Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour from South Rim Tusayan, AZ

Maverick Helicopters107 Corsair DrGrand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
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Embark on the ultimate Maverick Helicopter Grand Canyon flight with South Rim and North Rim views. See Kaibab National Forest and the Painted Desert, and get a bird's eye view where Little Colorado meets the Colorado River. Fly along the North Rim, through the expansive Dragon Corridor, and more. Enjoy insightful commentary by your pilot along the way.

up to 0.8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Grand Canyon Village Travel Experts
  • Enjoy aerial views of the Grand Canyon, Kaibab National Forest, Painted Desert, Point Imperial, Marble Canyon, and Dragon Corridor—the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon.
  • At 45 minutes, this is Maverick's longest helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon National Park with South Rim and North Rim views.
  • Get a bird’s eye view of where Little Colorado meets the Colorado River, and watch as the stunning blue waters turn dark green at the confluence.
  • Departs from Maverick's South Rim terminal at Grand Canyon National Park Airport.
  • Max weight for each passenger is 300lbs.
  • A valid photo ID is required for all passengers 18 and older, and a passport/birth certificate must be provided for lap children ages 23 months and under.
  • FAA regulations require that children ages 2 and older must have their own seats; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Passengers with wheelchairs can be accommodated when accompanied by another passenger to assist with entering and exiting the helicopter.


from Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour from South Rim
Start your aerial adventure on this ultimate Grand Canyon flight ascending over the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, home to the world’s largest Ponderosa Pines. Upon reaching the edge, the rim drops away as the magnificent Grand Canyon comes into full view.

Follow the Colorado River from above, enjoying views of the Painted Desert and Desert View Watchtower in the distance. Crisp blue water swirls into the dark green where the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers meet at the Confluence. Marvel at bird’s-eye views of Point Imperial and Marble Canyon as you fly through the canyon and climb above the North Rim. Appreciate the beauty and mystique of Dragon Corridor, the widest and deepest portion of the Grand Canyon.

Canyon Spirit is the longest flight route offered over Grand Canyon National Park lasting approximately 45 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour from South Rim

Where does the Grand Canyon Spirit Helicopter Tour depart from?

This tour departs from Maverick Helicopters' South Rim terminal at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport, located at 107 Corsair Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023.

What type of aircraft does Maverick Helicopters fly?

Maverick Helicopters exclusively flies EC130 & H130 ECO-Star helicopters. In addition to experienced pilots, Maverick is equipped with the largest and youngest fleet of ECO-Star helicopters—designed and engineered for comfort and viewing features.

Are there restrooms?

Yes, restroom facilities are available at the Grand Canyon National Park Airport.

Is the helicopter tour recommended for children? Can my child sit on my lap?

Yes, the helicopter tour is fun for all ages! But minor passengers must be accompanied by adults. Children 2 years old and above are required to have their own seat, while children under the age of 2 can be considered a lap child with proof of age—passport or birth certificate.

Is there a weight limit?

The maximum weight limit per passenger is 300lbs, and 1,240lbs for the total weight of passengers on the helicopter. Please note that guests over the weight limit will need to purchase two seats, and inaccurately stated body weights may result in cancelation without a refund.

Are pregnant women allowed to board the helicopter?

Yes, pregnant guests fly with Maverick Helicopters often. However, it is always recommended to check with your doctor before booking.

Can I fly to the Grand Canyon if I am in a wheelchair?

Yes, however, guests who require wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by another passenger who can assist in entering and exiting the helicopter. Collapsible wheelchairs can be transported in Maverick Helicopters in most cases as the aircraft is ADA compliant.

What do I need to bring?

Guests over 18 must bring a valid photo ID. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen based on the flight type and the time of year.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing is recommended.

Can I use my cellphone during the flight?

Yes, but only for taking photos and videos while your mobile phone is set to airplane mode prior to boarding. Calls, messaging, and data use are prohibited on the helicopter.

Can I bring a camera on my tour? Can I take pictures of the aircraft?

Yes, guests are encouraged to take photos and videos on board the helicopters. The use of professional cameras and action cameras such as GoPros is welcome, but please note that flash photography is prohibited. You can also take pictures of the aircraft after landing, but not on the airport ramp.