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What Our Guests Love About High Tide's Tours

Our mission is to showcase the coastlines of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Our guests come from all over the world to fly in a plane or helicopter and see the high tide from above. Hear what they have to say below.

What People are Saying

See what matters most to our customers. Explore reviews to find out what people love about our tours.


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 โ€œchecksโ€ and careful attention to detail. Thereโ€™s nothing like seeing our favorite island from a helicopter view! Spectacular! "

Casey Berkshire

Southport Discovery Flight

" I had a really great experience with High Tide Aviation. Getting there was easy and we were able to get on our plane within minutes. Justin was our pilot and he was very sweet and knowledgeable. We did the Bald Head Island tour which was about 20 minutes- Justin told us everything about the island and surrounding areas which was cool. The flight was very smooth and comfortable as well. I would love to do this again. Thank you Justin! "

Sarah Keles

Bald Head Island Tour

" My sister and I have always wanted to take a helicopter ride. It was a quick decision as we were coming up on the airport. We both were so glad that we decided to do it. It was so much fun. The pilot was awesome! He explained everything to us and told us what to expect. He also pointed out things around the area which was great! We have decided to go back and do it again when we go back to Oak Island on our next beach trip. "

Eloise Hollar

Southport Helicopter Tour

" What a wonderful way to spend a very special Valentine's Day. The entire staff was friendly and our pilot Lauren was absolutely darling! I highly recommend the experience. We did the Beach Lovers flight. "

Christa Cullen

Beach Lovers Tour


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.