Flying is the only way to get close enough to a cloud to milk it or to visit your secret sky family. Bolster the bond earthly loved ones just don't understand with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a Hoover Dam helicopter tour from Papillon Helicopters (a $158 value).
The seasoned pilots at Papillon Helicopters chaperone an estimated 600,000 passengers into the clouds per year during a daily assortment of aerial tours. Taking off from Papillon's terminal at Boulder City Municipal Airport, the three-hour Hoover Dam helicopter tour ferries up to seven tourists through the sky to catch an overhead view of the historic landmark and high-five passing weather balloons. Papillon’s Eurocopter EC130 ECO Star whirlybird accommodates passengers with plush stadium seating, air-conditioned comfort, and oversize vista windows that enable close-up views of the 726-foot-tall water-retaining wonder. As the tour continues over Lake Mead and the picturesque Black Canyon, tourists can share awed exclamations over the aircraft’s communication system or listen to prerecorded narration available in 12 languages, including English and pig latin. Papillon offers courtesy shuttle service to and from most area hotels, and the tour’s three-hour duration runs from pickup to drop-off.