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Niagara Falls Day Trip by Air
"Niagara Falls is simply amazing. The powerful combination of 3 separate waterfalls that make up Niagara must be experienced in person to realize their magnificence. On this day trip you'll be picked up from your New York City hotel in the morning and whisked to the airport for a 1-hour flight to Niagara Falls USA. Before your in-flight coffee is cold you'll be landing right outside the Falls.Another short transfer will put you in the heart of the Niagara Falls action – you’ll be in front of the famous Maid of the Mist. This tour includes a ticket on t getting you right up close to the thundering falls! After a (sometimes wet) cruise stroll the city to visit various aerospace and science museums casinos observatories and much more. For the only panoramic view of all three Niagara Falls
From $599.00
Skylon Tower Observation Deck Admission
"Your visit to Skylon Tower begins with a Ride-to-the-Top in the ""Yellow-Bug"" glass enclosed exterior elevators. In just 52 seconds one of its three elevators will glide smoothly to the top where magnificent views of the Horseshoe and American Falls Great Gorge and Niagara River await. As the region's tallest free standing structure closest to both Falls Skylon Tower offers visitors a panoramic view of the city the Niagara wine region and the skyscrapers of Toronto and Buffalo - as the view extends beyond 125 km on a clear day. The expansive indoor and outdoor Observation Decks stand 775 feet (236 meters) above the Falls and promise once-in-a-lifetime views. yet distinctive Summit Suite Buffet. As the city's only revolving restaurant the Revolving Dining Room rotates 360 degrees in one hour
From CAD13.00
Niagara Falls One Day Sightseeing Tour
"After pickup from your downtown Toronto hotel/residence enjoy a 90-minute drive to your first stop an award winning Niagara Winery. Here you'll stop for 30 minutes to enjoy a private tasting with certified VQA Wine technicians. Sample red white and world famous Ice Wine. In addition to your tasting the winery also features a market with fresh fruit maple syrup
From CAD112.00

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In the Air, Over the Whirlpool

Further out, somewhere between Niagara Falls city and Niagara-on-the-Lake, is the Niagara Whirlpool where you could take an aero car above the roaring Niagara River. Yet another experience that's on my to-do list should I come back to this part of the world.

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Jan 05, 2010

Quirky little ride to nowhere

I think the claim to fame for this little ride was that unscrupulous people smugglers convinced illegal immigrants that the USA was on the other side. In fact it was back into Canada. However, it is a nice little ride over the river and back, apparently you can not get off at the other side now.

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Oct 05, 2008


This looks a little scarey but in fact its a smooth glide across a sharp bend in the river to view the whirlpool below, of course there was very little wind on the day we visited, the car does not operate in bad weather and is closed completely during the winter months
It is a quaint contraption, often called the Spanish Aero Car it was designed by Leonardo Torres Quevedo a Spanish engineer and has been operating since 1916. Despite several upgrades over the years it has kept its unique appearance and charm carrying up to 35 people each trip forwards and back to view the whirlpool

Admission costs $11 for adults $6.50 for ages 6 to 12 and under, free for 5 and under
if you get the Niagara Adventure pass admission is included
there is no wheelchair access on the Aero Car

It is open from 9 am till various times between 4.45 pm and 7.45 pm depending on which time of year you visit, and closes mid-November till spring, check the web site for dates and times

there is a gift shop and cafe

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Oct 24, 2006

The Whirlpool Aero Car

The Whirlpool Aero Car offers a fantastic view of the lower
Niagara River, Rapids and the Gorge, while traversing over
the Whirlpool in a suspended cable car !

Hours of operation: 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. seven days a week Spring-Fall

departing every 10 minutes / weather permitting

Whirlpool Aero Car is $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for 6 to 12 years.

Children aged 5 and under are free .

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Jan 24, 2006
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Whirlpool Excitement

Down river from the Horseshoe / American falls is the "whirlpool" so called because here the river takes a sharp right turn, to boiling up the waters!
The cable car stops right in the middle to see this close up.

