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Why High Tide Aviation?

Discover the Sky with Us

At High Tide Aviation, we are more than just a flight service; we are your premier gateway to experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Southeast coast from the skies. Based in Southport, NC, St Simons Island, and Beaufort, SC, our team is dedicated to providing safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable aerial tours and services that showcase the best of the region.

Our Mission

Elevating Experiences

Our mission is to provide exceptional aerial tours that combine adventure, safety, and unique perspectives of the scenic landscapes below. We are committed to enhancing our customers’ understanding and appreciation of the natural and historical richness of our service areas through comprehensive and engaging flight experiences.

Our Services

High Tide’s Offerings

Scenic Tours:

Explore the stunning landscapes of Southport, NC, the rich history of St Simons Island, or the vast marshlands of Beaufort, SC through our scenic aerial tours.

Aerial Photography and Videography:

We provide specialized services for those looking to capture professional-grade imagery from the air.

Flight Training:

For aspiring pilots, we offer comprehensive flight training programs in both helicopters and airplanes.

Special Events:

Engage High Tide Aviation for your special occasions, whether it’s a romantic flight for two or a group tour for corporate events.


Join Us

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Whether you’re looking to explore the coastlines of Southport, NC, delve into the history of St Simons Island, or admire the natural beauty of Beaufort, SC, High Tide Aviation is ready to take you on a journey you’ll never forget. Visit us at our base locations or contact us to plan your next aerial adventure.


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.