
Then it is a short walk to Terrapin Point and Luna Island. Both offering exceptional views of the Falls and Canada.
Lastly, we were shuttled off to the Anchor Bar, where there was no wait for us (there was a long wait for people who were not on a tour).
Lunch was decent and the staff were great. You can purchase alcohol or additional items for an extra charge but lunch was adequate.
Finally, we were dropped off back at the Seneca Hotel, where we were conveniently picked up in the morning. The pickup instructions provided by See Sight Tours via Viator app were very detailed.
All in all, the value for money, the insights, and the lack of stress from having to drive around or find parking were worth it alone.
On a side note, we traveled as a couple and were paired with a fantastic family of four who were so much fun and the tour was suitable for them also. Our guide, Touseef once again was excellent.
I highly recommend this package. I would definitely do it again and I look forward to booking another tour (as this is the only way I want to travel from now on)
John_S, Aug 2021
The tour was fantastic and Informative,To a guy was fantastic the sites were wonderful. Every stop granted us time to take pictures of memories that will be cherished
Best Vacation ever
Arrif, Aug 2021
The tour guide was very nice and experienced.
Love it all specialty the helicopter Ride it was great experience
Tyron_W, June 2021
The view of the falls was awesome from above!!! Loved it and highly recommend. Tour guide was great and we would do again when we revisit