Panama City Beach Helicopter Tours
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!
→ 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.
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.
● 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.
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. On high volume days in season, wait times may vary so please be prepared to wait
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lascassas, Tennessee, USA
Oct 20 2016 12:35pm
Ordered a helicopter ride online, great,friendly and prompt service. I would highly recommend to anyone.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Monroe, Georgia, USA
Oct 14 2016 09:25pm
Awesome ride! The pilot and staff rocked, the pilot was able to show us dolphins and a sea turtle! He even circles back so we could all see it. It was the first time my son had flown in anything so it was definitely memorable! Many thanks!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Marietta, Georgia, USA
Oct 5 2016 09:14pm
First time on a helicopter with our 7 and 6 year old boys! They LOVED It! Next time we will go for a longer flight.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Panama city beach tour
Sep 20 2016 08:10pm
We took one of the longer rides. It is not for the faint of heart! But was very fun. Husband had a blast, be prepared for lots of circles and dips. I personally didn't enjoy it as much as him, maybe i should've taken some Dramamine. I am still giving it 5 starsVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA
Aug 22 2016 12:33pm
Book ahead and show up. They put you in line quicker that way! We booked ahead and paid online; we merely had to give our names and we were waiting for the next chopper. It was a great experience.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
tchula, Mississippi, USA
Aug 16 2016 08:03am
Amazing experience! The pilot and staff were nice and curtious.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Topmost, Kentucky, USA
Aug 2 2016 11:07am
We had a great time with no problems at all. When u get to the place they put you on a list in order of when you check in. We had to wait about an hour. We had a great timeVerified TripShock! Traveler Review
Paris, Mississippi, USA
Aug 1 2016 04:53pm
My two granddaughters (7 and 10 years old) took the sunset beach helicopter tour on July 29. It was their first time in a helicopter. They loved it. We would ride again if given the chance. Our pilot was very friendly and kind to my grands. I highly recommend Panama City Beach Helicopter Tours.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Mount Juliet, Tennessee, USA
Jul 16 2016 08:34am
We really enjoyed the ride in your helicopter, and will do it again. I just wish it could have been longer. Everyone was helpful, and did not fly until the weather was safe to do so. Thanks for the experience.Verified TripShock! Traveler Review
Rock HIll, South Carolina, USA
Jul 10 2016 09:43am
Our family had a blast riding on the helicopter! Was definitely the highlight of our vacation. We booked the intro because none of us have ever been on one before and because my husband and I are afraid of heights lol. Was never scared, the flight was very relaxing and had our kids begging to go again. Will definitely come back again and book the longer tour!Verified TripShock! Traveler Review