Guided tour

Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

Thousand Islands: Helicopter Tour with Cider Mill and Lunch

From US$ 303.09 per person

Discover the wonders of Thousand Islands on this 30 minute scenic helicopter tour. Soak up breathtaking aerial views, then enjoy a guided visit to the region’s newest cider mill accompanied by tastings and a light lunch.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 3 participants


  • Enjoy an unforgettable helicopter ride over Thousand Islands
  • Marvel at Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, Millionaires Row, and more
  • Visit the region's newest cider mill and sample a selection of ciders
  • Learn and see how cider is produced from a local guide
  • Taste the world-famous Thousand Islands Dressing
Full description
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.
  • Roundtrip helicopter ride (approximately 30 minutes each way)
  • Cider mill guided tour
  • Cider tasting
  • Light lunch
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Souvenir photos or videos (available to purchase on the day)
  • Additional food and drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet at Gananoque Heliport, 88 County Rd 32, Leeds & 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada • The heliport is a easy 20 minute drive from Kingston, located right off exit 645 from Highway 401 • Look for a Helicopter Tours sign along Highway 32 • When coming from the town of Gananoque, the meeting point is located on the left-hand side of the road • There is ample free parking on site • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time of your confirmed flight

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • All flights are subject to availability, favorable weather conditions, and require minimum numbers. If you're a solo traveler, the local partner will aim to book you with other confirmed passengers
  • If your tour is canceled due to poor weather or unforeseen circumstances, you'll be entitled to an alternative date or a full refund
  • It's recommended to book your flight on your first available day in Gananoque so that you have maximum flexibility to roll on to the next available date
  • Your flight date/time may be different from that requested and will be confirmed by the local partner via email after booking
  • Maximum of 3 passengers permitted per helicopter
  • Maximum weight restriction of 275 lbs per seat applies. All passengers will be confidentially weighed at check-in
  • Handheld cameras and mobile devices are welcome on board
  • Canadian regulations require children aged 2 and above to sit in their own seat
  • Children under 2 years of age must sit on a parent or guardians lap
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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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!

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