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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona

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45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona
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Overview

Take an exhilarating helicopter flight that whisks you from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the North Rim. Through the ECO-Star helicopter’s panoramic windows, see the world's largest ponderosa pines in Kaibab National Forest and the mighty Colorado River. Snap photos of the Painted Desert, Desert View Watchtower, Marble Canyon, and Point Imperial before your return flight takes you through the dramatic backdrop of the Dragon Corridor. Choose from a wide selection of departure times to suit your schedule.
  • Exhilarating flight out of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Tusayan, Arizona
  • State-of-the-art ECO-Star helicopter with luxurious comfort and wraparound windows
  • Travel through the Dragon Corridor - the widest and deepest section of the Grand Canyon
  • Inclusive of all local taxes and fees

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A helicopter tour gets you away from the crowds for unbeatable views of the canyon.
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45-minute helicopter flight
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Maverick Helicopters , 107 Corsair Dr, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300lbs. will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour
  • Individual passenger weights, including infants, MUST be advised at time of booking
  • Pilots are unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Per FAA regulations, all passengers 18 years and older will be required to show photo ID such as a driver's license or passport at the time of check-in.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maverick Helicopters AZ
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is there a minimum age to fly on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:No, children under the age of two with valid paperwork are considered a lap child and fly at no cost.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can a child fly without an accompanying adult on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Children 16 years and under require an adult to accompany them.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can my child sit on my lap during the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Children under the age of 2 years old are considered a lap child by the FAA.
Feb 2021
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Do you accommodate seating requests on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:We can take the request but cannot guarantee specific seating as all seats are determined by the weight and balance of the helicopter.
Feb 2021
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What type of aircraft do you use for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Our flights use EC130 helicopters by Airbus Helicopters.
Feb 2021
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What is the helicopter capacity on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Our helicopter can accommodate up to 6-7 passengers.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I arrange a private helicopter for just my party on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Yes, you would just need to purchase all of the seats in the helicopter.
Feb 2021
Q:
What do I need to bring with me for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Guests over 18 must bring valid photo identification for check-in. Cameras are highly recommended, as well as sunglasses.
Feb 2021
Q:
Do I need a photo ID for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Yes, a Government-issued ID is required at check-in.
Feb 2021
Q:
What time of day do you recommend to fly on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:The sunset flight is the most popular departure time of the day, while midday flights offer detailed views of canyon walls. Early morning flights are popular in the summer as the temperature in the canyon is cooler.
Feb 2021
Q:
What happens if there is bad weather for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:If weather is a factor & we need to cancel, we do our best to reschedule your flight. If a reschedule isn't possible, a full refund is issued. Our pilots make the determination on the safety of the flight and the guests' experience regarding weather.
Feb 2021
Q:
How should I dress for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:It depends on the weather and the location. We suggest comfortable clothing and all guests must wear shoes.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I take pictures with the helicopter before/after the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:We take your picture with the helicopter and the pilot before departure. Afterward, we encourage you to take as many photos as possible.
Feb 2021
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Are there any special considerations for pregnant women on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:No, but consult a doctor if you are in your last trimester.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the terminal for self-driving customers on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Yes, there is parking at no cost for self-drive customers.
Feb 2021
Q:
Do you do anything to celebrate any special occasions on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:We do not have any special packages but can always try to accommodate requests.
Feb 2021
Q:
What happens if I am over the weight limit at check-in for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:We take all weights at the time of booking to prevent this but if a guest's weight is over we will do our best to accommodate. If we cannot move things around we will have to cancel the reservation.
Feb 2021
Q:
May I bring food/drink on board with me for the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Only bottled water is permitted on the Helicopter.
Feb 2021
Q:
Should I eat before the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon or wait until afterward?
A:That is totally up to you. We do offer snacks at our terminal and on several of the flight options we have.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my service animal on the 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon?
A:Unfortunately, there are no service animals permitted on any of the helicopter flights.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 45-minute Helicopter Flight Over the Grand Canyon from Tusayan, Arizona.

