Travel from New York to Niagara Falls like a VIP — by executive jet — on this Viator Exclusive, available nowhere else. After you’re transferred from Manhattan to Long Island, skip the security lines and enjoy an in-flight breakfast. A 'Maid of the Mist' boat cruise brings you up close to the falls. Sightsee on your own at four included attractions or choose an adrenaline-fueled adventure with the optional helicopter flight and a 3-hour guided tour of Niagara Falls USA attractions with lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe.
- Day trip to Niagara Falls by private charter plane from New York
- Glide to the base of the falls on a 30-minute 'Maid of the Mist' cruise
- Take a 15-minute helicopter flight above the three waterfalls, if option selected
- Enjoy breakfast on the plane
- Includes round-trip ground transfers to Long Island and swift airport procedures
- This Viator Exclusive cannot be booked anywhere else!
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
This exclusive tour comes with all the perks befitting a high-end traveler. A small charter plane takes you straight to Niagara Falls International Airport. You’ll skip lengthy airport procedures at both airports so you have plenty of time to pack in the action at the falls.
Meet your coach at Manhattan’s New York Marriott Marquis and relax on board with complimentary Wi-Fi during the drive to East Farmingdale on Long Island. Upon arrival at Republic Airport’s executive terminal, skip ordinary security lines and check-in procedures to board the 50-seat Embraer 145 jet.
During the 1.5-hour charter flight, savor breakfast and refreshments while you soak up the scenery below. This luxury charter takes you right to Niagara, a short 10-minute ride from all the attractions.
You’re greeted by your host on arrival at Niagara Falls International Airport and transported by coach for a short ride to the falls. Choose to explore on your own with five hours of free time — a unique feature that’s only available with this exclusive tour or upgrade your trip to go with the local guide where you'll visit sites on the US side of the border. Choose to add an exhilarating helicopter flight. See the Itinerary below for details.
Upon completion of your day at Niagara Falls, you are returned to the airport and whisked through security for the chartered flight to Long Island, ending your tour with the drive back to midtown Manhattan.
Option 1: Helicopter flight and Niagara Falls guided tour (U.S. side)
12-minute helicopter flight: Your helicopter experience begins at the Niagara Falls heliport across the street from Whirlpool Rapids. Check in, meet your pilot and board your 4-passenger helicopter, which features large windows perfect for snapping photos. Soar above all of Niagara’s natural and man-made attractions, such as Whirlpool Rapids, Skylon Tower, Rainbow Bridge and the aero car, and listen through your headset to recorded commentary about the sights. Get a bird’s-eye view of the American Falls and smaller Bridal Veil Falls along the Niagara River, and then watching for rainbows that often appear in the water.
3-hour guided tour: Visit Niagara Falls’ top viewing locations and sail on the historic Maid of the Mist boat ride with a guide who will provide commentary about all that Niagara Falls offers. Your sightseeing itinerary includes stops at Terrapin Point and the American Observation Tower, Goat Island, Three Sisters Islands and Luna Island where you will get up close to the thunderous cascades of both the American and Bridal Veil Falls.
Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara USA. Located just minutes from the falls, this iconic restaurant offers up a classic American fare in a setting that’s a real nod to pop culture. Enjoy lunch surrounded by music memorabilia, including instruments, clothing, gold records and other items from top entertainment icons.
Option 2: Niagara Falls guided tour (U.S. side)
Full day guided tour: Experience all the beauty of Niagara Falls USA and visit all key viewing areas, including Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Three Sister Islands, Terrapin Point, Luna Island, Niagara River, Prospect Park, Raging Rapids, The Giant Whirlpool, and Whirlpool State Park! Go to the American Observation Tower for a birds-eye-view and climb aboard the historic Maid of the Mist river boat for a cruise under the spray. You'll also experience Niagara's second most popular attraction ,the famous Cave of the Winds, where you will get up close and personal and explore the roar of the mighty falls. You are bound to get wet, but not to worry as rain gear is provided.
Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch in at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara USA. Located just minutes from the falls, this iconic restaurant offers up classic American fare in a setting that’s a real nod to pop culture. Enjoy lunch surrounded by music memorabilia, including instruments, clothing, gold records and other items from top entertainment icons!
Option 3: Independent Experience (U.S.-Side Attractions)
Meet your host on arrival, and travel by coach to the water’s edge. Your experience includes the following attractions:
Historic 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: Experience Niagara like never before as you become engulfed in Niagara's Legends of Adventure. Projected onto a 45ft screen, this amazing 40-minute movie will take you back to Niagara's historic past and will immerse you in both sight and thunderous sound have you becoming one with the mighty Falls.
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.