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Jul 02, 2005

Niagara Spanish Aero Car

A Spanish engineer designed and built it, Leonardo Torres Quevedo, the Aero Car has been operating since 1916.
This cable car is suspended over the Niagara whirlpool, down river from the falls and is located where the river is forced to turn abruptly to the northeast. Here the water "boils", twists and turns creating numerous whirlpools before the emerald green waters escape through the narrowest channel within the gorge.
The view was magnificent and nothing was missed because we faced one direction on the way over and every passenger was asked to cross to the opposite side of the car and face the opposite direction for the return trip.

Operations depend on wind & weather conditions!

Cost..Adults $10.00, Children 6 to 12 years $6.00, 5 & under Free

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Jul 04, 2004

Aero Car

Take the Whirlpool Aero Car over the river whirlpool... we saw logs being sucked into the unforgiving whirlpool and disappear.
It was kind of scary, hanging from cables going from one side of the river to the other, but I figured if it'd been in operation since 1916 with no major accidents to report, we'd probably be fine.
The whirlpool formed at the end of the rapids where the river abruptly turns northeast and into the most narrow channel of the gorge.
The aero car holds approximately 40 people and round trip is about a 10 minute ride.

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May 21, 2004

Spanish Aero Car...HEY...where are the wheels?

Located 3 miles away from the Falls is the red-and-yellow Niagara Spanish Aero Car. This round trip attraction, which takes about 10 minutes, offers a wonderful view of the whirlpool from high overhead. The whirlpool is created at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly to the northeast and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. Suspended from six sturdy cables, your aerial car travels safely between two different points on the Canadian to produce a sweeping view of the whirlpool below, the gorge, the rapids and the hydro-electric plants down the river.

This attraction is named after the Spanish engineer who designed and built it, Leonardo Torres Quevedo. The Aero Car has been operating since 1916. Unlike the other attractions that Niagara Parks produces, this attraction is NOT wheelchair accessible. The car's passageways are only wide enought for passengers to stand and view the surroundings there are no seats on the aero car.

This attraction is open daily between May to mid-October. The attraction is open as early as 9-10am and closing times vary.

Canadian currency
Adults -- $5
6-12 -- $2.50
under 6 -- FREE

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Jul 04, 2003

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Hanging out over the Niagara River

The Spanish Aero Car brings you over the Niagara River's Whirlpool rapid area. It is definitely worth the $6 charge. It's not for anyone who is petrified of heights, but it is an experience. I actually thought the area looked similar to the landscapes of Wyoming or Colorado. It was very pretty. Although you are hanging hundreds of feet in the air, over deep and violent waters, it is such a great experience.

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Sep 18, 2002

Niagara Spanish Aero Car

The aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer and has been in operation since 1916. Cable car travels between two different points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular Whirlpool.

Watch the great vultures surf thermals rising from the gorge. Suspended in space you share A breathtaking view of the Niagara River's Whirlpool Rapids.

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Sep 08, 2002


The cable car that is over 100 years old travels on six cables above the whirlpool of the Niagara River. About 3 miles down from the falls, the river makes a 90 degree turn and causes a whirpool to form. The water in the pool swirls at 30-40 mph. It is really nervewracking hanging above it, but the ride only lasts about 10 minutes. If you have small children, head toward the center of the car. Like much of Niagara, this ride doesn't comply to current safety standards and there is nothing above waist height to confine a child. I had visions of my one year old wiggling from my arms and falling into the whirlpool below - needless to say, I held on tight and stayed in the middle, away from the edges.

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Aug 26, 2002

Spanish Aero Car

This cable car crosses over the Niagara River for a great view of the river and the whirlpool beneath.
In operation since 1916, it was named after the Spanish engineer who designed and built it.
Don't do this if you're afraid of heights.
The round trip is about 1km and takes about 10 minutes.

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Aug 25, 2002

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