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1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

1. 1000 Islands: 10, 20, or 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience the 1000 Islands from the air on a breathtaking helicopter tour. Choose your own adventure with three unique tour options ranging from 10 to 30 minutes. Depart from Gananoque Heliport, located within a 20-minute drive east of Kingston via Highway 401 in beautiful Gananoque, Ontario.  Check in at the front desk then relax in the lounge before your pre-flight briefing. Feel the thrill as you rise above lush greenery, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs, admiring the sights from your guaranteed window seat.  Wear audio headsets complete with microphones for easy communication. Enjoy pilot-narrated commentary in English or select one of the recorded multilingual audio tours. The duration depends on your selected option. Choose the 10-minute tour for a taste of the 1000 Islands, including the town of Gananoque, the Admiralty Islands, Navy Islands, and the Lake Fleet Islands. Explore further on an Ontario Signature Experience: a 20-minute tour that includes both the U.S. and Canadian spans of the Ivy Lea Bridge, and Boldt Castle on Heart Island.  The most popular option is a Canadian Signature Experience: an extended 30-minute ‘Two Castle’ tour that sends you flying over sunken shipwrecks and nation-spanning bridges, as well as Boldt and Singer Castles.

Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

2. Canada: Niagara Falls Helicopter Ride and Boat Trip

Take a guided tour of Niagara Falls to see the mighty waterfall from several different perspectives, including from the sky with a 12-minute helicopter ride. Experience the Canadian side of the falls, considered the best side to view both the American and Horseshoe Falls.  Fly directly above the falls and the whirlpool rapids to get a bird’s-eye view during a 12-minute helicopter flight. Admire the dramatic sight of this natural beauty from the air. Then see the power of Niagara Falls up close aboard the Hornblower Niagara Cruise boat, for visitors between May to November. When the boat cruise is not operating, experience the Niagara Fury and the Butterfly Conservatory. Take in 360-degree views from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower and enjoy a spectacular lunch in the revolving dining room. End with a journey behind the iconic Horseshoe Falls. The tour concludes with your safe return to your pickup location.

Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

3. Niagara Falls, Canada: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Embark on the ride of a lifetime aboard a 12-minute helicopter flight. Combine adventure with spectacular views as you soar above Niagara Falls. Take off from the heliport located 5 minutes from downtown Niagara Falls, Canada. Climb aboard an Airbus H130 with seats for up to 7 passengers. The spacious cabin features large windows for the best panoramic views. Take to the skies as you fly over to the Niagara River. Listen to the on-board narration that's available in 12 languages. Glide above the River from the Whirlpool to the Rainbow Bridge. See Queen Victoria Park, Skylon Tower, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls from above. Follow the curve of Canadian Horseshoe Falls and see rainbows in all directions. On the return to the heliport, you might spy the outline of Toronto to the north and the shores of Lake Erie to the south. Touch down after an exhilarating 12-minutes and continue your adventure in Niagara Falls.

Ottawa: Scenic Helicopter Flight

4. Ottawa: Scenic Helicopter Flight

Soar over Ottawa city, the capital of Canada, snap breathtaking photos, and enjoy the view on this picturesque helicopter flight. Gaze out of the panoramic and curved windows and spot the serene Meech Lake and the Champlain. Start at the Rockcliffe airport at the Canadian Space and Aviation Museum. Have a quick safety briefing before boarding your helicopter. See Parliament Hill, the home of the Parliament of Canada, and Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Canadian monarch from above. Take-off in a Robinson R44 aircraft and fly at a cruising speed of 180 km/h. Choose between a 10-minute flight covering 30 KM, a 20-minute flight covering 60 KM, or a 30-minute flight covering 90 KM.

Toronto: Private Helicopter Tour for Two

5. Toronto: Private Helicopter Tour for Two

Discover Toronto’s highlights from above on a scenic private helicopter tour for two. From private sightseeing to a romantic twilight interlude, choose from three tour package options for a unique and personalized experience. Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport in downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbor Front, Rogers Center, and CN Tower. Check in at the front desk and meet the crew who will ensure you make the most of your private aerial experience. Be lifted 2,000 feet over the city and fly eye to eye with the pod of the CN Tower. The route is carefully designed to ensure you’ll both enjoy fabulous views. On a clear day, see the mist coming off the Niagara Falls. High-quality interactive headsets will be provided to make communication with each other easier. The private tour concludes with your return to the helicopter base where you'll receive one printed photograph to remember your experience.

Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

6. Toronto: City Sightseeing Helicopter Tour

Experience Toronto from above as you take to the skies and look down through the tall skyscrapers at what downtown has to offer. Select the 15-kilometer flight for approximate 7 minutes in the air above downtown Toronto. Alternatively, treat yourself to the 35-kilometer flight and see more with approximately 12 minutes in the air.  Your adventure begins at a boutique island airport downtown, located just minutes from the Toronto Harbour Front, Rogers Centre, and CN Tower. A friendly and easy check-in at the front desk will be followed by a short wait and a pre-flight briefing. Everyone will wear audio headsets complete with microphones so you can speak to each other on the tour.  The tour will make a perfect figure eight pattern over the city and you will see everything, a carefully designed tour route means everyone gets to see the city equally. At 2,000 feet, you will be as high as the second pod on the CN Tower and the view is incredible. Fly right over the downtown center with sights such as Ripley's Aquarium and the Rogers Center, on a clear day you may even see the mist coming off Niagara Falls. Averaging speeds of 100 miles per hour, you will be amazed at how far you can travel without congested streets and traffic lights. Take in the breathtaking views through the unique floor-to-ceiling glass from your guaranteed window seat. Your tour will conclude at your return to the helicopter base.

