For centuries humans have envied birds' innate ability to fly and to rest peacefully in nests without the threat of a bird attack. Gain enviable abilities with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $149 for a bay and downtown helicopter tour for up to three (up to a $270 value)
- $259 for a sunset helicopter tour for up to three (up to a $477 value)
Pilots on the bay and downtown tour soar over the ornate homes of Davis Island and Bayshore Boulevard before flying above downtown Tampa. Other sites include the Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa, and the Port of Tampa, where guests can spot bottlenose dolphins playing in Hillsborough.
The sunset tour gives couples an opportunity to kindle the flames of romance or a trio of buddies to high-five at the gorgeous views, flying riders eastward as the sun begins its descent over the horizon. Bathed in a warm golden glow, the chopper then heads south over 12 miles of beach before returning back over the sandy expanse just in time to glimpse an idyllic panorama of St. Augustine as the sun sets over Old Downtown.
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.
At the helm of Robinson R44 helicopters, the pilots soar over historic Savannah, flying low and fast along the Savannah River while passengers enjoy a unique perspective of downtown, Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, Whitemarsh Island, the Cockspur, and Tybee and Hilton Head lighthouses. 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.
95% of 245 customers recommend
“The helicopter gets pretty warm in the summer, so dress comfortably. Our pilot was fun and knew the area well. I was a little nervous about this adventure, but the...”
“The helicopter gets pretty warm in the summer, so dress comfortably. Our pilot was fun and knew the area well. I was a little nervous about this adventure, but the pre-flight safety check and calm disposition of our pilot put me at ease.”
“Had a great experience! Just make sure to plan for plenty of flexible time because the weather is unpredictable and they will cancel/reschedule if it looks like...”
“Had a great experience! Just make sure to plan for plenty of flexible time because the weather is unpredictable and they will cancel/reschedule if it looks like unsafe conditions.”
“Sit back and enjoy the flight!! A beautiful day to be up in the air! So very glad we picked the helicopter ride as the beginning of Bill's birthday celebration!”