Old City Helicopters


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In a Nutshell

  • Good for up to three people
  • Views of beach & old downtown
  • Experienced professional pilots

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Promotional value expires Dec 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per visit. 300lb weight max; 600lb group weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

For centuries humans have envied birds' innate ability to fly and to form eloquent arguments on the pros and cons of synthetic butter. Today's Groupon gives you one of those enviable abilities: for $149, you get a Porpoise Point and Old Downtown helicopter tour for up to three people from Old City Helicopters in St. Augustine, up to a $255 value. The tour covers approximately 17 miles of airspace; allow about 30 minutes for the entire tour, which includes prep time, take-off, the flight itself, and landing.

Tours lift off from the St. Augustine Airport, flying low and fast south over the Florida coast to Porpoise Point, then crossing the inlet to view the sights of Anastasia Island. You'll enjoy unobstructed views from your window seat in the hover vessel as you pass over the candy-striped St. Augustine Lighthouse and the Spanish 17th-century Castillo de San Marcos fortress before fluttering west over St. Augustine's old downtown. After you see the city sights, you'll swing around north for a final scenic drift along the beach before returning to the St. Augustine Airport, with a sense of sweetness and light from the airy adventure, but all your hairs refreshingly un-windblown.

The friendly tour guides are local pilots and certified flight instructors with extensive civilian piloting experience. Impress your congressional representative with an airborne adventure, or gift this Groupon to your favorite set of triplets for a fun-filled trip over old downtown.

Call ahead to schedule your tour, and make sure to mention your Groupon. Weight restrictions may apply—see the Old City site for details.

Old City Helicopters

Andres Kerllenevich began flying helicopters as a hobby while making a living as a lawyer. As time passed, he earned his license and left to fly tours over Alaska and New York City. He eventually settled in St. Augustine, the historical city where his wife fondly remembered vacationing as a child. Now, nine other FAA-certified pilots join him in leading tours over the coastal castles, historic lighthouses and colleges, and vibrant downtown areas of St. Augustine, Tampa, the Florida Keys, and Savannah, GA.

Pilots have also orchestrated aerial marriage proposals, during which the groom-to-be points out his question written on the beach or on a rooftop sign. The tours grant a bird's-eye view for photography and videography sessions.

Customer Reviews

438 Ratings

This was a great experience. The tour of Tampa Bay was very well worth the price. It was a memorable experience, and we'll be going on more Old City Helicopter tours again soon.
Jonathan B. · November 3, 2016
The people in the office were very friendly! It was my first time and our pilot made us feel right at home. I didn't want the tour to end! I highly recommend this tour!
Phylisha C. · September 3, 2016
We had a wonderful flight and experience1
Sharon L. · September 3, 2016
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    St. Augustine, Florida 32095


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