You’ve vacationed by car, plane, and maybe even boat, but have you ever seen the world from a helicopter? Trust us, it’s an unbeatable experience that you will never forget.

At Ultimate HeliTours, you can experience the beautiful Florida Keys from the aerial view of a helicopter on a tour that meets your budget.

If you’re concerned about the safety of helicopters, have no fear. Our Robinson R44 is the safest helicopter in the world, and we’re going to dive into the safety specs in this guide. By the end of this article, you’ll feel completely confident about stepping onto our aircraft and going for the ride of your life.

Helicopter Travel Safety Factors

Helicopter rides aren’t just for thrill chasers. Everyone can feel completely safe on a Robinson R44 helicopter.

First, it’s important to remember that helicopter crash statistics are very low. According to the U.S. Helicopter SafetyTeam, in 2018, there were 0.72 accidents reported for every 100,000 hours of flight time.

Another factor to keep in mind is the fact that most accidents happen on privately chartered flights as opposed to professionally flown journeys. When you work with a professional company, like Ultimate HeliTours, they are more cautious about a variety of travel safety factors, including:

  • The weather
  • Visibility
  • Helicopter safety features, like closed doors
  • Landing obstacles
  • High standards for experienced pilots
  • Difficult flying terrain
  • and more

The truth is that the items on the list above are also the main causes of helicopter accidents. When you work with professionals, they never take a chance on bad weather, low visibility, inexperienced pilots, or other safety risks. 

What to Ask Before Helicopter Rides

If you want to triple check the safety of the helicopter you’re about to board, you can ask the tour company the following questions:

  • When was the last time you performed a safety audit?
  • How long has the pilot been flying helicopters?
  • How many pilots will be on board?
  • How long has the helicopter been in operation?
  • Does your company have any safety accreditations or certificates?
  • What is this aircraft flying history?

Next, let’s look at the safest helicopter in the world.

The Robinson R44: The Safest Helicopter in the World

At Ultimate HeliTours, we only fly Robinson R44 helicopters because we believe they are the safest helicopters in the world. They are produced by the world’s leading civil helicopter manufacturer, and just like us, they make safety their number one priority.

We also love the Robinson R44 because each seat is a window seat, so not only are your views phenomenal, but it helps you avoid motion sickness. Plus, our tours are not thrill rides. We take all turns slowly, and the entire flight is smooth and gentle.

In the Robinson R44, every passenger is given a headset to communicate with the pilot and other passengers, so you will always feel supported. Our pilots are tested and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, and they comply with all of the federal drug and alcohol regulations.

When it comes to helicopter safety, the most important factors are how they are flown and who is flying them. That’s why we not only prioritize having the safest helicopters, but we also only work with the best pilots who can guarantee your safety. 

Ultimate HeliTours Safety Record

You can also feel completely confident in our perfect safety record. We maintain strict safety guidelines and follow all travel safety tips. We never take a chance on bad weather. If we cannot fly during your reservation time because of the weather, we will reschedule your tour or give you a refund.

Our helicopters are also meticulously maintained by FAA-licensed mechanics and Robinson dealers.

Lastly, because we take our passenger’s and pilot’s safety so seriously, we reserve the right to refuse anyone who could be a threat on board. That includes anyone who shows up to a tour inebriated. 

The Best Helicopter Tours in the Florida Keys

Now that you feel assured of the safety of our helicopters tours, we can focus on the fun part. Simply put, our helicopter tours are the best in the Florida Keys. From our aircraft, you can see the following:

  • Stunning islands
  • Clear blue water
  • Coral reefs
  • Plenty of fish and sharks
  • Manatee
  • Sea turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Dolphins
  • More sea life and other Florida wildlife
  • Historic areas of Florida

Our tours give you options. We have a range of tours that last anywhere from six minutes to one hour. Plus, what you see is totally up to you. We can give you an aerial view of the following landmarks:

  • Pigeon Key island
  • Vaca Key
  • Boot Key Harbor
  • Duck Key
  • Hawk’s Cay
  • The Seven Mile Bridge
  • The Historic Sombrero Lighthouse
  • Bahia Honda State Park

If you want to see it all, you can do that on our 60-minute trip. You can also take a 20-minute sunset ride for the most beautiful sunset of your entire life.

Our tours are designed to fit into your budget, time frame, and desired experience. We can even create a custom tour for you and your party. No matter what experience you choose, you’ve never seen the Florida Keys like this before.

Book a Trip With Ultimate HeliTours Today

If you’re ready to see Marathon, Florida, and the Florida Keys like never before from an aerial view, book one of our tours online today. Rest assured that we practice extreme caution and use rigorous safety protocols. Plus, we only fly the safest helicopter in the world, the Robinson R44. 

Our past customers rave about our life-changing trips, and we’ve proven our commitment to safety with our perfect flight record. Book your Ultimate Helitours trip today or contact us with more questions. We look forward to flying with you.