Panama City Beach Helicopter Tours

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View the beautiful Panama City Beach coastline from above on a thrilling helicopter tour. This activity is great for a first date or a fun family outing. There are 6 exciting tours to choose from so you can customize your trip! So "get to the chopper!" and book this incredible tour for an amazing trip you'll never forget.

Activity Highlights

  • View PCB from a birds eye view
  • Exciting 5-36 mile helicopter tour
  • Professional and experienced pilots
  • Noise-reduction headsets with voice-activated microphones

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Restrictions

  • Due to FAA regulations, no single passenger can be over 300lbs and total weight cannot exceed 550lbs.
  • Must be 18 years old to book. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Only 3 passengers max can go up at a time (Minimum of 2). If there is a large group, you must split the group into multiple flights.
  • Not handicap accessible.
  • No service dogs allowed.

Additional information

  • Free Parking is available
  • Passengers are offered noise reduction headsets with a microphone to communicate during the trip.
  • Safety and experience is a number one concern and all aircraft are maintained according to the highest FAA standards.
  • Pilots are commercially rated and experienced.
  • There are no guarantees sharks or any marine wildlife will be seen on the tour.
  • Helicopter flights are offered year-round from 10am to Sunset.
  • When booking for same day flights it is highly recommended to call and confirm space before booking. When the customer shows up for their flight, they will be added to the departure list, this is a first come first serve flight so there could be a wait depending on the volume of business for that day.
  • Children UNDER 2 are FREE.

Tours

  • Introduction Beach Tour - 5 miles: (2 per. minimum). Our intro ride is perfect for first time riders or for families with small children. This tour will fly you over the beautiful Emerald Coast water from the Panama City pier to the County pier and back. All of our scenic air tours will put a smile on your face. Approximately 5 minutes.
  • Miracle Strip - 10 miles: (2 per. minimum). The helicopter will take you along the beach allowing you to see both city and county piers, over the Shipwreck Waterpark, and all of the hotels and beach life in between. Dolphins, stingrays, and sea turtles are common viewing on this tour so be sure to bring your video camera! Approximately 8-9 minutes.
  • Shark Run - 16 miles: (2 per. minimum). One of our most popular tours, this exciting ride is designed particularly for those shark enthusiasts who want a bird’s eye view of the numerous sharks swimming below. Bring your camera to capture a variety of hammerheads, bull sharks, etc. feeding in their natural habitat. This tour leaves our guests with a new appreciation of what is really swimming among us. There are times when the marine life chooses not to cooperate with us. Our pilots are very experienced in locating and identifying the various marine life. Give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to tell you all about what we’re seeing now. Approximately 12-13 minutes.
  • Run to the Pass - 22 miles: (2 per. minimum). Head east and take a trip to the Jetties, where multiple barges, commercial, and fishing vessels make their way from the Gulf into St. Andrew’s Bay, West Bay, and the Grand Lagoon. Get a bird’s eye view of Shell Island and the Hathaway Bridge as well. While traveling to the pass, see the entire coast line from Pier Park to St. Andrew’s State Park, where a variety of marine life tends to play. Approximately 15 minutes.
  • Shell Island - 28 miles: (2 per. minimum). This is a combination of all of our tours plus much more. A passenger favorite, you will fly over 24 miles of emerald coast water viewing Historic St. Andrews State Park, the shipping channel, Grand Lagoon, and the ever popular Shell Island. There is an abundance of marine life around Shell Island along with sunken boats and man made reefs which serve as home for a variety of species of fish available for your viewing pleasure. You will be able to view the part of the beach that is only accessible by water or air. If you want the complete experience of seeing all of Panama City Beach, this is definitely the tour for you. Approximately 20-22 minutes.
  • Shell Island / Breakfast Point - 36 miles: (2 per. minimum). A company favorite, this ride encompasses the Intro, Miracle Strip, Run to the Pass, and Shell Island, with an additional trip to the north along the Grand Lagoon, past the Naval Ship Yards and Hathaway Bridge, as well as the marsh lands along the West Bay and Breakfast Point. Approximately 25 – 26 minutes.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable, the tour may be rescheduled for a later date or a full refund will be issued. Rides are on a first come, first serve basis. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period. No-shows will not be refunded. Due to FAA regulations, no single passenger can be over 300lbs and total weight cannot exceed 550lbs, YOU WILL BE WEIGHED TO ENSURE YOU ARE NOT OVER WEIGHT. On high volume days in season, wait times may vary so please be prepared.

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Amazing birds eye view of the emerald coast

Review of Panama City Beach Helicopter Tours

  • jeff USA Oct 5 2018 04:25pm

    The PCB Helicopter Tour is a fantastic experience that you will always remember and talk about for years to come. We booked our tour as a surprise birthday present for our daughter and she absolutely loved it.

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  • Emily USA about 1 day ago

    Excellent

    Everyone was so nice

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  • Patricia Carlisle Cabot, Arkansas, USA about 2 months ago

    Excellent

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  • Camellia Rili Florida, USA about 2 months ago

    Amazing

    My husband and brothers had an amazing time! Will do again.

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  • Donna L guthrie Florida, USA about 2 months ago

    Amazing helicopter experience

    We did the shark view one. Due to it being January there weren't any sharks, but there were a couple dolphins and the pilot circled around for us to see them. The view was beautiful, he answered all of our questions, and the facility had kind workers also! Definitely do it again!

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  • Misty King Panama city, Florida, USA about 3 months ago

    Excellent

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  • Luis USA about 6 months ago

    Helicopter ride

    It’s was an amazing experience, my wife loved it.

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  • jeff USA about 6 months ago

    Amazing birds eye view of the emerald coast

    The PCB Helicopter Tour is a fantastic experience that you will always remember and talk about for years to come. We booked our tour as a surprise birthday present for our daughter and she absolutely loved it.

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  • Andrea USA about 6 months ago

    Fun!

    My 8 year old son was so excited to do this but he seemed a little apprehensive when we arrived. The young staff was very sweet to him and asked him if he wanted to sit up front and if we wanted to go outside and watch them start up the helicopter. Once in the helicopter Lisa was very nice and calming and talked us through the whole tour. It’s a little pricey, but overall an experience we will never forget and I would definitely recommend going to anyone. There is no AC, just an open window so be prepared and dress accordingly for that. You won’t regret it! You will be thinking about when you can come back and do it again but for longer next time!

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  • Robin USA about 6 months ago

    Somewhat pleased

    We went on the shark run. Did not see any marine life. Not the pilots fault but I agree that they could tell you that they haven't seen any for the day where u could maybe choose another route. Pilot told us after we were in the air that he had not seen any that day nor has he really since the red tide. We still liked the ride and he was nice. It is over very fast. Our was 12 mins exactly.

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  • Jennifer Smith USA about 6 months ago

    Helicopter tour

    This was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip in Panama City! This was our 1st time on a helicopter (my daughters- 11 and 14 - were scared at first), but they really LOVED it. The pilot made the ride so smooth and talked to us the whole ride. The ride was about 6-8 mins long. It was a great experience and a GREAT Memory!

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