Written by The Monster Coupon Book on Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Helicopter Adventures is a one of a kind attraction that offers visitors the opportunity to experience the beauty of the Grand Strand from a unique perspective. This popular tour company offers 7 different helicopter tours, each designed to showcase the best that Myrtle Beach has to offer. And the best part is, tours start at just $20!
Known as the largest helicopter tour company in Myrtle Beach, Helicopter Adventures is an impressive operation. Their almost 6 acre facility boasts 5 landing pads that can be operated simultaneously, allowing their 12 helicopters to rotate tours throughout the day. With 2 covered waiting areas, you can relax in cool comfort until it’s your turn to fly. No worries, their average wait time is only 17 minutes and there is plenty of parking!
The $20 introductory tour, known as the Fly 4 Fun Ride, is a 2 mile tour over Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves Water Park, and The Ripken Experience ballparks. It’s perfect for those first time flyers who aren’t so sure how long they want to be in flight, but are ready to give it a try. Upon return, many decide they want to fly again and book a longer flight!
One of the most popular tours offered by Helicopter Adventures is the Boardwalk Adventure. This tour takes visitors on a thrilling ride to the famous Boardwalk and the beautiful beaches of Myrtle Beach, giving them a bird’s-eye view of the area’s stunning natural beauty and the magnificent Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. It’s a 7-8 mile flight that quadruples the distance of the Fly 4 Fun Ride but only doubles the price.
The next level tour is the Pine Lakes Adventure. Spanning 12-13 miles, this tour will take you all the way up to Pine Lakes Country Club, an area golf course that was designed by the first president of the PGA. From there you will circle back down the shoreline and experience Broadway at the Beach and the other sites mentioned above.
The Dunes Adventure is a 18-20 mile flight including all the sites mentioned previously with the added bonus of the Intracoastal Waterway. You will see the beautiful Grande Dunes Country Club and Golf Course as well as the exclusive Dunes Golf and Beach Club. Along the way, you will also view a couple of local theaters, The Carolina Opry and Pirate’s Voyage. Of course the beaches will steal the show during this flight and you will see all of the sights from the previous tours as well.
If you still want to see more, the Briarcliffe Adventure may be what you are looking for. This tour is 24-26 miles long and includes all of the sights mentioned before. It also includes a tour of one of the first planned communities in the south that has now become its own town, Briarcliffe Acres. This quaint area separates Myrtle Beach from North Myrtle Beach and is just down from the Apache Pier, which you will also see on this tour when you head back down the beach.
Just a little further north is Barefoot Landing, which brings us to the next tour, the Barefoot Adventure. A 30-32 mile flight, this tour also includes Restaurant Row and Bass Pro Shops along with the expansive shops, dining and entertainment of Barefoot Landing. You will then travel back down the shoreline and experience all of the fun sights mentioned in the previous tours.
Another popular tour offered by Helicopter Adventures is the Grand Adventure. This tour takes visitors on an extended 40-42 mile flight that covers most of the Grand Strand all the way up to Cherry Grove. This tour will show you the miles of white sandy beaches as well as the top tourist attractions and the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s perfect for visitors who want to see as much of the area as possible in a short amount of time.
One of the best things about Helicopter Adventures is the company’s commitment to safety. All pilots are highly trained and experienced, and the company’s helicopters are regularly maintained and inspected to ensure the safest possible ride. They maintain a perfect safety record with the FAA while flying tens of thousands of passengers each year!
Overall, Helicopter Adventures is a must-try attraction for anyone visiting Myrtle Beach. It’s fun for all ages and even accommodates handicapped riders. The tours offer an exciting and unique way to experience the area’s natural beauty, and the company’s commitment to safety ensures that visitors can enjoy their tour with peace of mind.
You can find them centrally located just across the street from Broadway at the Beach and they are open 7 days a week, weather permitting. Book your adventure to see Myrtle Beach like never before online at https://helicopteradventures.com/. Walk-ins are always welcome and they even offer custom tour packages. Make a unique memory while on vacation through a flight with Helicopter Adventures!
Check out what people are saying about Helicopter Adventures on TripAdvisor!
This is a wonderful adventure, and several selections are available for the type and cost of the helicopter rides you can take.
There were 14 of us staying in North Myrtle Beach. We had our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with us. Over a five-day period, we took five helicopter rides, so everyone got the chance to experience the helicopter ride. The helicopter rides were great, flying over the ocean and flying down the beach and seeing all the hotels. We also flew over Myrtle Beach and saw the inland waterway, golf courses, and the big Ferris Wheel near the beach. It was a great experience!!
Dec 2022 • Couples
100% well worth the time and money!!!!!! I would do this adventure again in a heartbeat!!!! It was perfect!
Aug 2022 • Couples
Very professionally run with 12 helicopters. I had a helicopter ride on my “bucket list”, but didn’t ever figure it would work out. I loved the experience and view!
May 2022 • Friends
If you’re looking for a thrill and some adventure, I would recommend Helicopter Adventure. The ride was very fun. The pilot was friendly, funny, and pointed out a lot of places while we were in the air. The entire staff was fun and welcoming. The view was stunning. Definitely recommend.
Mar 2022 • Couples
We went to Helicopter Adventures for our 35th anniversary. We had a blast! Everyone was wicked nice! Would Definitely Recommend. AWOOO!!!
Even though I’m afraid of heights, I decided to go on a helicopter ride with my husband while on vacation. They advertise $20 per person but that is a very quick up and down ride so we opted for the $39.95 ride which took us out over the beach right in front of our rental unit. The ride was very smooth and, although I am terrified of heights, I felt safe the entire time. It was a great experience.