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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)
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! Enjoy a high-speed 1.5-hour flight straight to the falls for five hours of free time before returning to New York in time for dinner. Choose to visit either the US or Canada side of the thundering waterfalls, and enjoy four exciting attractions such as the 'White Water Walk' around the base of the falls or the 'Maid of the Mist' boat cruise.


  • Viator Exclusive Niagara Falls day trip by private plane from New York
  • Fly by private charter plane from Long Island to Niagara Falls Airport including round-trip ground transfers
  • Avoid lengthy airport procedures and enjoy a swift 1.5-hour flight non-stop to the falls
  • Start off your morning with an inflight breakfast
  • Visit either the US or Canada side of the Niagara Falls, and enjoy five hours of free time
  • Sightsee independently with access to four attractions such as the Maid of the Mist cruise or Hornblower Niagara cruise
  • Return to New York by plane and arrive back in time for dinner

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Why fly commercial with long airport security lines and crowded planes when you can enjoy refreshments on an executive jet with other travelers excited to see Niagara Falls? This exclusive tour combines posh, high-end travel with all-inclusive admissions for an unforgettable day trip of your making!

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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 inflight 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 you've been wanting to see. Simply select either option upon booking: a trip to the US side to see the American Falls, or a trip to the Canadian side (passport or visa required) where the full fury of the Horseshoe Falls awaits. After touching down, hop aboard a shuttle coach and travel to your chosen Niagara Falls destination to explore and sightsee independently. How you spend your time at the beautiful natural landmark is up to you!

Each experience include five hours of free time, admission to four Niagara Falls attractions, your return flight and drop-off back in Manhattan. Food and drinks are at your own expense, but several cafes and eateries dot the banks of the Niagara Falls. See the Itinerary for full details on any attractions mentioned.

US Experience
Meet your host on arrival, and travel by coach to the water’s edge. Your experience includes four incredible attractions to help you get the most out of your time at the falls.

Canada Experience
Show your passport or visa on arrival to your host, and then travel by coach to the Canada side of the falls. As with the US day trip, how you spend your time is up to you, but your experience includes four attractions that can be visited at any point during your time at the falls.


US-Side Attractions:
‘Maid of the Mist’ Cruise:
Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist sightseeing boat and enjoy a 30-minute cruise around the base of the falls and into the basin of the thundering Canadian Horseshoe Falls. In operation since the mid-19th century, the historical cruise is one of North America’s top visitor attractions, enjoyed by millions of people from all over the world.

Cave of the Winds Tour:
Enjoy an interactive experience through a stormy mist zone within Niagara Gorge. Wearing a souvenir rain poncho plus specially designed sandals, follow a guide along wooden walkways to the Hurricane Deck, where 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. Headsets are available for anyone wishing to listen to the film in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and German.

Aquarium of Niagara:
Support local conservation efforts by visiting this family-friendly aquarium on the banks of the Niagara Falls. The attraction 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.

Canada-Side Attractions:
Hornblower Niagara Cruise:
Step aboard a state-of-the-art sightseeing boat and enjoy 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:
Head inside Table Rock Welcome Centre near the Horseshoe Falls, and 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 falls in front of you.

Niagara’s Fury:
Stand on a moving platform to get an insight into the mighty power of Mother Nature at the Niagara Falls while hearing ancient stories about the natural landmark. As the commentary takes place, the air temperature drops, and 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 September 2015

Beyond all expectations, a fabulous trip we both enjoyed immensely

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly Recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We booked as a special surprise treat for my parents during our New York Holiday.
The trip was fantastic, early morning pick up from a pretty central spot in New York,
We got lots of info from the chatty driver both on the way to the airport and after arrival in Niagara
and that helped ensure we got the most out of the time there. We did all the major locations with time for a
walk up to the restaurant for lunch.

It may be a little tighter on time if you're visiting in the peak season simply due the number of tourists but Viator cant control that and if you want to 'do' Niagara as part of your New York holiday there really isn't a better way.

The only negative i have is that breakfast on the plane was disappointing, a snack bag and a somewhat dry Bagel really wasn't up to the standard of the rest of the service on the trip and considering the early start from New York its unlikely you'd have got breakfast in your hotel and you dont want to be looking for something to eat just after arriving do you.

Fantastic day out and a big thank you from all of us, a very special day out, despite the breakfast thing I cant really not give 5 stars as I do Highly recommend the trip.

Thanks Guys, great memories, really added that 'something special' to the holiday.

Gary and Iris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent flew over the falls on way back

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was one of the highlights of our holiday. We crossed to the Canadian side and were amazed by the force and beauty of the falls. We had a wonderful day. I would highly recommend this tour. It is not to be missed!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic time from the airport to the falls

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best day ever! we went to the U.S side you have more time there. we did all 5 attractions with time to spare were we went across the street to an outside pub and had lunch and did some shopping before getting on the bus back home. Great trip. We even took pics in the cockpit of the plane on the way home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wow - best experience yet... to go by plane is excellent in terms of journey time...breakfast served within a few minutes of boarding - bus to Canada side waiting for us when we got off the plane... when you get to the visitor centre they prioritize your sights to see to ensure you see everything in the time you are there. We visited the White water, behind the falls and Hornblower cruise which takes you right into the mist on the horseshoe falls

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

At first sight this tour is quiet expensive, but I must say it was totally worth it. The Falls are, of course, breathtaking. Also the pick up, the flights with the jet and everything were very well organised. I chose the US side. We left from Times Square at 6:10 am and arrived in Niagara Falls shortly after 9 am, so we had enough time to do all the sightseeing. I enjoyed this tour and would like to recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


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