Helicopter on the ground ready to take off

Let's Fly Above

Beaufort, SC

Please Note: Helicopter tours are only available at our Southport, NC location.

Select a Coastline

High Tide Tour Locations

Southport, NC

Airplane + Helicopter

St Simons Island, GA

Airplane Only

Beaufort, SC

Airplane Only

4 Simple Steps

Ready to Fly?

Booking and flying on a High Tide Aviation aerial tour is easier than you think. Book online in just a few easy steps or stop by one of our locations.

Step 1: Select a location

Choose which coastline you’d like to fly over, from North Carolina to South Carolina to Georgia.

Step 2: Pick a tour

Each location has between three and six tour options. Read through each route and select the view you’d like most.

Step 3: Add passengers

There is no minimum passenger count for airplane tour bookings, but we do require a minimum of two passengers for helicopter tour bookings. Add and subtract passengers via the booking link once at checkout.

Step 4: Get ready to fly

Add your payment method & start the countdown to your flight! Upon checkout, you will receive an email confirmation and your tickets.

Helicopter on the ground ready to take off

Words from Our Guests

" Never been in a helicopter before, but this was one of the best experiences of my life! Our pilot, Paige, was super friendly, explained everything as it was happening, and gave me an AMAZING experience by letting me take part in controlling some of the flight - definitely recommend the Discovery add-on! I'd love to do this again if I visit the area in the future, and will be talking it up to family and friends! "

Esther Zimmerman

Cape Fear Discovery Tour

" My Granddaughter and myself had an Awesome experience. The female pilot we had was great and allowed my Granddaughter to fly the Plane , I believe this will be an experience.That she will never forget. Thanks for making it a special moment!!! "

Steve Gamble

St Simons Island Tour

" A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion! We have done a helicopter tour and most recently a discovery flight (mini-flight lesson). All the staff have been excellent, made us feel very safe- lots of “checks” and careful attention to detail. There’s nothing like seeing our favorite island from a helicopter view! Spectacular! "

Casey Berkshire

Southport Discovery Flight

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Frequently asked questions


Where can I take a helicopter tour?

Helicopter tours are available in Southport. It's a beautiful location offering stunning views and an unforgettable experience.


How many passengers are needed for a tour?

The number of passengers required for a tour depends on the type of aircraft:

  • Helicopter tours require 2 to 3 passengers.
  • Cessna tours can accommodate between 1 and 3 passengers.

Is there a weight limit for the tour?

Yes, the combined weight limit for all passengers is 550 pounds. This ensures a safe and comfortable experience for everyone on board.


What is the minimum age requirement for a tour?

Children aged 3 years and older are required to have their own ticket for the tour.


Are headsets included in the tour?

Yes, headsets are included in the tour. They allow you to communicate with the pilot and other passengers, ensuring you don't miss any of the commentary or exciting details during the tour.