SOUTHPORT AIR TOURS

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Our scenic air tours by helicopter and airplane are the best way to experience the Cape Fear region.

There are many different reasons why you might enjoy touring the Cape Fear region by helicopter or airplane. Perhaps you are considering moving to the Southport, North Carolina area and want to see the splendor of the area in a shorter period of time than it would take to drive it all. Maybe you are on vacation and want a great story to tell and fantastic photos and videos to share with others or to remember your stay. You could also be a local looking for a unique way to propose, surprise a loved one, or impress a date. Whatever the reason might be, you’ll love the scenic air tours that we offer at High Tide Aviation.

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Choose from one of our three scenic air tours of Southport before you go:

1. Beaches Tour (8 miles)Soar over the Intracoastal Waterway and to the breathtaking views of Oak Island’s coastline. Experience the exhilaration of flight in a helicopter!

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2. Lighthouse Tour (15 miles)Dive into the area’s history with this tour of both the Oak Island and Bald Head Lighthouses. Learn the history of Fort Caswell, located on the far east end of Oak Island, and fly over downtown Southport, a popular filming location for several movies and television shows.

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3. Bald Head Tour (30 miles)Take in the stunning sites that our Bald Head Island tour has to offer. Soaring past two lighthouses, over the Cape Fear River, around Bald Head Island, and to the outer edge of Cape Fear, this tour offers views of several well-known North Carolina attractions. See the low-lying Frying Pan Shoals and keep your eyes peeled for sharks and dolphins.

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4. Oak Island Tour (30 miles)Experience a bird’s eye view of the prominent tourist destination, Oak Island. Cruise the shoreline, overfly multiple bridges and piers, and search for dolphins in the glistening ocean waters. This tour also provides the opportunity to see the Oak Island Lighthouse and Bald Head Island Lighthouse and views of Fort Caswell too.

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5. Cape Fear Passport (50 miles)Find out why the Cape Fear Passport tour is one of our most popular flights. This tour provides travelers with an astonishing experience, providing a combination of our other tours and offering views of numerous central attractions. View the charming shorelines of Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach. Pass over two historical lighthouses, Fort Caswell and Fort Fisher, and the North Carolina Aquarium. You’ll even catch a glimpse of the Orton Plantation estate, dating back to the 1700’s.

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6. Beach Lover Tour (85 miles)Experience the charm and appeal of North Carolina with our most comprehensive scenic air tour. Our Beach Lover Tour is perfect for explorers who want to take an exciting and historical journey around Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, and the Cape Fear River. This tour not only includes all of the highlights from our other tours, such as the CSS Bendigo shipwreck, two lighthouses, the Caswell and Fisher Forts, and Frying Pan Shoals, but continues all the way through Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington. You’ll be able to view the historic Orton Plantation and Sunny Point munitions port from above, both of which are closed to the public. Sightsee the city of Wilmington as well as the many ports and boats that travel over the Cape Fear River. Best of all, you’ll even have a personal, aerial view of the USS North Carolina Battleship!

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Choose from one of our three scenic air tours of Southport Island before you go:

1. Beaches Tour (8 miles)Soar over the Intracoastal Waterway and to the breathtaking views of Oak Island’s coastline. Experience the exhilaration of flight in a helicopter!

Book Now

2. Lighthouse Tour (15 miles)Dive into the area’s history with this tour of both the Oak Island and Bald Head Lighthouses. Learn the history of Fort Caswell, located on the far east end of Oak Island, and fly over downtown Southport, a popular filming location for several movies and television shows.

Book Now – Helicopter

Book Now – Airplane

3. Bald Head Tour (30 miles)Take in the stunning sites that our Bald Head Island tour has to offer. Soaring past two lighthouses, over the Cape Fear River, around Bald Head Island, and to the outer edge of Cape Fear, this tour offers views of several well-known North Carolina attractions. See the low-lying Frying Pan Shoals and keep your eyes peeled for sharks and dolphins.

Book Now – Helicopter

Book Now – Airplane

4. Oak Island Tour (30 miles)Experience a bird’s eye view of the prominent tourist destination, Oak Island. Cruise the shoreline, overfly multiple bridges and piers, and search for dolphins in the glistening ocean waters. This tour also provides the opportunity to see the Oak Island Lighthouse and Bald Head Island Lighthouse and views of Fort Caswell too.

Book Now – Helicopter

Book Now – Airplane

5. Cape Fear Passport (50 miles)Find out why the Cape Fear Passport tour is one of our most popular flights. This tour provides travelers with an astonishing experience, providing a combination of our other tours and offering views of numerous central attractions. View the charming shorelines of Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach. Pass over two historical lighthouses, Fort Caswell and Fort Fisher, and the North Carolina Aquarium. You’ll even catch a glimpse of the Orton Plantation estate, dating back to the 1700’s.

Book Now – Helicopter

Book Now – Airplane

6. Beach Lover Tour (85 miles)Experience the charm and appeal of North Carolina with our most comprehensive scenic air tour. Our Beach Lover Tour is perfect for explorers who want to take an exciting and historical journey around Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, and the Cape Fear River. This tour not only includes all of the highlights from our other tours, such as the CSS Bendigo shipwreck, two lighthouses, the Caswell and Fisher Forts, and Frying Pan Shoals, but continues all the way through Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington. You’ll be able to view the historic Orton Plantation and Sunny Point munitions port from above, both of which are closed to the public. Sightsee the city of Wilmington as well as the many ports and boats that travel over the Cape Fear River. Best of all, you’ll even have a personal, aerial view of the USS North Carolina Battleship!

Book Now – Helicopter

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All of our scenic air tours are guided tours with wildlife sightings, pilot narration, and historic landmarks. Choose either a helicopter or airplane tour based on your preference. Weight limits apply, as well as a 24-hour cancellation requirement, although we will reschedule at no additional fee if your tour cannot be flown due to weather conditions. If you have any questions about our scenic air tours, don’t hesitate to contact us.