A helicopter tour is a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget!
There’s a reason why this high-flying thrill ride is on so many bucket lists worldwide. Whether you are flying over the Brooklyn Bridge or Ayers Rock, a helicopter tour will give you excited butterflies in your stomach and treat you to some of the best views you have seen in your lifetime.
Imagine yourself soaring over the lush green rainforests of Hawaii, swooping down to see a huge rushing waterfall cascading down a mountain. Or, picture swooping down over the Grand Canyon at sunrise while watching the golden rays of the sun light up the reddish rocks. Imagine flying over the icy expanse of Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand while surrounded by craggy mountain peaks. A helicopter tour is a thrilling experience that gives you a once in a lifetime perspective on some of the world’s greatest landmarks.
On this site you will find everything you need to know about helicopter tours, from planning your trip to choosing a tour company and much more – so that you can plan the high flying trip of a lifetime!
Before you choose the helicopter tour for you, it’s worth taking the time to research the different packages so that you can find one that meets your needs. Take a look at our section about researching and booking your tour – it’s filled with great tips that will help you decide.
There are a few factors that you will need to keep in mind, including what to wear and how to prevent motion sickness. You will also need to consider the duration of the tour, as well as where it will take you. Is your camera all set and batteries charged. See what else you need to think of before heading out on your tour.
The helicopters that are used by tour companies are chosen for a number of factors, including passenger comfort, manoeuvrability and safety. Take a look at this section for more information about the many different types of helicopters that are commonly used by helicopter tour companies.
There are many gorgeous destinations around the world where helicopter tours take place, from Ayers Rock in the deserts of Australia to the glittering lights of the Las Vegas strip. Take a look at our destinations page to learn more about the beautiful locations where you can take a helicopter tour. If you are planning a trip to New York, Hawaii, New Zealand or any of these other great places you can find more information about them here.
Each helicopter tour company offers its own unique experience, from luxurious champagne picnics in the Grand Canyon to thrilling rides over a bubbling hot active volcano in Hawaii with the doors off. When choosing a helicopter tour, take a look into the company and find out more about its history, safety standards, service and reputation. Take a look at our tour company overviews so that you can find out more about these great providers.
Are you planning on bringing your camera with you on your helicopter tour so that you can take some once in a lifetime aerial view shots while you are soaring through the air? If so, take a look at this section for some valuable tips about shooting photos from a helicopter. We have some great advice for preparing your camera and snapping photos in the air, so that you can make the most of this opportunity to take amazing photographs.
Top Heli Companies
- Zip Aviation
- Liberty Helicopters
- Grand Canyon Helicopters
- Papillon Airways
- Sundance Helicopter Tours
- Serenity Helicopters
- Maverick Grand Canyon
- Maverick Maui
- Air Maui
- Blue Hawaiian (Maui)
- Blue Hawaiian (Oahu)
- Blue Hawaiian (Kauai)
- Blue Hawaiian (Big Island)
- Paradise Big Island
- Makani Kai
- San Francisco Heli
- Ayers Rock Heli
- Helicopter Line West Coast
- 5 Star Helicopter Tours
- Maverick Helicopters Henderson