Niagara Falls: Scenic Airplane Tour w/ Chocolate & Champagne

7. Niagara Falls: Scenic Airplane Tour w/ Chocolate & Champagne

Fly through the clouds and see 12 historical and geological marvels in the Niagara Region. Plug in your audio guide to learn all about the sites below, including Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario, and the quaint Canadian city of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Meet your professional pilot at Niagara District Airport and take off on your airborne adventure. Fly comfortably in a Cessna airplane and enjoy the longest "air time" available in Niagara. With 25 years of experience, your pilot knows just what to do to make sure all passengers get perfect 360-degree views. Fly over the centuries-old Fort George and Fort Niagara, and admire Queenston Heights Park from above. Snap the perfect shot of the turbulent Niagara whirlpool and capture the power of this natural wonder which has been swirling for 4,000 years. Learn about local landmarks such as the Welland Canal, Fort Niagara, and the Hydro Power Dams while enjoying champagne and chocolate. The tour will end at Niagara District Airport.

Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

8. Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

There’s no better way to experience Thousand Islands than the sky. Head to the heliport in Gananoque and hop onboard your helicopter for your 30 minutes aerial adventure.  Soar through the skies and soak up panoramic views of the many islands below. From the helicopter, see famous landmarks including Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaires Row, Thousand Islands International Bridge, and more. Back on land, visit BUSL Cider, the region’s newest cider mill. Enjoy a guided tour of the mill and learn how cider is produced while tasting a selection of ciders. Wander through the mill’s sprawling orchards, and stop at a nearby bakery. End the experience with a light lunch, and sample the region’s world-famous Thousand Islands Dressing.

Toronto: Private Twilight Helicopter Tour with Wine

9. Toronto: Private Twilight Helicopter Tour with Wine

Embark on a romantic adventure over Toronto on this 35km helicopter ride. The pilot’s favorite flight, there are only one of these tours a day. Remember your special evening with a free gift basket of wine, chocolates, a teddy bear, and two framed prints of the two of you next to the helicopter. Your voyage begins at a boutique island airport in Downtown. Check in and meet the crew who will help you make the most of your private aerial experience. Once you’re strapped in, be lifted 2,000 feet over the city and fly eye to eye with the pod of the CN Tower. The route is carefully designed to ensure you’ll both enjoy fabulous views. On a clear day, see the mist dancing on Niagara Falls. Use interactive headsets to communicate with each other and your pilot. The private tour concludes with your return to the helicopter base where your souvenirs await.

Gananoque: Helicopter Tour with Craft Brewery Stop and Lunch

10. Gananoque: Helicopter Tour with Craft Brewery Stop and Lunch

Discover the lush 1000 Islands archipelago and gaze through crystal-clear waters at old shipwrecks on a thrilling helicopter tour from Gananoque. Land at ARBRU Craft Brewery for a pizza lunch and paired with a sampler flight at Canada’s first off-grid craft brewery. Get checked in a the tour supplier's office and get ready for your flight. Strap in and experience the thrill of lift off. Hear your pilot clearly with the headphone and microphone system.  Glide over the the majesty of the 1000 Islands, taking in spectacular views of Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaire's Row, the 1000 Islands International bridge and shipwrecks which can be seen resting on the bottom of the mighty St. Lawrence River.  Disembark at the ARBRU Craft Brewery and walk along a path through hops fields, which are used to craft a range of exceptional brews. Be greeted with a flight of craft brews and a personal-size stone-fired pizza. Choose from pepperoni, meat lovers, or margarita. Enjoy a delicious and relaxed meal before heading back to the helicopter for your flight back to your meeting point in Gananoque.

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Wow wow ! An absolute lifetime experience & the best way to see the falls for sure, i done this with my partner & my eight year old son, we were lucky to have such a gorgeous clear day, all the staff were superb explaining everything to us what to expect etc. We got fabulous pictures & a few videos. We will not forget this experience for sure, definitely worth every penny & would recommend it as the best way to see & experience the Canadian & American falls

This is THE way to experience the majesty of Niagara Falls! We flew on a clear day and the view was spectacular. The ride wasn't nearly as bumpy as I had anticipated, and the flight was pretty smooth. The only criticism I'd levy is that you couldn't hear the narrator that was talking over the loudspeakers in the helicopter which left me wondering why they bothered having it on in the first place. Other than that, I HIGHLY recommend this experience!!!

Awesome experience! Even in winter, the landscape is magical. The staff is super professional and pleasant. We immediately felt confident with Bill, our pilot who made the effort to speak French throughout the flight. We had chosen the microbrewery package where we also had excellent service and in French. Another wonderful discovery. The beers are excellent and the homemade pizza is delicious. We recommend this experience!!! Isabelle and Fabien

Fab!! Amazing views and amazing experience. Fab to have such an accomplished female pilot too

Felt very safe. It was a great experience. Amazing views.