Black Canyon Helicopter Tour in Boulder City, NV

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters18000 Highway 93Boulder City, NV 89005
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Soar about the stunning Black Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River during an aerial adventure of a lifetime. The Black Canyon Heli Tour covers 20 miles above these breathtaking landmarks at an altitude of 2,500 feet. Notable information of the surrounding area is provided during the flight. The tour duration is short and sweet at 10 minutes making this perfect for any day of your vacation in Vegas.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Boulder City Travel Experts
  • Weight restriction applies to passengers.
  • Tour duration: Approximately 10 minutes.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Enjoy 20 miles of air time and flying 2,500 feet above Black Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Colorado River.


from Black Canyon Heli Tour
Take flight and discover the incredible sights of both Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Continue over the Colorado River toward Black Canyon and experience aerial views of dramatic rock formations and emerald coves.

This tour covers approximately 20 miles above stunning landmarks at an altitude of 2,500 feet. In-flight headset narration will provide information about notable points of interest and the history of the surrounding area. This tour is perfect for a free afternoon during any Vegas vacation!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Canyon Heli Tour

What are the hours of operation?
The first tour of the day begins at 9:15 AM and the last tour of the day is at 4:00 PM.

What should I bring?
Bring your I.D. All passengers booked on a tour must have government-issued forms of identification. You may also bring a camera.

What should I wear?
Layered clothing is recommended through the months of March to September, and winter clothing should be worn from October to mid-March. Wear sensible shoes.

Where is it located?
It’s located at the Hoover Dam Heliport at 18000 Highway 93, Boulder City, NV 89005.

Is the tour/attraction/activity appropriate for children?

Is transportation included? 
No. Transportation is not included with this tour.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
For all helicopter tours, passengers will need to be able to get out of the wheelchair and climb in and out of the helicopter without assistance from Papillon Staff (they are not allowed to touch passengers). The wheelchair will have to be left at the terminal as there is no room to board it on the helicopter.

Can I bring my camera?
Cameras and phones are allowed and encouraged, but please be aware that the use of "selfie sticks" and extending camera poles are strictly prohibited in and around the aircraft.

How long is the tour?
The flight duration is approximately 10 minutes.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?
Breathtaking views of the rugged volcanic Black Canyon and Hoover Dam, additional views of Lake Mead and the Colorado River are included in the experience. Enjoy 20 miles of air time and flying 2,500 feet above the areas of interest.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
You may bring a bottle of water, however, the bottle is not allowed to be opened in the aircraft.

Can I bring my pet?