sightseeing helicopter

Experiencing the city or coastline hundreds of feet in the air from a helicopter is exhilarating. Helicopter tours are a great opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone and amplify any vacation. 

Touring around on a sightseeing helicopter is a safe and adrenaline-filled adventure that everyone should experience. Soaring through the air, you are able to see beautiful landscapes from an entirely new perspective. 

Are you interested in taking a tour? If so, keep reading to learn how you can make it an enjoyable experience. 

Why Go On A Helicopter Tour?

A helicopter tour is a perfect excursion for a tourist or local wanting to see their city from an aerial perspective. People who get off of a helicopter tour typically wish that they’d explored this opportunity to look at life from a new perspective earlier.

There helicopter tours available for every occasion or even just for a quick fun adventure.

Traveling by helicopter also provides for many perfect photo opportunities. Not only Can you capture some great pre-flight photos in front of the helicopter but you can also capture some aerial shots and selfies while in motion.

Even if you weren’t planning to be glued to your camera during the flight, touring in a helicopter allows you to see breathtaking aerial views of the landscape below.

Helicopters typically travel between 500 and 1000 feet above ground allowing you to still clearly see the landscape around you but take in the breathtaking views of the city outskirts or the coastline as well.

One of the best places to travel by helicopter is along the coast. In beachy areas such as the Florida Keys, you can see the beautiful blue waters crashing up against the beach as well as the nearby islands. 

Due to the helicopter’s size, flight parties are rather small, you’re able to establish a relationship with the pilot and have them customize their flight to your liking.

Because helicopters are relatively small the pilot is able to maneuver the helicopter’s position to provide you the best views.

Things to Consider When Planning Your Helicopter Tour

When planning a helicopter sightseeing tour you want to work be sure to think about the time and route of your flight to best plan your day. Sift through the multitude of options for your helicopter excursion to book the perfect aerial adventure. 

Duration of the Flight

There are a variety of helicopter tours that you can choose from. You can choose for a quick 25 minute showing or select for a longer flight time that allows you a full aerial view of the area. 

These 25 minute- shorter flights are typically more affordable and may spark a passion to take to the skies that outlast your flight time. The duration of your tour can be selected based on the price point or on how it best fits into your day’s itinerary. 

Route of the Flight

Helicopter tours allow you to get a bird’s-eye view of an area. You can work with your pilot and booking agency to find the most desirable route for you.

In Marathon Key, there are beautiful flight paths that go around the coastline. Helicopter touring the keys allows you to see the beauty of the  Seven Mile Bridge, Bahai Honda State Park, and coral reefs. 

Tips for First Time Travelers

Being a first-time helicopter passenger can be an exciting experience but it may feel overwhelming.

It can be difficult to calm your nerves before you get in the air, but remember that your helicopter pilot is highly trained and ready to help guide you on an unforgettable journey. Here are some tips to help you curve your nerves about flying.  

Dress Appropriately 

Something many people don’t think about when packing for vacation is what clothes to pack for a helicopter tour. Dressing appropriately for a helicopter flight is very important. You want to be sure to wear comfortable clothes, a light jacket to help keep you warm while you’re in the air and ensure that your hair is pulled back. 

Similarly to a roller coaster, you want to avoid any loose objects that are difficult to hold onto during a flight and may inhibit your flying experience. You want to avoid any dangly jewelry, sandal hats, and loose items that may come off during the flight.

Use the Restroom Beforehand

Be sure to use the restroom before you take off as there’s no restroom available on a helicopter. It’s important that you want to make the most of your flying experience and don’t need your pilot to cut your trip short in order to regain access to the bathroom.

Take a Sightseeing Helicopter to Explore

The Florida Keys has so much to offer but you truly have not done it all until you take to the skies. From the air, you can see the extensive coral reefs around the keys and the dozens of islands peeking out of the water.

Flying in a helicopter is a new experience that allows locals and tourists to take in the area in a new way. Helicopter tours are the perfect element to enhance a vacation or to add thrill to any staycation. Contact us, and book your sightseeing helicopter tour today to see the keys from the sky.