Unlike airplanes, helicopters utilize spinning blades that allow them to hover in place, fly low to the ground, and shred unwanted love letters from earthbound vehicles. Shun terrestrial transport with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get a 20-minute helicopter tour of Laguna Beach for one from OC Helicopters at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana (a $179.99 value).
OC Helicopters' veteran pilots tote earthlings into the sky in style and regale them with knowledge as they soar above the azure brim of Laguna Beach. Beneath the spinning rotors, behold the landscape from the point of view of an astronaut's kite and scour up to 30 miles of coastline and vibrant scenery. Budding cloud whisperers read ancient prophecies encoded in the layout of sprawling mansions and explore the scenic vistas of Crystal Cove State Park, Balboa Island, and the San Joaquin Hills. Flights set forth from OC Helicopters' terminal at John Wayne Airport, and the 20-minute excursion returns passengers to the ground with the windswept good looks of a griffin on a rollycoaster.
From its beach-adjacent headquarters at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, OC Helicopters whisks clients away on aerial tours that deliver a rare vantage point for familiar southern California places and Orange County beaches. The owner and head pilot mans air-conditioned luxury helicopters that can comfortably seat four passengers in chairs that provide a 180-degree view. Customers choose from a number of aerial tour routes, veering south over Laguna Beach's sprawling houses or hovering near Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Helicopters can also head northwest and take the Surf City Tour, which traces the shoreline while supplying an aviator's eyeful of surfers as they come ashore to lay their bronze eggs. OC Helicopters also offers custom tours.
19711 Campus Dr.
Santa Ana, California 92707