Old Town Bluffton Helicopter Tour in Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Helicopter Tours38 Gateway CircleHilton Head Island, SC 29926
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Total Price: $240.50 (USD)


View Hilton Head by helicopter in one of the best tours out there. Fly over Pinckney Island wildlife refuge to the Bluffton Historic District. Orbit the Church of the Cross before flying along the May River, and more. Have your camera on hand for photo ops of the Harbour Town Lighthouse and a range of wildlife you may spot, such as bald eagles, dolphins, and turtles.

up to 0.4 hrs 1 or more people

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from Ashley, one of our Hilton Head Island Travel Experts
  • Scenic aerial views of Old Town Bluffton, the May River and its surrounding landscapes, and more.
  • Spot a range of wildlife such as hawks, bald eagles, dolphins, and sea turtles.
  • Conducted by a knowledgeable pilot guide.
  • An ideal helicopter tour for couples, friends, and families.
  • The tour lasts approximately 25 minutes and covers a distance 35 miles.
  • Up to 3 passengers per helicopter. Larger groups will be split into multiple flights back to back.
  • Bring your camera or smartphone for breathtaking aerial photos. The tour provides unique photo opportunities.
  • Tours have a max per seat weight limit of 300lbs, or 580lbs per helicopter.


from Old Town Bluffton Helicopter Tour
Fly over Pinckney Island in search of Bald Eagles and hawks as the tour heads toward the heart of Bluffton’s Historic District!

View Downtown Bluffton with a new appreciation. As the tour descends, you'll orbit the famous and historical “Church of the Cross” before flying along the May River with spectacular views of one of the most well-known plantations, Palmetto Bluff.

Your next stop is the symbol of Hilton Head Island, the Harbour Town Lighthouse!

Finally, as the tour heads back, you'll fly along the entire beach of Hilton Head Island in search of dolphins and turtles, seeing all the island has to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Town Bluffton Helicopter Tour

Where does the tour depart from?

The tour departs from Hilton Head Helicopter Tours located in Hilton Head Island Airport at 38 Gateway Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Is it scary?

No! Most passengers are a bit nervous prior to taking off, but after flying around for a few minutes they soon realize there was no need to worry. Each flight is smooth and stable unlike that of a roller coaster or amusement ride. They have flown passengers from 9 months to 90 years old!

Can a large group all fly at once?

Each helicopter can seat up to three passengers at a time. If you have more than three passengers, no problem. They can split larger groups into multiple flights back to back.

Can I bring my camera?

Passengers are encouraged to bring a camera and get ready to take some amazing pictures! Please note that you will be asked to wait until you are inside the helicopter to start taking pictures. This is to prevent people from walking around the helicopter while the blades are spinning, and the engine is running.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, Federal Aviation Regulations require a maximum passenger weight of 300 lbs. per person or 580 lbs. per group.

Are helicopters safe?

The answer is most definitely yes! Statistically, helicopters are among the safest modes of transportation. Hilton Head Helicopter takes pride in only hiring experienced and safe pilots with proven safety records. They have acquired 23 years of experience with a flawless safety record.