Panama City Beach Helicopter Tours

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ONLINE SPECIAL: Book Online for $5 OFF All Tours & $10 OFF Shell Island or Seaside Flights. (Discount Applied to Current Pricing)

View the beautiful Panama City Beach coastline from above on a thrilling helicopter tour. This activity is great for a first date or a fun family outing. Over four exciting tours to choose from!

Activity Highlights
→ View PCB from a birds eye view.
→ Exciting 5-36 mile helicopter tour.
→ Professional and experienced pilots.
→ Noise-reduction headsets with voice-activated microphones.

Introduction Beach Tour - 5 miles: $40/person (2 per. minimum)
Our intro ride is perfect for first time riders or for families with small children. This tour will fly you over the beautiful emerald coast water from the Panama City pier to the County pier and back. All of our scenic air tours will put a smile on your face. Approximately 5 minutes.

Miracle Strip - 10 miles: $55/person (2 per. minimum)
The helicopter will take you along the beach allowing you to see both city and county piers, over the Shipwreck Waterpark, and all of the hotels and beach life in between. Dolphins, stingrays, and sea turtles are common viewing on this tour so be sure to bring your video camera! Approximately 8-9 minutes.

Shark Run - 16 miles: $80/person (2 per. minimum)
One of our most popular tours, this exciting ride is designed particularly for those shark enthusiasts who want a bird’s eye view of the numerous sharks swimming below. Bring your camera to capture a variety of hammerheads, bull sharks, etc. feeding in their natural habitat. This tour leaves our guests with a new appreciation of what is really swimming among us. There are times when the marine life chooses not to cooperate with us. Our pilots are very experienced in locating and identifying the various marine life. Give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to tell you all about what we’re seeing now. Approximately 12-13 minutes.

Run to the Pass - 22 miles: $100/person (2 per. minimum)
Head east and take a trip to the Jetties, where multiple barges, commercial, and fishing vessels make their way from the Gulf into St. Andrew’s Bay, West Bay, and the Grand Lagoon. Get a bird’s eye view of Shell Island and the Hathaway Bridge as well. While traveling to the pass, see the entire coast line from Pier Park to St. Andrew’s State Park, where a variety of marine life tends to play. Approximately 15 minutes.

Shell Island - 28 miles: $125/person (2 per. minimum)
This is a combination of all of our tours plus much more. A passenger favorite, you will fly over 24 miles of emerald coast water viewing Historic St. Andrews State Park, the shipping channel, Grand Lagoon, and the ever popular Shell Island. There is an abundance of marine life around Shell Island along with sunken boats and man made reefs which serve as home for a variety of species of fish available for your viewing pleasure. You will be able to view the part of the beach that is only accessible by water or air. If you want the complete experience of seeing all of Panama City Beach, this is definitely the tour for you. Approximately 20-22 minutes.

Shell Island / Breakfast Point - 36 miles: $150/person (2 per. minimum)
A company favorite, this ride encompasses the Intro, Miracle Strip, Run to the Pass, and Shell Island, with an additional trip to the north along the Grand Lagoon, past the Naval Ship Yards and Hathaway Bridge, as well as the marsh lands along the West Bay and Breakfast Point. Approximately 25 – 26 minutes.

Booking Details:

Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. The helicopter pad is located on the corner of Powell Adams rd and Front Beach rd in Panama City Beach, FL.

Departure Details
Helicopter flights are offered year round from 10am to Sunset. When booking for same day flights it is highly recommended to call and confirm space before booking. When the customer shows up for their flight, they will be added to the departure list, this is a first come first serve flight so there could be a wait depending on the volume of business for that day.


● Helicopter Tour
● Noise-reduction headsets

● Gratuities (optional)

● Due to FAA regulations, no single passenger can be over 300lbs and total weight cannot exceed 550lbs.
● Must be 18 years old to book. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
● Children UNDER 2 are FREE.
● Only 3 passengers max can go up at a time (Minimum of 2). If there is a large group, you must split the group into multiple flights.

Public parking is available at the helipad on the corner of Powell Adams rd and Front Beach rd.

Additional Information
● Passengers are offered noise reduction headsets with a microphone to communicate during the trip.
● Safety and experience is a number one concern and all aircraft are maintained according to the highest FAA standards.
● Pilots are commercially rated and experienced
● There are no guarantees sharks or any marine wildlife will be seen on the tour.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later date or a full refund will be issued. Rides are on a first come, first serve basis. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded. Due to FAA regulations, no single passenger can be over 300lbs and total weight cannot exceed 550lbs, YOU WILL BE WEIGHED TO ENSURE YOU ARE NOT OVER WEIGHT. On high volume days in season, wait times may vary so please be prepared to wait
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  • lynne lee USA about 3 days ago

    Helicopter Ride Booked Through Tripshock

    Tripshock was great, knowledgable and very helpful. They did not lie when they told me I would LOVE the helicopter ride. Not only that, they were familiar with how the helicopter ride company operated and told me what to expect once I got to the facility. GREAT!!

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  • Kimberly Dalton USA-PcB about 6 days ago

    Excellent 1st Experience

    Super funny and knowledgeable pilot. Very smooth ride and experience from start to finish.

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  • Ashley Jordan USA about 7 days ago

    Helocopter ride

    Great experience. From the booking to the actual ride was all around great!

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  • Richard USA about 7 days ago

    Helicopter ride was a blast!

    My son and I took a ~15 minute helicopter ride while vacationing in Panama City Beach. The pilot was very friendly and knowledgable of the area. We saw sharks and sea turtles swimming in the ocean and saw the beautiful coastline from a unique vantage point. It was a fun and unique time that my son and I got to experience together. Making great memories.

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  • John Ducote USA about 9 days ago

    Awesome trip!

    We did the “to the pass” run. Our pilot was Jenny, she was great! She didn’t just take us straight there and back, but took some time to circle around to spot dolphins and sharks.

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  • Gwynneth USA about 10 days ago

    Best Helicopter Ride!

    We took the miracle strip ride and it was fantastic. Our piolet was so kind and even pointed our turtles and fish she saw in the ocean! Worth the money all the way! Highly recommend!

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  • Crystal Pickens USA about 13 days ago

    Panama City Beach Helicopter Tour

    Omg ...!! My family had the best time ever! The helicopter tour was awesome!!!

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  • Starla McGill USA about 18 days ago

    Shark run experience

    The shark view experience was amazing. The view was beautiful and our pilot was the sweetest. She informed us that we may not see sharks during the morning (which unfortunately we didn’t) but said that they’re more active in the afternoon. There were a few people who saw sharks that morning though! Either way I would definitely recommend the shark run. It was definitely an amazing experience that I hope to do again.

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  • Lee McGuffey USA about 18 days ago


    This was an awesome experience for my wife and I. The flight was smooth. The Pilot was fun, gave lots of information. This should be on everyones bucket list!

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  • Theresa USA about 19 days ago


    So fun! Ride was so smooth. Pilot and everyone were great. We will definitely do this again on our next trip!

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