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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Private Plane

Fly by private 30-seater plane to Niagara Falls from New York and avoid lengthy airport procedures; it's a Viator Exclusive that's available nowhere else! After a high-speed flight straight to the waterfalls, you can either sightsee independently at four included attractions on the US or Canada side — such as the ‘Cave of the Winds’ or 'White Water Walk' — or visit both sides with a knowledgeable guide who accompanies you to major sights of interest on a full-day tour including the 'Maid of the Mist' boat cruise plus buffet lunch. In-flight breakfast included!


  • Viator Exclusive Niagara Falls day trip by private charter plane from New York
  • Avoid lengthy airport procedures and enjoy a swift 1.5-hour flight non-stop from Long Island to Niagara Falls Airport
  • Visit either the US or Canada side, and sightsee independently with access to top attractions
  • Upgrade for a full-day guided tour on both sides, including Maid of the Mist cruise and lunch at Sheraton At The Falls
  • Visit Terrapin Point, Niagara Gorge, Table Rock, Giant Whirlpool, the Botanical Gardens and more (if selected)
  • Round-trip ground transfers and in-flight breakfast included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Why fly commercial with long airport security lines when you can take an executive jet with other travelers excited to see Niagara Falls? This exclusive tour combines posh, high-end travel with your choice of all-inclusive admissions or a fully guided tour for an unforgettable day trip!

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Private Plane

Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip by Private Plane

Start your Viator Exclusive to the Niagara Falls with a hotel pickup from midtown Manhattan, and travel by minibus to New York’s Republic Executive Airport at Farmingdale, Long Island. No morning traffic to contend with, so your ride to the airport is less than an hour. Here, check in to your private plane: a modern 30-seater Embraer 120. Unlike other air tours — where check-in procedures can take up to two hours — this exclusive experience allows you to board straight away without long security lines or delays from waiting for other passengers.

Relax on the short 1.5-hour flight, enjoy a delicious in-flight breakfast, refreshments and friendly service in the cabin while you gaze out the window and take in landscape of Upstate New York. Then, touch down at Niagara Falls International Airport to enjoy your experience at the waterfalls. While other tours take you through Buffalo International Airport, a 40-minute drive once you've landed, this luxury charter takes you right to Niagara, a short 10-minute ride from all the attractions.

How you spend your time at the beautiful natural landmark is up to you: choose to explore independently during five hours of free time — including admission to four Niagara Falls attractions on either the US or Canadian side (passport or visa required) that can be visited at any point, or go sightseeing with an informative guide, visiting multiple attractions on both sides. Simply select an option upon booking. (See the Itinerary for full details.)

After landing, hop aboard a shuttle coach to your chosen Niagara Falls destination, or be greeted by your guide to begin your full-day tour, which includes lunch. If traveling independently, food and drinks are at your own expense, but several cafes and eateries dot the banks of the Niagara Falls.

At day’s end, relax during your return flight with drop-off back in Manhattan. If you’re lucky, the pilot may fly over Niagara Falls en route, giving you the opportunity to take aerial pics from a unique vantage point.


Option 1: Full-Day Guided Tour (US and Canada)
With a guide in charge of your itinerary throughout the day, you’ll visit key landmarks of Niagara Falls by coach, including some walking. First, experience a scenic 30-minute ride aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist, where you’ll get up close to the base of Niagara Falls, including the basin of Horseshoe Falls, located on the Canadian side (rain poncho provided).

Back on land on the US side, view the steep-walled Niagara Gorge and discover how the churning waters carved out this magnificent spectacle. After a tour of Niagara Falls State Park, stop at Terrapin Point and the American Observation Tower. See Goat Island, Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island, and enjoy great photo ops of the American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls.

Crossing over to the Canadian shore (passport or visa required), enjoy a lunch buffet at Sheraton At The Falls, which overlooks the majestic cascades. Continue on to sights including the White Water Walk; Horseshoe Falls; Table Rock; Toronto Power Generating Station; Dufferin Islands; Oakes Garden Theatre; the Giant Whirlpool; and the Floral Showhouse, Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Glen and Botanical Gardens in Niagara Parks. If you'd like, enjoy time for souvenir shopping before your tour ends.

Option 2: Independent Experience (US-Side Attractions)
Meet your host on arrival, and travel by coach to the water’s edge. Your experience includes the following attractions:

‘Maid of the Mist’ Cruise:
Enjoy a 30-minute cruise aboard the Maid of the Mist, a 19th-century sightseeing boat. Travel around the base of the falls and into the basin of the thundering Canadian Horseshoe Falls!

Cave of the Winds Tour:
Wearing a souvenir rain poncho plus specially designed sandals, follow a guide along wooden walkways through a stormy mist zone within Niagara Gorge. At the Hurricane Deck, breathtaking torrents gush a few feet from you to create tropical storm conditions.

Niagara Adventure Theater:
Watch a 40-minute film inside the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center, and learn all about the Niagara Falls’ history.

Aquarium of Niagara:
This family-friendly aquarium on the banks of the Niagara Falls is home to penguins, seahorses and sea lions alongside more than 1,500 other aquatic animals that represent ecosystems from the Great Lakes to coral reefs.

Option 3: Independent Experience (Canada-Side Attractions)
Show your passport or visa on arrival to your host, and then travel by coach to the Canada side, with access to the following attractions:

Hornblower Niagara Cruise:
Take a 30-minute cruise within Niagara Great Gorge. Have your camera poised, ready to capture close-up sights of the thundering American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and famous Horseshoe Falls.

Journey Behind the Falls:
Descend 150 feet (46 meters) by elevator to observation decks behind the gushing cascades of water. Walk through tunnels around the Cataract Portal and Great Falls Portal to both the upper- and lower-observation decks, and gaze in awe as the water crashes to the bottom of the Horseshoe Falls beside you.

Niagara’s Fury:
Stand on a moving platform while hearing ancient stories about Niagara Falls. Feel the air temperature drop, while water and snow is sprayed through the air; it’s an all-encompassing experience!

White Water Walk:
Take an elevator to the bottom of the Niagara Gorge, and walk along the boardwalk adjacent to the mighty rapids of the Niagara River.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing tour and so worth the investment. Wish we could have stayed longer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour is an absolute must. By far one of our best experiences while touring the USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was fantastic, the private plane was well worth it as it saved time so we were able to experience a longer time at the falls which were just majestic. The tour company was very professional and everything worked seamlessly. Highly recommend as a day tour from New York!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really well organised tour, bus and plane left on time. Would have liked more time on Canadian side, but long delay getting back into USA, so I suppose the guides have to plan for that. The best experience was the boat, and that can be done from either side.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The trip was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip! Everything went according to plan! Beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic trip, all connections went to plan and professionally organised.

The Canadian Visitor Centre steered us away from doing the Rapids Walk, which was included in the tour, in favour of a virtual reality tour, telling us we had no time to do this and even giving yes incorrect instructions about how to pick up the bus. We used our initiative and managed to find out the necessary information to ensure we could avail ourselves of this entitlement, but couldn't understand why this obstacle was put in our way. A shame, as otherwise an incredible experience and worth every penny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


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