Gananoque

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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. Tours 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 of anticipation and excitement as you take flight. Be lifted high above lush greenery, sandy beaches, and rocky cliffs, admiring the sights from your guaranteed window seat. You'll wear audio headsets complete with microphones for easy communication. Enjoy pilot-narrated commentary in English or select one of the recorded multilingual audio tours. Your flight duration depends on your selected option. Choose the 10-minute tour for a taste of the 1000 Islands, including the town of Gananoque,...

    Our tour over 1000 islands was a great experience! We have both never been in a chopper before, and it was an amazing way to see and enjoy a different perspective of this beautiful landscape and waterway!

  • Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

    2. 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.

    Excellent adventure! We were celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday. All aspects of the experience were fun and exciting. Our helicopter pilot was a knowledgeable guide and excellent, seasoned pilot. Our host at BUSL cidery was welcoming and friendly offering a lovely tour of his facility and grounds, including cider and beer tasting and a nice lunch which was more than the two of us could eat. Very relaxing and enjoyable day! We would highly recommend this tour....well worth it!

  • 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

    3. 5-Day Tour of America from New York City

    A full 5-day excursion to see Niagara Falls and the Thousand Islands. Continue to the historic city of brotherly love in Philadelphia and see the famous Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Square. You will also visit Washington DC, the US capital and visit the US Mint. Continue to Lancaster to learn about the Amish community. Day 1: Sunday New York – Finger Lakes – Niagara Falls In the morning, you'll depart from the Big Apple and head north. Pass the beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the beautiful waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island, and Luna Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls to appreciate the colorful lighting of the waters. O...

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Excellent adventure! We were celebrating my husband's 60th Birthday. All aspects of the experience were fun and exciting. Our helicopter pilot was a knowledgeable guide and excellent, seasoned pilot. Our host at BUSL cidery was welcoming and friendly offering a lovely tour of his facility and grounds, including cider and beer tasting and a nice lunch which was more than the two of us could eat. Very relaxing and enjoyable day! We would highly recommend this tour....well worth it!

Our tour over 1000 islands was a great experience! We have both never been in a chopper before, and it was an amazing way to see and enjoy a different perspective of this beautiful landscape and waterway!

It was seriously the best experience ever. The people and the pilot. I believe his name i Scott were experienced, fun and wonderful. Thanks so much.

Very beautiful view of the thousand islands from above. The crew is very friendly and knowledgable. Amazing experience.

Amazing experience with the best pilot, we will be back for sure