Best of Niagara Falls USA Tour plus Helicopter


  • Helicopter ride over Niagara Falls - once in a lifetime opportunity!

  • Tour of Niagara Falls, NY with photo stops at Goat Island, Terrapin Point and Luna Island

  • Boat ride on the iconic Maid of the Mist

  • Venture to "hurricane deck" at Cave of the Winds


This exciting Niagara Falls tour delivers what is truly the ultimate way to experience the American side of Niagara Falls. On this tour, you will catch a birds-eye view of the Falls from inside a helicopter plus get up close on the Maid of the Mist boat ride and at the Cave of the winds. Enjoy some amazing photo opportunities while learning about the area’s fascinating geography and history on your visit to Goat Island, Luna Island and Terrapin Point. 

Tour info

5 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
Child: (5-12 years)
Meeting Point

Niagara Falls, NY central meeting location, Seneca Casino Front Entrance, 4th St. and Wendell Way, Niagara Falls, New York

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Your tour of Niagara Falls, USA begins with pick up directly from your downtown hotel. 

Your guide will then bring you to your first attraction, a boat ride on the famous Maid of the Mist. Before you board, you’ll have a chance to check out the view from the Prospect Point Observation Tower, located directly above the boarding site for the Maid of the Mist boat tour. While you’re on the boat tour, you’ll take in incredible views, hear the thunderous roars of the rushing waterfalls and you may get a bit wet, depending on where you stand - but don’t worry, you will be provided with a rain poncho for this boat ride. 

The next stop on your tour is a visit to Goat Island which connects to Terrapin Point and Luna Island as well. While here you’ll learn about the history of the Falls, see the Nikola Tesla monument overlooking the Falls, and get very close to the Bridal Veil Falls which are situated between Goat Island and Luna Island. 

After your Goat Island visit, your guide will take you to Cave of the Winds where you will descend 175 ft. into the Niagara Gorge before heading out onto a series of walkways leading to the “hurricane deck” - only a few feet away from the Bridal Veil Falls. You will be so close that it will feel like you’re surrounded by tropical storm-like conditions, even when it’s calm out. 

Following your visit to Cave of the Winds, is the moment you’ve been waiting for all day. Your guide will take you to board a Rainbow Air helicopter for an unforgettable ride around Niagara Falls, the gorge and surrounding area. 

At the end of your Niagara Falls tour, your guide will drop you off back at your hotel. 

What’s included?

  • 8-minute Helicopter ride over Niagara Falls USA

  • 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

  • Pick up and drop off from hotels in Niagara Falls, NY USA

  • Gratuities (optional)

Things to know

Before you book

  • The Maid of the Mist cruise is a seasonal attraction. When the boat cruise is not operating, it will be replaced by a visit to the Aquarium of Niagara

  • Helicopters require good weather to operate. In the event they are not running you will be offered a voucher to return at a later date or a partial refund.

  • Please note: Infants are not permitted on the Helicopter Ride

  • Must be at least 40 inches tall to ride the helicopter

Before you go

  • Pick up time will be confirmed 1-3 days prior to the tour date via email or phone. If you do not have access to these, please be ready 30 minutes prior to tour start time in the hotel lobby.

Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to departure time. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours to departure time, a $50 cancellation fee per guest will apply.

About operator:

Tripshepherd specializes in offering intimate small-group tours across popular destinations in North America. Our commitment to small-group dynamics ensures a more personal connection, greater flexibility, and an escape from the hassle of crowded buses and the need for microphones. At the heart of our tours are local experiences; we proudly hire local guides to support community growth, create jobs, and provide our guests with an authentic glimpse into each destination. Our friendly guides are dedicated to connecting personally with each guest, ensuring a caring and memorable experience. With Tripshepherd, every journey is not just a tour, but a unique story woven into the fabric of local life, guaranteeing an authentic, personal, and local adventure.