Helicopter sightseeing tours allow you to see Miami, FL from a perspective of wonder and awe. If you think you have seen all of Miami, you haven’t seen anything until you have seen the view from the sky. There are several tours available that are sure to fit every budget. Sit back in style while watching as the sites unfold before your very eyes. The beauty of a Miami helicopter tour is that you do not need to leave the safe confines of the helicopter, and you won’t have to fight the crowds or traffic.
There are many ways to experience the beauty of Miami, but few rival a tour over the city in a chartered helicopter. Miami Helicopter provides a unique means of viewing the superb beaches and aquamarine waters of Florida’s southeastern shoreline, as well as the city’s distinctive landmarks.
While walking the streets and popping into various cafés and cigar shops may be the only way to truly experience Miami’s rich Cuban influence, there’s no better way to take in the entire South Beach scene and the bustling boat activity of Biscayne Bay than ascending for a private helicopter tour.
All of our Miami helicopter tours are chartered from the Opa-Locka Executive Airport, which is centrally located in the Metropolis of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. The Airport is a short ten-minute drive from Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and MLB’s Miami Marlins. It’s also a 35-minute trip from Downtown Miami and 30 minutes from the vibrant scene of Miami Beach. With zero landing fees and quick access to a number of the region’s most popular destinations, the airport is a great transfer option for those who wish to avoid the cost and hassle of paying for a taxi or limousine from Miami International Airport.
When it comes to Miami helicopter tour deals, Miami Helicopter offers three distinct charter options.
Each of these helicopter tours offers an original sightseeing experience that will leave memories that last a lifetime. So come and see the city of Miami, FL like you never imagined!
The Best Helicopter Tours In Miami, FL
The Taste of Miami Tour
Approx. 15 minutes
The Taste of Miami lets you take in all the sights of upper Miami. Departing from Opa/Locka Airport you’ll see Sun Life Stadium. As we fly across Miami you’ll take in the sights of Aventura and Gulfstream Park. But before the tour is over we’ll fly over some of the most beautiful beaches of Miami such as Hallandale beach, Golden beach, Sunny Isles and Haulover beach. As we head back towards Opa/Locka Airport you’ll see Oleta River State Park and Bal Harbor.
The Golden Beaches Tour
Approx. 20 minutes
The Golden Beaches tour will show you all the beautiful beaches of Miami including the Taste of Miami tour and much more. We’ll continue the Golden Beaches tour past North Miami Beach,Miami Beach and South Miami Beach. With the Atlantic on one side of the helicopter and the Biscayne Bay on the other don’t forget to gander towards the neon coated avenues of South Beach. The tour is not over yet as you set your sights on Fisher Island and the Inner Waterway.
The Grand Miami Tour
Approx. 30 minutes
The Grand Miami Tour is nothing short of its name as it does both the Taste of Miami and the Golden Beaches Tour. But it doesn’t end there; this tour will fly over the Brickell Neighborhood, Bayfront Park just east of Little Havana and Marlins Park. You'll cruise over the Miami Seaquarium and Fisher Island. The Grand Miami tour also soars over the Crandon Park Tennis Center, Virgina Key and Key Biscayne. You haven’t seen Miami until you’ve done the Grand Miami Tour.
Available Miami Helicopter Tours
What You Will See On Our Helicopter Tours
Our first charter option focuses on the landmarks of uptown Miami. The shortest of our Miami, FL sightseeing tours, The Taste of Miami tour, lasts only 15 minutes. In that relatively short time you’ll fly over Sun Life Stadium, which, in addition to regularly hosting the region’s professional sports teams, is also the home of the annual New Year’s Day Orange Bowl sponsored by Capital One. You’ll also catch glimpses of the racetrack and casino grounds at Gulfstream Park and the lively spectacle of the Aventura Mall. The tour begins with a flyover of Saint Thomas University. The university is the alma mater of Miami’s own Andy Elisburg, the Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations for the hometown Miami Heat.
The tour route also provides views of Dumfoundling Bay and Founders Park. Astounding views of Hallandale, Golden, Sunny Isles, and Haulover Beaches are provided before the tour circles back toward Opa-Locka Airport. This doesn’t mean the views stop when the helicopter turns back south. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for sights of the beautiful Oleta River State Park and the village at Bal Harbour, which is home to some of the region’s finest luxury resorts and retail shops.
Our second Miami helicopter tour is a bit longer in duration than the first. It lasts a total of twenty minutes. While this still seems a relatively brief period of time to be airborne, you’ll be surprised at just how much ground The Golden Beaches Tour covers. This Miami Helicopter Tour encompasses all the attractions included in The Taste of Miami Tour, and then offers much more.
You’ll begin by flying over the neighborhoods of North Miami and Eastern Shores. Stunning views of Maule Lake and Greynolds Park begin the highlights. Keen eyes should be on the lookout for the rooftop of the famous Duffy’s Sports Grill of North Miami Beach. The Golden Beaches Tour builds on the experience offered in the Taste of Miami Tour by continuing south to provide extraordinary views of the entire stretch of Miami Beach, from Surfside to the neon lights of South Beach. This stretch includes views of many of the region’s award-winning beachfront resorts, a number of parks along the Miami Beach Boardwalk, and the infamous Art Deco District. You’ll also have a chance to view the exceptional golf course located on Fisher Island, the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park and the Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park, and much of the Inner Waterway, before the helicopter turns back northwest and returns to Opa-Locka Executive Airport.
Our final Miami Helicopter Charter is a full thirty-minute flight that starts north to provide all the views covered in the Taste of Miami and Golden Beaches Miami Tours, but it doesn’t end there. Continuing further south than our two other Miami helicopter charters, The Grand Tour of Miami includes views of the famous Brickell Neighborhood, also known as “Millionaire’s Row”, and its’ abundance of lavish homes. You’ll also have chances to take in Bayfront Park, Marlins Park, and American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA’s Miami Heat.
For those interested in seeing one of the region’s most culturally distinct districts, the Grand Tour of Miami also provides views of Little Havana and the barrier island chain, which includes Virginia Key and Key Biscayne. These islands are home to the Miami Seaquarium and Crandon Park Tennis Center. Capped off with views of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and the University of Miami Campus, home to the Hurricanes, there’s no more inclusive way to see all that the Greater Miami Community offers.
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I went with my girlfriend and dog. He's a service dog so there wasn't a problem. The owner and staff were all great people. Very professional, and friendly. They loved the dog too. We had the prefect day for the flight with sunny weather and clear skies. We choose the half hour tour and that was plenty of time to see all the sites and enjoy the ride. I highly recommend the tour and specifically Miami Helicopters.
Miami has wonderful, beaches, beautiful people, great restaurants, nightclubs shopping and lots more. Everyone returns to Miami, the big question is, what to do when you've seen most? The answer is to see it from up above. This is the experience of a lifetime were you can truly appreciate the landscape, architecture and grandeur of our city.
Randomly decided I wanted to go on a helicopter tour and began searching for a place around me to do just that. I came across Miami Helicopter on Groupon along with a few other places in the area but choose Miami Helicopter after reading the nearly perfect reviews they had. I can honesty say they couldn't have changed a single thing, friendly/professional customer service, new/well kept helicopters and friendly/knowledge pilots. Not to mention I picked the absolute perfect day for "The Grand Miami Tour" which I some how got an awesome deal (only paid $120, originally $195) so worth it!! I would go again. Growing up in south Florida I always assumed I'd seen a lot but going on this tour changed my opinion. The picture don't even do the experience justice!