Outer Banks Helicopter Tours
Experience the Outer Banks from above with one of our helicopter tours! Up to three passengers can climb aboard this air conditioned Robinson R-44 Raven II helicopter for a flight over breathtaking beaches and iconic OBX sites.
Take a 10 minute Discovery Tour across Pirate’s Cove Marina and out to the ocean, where you will circle Jennette’s Pier. Or opt for a 20 or 30 minute tour to capture aerial views of Wanchese Fishing Village, Bodie Island Lighthouse, the Wright Brothers First Flight Monument and more.
Those wishing to see even more will love our 1 hour tours, with the option of heading north to the Corolla Lighthouse and wild horse territory, or south to the beautiful beaches and village communities of Hatteras Island.
Robinson Helicopter Company is the world’s leading producer and top seller of civil helicopters, and is known worldwide for high performance, safe and reliable helicopters. Our four seat R-44 is the world’s most popular helicopter and offers an ultra smooth ride with spectacular views. Larry Ihle has been an FAA certified pilot since 1981, and has lived on the OBX since 1982. He truly enjoys sharing the natural beauty of the Outer Banks by air.
Discovery Helicopter Tour
$125 Per Flight
This introductory tour takes you across Pirate’s Cove Marina and out to the ocean. Circle Jennette’s Pier and get a glimpse of the beautiful beach before heading back to Roanoke Island. Available Seasonally Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend. Up to 3 passengers permitted per flight. Call 1-877-359-8447 to reserve over the phone.
Beach Helicopter Tour
$235 Per Flight
This tour either heads south to include Wanchese Fishing Village, Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Oregon Inlet Bridge OR heads north to Jockey’s Ridge and the Wright Brothers First Flight Monument with the chance to see shipwrecks. Both routes include a stretch along the ocean with the chance to see marine life including dolphins, turtles and schools of rays. Up to 3 passengers permitted per flight. Call 1-877-359-8447 to reserve over the phone.
Deluxe Helicopter Tour
$325 Per Flight
This approx. 50 mile tour includes both the north and south routes of the Beach Tour (Bodie Island Lighthouse, Oregon Inlet Bridge, Wright Brothers Monument and Jockey’s Ridge) with an extended stretch cruising along the ocean with a good chance of spotting marine life and shipwrecks along the way. Up to 3 passengers permitted per flight. Call 1-877-359-8447 to reserve over the phone.
60 Minute North/south tours
$549 PER FLIGHT
WILD HORSE & COROLLA LIGHTHOUSE HELICOPTER TOUR
This tour takes you north for a wonderful stretch along the ocean to see the wild banker ponies, the four wheel drive villages of Swan Isle and Carova and includes a great view of the Corolla Lighthouse. Up to 3 passengers permitted per flight. Call 1-877-359-8447 to reserve over the phone.
SOUTHERN LIGHTHOUSES AND HATTERAS ISLAND TOUR
This tour goes along the beautiful southern beaches of Hatteras Island allowing you to see the Bodie Island Lighthouse and the Hatteras Lighthouse, as well as the village communities of Rodanthe, Salvo, Waves and Buxton. Up to 3 passengers permitted per flight. Call 1-877-359-8447 to reserve over the phone.