Helicopter Tours in Las Vegas: 10 Options for a Birds-eye View
If you want a truly unique, birds-eye view of Sin City, try one of Las Vegas’ numerous helicopter tour companies.
1. Maverick Helicopters
Maverick Helicopter’s basic package, the Las Vegas Day or Night Strip tour, takes you on a 12-to-15-minute tour of the Strip during the day or at night, whichever you prefer. The package also includes free transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel. Other options include sunset tours to the Grand Canyon, all-day tours that include rafting on the Colorado River and tours of local Indian territories. Maverick even has a special NASCAR tour that provides you with round-trip helicopter transportation to the Las Vegas Speedway for NASCAR weekend. Maverick Helicopters flies ECO-Star aircraft, which provide 23 percent more cabin space for a more comfortable ride and have front-facing, theater-style seating for better views.
6075 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-261-0007 or toll-free 1-888-261-4414
Prices: From $124 a person to $679 a person
2. Sundance Helicopters
If you only need a basic Strip tour, opt for Sundance Helicopter’s afternoon or evening 12-minute tour. To make you feel like a VIP, Sundance provides the option to add limo transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel to the terminal. You can also upgrade your tour and add in Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam to your afternoon or evening Strip tour. Other longer tours include trips to the Grand Canyon with add-on Grand Canyon boat tours, river-rafting on the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
Some tours include Grand Canyon champagne toasts and picnic lunches. Sundance flies EC-130 T2 helicopters, which have six passenger configurations, providing better views for everybody. The pre-flight lounge offers indoor and outdoor seating, snacks and drinks and a gift shop.
5596 Haven Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Prices: From $89 a person to $759 a person
Helicopter tours from Papillion include a basic, 10-minute Strip tour with or without transfers to and from your hotel. From the basic tour, you can add on additional tours of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon Skywalk and Indian Country. Papillion also offers combination tours where you can see the sites of Nevada from a helicopter, airplane, boat and bus.
Tour times range from 4.5 hours to 9.5 hours. If you fly with Papillion, you can also get discount tickets to various Vegas Cirque de Soleil shows. Papillion flies the EC-130 “Ecostar” helicopters with pilots offering multi-lingual narration of the trip.
275 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Open year round, except Christmas Day
Prices: From $104 a person to $529 a person
4. 5 STAR Helicopters
The Las Vegas Strip tour from 5 STAR Helicopters is one of the longest at 15 minutes. 5 STAR provides complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off in a Mercedes-Benz motorcoach. When checking in for your flight at the terminal, you’ll receive a complimentary water, soda, beer or wine. All passengers get access to a comfortable VIP lounge to wait for your tour. You can add a Las Vegas show to your Strip tour, with 5 STAR’s Jabbawockeez package. 5 STAR also hosts tours to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Mohave Desert. If romance is what you’re looking for, 5 STAR has wedding tours available where you can actually get married during your tour of the Strip. The helicopters 5 STAR flies include leather seating, 180-degree views and in-cabin video recording of each tour. If needed, you can request a multilingual pilot, as all the pilots offer professional narration of each tour.
5 STAR Helicopters
4511 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 101, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Prices: Varies; starts at $149 a person
5. Serenity Helicopters
Specializing in helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon, Serenity Helicopters picks you up from your Las Vegas Strip hotel in a luxury coach. They transport you the 20-minute drive to their heliport in Boulder City and from there you board for your one or two-hour tour. Other sights on the tours include the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Depending on the package you choose, you also get to enjoy a picnic lunch 4,000 feet below the Grand Canyon rim or gourmet champagne dinner for two at the Grand Canyon’s rim overlooking the sunset.
If you want to take your tour to the next level, opt for the wedding package, which includes minister, photographer, bouquet, wedding cake and champagne toast. Serenity flies the American Eurocopter ASTAR helicopter with all forward-facing seats and 180-degree views. Once you return, you’ll be able to purchase a professionally-recorded video of your flight before heading back to your hotel.
1411 Airport Road, Suite #110, Boulder City, NV 89005
Prices: From $389 a person to $539 a person
6. Skyline Helicopter Tours
Tour options from Skyline Helicopter tours include a 15-minute Strip tour, a 25-minute Red Rock Canyon tour and a 2.5-hour Grand Canyon tour. All flights take off from the North Las Vegas Airport, located about 15 minutes northwest of the Strip and do not include transfers.
Skyline Helicopter Tours is the only Las Vegas helicopter tour company to offer tours with the doors off for a thrilling and one-of-a-kind perspective. You can chose several add-ons to your tour, including discount Anthony Cools show tickets, champagne and wine and even proposal and wedding tours. Each helicopter can carry up to three passengers and no more than 580 pounds.
Skyline Helicopter Tours
2826 Perimeter Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Hours: Seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
7. 702 Helicopters
The Las Vegas Strip 20-minute tour from 702 Helicopters takes off from the North Las Vegas Airport and includes views of Old Las Vegas, the Strip, Henderson, Summerlin and Red Rock Canyon. If you want to make the tour even more intimate, for an extra fee you can choose the private flight for two option. Transfers to and from your hotel are available at an additional cost as well.
Along with the Strip tour, you can also add on a tour to the Hoover Dam or choose the Red Rock Canyon tour for a 30-minute flight over the sandstone formations. 702 Helicopters also partners with magician Nathan Burton to offer special tour and show packages. Each helicopter holds up to three passengers, allowing everyone to have an excellent view and interact with the pilot.
2634 Airport Drive, Suite #101, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89032
Prices: Starting at $95
8. Grand Canyon Tour Company
The Grand Canyon Tour Company specializes in Grand Canyon tours but also offers a sunset Las Vegas Strip tour that takes you on an 11 to 15-minute flight over the sights of Vegas. Pick up and drop off from your Las Vegas hotel is included and you’ll receive free champagne after checking in for your flight. Upgrade your transfers to a limo for an extra fee.
During the tour, the pilot narrates the tour, pointing out different landmarks and sharing fun facts. Other tours include nighttime Strip tours, Red Rock, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, El Dorado Canyon, Area 51 and the Mojave Desert. Grand Canyon Tour Company’s ECO-Star helicopters have wraparound glass windows.
Grand Canyon Tour Company
795 East Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119
1-800-222-6966 or 702-655-6060
Prices: Starting at $109 a person
9. GC Flight
Departing from the Las Vegas Terminal, the evening Las Vegas Strip tour from GC Flight gives you amazing views of all the major casinos. The tour also takes you north to the historic downtown Las Vegas. GC Flight arranges transportation to and from your Las Vegas hotel and offers you free champagne after your check in while you wait for your flight.
If you want more of an adventure, you can add on tours of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, as well as ATV, white-water rafting and hiking tours. The GC Flight A-Star and EC-130 Model Ecostar Jet helicopters have extra-wide seats and additional legroom. During the tour, you’ll experience forward-facing seats and professional narration with music.
2350 S. Jones Blvd, Suite 101, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Prices: Starting at $98 a person
10. American Spirit Helicopter Tours
Offering both day and evening Las Vegas tours, American Spirit Helicopter Tours takes passengers up and down the Strip, as well as over downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Experience. Tours are also available to the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon. With your tour package, you’ll receive free shuttle pick up and drop off at your hotel. If you book the entire flight for your party, American Spirit will provide complimentary champagne for the group for the flight.
American Spirit uses Astars helicopters that comfortably seat six passengers and offer expansive views out the panoramic windows. As you wait for your flight, you’ll enjoy free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating in the lounge, as well as a gift shop to browse for souvenirs.
2642 Airport Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Prices: Starts at $110 a person
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