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  • "If hiking and walking around the rim are not for you, this is the perfect opportunity to see the canyon." See review
  • "You will think that you are hovering over the huge canyon but ask your pilot what your airspeed is, you will be very surprised." See review
  • "There is an opportunity at the end to purchase a photo and video of the trip, which was reasonably price." See review

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star-5
Viator's web page has problems
Wayne_G
, Jun 2022
Viator's web access caused me much wasted time. It kept telling me to have ticket sent to email. The email said ticket inside but gave me a "get ticket" button. But that button took me back to the same page that had me send ticket vial email. Maverick Helicopter doesn't use the ticket. But I did know that until I got there. I wasted a lot of time with Viator telling me to get a ticket that didn't exist. I will think twice before use Viator to make a booking for me.
star-5
Great views and pilot
Jason_F
, Jun 2022
The views at the 8am tour was great. Haze was minimal and lighting was good for photos. This was on our second day at the Grand Canyon and on retrospect, we were able to see most our the park from the sky! I wish all the headphones worked (my wife couldn't hear anything, so I gave her mine and the spare from the empty seat up front that I used I couldn't speak). I also wish we could see everything from both sides of the chopper- the counterclockwise route from the south rim meant the front seats and the left hand side passengers got the better views typically.
star-5
Just ...Wow!
Leah_R
, Jun 2022
Absolutely breathtaking. A while different experience to traversing the rim or hiking into the canyon. Awe inspiring.
star-5
Priceless memories….
Stephen_C
, Jun 2022
Taking my daughter and grandsons to the Grand Canyon. And, watching them experience the helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. It was a fun time for all of us. Making memories!
star-3
Lack of coordination
Ronald_P
, Jun 2022
Trying to adjust number of personnel flying. Viator said they reduced number, but did not coordinate with Maverick. Maverick corrected number of flyers and keep us at same time. Next time I will coordinate and book direct with company involved.
star-5
You must do this.
Diane_E
, Jun 2022
This was definitely a bucket list item fulfilled for us! Red Rock did a great job. Our pilot, Casey, was very knowledgeable and told us all about the area around us and how ballooning worked. Really enjoyed the champagne toast afterwards while hearing about the history of ballooning. Super cool experience!
star-5
Amazing flight
Lyda_V
, Jun 2022
You get a better appreciation for the vastness of the canyon by flying over even a small portion of the canyon.
star-5
Awesome Experience
Oliver_B
, Jun 2022
Very professional setup, premium helicopters, unforgettable experience, booked the 45 min tour with my family
star-5
GC Helicopter
Toni_M
, Jun 2022
My 11-year-old nephew said, "It was awesome times 10!" Views of the Grand canyon you can't see by hiking.
star-5
Bucket list
A_B
, Jun 2022
Flying down in the Canyon gives you a different prospective of how big and unique this landscape is.
star-5
Fantastic
Kevin_G
, Jun 2022
First time seeing the Grand Canyon. This is the only way to experience it. WOW. Could not be happier about the experience.
star-5
Teriffic experience
Christiane_S
, May 2022
Everything was perfect. Good Management, very friendly and funny pilot David, who told a lot of interesting fact of the Canyon.
star-5
GREAT! DO it!
William_L
, May 2022
Great experience and great guide/pilot!. Can’t see these views any other way. A must do experiment! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
star-5
once in a lifetime
Jay_S
, May 2022
Every thing about our flight was great . Our pilot was very informative the views were awesome . If you have limited time this is the way to go
star-5
Ground versus air
Timothy_K
, May 2022
We (the wife and I) stopped at several of the pull outs on our way prior to taking the flight and there is absolutely no comparison for what you can see from the air it definitely was money well spent
star-5
Maverick Helicopter
arloa_w
, May 2022
Highlight of our Arizona vacation! You'll never regret seeing the Grand Canyon from the air! David was an awesome, fun pilot!
star-5
Fabulous
ken_H
, May 2022
The entire ride was amazing! We were all first time helicopter riders, and will definitely be doing this again!! If you are coming contemplating going, just do it! You won’t regret it at all!! Thanks Devin for the PERFECT RIDE AND OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!!
star-5
Fantastic
Peter_P
, May 2022
Seeing the canyon from the air and seeing the north rim. Pilot answered our questions Great trip a must when visiting the Grand Canyon
star-4
The view of the canyon.. ...
Lucy_E
, May 2022
The view of the canyon.. The whole experience was fantastic. The trip of my life. The pilot did a good job
star-5
Stunning views of Grand Canyon
Molly_M
, May 2022
This helicopter tour was fabulous. The views are spectacular and breathtaking flying into the Grand Canyon. The ride was very smooth and our pilot was friendly, informative and professional. It was definitely a thrilling adventure. Unfortunately the high winds were a factor and our tour operator offered a reduced tour time from 45 to 25 min for $30 less (which we found to be bare minimal and had hoped for a better price reduction). Alternate options included to reschedule for a diff date or refund. We opted for the shorter tour since we could not reschedule to a different date. One thing that bothered us was that we would need to call Viator for our refund and the helicopter check-in agent told us it would not be easy and would take at least an hour on the phone and basically wished us good luck with the lack of service by Viator. We hope to call once we get home and have a good experience w our refund.

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